85% of "student-athletes" on "full scholarship" are living at or below the federal poverty line.
Why are these kids in poverty? Primarily because they have no money, and no way to earn money. So yes, throwing money at the problem will substantially fix it. But Holy Hell, let's just let colleges give it to millionaire coaches because the NFL coaching market dictates it.
Why is it a stretch to reduce coaching pay and increase player pay? Especially given how much more benefit a dollar goes for a poor student than a millionaire coach. Isn't that the sort of "social justice" mission that ND stands for?
Further, I'd wager that 80% of college teams could replace their coaching staffs with 75th percentile high school coaches (at significant cost savings) without reducing the quality of play.