Andy Geiger, the OSU athletic director is depicted on the cover of OSU's The Lantern wiping a tear explaining why he's stepping down from his billion dollar a year stressful position.
F* this whiner.
No one put a gun to his head to take a measly $250K/year base salary which likely ends up to be in excess of $1 million/year after all the extracurricular activities he partakes in. Tressel too is easily over $1 mil in salary and extras.
That's the pathetic state of college athletics. They rival drug companies in their largesse. In this U.S. News piece it states:
[at OSU] " . . . the university has spent $351,111.11 per varsity athlete on sports facilities, compared with $6,652 per student on other university buildings."I know, it's what people want, supply and demand, blah, blah, blah. It's just not right. Geiger is sobbing because he's probably only going to make about $500K in consulting next year rather than a million. At least the poor guy won't be under as much stress.