“They’re gonna bail.”

If you’re wondering to whom and what the header refers ($$)

As each day passes and the coronavirus numbers gain unwanted skyward momentum this summer, though, hope for any such achievements fade.

“If you’re Trevor Lawrence, for example, what’s the value to go back and play a year at Clemson? You know, the guy can be a first-round pick. There’s probably 10-20 guys that legitimately can forgo a season and still be a high-round guy,” the prominent agent continued. “Then there’s going to be also a big contingency of players that believe they’re a high enough caliber player but (they’re) also just afraid of getting sick or afraid of what happens to their season. … There’s literally nothing to gain (by coming back) for these top players other than, you know, the greatness of Alabama football and Nick Saban or Dabo Swinney and Clemson football. I mean, what benefit truly is (there) for you to play? There’s no benefit. All risk.”

Now, sure, some of that is agent talk, but, if these guys are to be believed, they’ve already been discussing this with some of the top prospects.

I suspect there are more than 10-20 college players who might be interested in making the jump, but the irony could be that prominent agents won’t want to carry those who aren’t obvious first round picks for a longer period.

And somebody has a sense of humor.

Of course, perhaps the schools and the NCAA surprise us all with a long-awaited plan of their own.

“Maybe they say to the players we’ll pay you to play,” an agent said. “But that’s never going to happen.”

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3 responses to ““They’re gonna bail.”

  1. CB

    It’s gonna be a shame when the season is cancelled. What’s to keep all the defensive players who returned for their senior seasons around for next year if that’s an option? Rice, LeCounte, Stokes, Herring plus guys like Davis and Ojulari could easily leave.

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  2. sniffer

    If you show these players that there can be a legit national championship this year, I believe most will play. Eight game conference schedule is the minimum, in my book, that would do this. If 2020 becomes some half ass exhibition season, there’s no point. And if the conference leadership doesn’t emphasize a championship and only goes for the money, I’m out, too. I have no interest in watching UGA-Vandy for the fun of it. And beating Florida, though always a highlight, would be meaningless.

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  3. 123fakest

    Lawerence and Fields are pretty crazy if they play this year. IMO, there won’t be a season, so it’s a moot point.

    If there ever was a time to unionize as college athletes, it’s now. Pay us to play this season X amount of dollars, or we all sit out.

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