denali15 Points Member Joined: Aug 28, 2017 Messages: 6,358 Likes Received: 6,963 Aug 10, 2020 #81 So I guess your answer is...because you said so. You haven't given any convincing arguments. The players put their bodies on the line? So do coal miners. Do they get a piece of the revenues also? Is that how our system works now? If someone decides he wants something, he gets it? Remind me again: who put a gun to these kids heads? Obviously they thought it was a fair deal, or they wouldn't have signed the LOI. They also know that they don't have that many options as beneficial to them. Arms race? So? That's your business now as well? Are you pretending that Nick Saban isn't worth $10M? How much revenue has he generated for Bama? What would CPC be worth today? I admit I wouldn't have paid Helton $4M/year, so if you want to question Lynn S's acumen, no argument here. If you want to remove the non-profit exemption for athletics, I'm on board with that. Administrative bloat: completely agree. Seems like every other day Dr. Folt sends me an email about adding yet another diversity officer of some sort. You could eliminate hundreds of Admin jobs reporting to Folt, I suspect, without harming USC's "excellence." Sure, the players can ask...and admins can say no. I like to think that the pandemic will force a reckoning for colleges. We disagree on what that should look like, but can the present model of kids graduating with crushing debt, limiting their chances of buying homes, starting families and having the "stuff" you and I have...all in exchange for, in many cases, a useless degree continue indefinitely? And if USC is just another "progressive" college, what's the point of sending your kids there?