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Why would anyone think players and coaches should be treated the same?

Players are players. Coaches are coaches. Players are students. Coaches are employees. Administrators are administrators. In what world does it make sense to assume they all deserve equal treatment? If you want to argue some of the semantics from those labels, that's perfectly fine. But here's one thing to consider: no single player on any team, anywhere in college football, has the ability to impact revenue to the athletic department and school in anywhere near equal measure to that of a coach. Take our best player this year - I don't care who it is but for the sake of argument, let's just say it's Ricky Walker. Take him off the team. How much revenue does Tech lose? How much of a negative impact does that have on the program and its near and long term prospects? Now take coach Fuente and replace him with someone incompetent, let's say, Charlie Weiss. How much impact does that have on Tech's revenue? How much damage does that do to Tech's program and long-term prospects? The two are not even comparable. It is infinitely harder to find a coach capable of succeeding in the short-term much less long-term than it is to find a HS player willing to be your QB and therein is how market value is established.

No college us under any obligation to let players play for them. They engage in agreements with them, voluntary agreements, just as they do with employees and coaches. If the schools want to restrict their transfer-ability and the players agree to it, then it's all good and fair. It is utterly immaterial whether or not coaches get the same deal. If the players don't like it, they can go somewhere else or choose to play baseball. Whatever. Their call.

[Post edited by pienkows at 02/11/2019 1:09PM]

(In response to this post by BROman Hokie)

Posted: 02/11/2019 at 1:07PM


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Current Thread:
Fuente mentions new transfer rules in article -- crazylane 02/11/2019 10:25AM
  Not sitting a year is a win-win for everyone... -- Techsupport 02/11/2019 11:34AM
  Thats very one sided -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 12:42PM
  I agree players are going to be shopping for the -- Planner_Hokie 02/11/2019 11:17PM
  Much more likely that we'll raid Bama than they'll raid us -- Lancelot Link 02/11/2019 5:03PM
  I don't think its going to play out like that... -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 6:11PM
  Nah, freedom is a good thing -- Techsupport 02/11/2019 1:43PM
  Also lessons burden of coaches cutting dead weight. -- Techsupport 02/11/2019 1:48PM
  Coaches cant "not renew schollies" anymore. -- Naelbis 02/11/2019 11:18PM
  Ha! -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 1:43PM
  Right. I'm not anti portal per se -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 1:55PM
  Oh just wait -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 2:05PM
  Disagree. If we could conduct an honest survey -- Tombo 02/11/2019 3:12PM
  I'd bet that number is extremely low. ** -- reestuart 02/11/2019 3:12PM
  Here's the reality -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 3:47PM
  I know right. That was comical -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 1:44PM
  Again its the open transfer -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 1:58PM
  Yes I know the current rules but the point is... -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 1:38PM
  Don't follow the analogy -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 1:04PM
  While that may be true in practice -- Wild Turkey 02/11/2019 1:15PM
  Only if they have 5 years to coach 4 years ** -- VTHokie2000 02/11/2019 12:57PM
  Not sure about that -- crazylane 02/11/2019 12:30PM
  Not a portal reference -- crazylane 02/11/2019 11:12AM

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