I'm involved in lots of negotiations and when someone opens with an absurdly high, or absurdly low opening it simply signals ignorance. It also makes it an adversarial approach vs. a value-add approach. Savvy negotiators (not including me in that category) generally eat these guy's lunch...It’s a terrific idea. It’s like someone in mid-management asking for 3X pay raises when the company is on the eve of bankruptcy.
Personally I'm on the look-out for a local non-scholarship D3 program to start following. Quickly losing interest in major "college" sports.