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Do you think that College Football needs a salary cap?
For the longest time I didnt think they did, but I am starting to think more and more with the amount of money that is being thrown at coaches, even assistants.
Btw, this post is something I have thought about for a while, but the Napier news is what actually made me ask the question. No I am not mad, right now Bama is the king and they have the money, just wondering if people think it is something that should be implemented or not.
Extensive fines/penalties for leaving when leaving before a percentage of the contract has been filled. Penalty includes no off campus recruit for the period left on the previous contract.
With the amount of money some of these schools can/do spend on college football. You really would almost think you would need something in place. It will be who has the most $$ in the future. Alabama has the largest support staff in CFB let alone what they pay there coaching staff. Schools will not be able to compete. There will be certain super powers of football soon and they will never relinquish the MNC.
LOL no way.
NFL poaching would be worse than the current CFB climate. By a LOT.
I agree, I almost think it will turn into the same issue that the NCAA was having with the scholarships, hence why they created the 85 man limit. I am starting to think that it will be something that they need to do in order to be able to keep some semblance of college football.
I never said the limit would be stupid low.
I am talking about if this continues to be an ongoing thing, and it would be an overall cap. Such as a school is allowed to pay say 6 million a year for their coaches.
I dont know, that was an arbitrary number.
You know I was thinking the other day does College Football Teams need owners? Now here me out. I think it is a terrible idea, but an owner with a salary cap to follow would be better than being outbid by the SEC for everybody. I am not thinking at all at paying players but if you have a budget of who you can hire then the field is even. Right now Bama has an unfair advantage in money. Each year the cap could be negotiated.
We can help ourselves out by increasing buy-outs for coaches and including a multiplier clause if they leave within a certain amount of time before Signing Day, or if they leave within a certain amount of time after becoming a coach here. Napier would have been gone anyway because the suitor was Alabama, but in the future, SEC schools like South Carolina and Ole Miss are going to have the resources to raid us if the revenue disparity continues and we don't protect ourselves.
I'll say this, something needs to happen and soon. Tennessee reported a $200 million dept and they are far from the only school to be in that situation. College athletics is going to become what the US economy has. Colleges are spending borrowed money just like our government and our citizens. It's a bad situation.
We need to protect ourselves by increasing ticket and booster revenue. UF has a 121 million dollar budget.....only 22% of that comes from media rights. USCe already has s budget on par with FSU. Both schools are top-17 nationally in revenue generated.
This post was edited by fsukum 17 months ago
Honestly I see as the beginning of the end of our football program. Staying in the Big East 2.0 will destroy us. When programs can pluck our coaches for lateral positions like they are ripe fruit it shows how far we have fallen. We need money to stay competitive and that isn't happening...
Barron is a dumb ass.
UF is the all around better academic school and is in the SEC. He wants us to stay in this dumpster fire of conference for "Academics".
Sacrificing a storied athletic program for marginally better academics is a joke. National exposure is gained through sports and makes people have a desire to go to that school and experience its success. To be completely honest something like a good football team is a bonus factor for a college.
If in two decades I was graduating high school again and UF had the same academics and a better athletic program I would go with them.
This post was edited by Nole of 16 17 months ago
I certainly wouldn't dispute the need for additional ticket/budget revenue. I just threw out additional contract protections as an outside-the-box idea. Didn't realize South Carolina already had a budget equal to ours, though.
Not quite but it is close....
You're jumping to extremes. When has FSU ever been financially on par with any of their elite SEC counterparts? They haven't. But what FSU has seen is a revenue increase by something along the lines of $30 million dollars since their dynasty began back in the late 1980s. They are now on par with the middle of the road SEC teams and are a top-17 revenue producer nationally. They may not be financially able to compete with UF or Alabama (never have been, but the gap shrunk considerably over the past 2 decades), but they can with the 86-percentile of NCAA athletics.
As for academics, see The Princeton Review.
FSU just admitted their most recognized class in their history :
Average GPA: 4.0
Average SAT: 1850
Average ACT: 28
FSU has an endowment of $500 million dollars and Barron has a plan to put us in the elite company of $1 billion. I support that goal.
Having said all of this, I don't believe FSU will sit around for too much longer in terms of athletics. They will make a move eventually when the time and offer is right. What we really need to improve on is booster/ticket sales. UF generates 78% of their revenue through those means with 22% coming from media.
Can you provide a link to that. US Today's numbers are considerably different. Those numbers look like they are 3 years old. FSU posted $86 million last year, Texas reported $140 million. We reported $73 million 3 years ago, jumping to $78 million 2 years ago, jumping to 86 million last year and dropping to $82 million this year.
Yes, their booster contributions are very, very high. FSU really lacks in this department and it's why they have been so active in fundraising the last few years. If we can improve our ticket sales (I can by season tickets without booster contributions for $200, while UF has a waiting list with boosters giving considerable donations) and booster money, we'll see our finances jump into the 90th percentile of college athletics.
Lol I guess that is a reason to not use ESPN.
Says 2008 at the top.
know that is why I said I should stop using ESPN.
Why does Ohio St have $15M in media rights and we have $300,000?
Scalp 'Em Seminoles!!!
First, that link is 5 years old. Secondly, schools report these sort of things differently and inconsistently. FSU's media rights for radio etc. are much, much higher than $300,000 today. Having said that, OSU's is still higher.
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