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And Another Thing


A brilliant idea. Not.


So here's the deal: In the wake of the worst scandal in college athletics history as one of its member schools, the Big Ten is considering a plan that would basically make its commissioner Boss Tweed, with the power to arbitrarily suspend or even fire coaches at member schools.

Couple of things about that:

1. How could the commissioner (currently Jim Delany) be able to fire a coach when the coach's contract is with his school, not the Big Ten? Can't see how this would be legal.

2. One of the main lessons of the Penn State horror show is what happens when one one individual accrues too much power. So your solution is to give one individual too much power?

Yeaaah. That'll work.

Ben Smith's blog.