Former Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez yells during a game against UCLA in October at Arizona Stadium. For six seasons, those at the UA enabled RichRod to continue such behavior, columnist Greg Hansen says.

Re: the Jan. 3 article "UA fires coach Rodriguez."

About $6 million. That is how much the University of Arizona is paying Rich Rodriguez after firing him. That is almost 240 times the amount the university gave to the outgoing president as a bonus for simply meeting expectations.

About $6 million. Remember that number the next time someone tells you the U of A needs to keep the football team because of all the money it brings into the college. Remember that number when you think about the lack of full time teachers because they cost too much.

Can we please now admit we can’t afford this obsession with college football?

David Reynolds

East side

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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