Posted by scrodz on 6/7/2014 12:08:00 PM (view original):
Posted by dublinuf on 6/6/2014 10:23:00 PM (view original):Actually, yes, it is.
Yes, that is how big time college football works. If they don't spend it all, they lose it.
It so isn't. You can be wrong all you want.
I won't speak for every school, but at the University of Florida recruiting is constant and nothing like GD.
It's not targeted money on each recruit, either. And they are already working on the next class before Signing Day and they turn right around into the next year after. Phone calls also don't cost money, and you can only have one campus visit per recruit.
The UAA (University Athletic Association) provides money for Florida, not the University system or the state of Florida. This is why Jimbo Fisher is the highest paid employee of the state of Florida. He makes less than Billy Donovan, but Donovan is not paid by the state of Florida.
Florida also doesn't have to spend only what Georgia spends per recruit perse, which brings another problem to your they actually lose it argument. In the system you are describing. the teams would get the same amount to spend every year regardless of scholarship.
This game is it's own system.
Which doesn't change the overarching point, whether you believe it is unethical, just really douchy or completely fine, it is still a long term bad strategy.