Letter: $16.9 million to coach a football team?
I just read recently about NDSU football coach Chris Klieman accepting a job as head football coach at Kansas State University. The article goes on to say that Klieman will be paid nearly $16.9 million over a six-year period, including $88,400 fo...
I just read recently about NDSU football coach Chris Klieman accepting a job as head football coach at Kansas State University. The article goes on to say that Klieman will be paid nearly $16.9 million over a six-year period, including $88,400 for the remainder of 2018 at NDSU, plus perks and bonuses, just to coach a football team.
Something is terribly, terribly wrong here. Where are the priorities? Colleges and universities are supposed to be a tool to prepare our young people to function in a complex world. Instead they have become a tool to indoctrinate our young people into Marxist Socialism, which they in turn are passing on to our children. Where are they getting the money from? You guessed it? You and I, the taxpayers.
Our own state Legislature throws gobs and gobs of money at higher education and they always want more. We the taxpayers have to have control of the money supply. Paying a man that much money just to coach a ball game, is sending a very wrong message to our country, especially our youth.
Of what value is it to be a good football player after one graduates and get out into the real world and lacks necessary skills in whatever profession they pursue? They think if our country becomes a socialist state, our government will give them a free handout for the rest of their lives. This country needs to re-establish its priorities. No way is it justifiable to pay anybody that kind of money just to coach a ball team. After all, it's just a game.
From a North Dakota conservative perspective, I say good riddance, coach Chris Klieman. It's all about money.