Do you really care that Greg Schiano is leaving to take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coaching job? Let’s look at the facts.

The Scarlet Knights were a pretty sorry ass team before Schiano took the reigns as head coach, ranking at one of the least successful in Division 1 college football. His record of 68 wins against 67 losses also has to take into account that that’s he’s won 5 of the last 6 bowl games including the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium back in December.

However, here’s the deal as I see it.

Do we need to sacrifice scholastics for football?

Schiano is one of, if not, the highest paid state employee, earning $2.35 million a year. Some would say “well worth it”.

I would say, “sure…if the money he brought in to the program were to be reinvested into the scholastic end, then yes, that would have been a wise investment.”

But the “trickle down” theory is just that: a theory.

It hasn't worked that way in practice. A recent article noted that professors have to limit their phone time in their offices due to limited resources, and limit the amount of Xerox copies of notes they can make for students. Among other things.

And that’s just scratching the surface.

Ask any student who’ve seen programs cut how they feel about the coach leaving for greener pastures and they’d probably say, “great….more money where it’s needed!”

Or so we’d like to think, because as we’ve talked about endlessly…