U of M Should Not Pay To Cancel Game against North Carolina
U shouldn’t pay $800,000 to avoid a so-so foe
StarTribune: The Gophers backed out of their home-and-home series with North Carolina in 2013-14 in favor of trying to find a lesser opponent. The kicker is even more of a doozy: The Gophers paid North Carolina $800,000 to cancel the series. That's right, an athletic department that struggles to make budget every year is forking over $800,000 to avoid playing North Carolina.
That would be comical if it weren't so pathetic....
"It's a tough decision," Teague said. "It's one that we feel like is part of our plan for building a program. It's one where Coach Kill feels like that playing in the Big Ten is hard enough. We have a young program, and we want our guys to have games in which they can build confidence and do some things rather than playing a BCS program that's pretty good right now. So it's kind of part of the overall plan."
I believe that both the Athletic Director and Head Coach should step down. This is a debacle that will hurt the program for years to come. It hurts the students and the taxpayers as well. Why does Teague believe he has the right to make an $800,000 decision for the University and people of Minnesota that pay his salary?