Is this the slow but inevitable death of college athletics? in Billikens.com Main Board Posted Saturday at 10:44 PM 20 minutes ago, TheA_Bomb said: Partially right. My mindset is that Ford is who he is as shown over 27 years of HC experience. It's played out here as it has at his previous stops. So we need to go a different direction. I recognize that we may not have the funds. May is to blame for us being stuck. May has also been unable to position SLU to take advantage of the changing landscape. So I think he should be fired. We should have the funds to make that change. I'm not guaranteeing the next hire will win. I just want to try something different. We're banging our head against a wall. The problem is that we will be banging your head against the wall even with a new coach. Also, just like potential players, the first question potential new coaches are going to ask is about our NIL money. It’s not a coincidence that the entire A-10 is currently down. Free agency is crushing the A-10. Do you really think that SLU and Dayton and VCU and all the other A-10 schools just happened to all be down at the same time and there’s no overlying reason behind it? As someone else mentioned, Alabama will probably fall off. So will Gonzaga. Then, schools like Texas will start winning every year. If that’s what you’re interested in, congratulations on being an advocate for NIL and free transfers. Student athletes were content for over 100 years in receiving a scholarship and room and board. And yes, now that they’re being paid, it is ruining college sports and our program.