There are lots of reasons why schools start football programs or don’t. From the total revenue to the total expenses how does football ultimately effect small tuition driven colleges.
Football coaches at the Division 3 level face challenges every day, but none are bigger than recruiting. Recruiting is what keeps programs alive and ultimately decides how successful a program will be year in and year out.
The process to start a college football program is long and expensive, and for some schools it’s the reason why they stay away from the idea.