Here’s a shameless plug for a nice piece of journalism from my colleague Jeffrey Martin, a piece that proves again that college sports is big business. You’d have to go to Wall Street or Detroit, I suspect, to find a CEO who got a better parting gift after running his company aground than the giant bag of money Kansas State gave Ron Prince.
Obviously, I should have applied for the newspaper advisor’s position at K-State. In the Jon Wefald economy, that one probably was good for at least a half-million. Nice, soft landing spot, I suspect.
I wouldn’t let Ron Prince in the same county with my football team, the Oklahoma Sooners. (And for you detail freaks, that county is Cleveland, home of the Big 12′s best football program.)
But … I’d hire him in a minute to negotiate my next raise.