Certainly it can and has been said that college athletics is overemphasized.
Even the women's track and field coach could tell a Frank Broyles anecdote if addressing today's 2 p.m. public celebration of life at Walton Arena for the Arkansas Razorbacks' football coach and men's athletic director.
From the post Civil War carpetbaggers on, too many came to Arkansas to exploit it, swindle it, smirk at it and belittle it.
With everyone from elementary school teachers to criminal judges, a transgressor's "everybody does it" defense seldom works.
Circumstances compelled the Arkansas Razorbacks to start four not-ready-for-prime-time players among their five offensive line positions last season.
Senior nose tackle Bijhon Jackson and sophomore defensive end McTelvin "Sosa" Agim both praise the Arkansas Razorbacks' new 3-4 defense, predicting they have more freedom to make more big plays than in last year's 4-3 alignment.
They say action speaks louder than words, but usually it takes words to initiate action.
An old pro like Larry Beightol requires no confirmation of his football thoughts.
Sometimes two prime running backs on the same team eye each other like rival alpha dogs.
The Razorbacks don't just have an extra pair of eyes observing as a consultant to Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema's football staff.