Sunday, October 5, 2008

I'll say it again

SMU is paying June Jones $2 million per season and SMU is one for six this season. Here's a thought. Funnel some of that money into academics instead of football. Buying us computers and sending us to conferences won't help win games, but neither will the coaches you hire.

4 comments:

Clare said...

If you watched the Auburn game this evening, you'd see the perfect example of why they do this. We were defeated by VANDERBILT. They're like the SMU of Tennessee. But worse (no offense). You see, they had the opportunity to break out the following infographic due to this historic win: "Vandy defeats Auburn for the first time since World War II!" Even the commentators were all, "wow, when you break out the WWII references... that's something." So yeah, that's why they overpay their staff. Because they'll go back to being losers next year like they've always been, but for the next 365 days, they will relish this season (they are 5-0, which is just, unfathomable for them) and remind everyone and they're dog that they're not the collar-popping douchebags that they've always been. That's what SMU is desperately hoping for as well. *Grumble*

xnewmodx said...

I agree. Only send a LITTLE to the arts, I mean shit we have a lot of good stuff going on over in Owen's -dont get me wrong- but when the ceramics classes have to be shut down because the toxic levels of the air do not pass state's requirements and the dancers are getting sick from dirty, over used studios, and the painters are getting high of fumes, and stage props fall and break and actor's leg, and the costume shop cant even wash the costumes cause the washer is broken, i mean common. This philo classes could use some new desks and maybe a white board or two?? (unless you like dropping your chalk and getting white stuff all over you, teehee). But I'm just saying... at least the print making shop got some new equipment after kids were burning off their skin with acid.

But my favorite thing about SMU money spending?? They pay their athletes 1,400 a MONTH to live (on top of full scholarship) but they still all get staff infections from working out in the gross workout room hahahahah.

All the money in the world cannot fix somethings....

Anonymous said...

Clayton, do you have any information on whether giving to the university by alumni has increased now that a real coach has been brought in? Jones did wonders in Hawaii; this might turn out to be a tremendous investment. At any rate, not to take into account the possible returns on Jones's salary in thinking about how well the money has been spent is a little silly.

Clayton said...

No, to my knowledge no one has that information yet. But, I'd be surprised if hiring June Jones both leads to a net gain for the university and the increased money that the university acquires is then put into the university for things that actually matter. Typically, athletic programs are financial losers, not winners. I doubt hiring this coach is going to change that.