- Feb 19, 2020
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To me, that is a separate discussion altogether. And a valid discussion.
I'm talking a very specific thing here. I'm saying, in the spring of 2021, that the U of MN softball team will be at a competitive disadvantage to other top teams in the country from out west and down south, because those schools agreed to fund the extra scholarships of seniors who decide to return for the extra year.
If those schools can do it ... and I'm not talking only about super powerhouse football schools either ... then there is no reason the U of MN can't do it.
That's my opinion.
MplsGopher, those SEC programs have 90,000-100,000 seat football stadiums filled every college football Saturday. That money makes a difference to the overall balance sheet of an athletic department. I wish it didn’t and we could do anything Alabama or Florida can do for our Baseball/Softball/Track programs but the financial surplus coming from football is just not comparable. I worked in public sector budgeting for a long time and every decision a decider has to make is driven by the money question. You can bet Coyle answered how he did entirely based upon the budget projection of the department. They always do.