If salaries and benefits are not part of the equation, at my school football is a net positive. But that’s a big if. And if that criteria is used, XC and TF are big net positive sports because expenses are low and team sizes ($50 pay to play) are high. But football aside, more schools offer TF than any other sport. And I agree that made up positions are a little more the exception than the norm, but it’s also true that FB coaches are hired for teaching jobs for which they are distinctly not the most qualified far, far too often.