U of O Economics Professor Bill Harbaugh has been in the news recently for his controversial acquisition of internal administrative U of O communications. Tuesday he chimed in on football coach Mark Helfrich's new five-year, $17 million contract.
Harbaugh says the U of O's success in football comes at the expense of the University as a whole:
Harbaugh: "It's probably a mistake for the University to be so invested in big-time sports, particularly college football. The University as a whole would be better off with a team that won half the games and had half the budget."