Harbaugh's salary makes some kind of warped sense. They were paying Hoke millions per year to ruin the team. At least with Harbaugh, their players will get good coaching and have a theoretically better shot at the Draft. I'm not sure paying players is the answer. I think I'd rather they just not be exploited.
In general, these schools are shameless and out of control. The capital projects are non-stop, and tuition might as well be paid in Monopoly money. The profligacy in football is just one example of an industry that has lost its way.