BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall thinks it’s ridiculous that coaches are making millions of dollars a year.
Mendenhall believes it has led to the corruption in college football.
He told CBS Sports senior writer Brett McMurphy, “Absolutely. It kind of takes the amateur part out of sports when someone is making [$5] million to coach, doesn’t it?
“With the economy the way it is, I mean, it doesn’t make much sense to me.”
“It’s amateur athletics, it’s not professional, and I’m not for paying [the student-athletes]. And if coaches would be more realistic in what they’re expecting in their salaries that would be a great start to helping the game.”
In your live in the south, you may be asking yourself, “The BYU coach, he gets an opinion?”
In reality, there’s probably some truth to what Mendenhall believes.
Then again, Bronco has never held a head coaching job at a place like Alabama, LSU, or Georgia. It’s different. It just is.
Do you think Les Miles would get a contract extension coming off a season with a four-game losing streak to Air Force, FSU, Nevada, and Utah State? And the Cougars ended last season by losing to in-state rival Utah.
What if Les lost to Tulane?
We can promise, he’s not getting a contract extension.