Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tubs Rollin' in the Dough

Texas Tech faculty budget cuts be damned. Texas Tech has announced they have given Tommy Tuberville a $500,000 a year raise (from $1.5 million to $2 million), which extends all the way through 2015. This brings up a few problems however:
  1. The aforementioned "budget cuts" by the university, which could cut revenue by tens of millions of dollars; giving the football coach a raise doesn't make faculty members happy
  2. The fact that Tuberville probably does not deserve a raise, considering TT had their worst season since 2006.
  3. The fact that the university doesn't realize Tubs is a "riverboat gambler" and thus, probably uses $500,000 as mere toilet paper.
In all seriousness the "academics vs. athletics" argument is more poignant than ever given the nationwide economic issues. There is one fact that remains: football is the cash cow and the market dictates the moves.

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