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Pay coaches less and lower tuition

As cost of college increases, outsized football salaries get harder to justify

Updated: November 18, 2011, 5:50 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

There was a two-year stretch in which one of my alma maters, Grand Valley State University, went 28-1, winning a couple of Division II national championships in the process.

You can guess what happened next.

We lost our coach.

It's hard for a small school to keep a coach that is doing big things.

So we watched with pride as our former coach succeeded and then moved on to bigger school after bigger school, collecting bigger and ...

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