The next big thing, according to Ohio State director of player personnel Mark Pantoni?
I think the next wave is you’re going to see it become more — have more personnel specific departments like the NFL. I think you’re going to start seeing — there’s already two or three schools that have titles of general manager, and then you’re going to see just 20 people in the personnel office just cutting up film and doing film evals. I think that’s going to be the next step and it’s just going to keep growing from there.
Stadium naming rights. General managers. Giant personnel offices. “… and it’s just going to keep growing from there.”
I’d call it NFL-lite, but it sounds like the only lite part is the general managers not having to worry about salary caps.