I had problems with Bill Martin as well, but this quote by him really says it all: ''Just because you can charge them more, doesn't mean you should.''
Staff salaries, for example, have grown from $34 million to $49 million under Brandon, including a 62-percent increase in administrator compensation. The athletic department’s spending on “Marketing, promotions and ticketing,” and “Professional travel and conference dues,” have tripled to almost three million. But perhaps most surprising is the $2.6 million the department now spends on “Hosting, Food and Special Events,” an increase of almost 500-percent
In other words, the additional millions the fans are now being forced to pay are not going to the students on the field, but the suits in the building – including almost a million dollars a year for the Athletic Director himself, three times the salary of his predecessor.
Hey Brandon, why don't you take some of your salary and put it back into the football budget where it belongs. Last time I checked the amount we spend on the football program compared to osu, texas, and others was significantly less.