Also noticed that he has a 3.8 on ratemyprofessor
So, I read this, and, not knowing anything about "ratemyprofessor", I look it up and discover that one of the rating criteria for a professor is "hotness". I call B.S.
McNay has a valid point about the disconnect between the institution's academic mission, and the pursuit of athletic success. There are football and basketball players who would never make it through the admissions process if they were not athletes, and there is some evidence that athletic departments' "academic support" efforts are focused on keeping athletes eligible while ensuring that the athletes' study time doesn't encroach on time needed for practice and training.
Does it make sense that state tax money should be spent to subsidize college athletics, especially in a time of budget deficits? Not to me, but apparently most people in the country are OK with it, or perhaps have never taken the time to think about it.