The university should have stripped them of their scholarships, and used the plethora of backups they have to get by for one game. They could have suspended the coach for one game without pay for the obvious conduct provisions within his contract. We will see how fast those ath-o-letes would back down and join the fold once they were facing tuition and room & board costs. It would take a week. Student-athletes live off their compensation programs, which are not just scholarships but food perks that normal students do not get. The frustrating thing is the set of facts about this program that make this even dumber.
1. The Missouri football program has no moral authority whatsoever. Just last year VICE did an expose on their prolific ability to rape, sorry, be accused of rape on campus. The administration covers for them. The administration covers for a lot of crime these players commit.
2. The Missouri football team does earn revenue for the school, and does owe the school $16.2 million that they start repaying next year. The key to their good revenues is their membership in the SEC. Not how they play, pure membership due to the television contracts.
3. No one gives a shit about individual college players except a hand few of marketable players. This is laundry people cheer for and an alma mater for their fans.
This is silly season as the university could have put their foot down easily. They have 99 players on their roster. Unfortunately, these administrators did not since they are of the generation that started the stupid student protest shenanigans. These administrators must feel like chumps though for covering for these criminals for years as those same criminals turn on them.
This is just the latest chapter in prog ideology infecting sports. Players could have stayed out of it. Players could have been a voice of reason like when Detroit Tigers tried to stop the riots in Detroit in the '60s. Instead, they are used as a tool by progressives, just like the rest of sports broadcasting has become. No one waits to see if the incidents (poop smears into a backwards swastika) are real or not, but a head must roll. Tim Wolfe will find a new administrator job elsewhere, and the players will go on to live middling lives (except the few that make it in the NFL).
People might call Wolfe a coward for resigning, but that is his role. Universities are the seminaries of the progressive world. If he properly handled this, he'd be a bad guy for defeating these twerps. The president's role is not to help foster learning, but to help indoctrinate youths. His role is to resign and show that this mob rule is right. The entire play has to end with a progressive win. The progs across America at other universities have to see it works. This way they can repeat it and keep every single student politically engaged. There is the most important election in the history of the world in 11 months. Gotta crank up turnout as high as possible with old dinosaur Clinton at the head of the ballot.