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  1. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Not in football. Louisiana politics. Politicians and academicians have been undermining athletics as long as I can remember. Bob Brodhead taught me this as a child.

    The run with emmert and saban looks more miraculous with each passing day.




    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards believes that multi-million dollar college football coaching salaries are “obscene” and a cap to limit them should be in place. Edwards, during a meeting with The Advocate editorial board last week, expressed his concern over escalating staff salaries that have “gotten out of control.” Louisiana's flagship college football program, LSU, is one of the country’s leaders in football staff spending.


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    “I am concerned. I’m not as concerned as I would be if those were tax dollars being spent,” Edwards said. “I do think that there has to be some look nationally at some sort of salary caps for the organizations. This is an arms race, and it’s gotten out of control. Some of the salaries and buyouts are obscene and they can create all sorts of problems. “Everybody at this table knows that those are not taxpayer dollars but the general public doesn’t necessarily know that,” he continued, referencing the Advocate reporters and editors in the meeting. “And what about those faculty members at LSU and elsewhere who haven’t had a raise of any size in many, many years and they’re seeing what’s happening in athletics?”
     
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  2. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Oh god damn, does he realize what LSU football does for the rest of the university? His quote though he does have a point about it being an arms race
     
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  3. lsu-i-like

    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

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    Well damn, I was holding out hope he was reasonable. It’s not tax dollars? And when well spent it shines a positive light on your university and state? So free advertising? The problem is what, again? Have you seen the obscene amount of money that LSU football makes? GD MF WTF??!?!?
     
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  4. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    It is what it is
     
  5. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Yes that part is legit but it's not his place nor does it come out their coffers. The athletic dept is self sustaining. Stay the fuck out of our athletic department.
     
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  6. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Agreed, he must not like his job. One sure fire way to get run the fuck out of dodge is to fuck with LSU football.
     
  7. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Once again the nonsensical argument that professors salaries are somehow intertwined with a coach's salary. They slashed education and expect everyone else to remain stagnant.

    Fix your side of equation and move it forward. Don't undermine the only cash cow that keeps LSU in the forefront. These mfs just can't help themselves.

    Sabans actual worth to that shithole university is probably 10x his salary with the exposure it gains. Bama gets it. We never will.
     
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  8. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    That line of thinking from the Governor is why we have a guy like Ed Orgeron as the head coach . I listen to 104.5 every morning on the way to bring my kid to school and there is a commercial for either Rebel or Revel Heating and Air and their slogan is the bitter taste of a poor installation lasts longer than the sweet taste of the lowest price. In other words, you get what you pay for.
     
  9. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    If Saban was running IBM or General Motors, which he probably could do, he would be paid $100 million instead of $10 million. If Ed Orgeron was the captain of a shrimp boat, lets call it the Rosy Finch, he would be making $100k instead of $3.5 million. It's all relative.
     
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  10. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    Hello darkness my old friend.
     
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