Well I just mean that's what we should have done and what we still should do but alas Covid so now it's definitely not an option until que balls contract is up and hopefully by then this Rona crap will be either gone completely or not as bad.
The coaches get paid what the market is willing to provide. Success is college football is valued highly enough to support these salaries. Boosters, ticket Byers, and advertising purchasers make it so and it is only headed upward.
Let's use COVID as a reason. Lower attendance, less revenue, and smaller budgets. Let's get a bunch of local Tennessee coaches who bleed orange and know what the TN program means to this state, pay them less, and start saving money around here. Most coaches in this state would think they died and went to Heaven if they only made six figures a year. It would be a gamble but a low cost gamble.