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    Strength Coach

    People are hired by colleges to help their athletes become stronger.
    They work with all athletes, but at most places are paid for and brought in by the football teams.

    In the off season an athlete who wants to work out on his own - can.
    The strength coach can help.

    The NCAA considers an off season workout voluntary if the activity is “initiated and requested” . No report regarding the workout can be made to an athlete’s coach. The athlete’s participation may not be recorded. Student-athletes participating in off season workouts cannot be rewarded for doing so, nor disciplined for failing to participate. Workouts can range as long as each individual participates voluntarily and no team coaches witness.

    We have a guy like that at Clemson - Joey Batson. He has been here 14 years.
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    The players see him as fun
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    and very valuable.

    His son is now the Clemson 4th string QB.



    What is a good strength Coach worth? I see this week Iowa just set the record paying theirs $725,000. That is a lot of $$ for a guy few know exist.

    Here are a few others:
    Tennessee's Craig Fitzgerald: $625,000
    Alabama’s Scott Cochran: $585,000
    Clemson’s Joey Batson: $500,000
    Oklahoma State’s Rob Glass: $500,000
    Michigan’s Ben Herbert: $450,000

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    "Being successful in the weight room isn’t going to translate into success on the field, unless that kid is committed to being the best outside of the weight room, too. You can have a team full of weight room All-Americans but that isn’t all it takes! Success on the field comes from chasing your very best every single day. Consistently chase your best in the classroom, in the community, during a drill, in the weight room… Whatever it is, be your best. That’s what gets you successful on the field." Joey Batson

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    As we know, college football is big business. Having top notch employees from coaches to nutritionists can keep a team on top. It is a different game today; just as professional sports are. Us regular guys cannot even effort to go to the games because of these payrolls and expenses. Too bad the college players cannot get some of this TV/ticket revenue. I guess just like the Olympics, the amateur/paid athlete will get their due.

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    Athletes do gain a lot from the increase revenue, most of which is TV, not ticket sales. I don't think the cost of going to a Clemson Football game is out of line as compared to say a Rap concert.

    Kids get a free education which as you know more than me, is not cheap. They also get free housing, free food, and the best medical care. They get people encouraging them to attend class and to study. They get tutoring. At colleges like UNC, people do the school work for them.

    They also get the best coaching money can buy in their sport to improve. It is very difficult to do that alone, and near impossible in a team sport.

    For the few who might have the talent to be pros, they get a stage to showcase themselves. Few kids make much money as a pro. Next month just in football over 20,000 will line up for kick off.

    I believe the college athlete is well rewarded and hope they are never put on payroll as that would surely kill off college athletics at 75% of colleges.

    No one makes a kid join a college team whether Football or Olympic sports. It aint the right fit for all. There will always be malcontents in every walk of life, and a few of those are in college sports, maybe .05% or less.
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    Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. - Thoreau

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