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“It’s a Mess!!” - Rich Eisen: How NIL Blew Up the College Football World in Just One Year

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Rich Eisen reacts to Nick Saban’s call for federal legislation of NIL in college football, Jimbo Fisher’s scathing rebuttal to the Alabama coach, and reflects on the “mess” Name-Image-Likeness has created in College Football in the span of just 12 months.

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prod.snQwfall
prod.snQwfall Hace 2 meses
In one season we went from no money to a transfer portal and NIL deals all at once. That made these coaches too comfortable to say the quiet part out loud
Jay MacPherson
Jay MacPherson Hace 2 meses
Wow, the furor that arises when power begins to shift to the players (or anyone not historically in power pose). My croc tears burst forth.
CM Perkins
CM Perkins Hace 2 meses
The irony of coaches with 100 million dollars contracts complaining now about NIL deals. I get it, but don’t complain now since you no longer hold control.
David Abbett
David Abbett Hace 2 meses
Money, Money, Money, Money . . . . MONNNNNNAAAAAAA It’s always funny AND aggravating to see BIG money get upset when their free or extremely cheap sources of labor actually begins to earn something close to what they deserve. This takes place in every aspect of our society. ‘MERICA !!!
Andrew Pierce
Andrew Pierce Hace 2 meses
We should just have league levels like European soccer leagues or our baseball farm system. That way kids have an option to go play football professionally without going to a college where they have a quid pro quo system where the benefit the players get isn’t really what they are their for. And you can still have college football for those players who want a college education.
Quivering Moist
Quivering Moist Hace 2 meses
Yeah but that means the NFL has to finance and run a minor league system. Ncaa is a free minor league for the NFL.
Earl Menary
Earl Menary Hace 2 meses
This what I believed should of happened years ago when the NFL started to change college rules.
M M
M M Hace 2 meses
The biggest “problem” I see with the theoretical creation of a super league is that it will decimate every other sport and every team not included in those schools. For nearly every university, the entire athletic department is funded by the revenue created by the football team and the men’s basketball team. And even then only the biggest schools make enough money to sustain themselves. That’s why the big programs have to pay the smaller programs $250-500k for one game! They won’t be able to create a super league because it all but guarantees the insolvency of every women’s college team in the country as well as every non-super league men’s team.
T Shep
T Shep Hace 2 meses
Even odds Tuberville has no idea how a bill becomes a law. Aces AL.
Elijah Tchilembe-Mpovie
With this, the NCAA will get superseeded by each sports' own super league or premier league.
Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT
This all started because the NCAA made so much money off the NCAA TOURNAMENT. Why not just have the NCAA give the players a 50% cut from Tournament profits? Then dispense equal payments to all Division I players. Same thing with TV contracts. Pool money into a big pot and allocate it out equally to all players. Then you have your competitive balance in tact.
Steve Bob
Steve Bob Hace 2 meses
It seems as though that would be as much an anti trust violation as the previous system. The courts didn’t say players need to get paid. They said you can’t have colleges colluding to not pay them, which is the same as colluding to pay them a pooled amount. The issue is the setting of wages in concert, not what that pay is.
Andrew Pierce
Andrew Pierce Hace 2 meses
Power concedes nothing without a demand.
Mark Williams
Mark Williams Hace 2 meses
that’s to humane for that to happen
Christian
Christian Hace 2 meses
My main issue is, coaches can complain about players entering transfer portals, but when coaches just ditch there program for another in the middle of the college season the players aren’t allowed to complain. You can’t have it both ways.
Dadson worldwide
Dadson worldwide Hace 2 meses
@David Nelson lol. I gotcha but if say 90% of the community building and networking is threw these programs. Nationally and internationally. Spirit of the school. Visitors bring kids who dream of going one day. It's not the science fairs
David Nelson
David Nelson Hace 2 meses
@Dadson worldwide Sure, healthy body... go play racquetball... with some friends. You don't have to represent the school to stay in shape. Ask anyone over the age of 22.
Dadson worldwide
Dadson worldwide Hace 2 meses
@David Nelson healthy body builds healthy minds goes all the way back to the before the birth of the university. It' goes hand and hand
Dadson worldwide
Dadson worldwide Hace 2 meses
@David Nelson This is all about collectives and means for more agents lawyers and lawmakers to run the value of a player that in the nfl wouldn't be. They want to socialize so get their hands in the our pockets more
David Nelson
David Nelson Hace 2 meses
@Dadson worldwide There are plenty of ways for people to stay healthy and active without playing ball sports. Universities don't need to compete against one another... except it is a great way to distract the masses. I think we can do better than Rome.
Scott Jacuk
Scott Jacuk Hace 2 meses
I've been a passionate college football fan most of my life. It pains me to say but they just need to blow it up, remove it from the schools, and turn it into the business it has become. This will never happen because of the revenue it generates for a majority of the D1 schools. Yes, the players are the ones providing the entertainment and should be paid accordingly. But to call this "College" football is laughable. It has become big business and the only thing linking the football team and college is where the games are played.
Amare Van Hook
Amare Van Hook Hace 10 días
Its always been a business
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla Hace 2 meses
It has been a business for at least 80 years. But in the past, the main beneficiaries in the past were the institutions and the coaches.
Samniss Arandeen
Samniss Arandeen Hace 2 meses
Collegiate athletics are a distraction from actual higher education. Better to just spin it all off into a minor league
Carlos C.
Carlos C. Hace 2 meses
I'm starting to think that the NCAA is not the villain rather its the buffer between the college athletic programs with their collectives/boosters and the federal government. For years these programs have gotten away with the amateurism loophole and I think we're witnessing the beginning of the end for college athletics. If these boosters try to separate and create a professional league, I don't think it will last because of all of costs involved in running a football program. All that's left is the NFL deciding to form an NFL minor league and it will be game over for college football.
Quivering Moist
Quivering Moist Hace 2 meses
Sooooooo now coaches have to do openly what they quietly did for decades to bring in top tier talent. Oh the humanity.
James Thomas
James Thomas Hace 2 meses
That is how MLB keeps its Minor Leagues...
Dallas Wood
Dallas Wood Hace 2 meses
Anyone who thinks this dumpster fire is “unintended consequences” which i have heard a thousand times doesn’t understand what unintended consequences means, anyone with half a brain could see all this coming down the tracks from ten miles away
Stephen Danley
Stephen Danley Hace 2 meses
The participants would have to consent. No consent, no participation. You guys have been saying that D1 college football is a de facto pro league for years now. When Saban says, okay, let's treat it like one you cry foul. The future of college athletics is intramurals. Congratulations, I guess.
raider nation
raider nation Hace 2 meses
Well, the supreme court ruled that the NCAA's business model is basically illegal. I don't know how else you deal with this.
bills4th
bills4th Hace 2 meses
Nick doesn’t have to be the “only” guy. He started this conversation so,stop pretending what Jimbo said was magically unprovoked
David Min
David Min Hace 2 meses
The NIL ruling and Transfer portal individually were OK, imo. However, the two in combination is ruining college football and could ruin men's basketball.
Yo Yo
Yo Yo Hace 2 meses
Players finally have the same flexibility of movement and financial incentives as coaches and that’s what is ruining college sports. What a clown comment.
Eric M
Eric M Hace 2 meses
Saban is right tho, the only way to get around that is have congress give them an anti trust exemption. Otherwise their actions are absurd. Why would you not be able to transfer at any time? And how exactly is congress going to justify this when the schools refuse to pay the players? Unlike let's say the MLB which also has anti trust exemptions.
johnshaft64
johnshaft64 Hace 2 meses
So are coaches not honoring their contracts and extensions, leaving early before their season is over.
Hal Harris
Hal Harris Hace 2 meses
They both are ruining college football.
T H
T H Hace 2 meses
“Mike Gundy, he’s a man, he’s 50” lol
c R
c R Hace 2 meses
If players are recieving money before their names image and likness are used their being bought for instance if a company is going to use a player in commercials say 6 of them then you recieve your installments 6 times 1 time after every one
Nickolas Caldarera
Nickolas Caldarera Hace 2 meses
The hypocrisy in College Football. I’m an LSU fan, and I have always suspected Saban has cheated. Jimbo reminds me of a dirty car salesman. Fact, all programs cheat, some just do it better than others. Saban, is correct NIL is a mess without being regulated and enforced. Saban has now gotten people talking about NIL problems. Of course, Saban is mentioning it because system is conducive to him not getting number 1 recruiting classes.
David C
David C Hace 2 meses
Baloney. He'll STILL Get No 1 Classes. So will other SEC Schools (Georgia, etc.). He's one of the best
joegrst
joegrst Hace 2 meses
I don’t follow the NCAA can someone help me understand all of this leading back to the decision? Or like give me a recommended article to read?
andyinoregon
andyinoregon Hace 2 meses
How hard is the IRS going to monitor all of this NIL mess?
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla Hace 2 meses
The problem Rich is what you are suggesting violates anti-trust laws. It also violates restraint of trade. It has been the problem with college sports since its inception. You are suggesting that the institutions together make rules that restrains athlete's ability to sell their services to the highest bidder.
Vorlon Angel 1811
Vorlon Angel 1811 Hace 2 meses
Everybody beat Tuberville's @$$, so you'd be right no matter what. LMAO🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
T.K.
T.K. Hace 2 meses
It’s not a mess. It’s the free market. The guys that benefitted from the old process are throwing a temper tantrum.
Joe Stoffa
Joe Stoffa Hace 2 meses
They should just bite the bullet and require a salary cap/floor and revenue sharing for any school that wants to participate in NCAA sports.
James Thomas
James Thomas Hace 2 meses
How dare you suggest they not be Greedy....lol
Jan Hofer
Jan Hofer Hace 2 meses
why a bad thing? im sick of watching almost every year the same games Alabama vs Ohio or Oklahoma. and let the boys have some Money the bring Billions to the Universitys
Dadson worldwide
Dadson worldwide Hace 2 meses
Time to stop trying to argue informal fallacy if they want money they want to go pro and don't deserve charitable tax exemption. Protect the tax papers and the true amateurs and colleges.
Johnny Apple Seed
Johnny Apple Seed Hace 2 meses
The NFL just needs to get it over with, and sponsor a Minor League Football League where the players are drafted out of High School....
Stephen Kasper
Stephen Kasper Hace 2 meses
Pay the kids instead of the lawyers, LOL. This is contract law, one of the most complicated parts of the legal field. Its going to be nothing but paying the lawyers.
David C
David C Hace 2 meses
EVERYTHING Is paying the lawyers...Because the Lawyers write the laws...That's why everything Government is so crazy expensive and inefficient.
todd stewart
todd stewart Hace un mes
Collage sports is a total $hit show now. NIL just made it a minor league of pro sports. People will start staying at home instead of giving it away to the semi pro league. ✌
JJ Bowen
JJ Bowen Hace 2 meses
The Buddy Garritty reference haha Love it
AJTComicsBrand
AJTComicsBrand Hace 2 meses
Jimbo just got hurt by the truth. 😂 RTR
Rick Hollis
Rick Hollis Hace 2 meses
How about a max NIL amount with the remainder put into a trust for access when turning 21
Angel Matos
Angel Matos Hace 2 meses
The arrogance of a broken system.
Porch Talk
Porch Talk Hace 2 meses
Here’s a hot take….If these kids are getting paid millions of dollars then no more scholarships. They should have to pay for their education there is NO REASON for tax payers to be paying for this.
SadDingus
SadDingus Hace 2 meses
anybody with common sense knew the NIL would turn into a mess. you now have full blown pay2play, gj NCAA. what happens when the wrong kind of money starts to invade? gl policing this.
Gaza Never
Gaza Never Hace 2 meses
Marty Huggins would be proud!
jord9308
jord9308 Hace 2 meses
What’s next- a salary cap?
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Fuzzy Wuzzy Hace 2 meses
I like Jimbo Fisher way more now
Rob Wagner
Rob Wagner Hace 2 meses
I'm so shocked that this isn't working out well... So shocked.
Tirrell Daveport
Tirrell Daveport Hace 2 meses
That's the thing. It is going well. To the average fan nothing has changed. This season wasn't any different than most others. The problem is some College Coaches want overwhelming power over players, which they aren't getting much of now.
Marty Mills
Marty Mills Hace 2 meses
Transfer portal and players getting $ is okay with me. Just remember how the NCAA was before this.
Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT
If there are no rules, then the same few schools with lots of money will PURCHASE all future National Championships. And if you think that’s okay, just wait until the two richest schools, Harvard and Yale decide to get involved. Harvard’s Endorsement is $52 billion. They could just pay every player who plays for them $10 million per year. Every year Harvard and Yale would get the best players who would stay 4 years and they would start winning the National Championship almost every year forever. But guess what? People would lose interest and turn off their TVs.
Titaniumman11
Titaniumman11 Hace 2 meses
College football Super League coming to a school near you!
Brian Wallace
Brian Wallace Hace 2 meses
"Mike Gundy...he's a man"
Max Rockatansky
Max Rockatansky Hace 2 meses
Hes FORTY! Lol
J.B.
J.B. Hace 2 meses
'please make the illegal, legal'
Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT
I would love to see Harvard and Yale get involved. With their ENORMOUS ENDOWMENTS, they could start winning all the National Championships they want because they could pay more than anybody. Then see how people like that.
Carlos C.
Carlos C. Hace 2 meses
Harvard and Yale wouldn't do it because they don't need to. College athletics to universities are the same thing as sports cars to car companies. They're both marketing tools at the end of the day. Harvard and Yale don't need it because they're already getting crazy amount of applications from prospective students.
Dallas Wood
Dallas Wood Hace 2 meses
@Jon Howard yeah and Harvard and Yale graduates wouldn’t have ten thousand brinks trucks full of money to fund it haha where do you think the university endowment money comes from
Jon Howard
Jon Howard Hace 2 meses
Except the schools aren't funding the NIL's, it's local businesses.
NorthOfWindsor
NorthOfWindsor Hace 2 meses
@Dennis if the board gets out of the way it won’t matter. That’s for the universities to decide
Thomas Reed
Thomas Reed Hace 2 meses
Is Saban the pot or the kettle?
Robert Frank
Robert Frank Hace 2 meses
Paying kids for play has always been there. Nick Saban talk like this is something new. Stop crying Coach Saban. The coaches want to control these kids. Coaches leaves there school all the time for more money.
Paul Castaldo
Paul Castaldo Hace 2 meses
He doesn’t want to level the playing field. He wants to maintain advantage. Hypocrite
David C
David C Hace 2 meses
He'll STILL have an advantage...so will the SEC. PERIOD. He's been good to date...he'll STILL be good with these other things.
David Reinhart
David Reinhart Hace 2 meses
Nick is complaining now because everybody is throwing money at player like only the SEC used to do. Now anybody can be like Bama and pay their players. Just like the old days when Bama and Georgia didn’t have a monopoly.
c R
c R Hace 2 meses
Federal gov cant do anything
KClouisville
KClouisville Hace 2 meses
If enough players are getting paid enough money sure they can.....interstate commerce laws can be applied to pretty much any business...and it'd be hard for that model to be presented in court as "amateur athletics".
D' VisionTv
D' VisionTv Hace 2 meses
So long story short🤔 College Players make money of the work and sacrifice they body's and now its becoming a problem🤨 Man get da fuc outta here they can make it work if they want😑 This is just a reason to blow it up just to go bac to a all profit business🤦🏾‍♂️(my opinion)
Proud Liberal
Proud Liberal Hace 2 meses
I'm finished with college sports. Why should I watch semi-pro when I can watch....you know.....real pros? Let the SEC fans have their own little super conference and let them watch it. Let the BIG try their damnedest to keep up. I really don't care anymore. Sports, in general, has priced itself into a class niche anyway. Going to a game costs more than a Broadway premier. This is "rich man's" stuff now. A working man can't afford to take his family to the ball game. Do people understand what generational fandom is and how fandom has historically passed from father to son, live, at the ball game? Yea, that isn't going to last because working class dad can't afford it anymore. Kill your golden egg laying goose. I don't care anymore. Entertainment for the working-class changes with time as each form of popular entertainment ultimately prices itself into a class niche. Football can join polo and tennis. I'm sure it will be quite fashionable to flaunt that team apparel as nothing more than a prestigious status symbol. Sports has been reduced to this. I give it a couple more generations of main-stream life span.
Wil Rodriguez
Wil Rodriguez Hace 2 meses
Grow up. College athletes are not property of Colleges.
Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT
College basketball and football are screwed. All it took was greed, money, and lawyers to bring it down. The way it is now, if your school isn’t particularly rich or you’re kind of a smaller market you’re out. Wealthy schools will win everything. Gosh how fun will that be! Sarcasm. The old saying….money is the root of all evil is particularly relevant here. THERE HAVE TO BE RULES IN PLACE TO PROTECT SMALLER MARKETS just like in the NBA and NFL.
Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT
@bee smitty No, what will bring the price down is if attendance starts dropping because fans are not willing to pay the prices. Then to draw the fans back to cut ticket prices to a level at which fans will pay. That’s what establishes the market price.
bee smitty
bee smitty Hace 2 meses
@Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT so if no one can afford it the price will come back down
Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT
@bee smitty Fine. And it’s greed that’s going to bring down college basketball and football. They should have kept it amateur. It’s already $100 face value to see a college basketball game at my school. What’s it going to be now? $200? Or more? So $800 for a family of 4 to go see a 2 hour college basketball game? That’s not going to work especially if one’s school can no longer compete because they can’t keep up with 7 figure NIL deals.
bee smitty
bee smitty Hace 2 meses
Love of money is the root of all evil. That's the quote. Money is not evil, greed is
Jon Howard
Jon Howard Hace 2 meses
So everyone OK with player recruitment is devolving into a giant bidding war? Recruiting was mostly because of hard work and relationship building with coaches, but now it's becoming which every program can pay them the most. And players are entering the portal to leave their schools for larger NIL contracts. If this is the new norm then scholarships no longer need to be awarded.
Johnathan Jackson
Johnathan Jackson Hace un mes
NIL is good. It levels the playing field and compensates the people who generate income for their programs.
blue diamond gem
blue diamond gem Hace 2 meses
Saban told the truth about A&M and Fisher acted like a little school girl.
iiRolltide
iiRolltide Hace 2 meses
@Vic Vega so how did it change in our favor? Do you have an example or are you just talkin? What advantages did the ncaa give bama that other programs don’t have?
Vic Vega
Vic Vega Hace 2 meses
@iiRolltide You're barely winning "nattys" now -- one in the past four seasons? Settle down, son... But yes, the past 15 years or so.
iiRolltide
iiRolltide Hace 2 meses
@Vic Vega was it rigged in our favor when we weren’t winning nattys? When did it start being rigged in our favor? I just want some clarity
blue diamond gem
blue diamond gem Hace 2 meses
@Gary Ross I’ll take stuff that never happened for $100.
umkc73
umkc73 Hace 2 meses
Anyone who says the athletes shouldn’t get paid because they get a scholarship never graduated from a college. They have no idea what it takes to graduate from a legitimate college (in 4 years).
Benjamin Upchurch
Benjamin Upchurch Hace 2 meses
I’m laughing cause Saban is trying to talk about ‘Amateur’ athletics. Amateur athletics doesn’t have nationally distributed TV deals. Amateur athletics doesn’t make 10 billion dollars a year for a single conference. You don’t pay mandatory 5k ‘legacy donations’ for chance to by season tickets (I think I low balled that one). You don’t get paid 10 million a year to coach ‘Amateur’ Athletics. If Saban wants ‘Amateur’ then go coach Pop Warner.
James Thomas
James Thomas Hace 2 meses
Saban being pissed "Kids" want what they are being told by Many People what they are worth, thus undercutting HIS VALUE to the program...and will cause the Program to change how Coaches are paid....and imagine that...Multimillionaire Coaches (and Asst Coaches) suddenly seeing their funds going to the PLAYERS...how dare they treat them like EVERY Professional League treats its coaches and is 1 reason why some coaches remain (or come back) to College...Control.
Larry Jonnson
Larry Jonnson Hace 2 meses
Bullseye, Well said!
K O
K O Hace 2 meses
Saban and Belichick are the Genghis Khans of NCAA/NFL Football - they lord over the empire but add nothing in the way of culture. Seriously, 10 years down the road, we'll be looking at the best two coaches ever and asking "what did they add to the game?" They win, but I don't know what else.
Thomas Reed
Thomas Reed Hace 2 meses
Good comparison
Stephen Danley
Stephen Danley Hace 2 meses
What are you looking for? The forward pass?
litedawg1968
litedawg1968 Hace 2 meses
I want some of whatever you are smoking
Srinivas Suresh
Srinivas Suresh Hace 2 meses
@Jeremy Larson 😂😂😂😂😂.
Jeremy Larson
Jeremy Larson Hace 2 meses
I guess my car gets me to where I need to go, but what else does it do.
Douglas W
Douglas W Hace 2 meses
NIL was a big mistake. People of course are always quick to play the victim game and we rush to conclusions/fixes that are one dimensional, the problem is most issues are multi-dimensional.
People pleaser
People pleaser Hace 2 meses
What is wrong with a free market for athletes? Is this because the media, the coaches, the administration will have to give up a piece of the pie for the people producing their extremely valuable product? Are their caps or rules for any of those other parties? Why athletes? It's a joke.
TheStrategist23
TheStrategist23 Hace 2 meses
Crazy the people who want smaller government...now want more government. Got it.
MrSidekick00
MrSidekick00 Hace 2 meses
NIL is not wrong and transfer portal either of the NFL Wanted to create a legitimate feeder system college football would be done ….
Wil Rodriguez
Wil Rodriguez Hace 2 meses
Nick Saban is worried he is not top dog. He whined about the up tempo offenses and now he is nervous that his monopoly is drying up. Basically is a PAB move.
Bofetada
Bofetada Hace 2 meses
Come in people..what did one expect to happen. Chaos breads chaos, insanity breeds insanity. This is the beginning of the end of college sports. Chaos.
littlesame
littlesame Hace 2 meses
Ppl crying because students athletes are getting paid (not all players, only minimal%) and have freedom to leave a team that affects his future? NIL needs some legality policies, but these coaches and ppl who made hundreds of millions from them including injuries that ended their future, are pathetic, his beach house was from boosters pockets, let’s not act these old men are fair and never done under the table “nil” 🧼
Michael j Marley
Michael j Marley Hace 2 meses
ive never seen such mass jealousy , talented kids who sacrifice their health to generate HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars for their schools annually get a couple dollars for themselves and now “college football is ruined” . how ? HOW ? it’s the exact same game
Jon Howard
Jon Howard Hace 10 días
@Amare Van Hook Are you aware the best high schools recruits are now choosing colleges strictly who can offer them the most NIL money? That the best college teams are going to be decided by who has the most money? Are you OK with that?
Amare Van Hook
Amare Van Hook Hace 10 días
@Jon Howard That’s nothing compared to actually being able to profit off of their game
Jon Howard
Jon Howard Hace 2 meses
You are aware these players are awarded scholarships? Free education, room and board, food, etc?
Kholo Malebane
Kholo Malebane Hace 2 meses
A super league would be awesome!
David Reinhart
David Reinhart Hace 2 meses
Nick Saban would not have a winning record in a super league. Without his paid player monopoly of semi pro player he is a mediocre coach.
Dallas Wood
Dallas Wood Hace 2 meses
I mean it’s basically been that forever what do you think the power five is
Quantum Geography
Quantum Geography Hace 2 meses
No
Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT
At many public universities, schools are cutting out many degree programs because they don’t have enough money to pay faculty, and yet some people are so worried that an 18 year old basketball player fresh out of high school might only make $200,000 per year….much more than many middle-age tenured Ph.D. professors. Oh those poor 18 year olds. Cry me a river. Theses players were already being paid. A free ride scholarship is worth a lot of money especially at schools like Stanford or Duke. Athletes already live and eat way better than regular college students.
Carlos C.
Carlos C. Hace 2 meses
​@Brett Daley I'm sure D1 athletes have the option of choosing more rigorous courses if they wanted to, they typically have access to more resources to get through the classes as well. Also, I'm pretty sure these college programs don't make "BILLIONS", in fact I'm pretty sure that they hardly make any money at all. I mean, the scholarships cost money, the facilities cost money, and the coaching staffs cost money; but the universities run these programs because more than anything they're a marketing tool to recruit prospective students. With all of the money getting thrown around, I think this loophole has been broken and that's why people are getting worried.
Brett Daley
Brett Daley Hace 2 meses
This is just old man yelling at the sky hyperbole. In D1 schools players are not able to actually choose the programs they want and are usually placed in very soft courses to ensure they remain academically eligible. They end up with a general BA which won't do anything for you after college. And in D1 you have schools making BILLIONS of dollars off the names, images and likenesses of their students, but cry foul when the players want to do the same thing? These D1 schools could all pay their faculty more but they instead invest in infrastructure so that they can show no profits because infrastructure spending is considered an expense, which is deducted from the bottom line.
bulldogsbob
bulldogsbob Hace 2 meses
You media guys are to blame for this crap. As someone still paying for college I had no sympathy for players who were getting their colllege education paid for by the school while living like kings. Yeah if the players at Alabama were being exploited then sign me up.
Fifapro 44
Fifapro 44 Hace 2 meses
Maybe if you had ANY skill at ANY sport you could get a free ride too but just complain about it and think you're right maybe something will be handed to you
mike richards
mike richards Hace 2 meses
@bulldogsbob do you have an issue with students receiving scholarships and making money from ESvid videos? Are you not allowed to make your own money after receiving a scholarship?
Emanuel Williams
Emanuel Williams Hace 2 meses
@bulldogsbob that's not compensation
mike richards
mike richards Hace 2 meses
@bulldogsbob so what's your issue with NIL? I don't see the problem.
Brett Daley
Brett Daley Hace 2 meses
@bulldogsbob but they can't choose the program they take. The school puts them in basic/easy programs that at the end don't result in any significant degrees
Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT
Its greed that’s going to bring down college basketball and football. They should have kept it amateur. It’s already $100 face value to see a college basketball game at my school. What’s it going to be now? $200? Or more? So $800 for a family of 4 to go see a 2 hour college basketball game? That’s not going to work especially if one’s school can no longer compete because they can’t keep up with 7 figure NIL deals.
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson Hace 2 meses
This whole Saban fear out has a very Urban Meyer feel to it. Big Urb could just roll the ball out and Ohio State or the choir boy Florida Gators would win all these games. Same with Saban. He gets the best players every year with the old system. Now he’s not going to get that and he might actually have to coach. We saw how that worked out when Saban went to the NFL. The fraud alarm is sounding.
MR. Bell
MR. Bell Hace 2 meses
NiL saved the ncaa
Brett Daley
Brett Daley Hace 2 meses
@Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT what Amateur league that you know of makes over a Billion dollars a year???
bee smitty
bee smitty Hace 2 meses
Saved from what, decades of existing and growing.
Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT
Unregulated NIL is going to ruin college sports. This is supposed to be AMATEUR athletics NOT the NBA or NFL!
litedawg1968
litedawg1968 Hace 2 meses
Except for the fact that it killed it yes I agree
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