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cowboyinexile

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You guys laughed when WVU lost 2 future NFL players off its defense to UGA and Auburn, but the NIL is going to make it very, very hard for teams like WVU, Oklahoma State, TCU, etc to hold on to elite players.

When teams like Texas, Ohio State, and others can actually pay them six or seven figure salaries to play college ball.

So, you recruit a diamond in the rough, develop him into an All American, and then a SEC big boy comes calling with a brinks truck.
I disagree. They will get paid more in a small market where they are the man vs a blue blood where they are just another guy.

Plus, they aren't mercenaries. They are getting 20K to stay or 40K to transfer-20 year olds only care about their buddies, getting laid, and beer money. Most of them think they are getting to the NFL so the big payday is coming no matter where they play. If money for their immediate needs isn't an issue odds are they are more likely to stay in a situation where they are comfortable versus jumping ship because someone us saying they can make more in the portal.

Gotta admit not all of them will see it this way so the next few years are going to be a nightmare for coaches.
 

cowboyinexile

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I remember when I use to think $1,000 was a lot of money. Those were the days.
I remember those days too. I don't remember having in my wallet as fun money at 20 though.

For minor sports, Ferrari is the exception to the rule. He's really good at what he does, has a legitimate pro (MMA and/or Olympic athlete) career ahead of him and has the personality that will make him more money off the mat than on. He will do just fine in all of this. Same for women softball or volleyball players with 50K followers on Instagram. I'm sure there are girls on your softball team who are making similar money right now.

It will really be interesting to see how this all plays out.
 
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Yep, this is also another reason OU and UT are looking to move. SEC already cheats like no one else, now its legal. They need better control over the NIL . Like a max deal.
 

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A high school sophomore just signed a deal and os expected take millions off it.
Don't secondary school activity groups regulate the ability of kids to participate if they are making money off their performance?

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Talk about an advantage.

Phil Knight And Former Nike Execs Launch Oregon-Focused NIL Company

Today, several alumni and prominent University of Oregon donors, including NIKE co-founder Phil Knight, Pat Kilkenny, Ed Maletis, Jim Morse, and the Papé Family are announcing the formation of Division Street, Inc., a sport venture that will assist Oregon student athletes in monetizing their NIL.

Former VP and GM of NIKE Women, Rosemary St. Clair, will serve as the CEO of the new entity, with former NIKE VP of Sports Marketing Rudy Chapa will serve as Chairman of the Board.

“Student-athletes have a full plate, and figuring out how to monetize their brands is an incredible challenge,” said St. Clair. “Our team has spent decades building the brands of the world’s best athletes, and we will use that experience to elevate NIL opportunities by bringing in leading expertise across brand, marketing, sponsorship, digital and creative to support all Oregon student-athletes, inclusive of every sport and across gender.”
 

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I work with a guy who is Mormon and has a son who was a pretty good OL in high school. His son is just finishing up his mission trip and wanted to see about trying to walk on at BYU, and found out some interesting info. Now all spots on the football team get NIL money to pay for school completely so BYU is apparently having to hold tryouts for walk in spots and they only take the best of the best. Probably going to be a decent advantage for them moving forward.
 
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I work with a guy who is Mormon and has a son who was a pretty good OL in high school. His son is just finishing up his mission trip and wanted to see about trying to walk on at BYU, and found out some interesting info. Now all spots on the football team get NIL money to pay for school completely so BYU is apparently having to hold tryouts for walk in spots and they only take the best of the best. Probably going to be a decent advantage for them moving forward.
Someone posted a video of the announcement somewhere about a month or so ago, maybe in another thread.

But of even bigger concern that I am surprised has not been mentioned yet, the National Labor Relations Board just issued a memo stating all student-athletes are employees of the schools. Not knowledgeable enough about what weight an NLRB memo has but one could probably bet the farm SCOTUS is going to get involved.

Found this article after my post that provides some clarity others I read did no...
https://brobible.com/sports/article/national-labor-relations-college-athlete-employee/
 
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It definitely muddies the waters. The problem I had is that Fowler is also a huge OU athletics donor who clearly has a vested interest in Rattler succeeding. They could make some calls to put pressure on Riley keeping him in the game.

Fowler was asked on Twitter after the game if they would repo Rattler's cars. He obviously said no and that he's proud of Caleb, Rattler, and the team and just wants OU to win regardless of his investment. I kind of believe him, but kind of don't.
 
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It definitely muddies the waters. The problem I had is that Fowler is also a huge OU athletics donor who clearly has a vested interest in Rattler succeeding. They could make some calls to put pressure on Riley keeping him in the game.

Fowler was asked on Twitter after the game if they would repo Rattler's cars. He obviously said no and that he's proud of Caleb, Rattler, and the team and just wants OU to win regardless of his investment. I kind of believe him, but kind of don't.
It'll be interesting to see how some of these endorsements are worded moving forward.

With the Rattler situation, for instance, I'm sure that Cain's and whomever else never thought he'd get benched. Is his deal still in place if he's benched and in the portal? Will these generally be just one year deals?
 

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Ummmm... I want a $70,325 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. :glare:

Did they gift him a used one that has 89k miles on the odometer, trail pinstripes down both sides and repeatedly jumped off of 6 ft retaining walls?!?!?