There is never enough money to pay college football players. It’s one of the more common refrains from those who oppose athletes getting increased compensation. We’ve heard it from NCAA and team admins in court and in the press for years, even as the new College Football Playoff expanded one of many revenue streams.
Yet on Friday, the NCAA Division I Council approved a package of legislation, part of which allows teams to each hire a 10th assistant coach.
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Dion Jordan Mens Jersey As Nick Saban has pointed out, football’s ratio of players to on-field coaches has always been out of whack, when compared to other NCAA sports (though Saban also leads the nation in finding ways to add off-field coaches). At the top level, nine coaches for 85 scholarship players compares unfavorably to the other major-revenue sport, basketball, which allows four coaches for 13 scholarship players. Some smaller sports have one coach for every couple players.
But the Suns could be in for a busy summer, with a likely top-three pick in a draft heavy on point guards and Booker, at just 20, and Bledsoe ranking as their two most established players. The Suns have a number of players in the early stages of their development, such as Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Tyler Ulis, T.J. Warren, Alan Williams and Alex Len, but have struggled to established a clear-cut core to build around.
“We’re not as far away as it may appear, given our record,” McDonough told the Republic. “We obviously made a difficult trade [at the February deadline] sending P.J. Tucker to Toronto and made some lineup adjustments that affected our win total in the short term. Hopefully it will help our win total in the long term.