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KSU's Snyder: College athletics is "in a bad place now"

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04:54 PM ET 04.17 | Bill Snyder expressed severe disappoiment with the state of college sports on a local radio show Tuesday, seeming to hint that he could soon retire rather than stay on in a field he feels is tainted.

???College athletics, particularly football, has changed dramatically throughout my career,??? Snyder said on 610 Sports Radio KCSP. ???I think it's in a bad place right now. It's in a bad place for a variety of reasons. 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 is really supposed to be all about.???

The 73-year-old in his second stint with the Wildcats said the host was "not too far away" when he asked if Snyder might consider retiring. Snyder went on to say that he is "grossly overpaid" for what he does - he just signed a 5-year, $14.75 million contract in January - and that schools should be educational institutions rather than money-makers.

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April 17, 2013  05:32 PM ET

Put your money where your mouth is and reduce your contract.

April 17, 2013  07:41 PM ET

This just about applies to this country.

April 17, 2013  08:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Put your money where your mouth is and reduce your contract.

+1

April 18, 2013  06:37 AM ET

Please spare us your sanctimony. College football has never been in a better place and it's finally getting a play off system. Like Joe Kidd #1 said...reduce your contract if you think you're making too much money.

April 18, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Snyder is correct. Colleges are corrupt and are more interested in making money than educating the students. It is obvious by all of the allegations that we hear about each year where colleges are getting put on probation for various violations. Schools constantly moving from one conference to another all because of money. Snyder could reduce his contract but so could every coach from every school but that wouldn't change the situation.

April 18, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Money is the root of all evil ... and with unlimited money to fund 24 hour sports media, unlimited evil has come to college sports.

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April 18, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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From the man who schedules the LSOP to pad his win total...****

That's a long list of men who do that.

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April 18, 2013  12:54 PM ET

14.75 million? What's that break down to per BCS trophy he has....

 
April 18, 2013  02:23 PM ET
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14.75 million? What's that break down to per BCS trophy he has....

slightly better than what Stoops break down is

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