Payton says bringing HBCUs back to some level of prominence is possible, but it will be difficult.
Money woes, declining talent plague HBCU football →
"When you go to a steakhouse, the thing that makes or breaks your meal is the steak," Payton said. "It's not the salad or the baked potato. We haven't been focusing on the most important issue - and that's the quality of the football."