We can't watch the full discussion Russillo & Kanell have here but, judging from the Tom Herman graphic at the bottom, we can glean enough to know what they're talking about: the idea that players should be let out of their scholarships when a coach changes jobs.
"When I hear people complain that about, 'Well, players should be able to do this because coaches get to do this,'' Ryen Russillo says. "The coaching profession is very simple: there are very limited number of people that can deliver on what the hope is when you hire that guy for the job. There's not an excess of coaches that can come in and deliver on what your expectations are. I don't know if there's 10 of them that you can hire and know exactly that we will get a conference championship and be playing for a national championship or at least be in that conversation."
Russillo then arrives at a point many find hard to accept.
"That's just the way of life. People in charge have the power and, yeah, players could have a little bit more, I'd be okay with that. I don't understand, like, we do think this is going to be a 50/50 split? At what place of work, at what point of life when you were really young did you have as much say in your future as the people in charge? Why is that such a foreign concept when it comes to this?"
CFB coaches leaving for other schools isn't fair, and neither is life...and that's okay
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— Russillo and Kanell (@RussilloKanell) November 29, 2016
A few points here:
1) Comparing college athletes, specifically college football and men's basketball players, is different than other young people because these young people are the product. And that product is worth billions of dollars.
2) That said, in regards to the subject matter at hand of people arguing for players to be let out of their scholarships, most often these types of opinions come from those that aren't college sports people. They swoop in to the subject matter at hand, drop an opinion and aren't around to watch or understand the splash their opinion would create because they've moved on to the next topic. And there's nothing necessarily wrong with that. We've all done it with other sports, with politics, or with any other hot topic of the day.
In this case, though, those arguing to overthrow the system because Tom Herman left for Texas should stick to, um, not sports.