Bill Snyder is often referred to as the grandfather of college football – mostly because of his age relative to the nation’s other college football coaches – so when he speaks, people listen.
And he doesn’t speak out very often.
But for some reason Snyder felt empowered this week and used an interview with a Kansas City radio station to lash out at the very sport he coaches.
“I think [college football is] in a bad place right now, and I think it’s in a bad place for a variety of different reasons,” Snyder told KCSP in Kansas City. “We’ve allowed it to become money-driven. We’ve allowed it to become TV-driven. We’ve allowed athletic programs or football programs to mean more to a university than what the university was really supposed to be all about. The last I heard, these were educational institutions, and that’s what it needs to be about. … It’s not driven by values. … It’s driven by dollars and cents, and that’s unfortunate.”
I needed a day to process this comment; to calm down. Then I came to one very definitive conclusion: What a sanctimonious crock of crap.
I know Bill Snyder is old, but how could he conveniently forget how this college football revolution began?
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