On this edition of the ITB Podcast we have a special guest; Sam McKewon from the Nebraska State Paper and the site Husker Locker. Sam wrote an interesting article this past week discussing the advent of a General Manager position in the college football world. It is an innovative concept that would lower college football coaching salaries by reducing their duties as well as working to ensure compliance, maintain media relations, hire personnel and handle the front of end of recruiting.
McKewon discusses the Michigan situation as a prime example of where a GM would not only be the record keeper for the documentation process but also work with the AD to guide him in hiring decisions. He sites Bo Pelini's relationship with Tom Osborne as a prime example of how a person above the head coach could help steer the ship in the right direction.
Obviously with the exception of Mike Belotti, Barry Alvarez and Osborne a person would need to be hired for this position, hence the creation of the GM position. It is a great argument that would free up head coaches to coach, stop the skyrocketing salaries and help keep programs compliant.
As an added bonus the GM would be a great advocate for the football program to the AD and act as a buffer between the football side of things and the academia-business world of the campus.
McKewon also sheds some light on Ndamukong Suh's draft status as well as tells us why he thinks THERE WILL BE NO EXPANSION!
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