A New 'Disturbing' Trend in College Football

November 30, 2011

Big-time college football may have yet another issue of concern. USA Today reported that the latest trend is for colleges to fire head coaches after only two years -- meaning that those hired to lead football teams have a shorter timeframe to produce a winner. Officials said that this trend raises questions about fairness to the coaches (since turning around a program doesn't happen overnight) and about finances. The dismissed coaches are taking away large payouts for having their contracts cut short. "It's a trend that's very disturbing," said Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association. "I took over a program [at Baylor University] that wasn't very good, and if they had let me go after two years, we would not have had the success we had."

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