"Colleges are more willing than ever to pay football coaches not to coach," Oct. 7, 2022
The Washington Post featured solutions the Knight Commission has proposed for excessive coaching buyouts. Knight Commission Co-Chair Len Elmore and Commission member Jonathan Mariner, former CFP of Major League Baseball, were interviewed:
With input from Mariner, the (Knight Commission) in 2021 proposed a new financial model for college sports that would include a system of disincentives, crafted and policed by individual conferences, that would penalize member schools for excessive coaching compensation and buyouts.
The model is akin to baseball’s luxury tax.
Mariner explains: “In baseball, we put in place a luxury tax that basically says, ‘You can spend as much as you want. But the more you spend, the more it’s going to cost you in terms of other incentives and disincentives."