In 2009, when UH was vying for a Sugar Bowl bid, the only thing in the Coogs way was So. Miss in the Championship game at Robertson
Except, one of our local P5 teams from Texas started whispering big money and fame into CKS’s ear. Of course, he denied it, but legend has it he missed 3 of the team practices that week. Most of you know that UH played uninspired ball that Saturday and lost, but Sumlin hit the lottery and has been cashing ever since.
Do you blame the coach? Nope! Too much money. The NCAA doesn’t care enough about the integrity of the game to prohibit in-season tampering. We’ve seen this movie before so we know how it ends
My suggestion is this: if UH is going to be used as a springboard to the P5 for coaches, fine. Put a $1 million per each remaining year on the coaches contract as a exit fee. That way, we win even when we lose.
In the end, college football is a business and Tom Herman is a playa. Except he lost focus because of the whispers too. And again, we’ll be holding the bag.
We can handle commuter fans and commuter coaches but Tillman should build in this recognition so we don’t continue to get abused for free