‘$2 million is the going rate for a college quarterback’

‘$2 million is the going rate for a college quarterback’

The Berry Tramel Show: So says Todd Berry, the ougoing executive director of the American Football Coaches Association.

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Jan 31, 2024, 12:00pm CST

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Jan 31, 2024, 12:00pm CST

Oklahoman Todd Berry just retired as executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, where he’s spent almost eight years advocating for his membership. Berry says football coaches are besieged by inadequate rules in this new age of the transfer portal and NIL money, and that’s fueling the restlessness among the AFCA membership. Todd Berry joins The Berry Tramel Show to talk about these issues:

3:00: The going rate for a good college quarterback

5:03: Rhe restlessness among college football coaches

7:17: The unintended consequences of the changes in college football

9:40: Todd Berry on the transfer portal

14:04: The potential danger to the NCAA’s Olympic sports

18:12 Todd Berry on roster management for coaches

25:45 Todd Berry on coaches salaries

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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