“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.”
Re: Room & Board, trainers, tutors, etc. He also says he tells his players they're not the first ones to go hungry on a Sunday.
That's cool and all Bob, but are you looking at the contract deals? You're making how much because you coach these guys and you don't want them to be paid? Interesting.
It's a slippery slope for sure, but many Presidents, A.D.'s, etc. don't think the NCAA is long for this world in regards to college football. We obviously don't know what will take its place, what rules/regulations there will be in place in a few years time, but you can add Bob Stoops to the list of millionaires involved with college football who don't think the players on the field should get paid (beyond their scholarships, room & board, etc.). It's like airing, producing, writing, etc. for a HUGE TV show but not paying the actors beyond some food and a trailer on set, right?