College Coach Hammers Jimbo Fisher Getting $75 Million Texas A&M Contract

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San Diego State football coach Rocky Long made it clear he’s not a fan of Texas A&M awarding Jimbo Fisher a $75 million contract.

“He doesn’t make 1 tackle, doesn’t catch 1 pass, he doesn’t score 1 TD. We’re not only in this to have a salary, we’re in this to develop young men so (coaching salaries are) embarrassing at times,” Long said during a radio interview with Mark & Rich Show XTRA 1360, according to Brett McMurphy.

I couldn’t disagree more with Long’s comment. I understand where he’s coming from. The players are the ones taking a beat, putting it all on the line and ultimately making the plays. However, he’s way off with his comments from a financial standpoint.

Major college football is a money making machine. It cashes in big time, and the cost of losing is too much to handle. Handing Fisher a $75 million contract is an investment. The school will make massive amounts of money if he has a reasonable level of success.

Hiring a coach for less, and then losing a bunch of games would do incredible damage to the school. It’s all about supply and demand, and the market determined Fisher’s value was $75 million. I’m pretty sure that’s how America works.

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