There are many reasons why we love college sports. First, for the purity of the competition—student-athletes are fully-vested in their alma mater. The kids do not have egos; they do not play for lucrative contracts, but for the love of school pride. When student-athletes perform, their emotions are raw, uncut, and genuine; it is not pretentious nor beguile—I cannot say the same about college coaches. The latest breaking headline in the college coaching carousal reads “Chip Kelly does an about-face, leaves Oregon for the NFL’s Eagles.” Here we go again, another high profile college coach literally looked his players in their eyes, gave them his word that he would not leave, only to jump ship for greener pastures a few days later.
This seems to be the new trend among college coaches who are not allowed to enjoy a single winning season with their players or programs after a success year before they are lured away by lucrative contracts and bigger programs.