I agree with what you say except for there being "plenty of gold standard programs". There are not. There is one.
This is False. Ohio St, Michigan, florida, Notre Dame, Usc, texas, Etc. there are plenty other money makers and traditional programs. I absolutely put bama up there but they aren't even in the top 5 in terms of value according to Forbes. This includes merchandise, etc.. i agree that gold standard is who is having onfield success combined with ability to make $. There are plenty of those and also plenty of media hype jobs.
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