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New UT Coach Weighs In On Paying Athletes

Updated: Monday, January 6 2014, 06:43 PM CST

It's a debate that's not going away: should college athletes be paid to play?

With the University of Texas in the heart of Austin there is no doubt the school brings in more than enough money.

New head football coach Charlie Strong has said in the past he would support paying players. He also claimed coaches are paid too much.

Reports indicate the fair market value of a UT football player is $578,000 per year. A scholarship is about $37,000.

Although Strong strongly supported the agenda before, for now he says he is focused on winning.

"If we develop them the right way their pay day will be in the end, because they will have a chance to compete on the next level," said Strong.

President Bill Powers wants to push for the rule change.

"I personally think there is a very good case for full cost of attendance. Other students on scholarship get full cost," said Powers.

But it's a case other schools have to agree on, too.

"We can't do it with just one school," said Powers.

So until the NCAA approves paying student athletes, the University of Texas will reap most of the reward for a good team. A reward the city also receives.

"As the Longhorns do well, so does the mayor and city council. It just makes for a happy city, happy economy and happy people. That is good for everyone," said Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole.

By Christie Post

New UT Coach Weighs In On Paying Athletes


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