Honest question - How were we able to compete, go undefeated and beat almost everyone we played with a very small amount of conference money but in the future we can’t’? I admit I don’t understand the finances involved but TCU has a lot of freaking money and wealthy alumni.
Before we had a $$ gap.
If we get relegated out of the P4, we will have a $$$$$$$$$ gap.
Athletics payrolls have grown exponentially.
Scholarships are more expensive to cover because tuition is higher.
Full cost of attendance.
Educational benefits (Alston).
No P4/P5, less NIL incentive (a far smaller problem than the above).
All these costs with a fraction of the money while the SEC may haul in $70 M+ / yr / school.
The gap is too wide.