Should student-athletes get paid or not? It's a question that has been revisited time and time again. But Oklahoma football head coach Bob Stoops has an interesting perspective on the subject.
“You know what school would cost here for non-state guy? Over $200,000 for room, board and everything else,” Stoops said during an interview with The Sporting News. “That’s a lot of money. Ask the kids who have to pay it back over 10-15 years with student loans. You get room and board, and we’ll give you the best nutritionist, the best strength coach to develop you, the best tutors to help you academically, and coaches to teach you and help you develop. How much do you think it would cost to hire a personal trainer and tutor for 4-5 years?
“I don’t get why people say these guys don’t get paid. It’s simple, they are paid quite often, quite a bit and quite handsomely.”
Call us crazy, but Stoops has a point. From the cost of room and board to meals to all the trainers, coaches and tutors, student-athletes do get their money's worth in their own unique way. What do you guys think?
[via Larry Brown Sports]