William Rhoden of the New York Times on college coaching. Here is Gene Smith, the AD at Ohio State.
“The bottom line, you got to win,” Smith said. “At the end of the day, people want to make it purely 100 percent about academics and education, and the reality is that it’s not. The reality is that it is a business. You’ve got to be able to win, to generate the money to support your program. People don’t want to be that blunt about it, but that’s the truth.” (March 21, 2008)