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State Troopers for College Football Coaches?

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Who is paying for these State Troopers to act as Secret Service for college football coaches? (Tax Payers). Why do guys like Les Miles and Bobby Bowden need security at HOME? Don't these guys make enough money to hire their own security?

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I'm not paying taxes in those states, so I don't care.

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big time college coaches make more money than the governor in most circumstances and are state employees. They are high target employees who in most cases outside the state are more well known than the governor. At the end of the day is not a big expenditure to devote a few hours of a state trooper making $50k/year to protect a multi million dollar/year high profile/easily targeted/on TV all the time state employee.

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[quote name='mush']big time college coaches make more money than the governor in most circumstances and are state employees. They are high target employees who in most cases outside the state are more well known than the governor. At the end of the day is not a big expenditure to devote a few hours of a state trooper making $50k/year to protect a multi million dollar/year high profile/easily targeted/on TV all the time state employee.[/QUOTE]

Why can't they get their own security? Almost all of them make over a million dollars a year. And I'm sorry I don't understand security at home. What is going to happen to Joe Paterno at Happy Valley?

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[quote name='guigrrl']I'm not paying taxes in those states, so I don't care.[/QUOTE]

You pay for Butch Davis, Tom O'Brien, Jim Grobe, and David Cutcliffe's security. Plus all of the lower level colleges too.

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I just don't understand why guys who make well over a million dollars a year need state troopers for security. Why do they need them at all at HOME and why can't they pay for their own security?

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Because college football fans are psychos? You act like a million a year is some absurd amount of money...

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ask the trooper putting his neck on the line daily who makes 50k a year if doesn't appreciate the sideline view as well as some OT

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[quote name='natty']Because college football fans are psychos? You act like a million a year is some absurd amount of money...[/QUOTE]

I don't ever remember a fan attacking a coach on any level. Let alone a home fan.

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Yeah me neither. Might be because they have security.

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Why don't NFL coaches use State Troopers?

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Has no one seen The Last Boy Scout?

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NFL coaches are state employees?

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There's a bit of a difference of who they let on the sidelines of NFL games vs. college games and the ability of the crowd to get to the field in both cases. Really easy to see in person the difference.

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haven't seen too many NFL games recently that the crowd rushes the field after a win....or NBA games either.....but college basketball games and football games all the time the crowd rushes the court/field. The mere presence of a state trooper discourages shenanigans.

NFL coaches are looked after by private security because it is a private entity. College coaches are like a chancellor...if there is a risk they get security.

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Interesting responses...

I'm with ya fitty76, I don't get it either. Seems like an awful waste of money all to feed an already over-inflated ego/image.

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In addition to the concerns about rushing the field, college football fans are absolute psychos. Especially when talking about Alabama, Florida, LSU, Georgia, etc.

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What's going to happen to Urban Meyer in Gainsville. I kind of understand it on the road. But why do home coaches need protection?

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Y'all would hate to see high school games around here, then.

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