Nick Saban says Alabama QB Bryce Young has signed nearly $1M worth of endorsement deals already

I can answer that:

#1 I played at Auburn in the early 80's on a full ride. In that era, It would have been MUCH easier to get a job and pay tuition. I was grateful for the opportunity and was the first person in my extended family to earn a college degree. I never felt under compensated for my work. My teammate Bo Jackson on the other hand was worth millions to the Yankees and the NFL but could not legally play in the NFL.

#2 I paid out of state tuition for 2 daughters at Auburn and one at Alabama. I know what it costs.

#3 $30 - $40 K tax free does not even come close to what an SEC football player is worth. Not even the 3rd team guard. A 100 man roster is generating 100's of millions of dollars in revenue both for the school and the parasitic NCAA. Every single person associated with the program gets paid as a professional based on their skill level and worth. Any of those people could also sell their skills on the free market except for the talent (players). Until recently, you would go to jail for paying a player for an endorsement or even representing them as an agent.

Just like I have said it would, the fake amateur house of cards has now crumbled. The NFL's free farm league and the (should be illegal) monopoly on the athletic skills of 18-22 year olds is done.

Unless some communist politician steps in the free market will win out. In the next few years you will see a league of College affiliated pro teams replace the current league. The Georgia Bulldogs will have the same relationship to UGA that the Braves have with Atlanta. For the organizers, the goal will be to keep the product looking the same, but the structure behind the organization will be totally different.

This isn't a guess, it's happening now.
Who pays for the swim team, tennis team, and all the others that can’t make a profit?
If your prediction is right.....they’re going to do it without any support from me.
 

weagle

Senior Member
Who pays for the swim team, tennis team, and all the others that can’t make a profit?
If your prediction is right.....they’re going to do it without any support from me.
Why would they get paid? Are they generating revenue or are they an expense?

The reality is; the revenue generated by the affiliated pro teams will be used to pay for those amateur sports, plus probably the salaries of the leaches at the NCAA.

It's happening, I'm not guessing.

Edit to add the NCAA is lobbying for the communists in Government to save their plantation.
 
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I can answer that:

#1 I played at Auburn in the early 80's on a full ride. In that era, It would have been MUCH easier to get a job and pay tuition. I was grateful for the opportunity and was the first person in my extended family to earn a college degree. I never felt under compensated for my work. My teammate Bo Jackson on the other hand was worth millions to the Yankees and the NFL but could not legally play in the NFL.

#2 I paid out of state tuition for 2 daughters at Auburn and one at Alabama. I know what it costs.

#3 $30 - $40 K tax free does not even come close to what an SEC football player is worth. Not even the 3rd team guard. A 100 man roster is generating 100's of millions of dollars in revenue both for the school and the parasitic NCAA. Every single person associated with the program gets paid as a professional based on their skill level and worth. Any of those people could also sell their skills on the free market except for the talent (players). Until recently, you would go to jail for paying a player for an endorsement or even representing them as an agent.

Just like I have said it would, the fake amateur house of cards has now crumbled. The NFL's free farm league and the (should be illegal) monopoly on the athletic skills of 18-22 year olds is done.

Unless some communist politician steps in the free market will win out. In the next few years you will see a league of College affiliated pro teams replace the current league. The Georgia Bulldogs will have the same relationship to UGA that the Braves have with Atlanta. For the organizers, the goal will be to keep the product looking the same, but the structure behind the organization will be totally different.

This isn't a guess, it's happening now.
division among players is what we will have just my .02 and I hope I'm wrong. I also think with all this woke stuff it adds to, just the beging of the end .
 

weagle

Senior Member
division among players is what we will have just my .02 and I hope I'm wrong. I also think with all this woke stuff it adds to, just the beging of the end .
Well that will be the job of the coach, just like it is in pro football, or minor league baseball or any other free capitalist organization.

Saban said he hated coaching pros. I can see that. He'll have to decide if he wants the 8 million or he can retire or coach some private HS team or whatever.
 
I’m a relatively new and inexperienced college football fan, but on the bright side, I’m hopeful that the sport can see some improvement by the possibility of more pro grade athletes in key positions staying to play through all of their eligibility. Tua, for example could have probably landed some very lucrative deals for his senior year were if legal then. Maybe enough to make it worth it, maybe not? Either way, maybe there will be some bright spots in this.
 

weagle

Senior Member
As much as I hate to say it, the Glory Days of college football are history. The targeting penalty is the restrictor plate of rules and in the near future the "College teams" will be professional teams paying licensing fees to the universities.
 
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