Alex, I’ll take “Things I Never Thought I’d Hear A College AD Say” for $200.

Well, now.

I can’t wait until I hear somebody ask Mark Emmert what he thinks about that.

In the meantime, you can bet Jeffrey Kessler’s incorporating that into his legal argument.

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14 responses to “Alex, I’ll take “Things I Never Thought I’d Hear A College AD Say” for $200.

  1. Bigshott

    Outside income would be better than the schools paying them.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      “Outside income would be better than the schools paying them…”

      “…and get those IPTAY donations in on time. Those returning juniors didn’t come cheap.”

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  2. PTC DAWG

    I think the boosters handle this now…..I’m not that much in the dark….

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  3. Granthams replacement

    It would crush Auburn’s recruiting process.

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  4. Brandon

    Wasn’t Radkovich the originator of Four Tickets, Four Hot Dogs, Four Cokes.

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  5. His response to the follow-up question about a player wearing something other than Nike being a problem was just gold. It’s not like Nike has experience providing official apparel for other leagues / teams where players are sponsored by a different brand at the same time or anything. Won’t somebody please think about the feelings of the big brands here??!??

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    • The Dawg abides

      The shoe companies will lock up the top prospects while they are in high school and require them to go to “their” schools.

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      • It’s about time that schools like ‘Bama and Ohio State will finally get those elusive top recruits thanks to their deals with Nike. Finally a break for the little guy!

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        • The Dawg abides

          I was kidding with my comment for the most part, but there’s a little smoke about Under Armour, a sleazy handler, and a nearby top recruit who just committed to an Under Armour school.

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          • Trust me – my tongue was firmly planted in my cheek. It never ceases to amuse me that people cry out that schools with the most wherewithal (i.e. Bama / Texas / USC / Ohio State/ etc.) are going to be the only schools that get the best players in a full on pay model. Spoiler alert – they already do get the best players and have for as many years as the sport has existed. Players being able to cash in on their NIL will not upset the power structure of the sports one iota.

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  6. MGW

    I say let the schools act as “amateur” as they like. But let the students act as adult (or not) as they like. Most are in fact over the age of 18. Treat them like any other student. If they’re too distracted to perform on the field or to make grades, then they’re probably not going to be worth as much to sponsors or rich alumni as they were before, are they? They’ll figure it out.

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