posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 09:07 AM
Well, tuition. If they recruit you, your basically on a scholarship. Lets take my favorite school for example, Miami. It costs roughly 40,000 a year
in tuition to go there off scholarship. How many players get a full ride? And these players are "encouraged" to do well in school. So the operating
costs of the school (student costs) are still there, if not more due to the coaching and whatnot for a athlete.
So do i think the schools should be dishing out endorsements for being a well recognized player? Nah, but I would think they could pay all players a
base pay dependent on location in depth chart. First string players get 200 a week in practice and in season, with a required 20 hours devoted to
football. Second string required 15 hours, $150. Now extrapolate that down to the rest of the team, no overtime pay either. Overtime in this case, is
a personal choice. If you are a second string, there is probably a reason. If you choose not to take the extra time to work on that issue, then you
are only limiting your growth and delaying your potential spot on the first string.
Some of you may be thinking this wont work, and it may not. However, it is my belief that college ball isn't about individualism, or commercialism.
Its about a love for the game. A love for the game so strong, it is your life. Applying a base pay rate of $10 may add up to be too great a cost (i
doubt it), but for those first stringers who spend roughly 15-20 hours a week in football related study, conditioning, training, ect. It doesn't
leave much time for a traditional job, which in turn, doesn't help financial situations.
Ps. any and all numbers were quickly thrown out there without much research. Focus not on the details but rather the concept of the writing. Thank