Why is Dell McGee trying to destroy college football as we know it?

I mean, this aggression shall not stand, man.

“They are still recruiting really hard,” Robinson said, “and as of right now they are still No. 1. The commitment from the running back didn’t affect where I stand with Georgia … At the beginning (of this process), we (Robinson and Dell McGee) built a relationship with each other, and as of now, I’m doing zooms with him and talking about certain things related to Georgia football and about my brand and likeness.”

“… and about my brand and likeness.”  WTF, Dell?  You’re sowing seeds, dude.  Next thing you know, this kid’s going to ruin his Georgia career by accepting money for being himself.  And that’s before we get to him being a cancer in the locker room.  You know what money does to a person, especially an eighteen-year old who’s never had the chance to finance tats and weed on a significant level.  Plus, think of all those jealous offensive linemen who won’t want to block for him.  Is that what Georgia football is supposed to be about?

Eh, so what if he’s the top recruit in the country at his position.  You need to spend your time recruiting two- and three-star high schoolers who will be grateful to put on the uniform and won’t spend their time on self-promotion, because there won’t be anything to promote.  That’s how champions are built.

Am I doing it right, amateurism romantics?  I’d hate to see Dell screw up a good thing.

(h/t)

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132 responses to “Why is Dell McGee trying to destroy college football as we know it?

  1. Derek

    Dell: I’ve talked to every Georgia alum who owns a business and all of them are committed to signing you to a personal services contract for big bucks.

    Robinson: what do I have to do?

    Dell: Sign with Georgia.

    Now you’re doing it right.

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    • I assume come July 1st, you’ll be giving up college football.

      We’ll miss you at the blog.

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      • Greg

        HEY!…..we always still have “The Playground”

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      • mwodieseldawg

        You might miss him

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      • Derek

        When did I say that I’m quitting on my team just because the players are being bought and sold?

        I have simply suggested that the idea that NIL could be innocently applied without corrosive effect was grossly and recklessly naive. Stupid. Short sighted. Ignorant. Pick a word. If its bad, it fits.

        Wouldn’t shock me that it gets so ugly that they revisit the profit model of college athletics and return to (or invent, if you prefer) the education model.

        I’ll be around to say “I told you so.”

        I don’t think there is anything that Georgia football could do to make me quit. Hell, I’m not sure they could do anything that would make me bitch and moan about the AD or coach(es) as much as some around here.

        Ride or die. Hell, I’d slip Robinson a few bucks if it would help….

        Looks like a player. Doesn’t mean its a good thing, but he might as well be wearing red and black amirite?

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        • I’ll be around to say “I told you so.”

          The perfect epitaph. 😉

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        • Greg

          BAH!…just make the pros change their age limit rule. They can go straight to the big leagues.

          That just ain’t right…..right?

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          • Ah, the magic underpants solution!

            How do you “just make the pros change their age limit rule”, Greg?

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            • Greg

              Same way pro baseball found a way to let them come in younger…..

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            • Derek

              If enough really talented players weren’t being incubated by the big time college programs, I think they’d consider it.

              In short, raise the academic standards and see if the NFL starts getting worried about its product.

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              • Greg

                My point….too many think the colleges are the bad guys.

                Players have a choice, they know the rules coming in.

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              • “You may say I’m a dreamer…”

                If you want college football with raised academic standards, the Ivy League is waiting for you.

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                • Derek

                  Why not get rid of academic standards altogether?

                  Why have classes for players?

                  Why have ANY ivy league-like trappings?

                  I mean just sponsor Georgia Bulldog Football, Inc. for a trademark fee and be done with it.

                  As long as they’re pretending to be about academics I’ll be here to point out how full of shit they are while you encourage throwing paper on the fire in the hopes that it makes the bullshit “fairer” and/or more presentable/defendable.

                  I say bullshit is bullshit. Be what you say you are or stop lying. What you don’t do is say:

                  Well, bullshit and lying is inevitable so lets figure out a way so that maybe its better and improved lying and bullshit.

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                • I enjoy how you manage to crap on every UGA football player who manages to graduate with a degree. Or crap on the degree itself.

                  Interesting way to “ride or die”.

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                • CB

                  My open invitation to fuck off to Berry College is still wide open.

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                • Derek

                  Interesting judo there.

                  Instead of encouraging academic integrity, what I’m really doing is diminishing it.

                  Yep. They’re all Alec Kesslers and Terry Hoages and Chris Conleys and I’m taking a giant dump on them.

                  Forget Jan Kemp. Forget Dexter Manley can’t read.

                  Weak. I want more of the former and less of the latter. You don’t seem to gaf either way. Just line their pockets and squirt some perfume on the horse manure.

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                • Jan Kemp was 40 years ago and Dexter Manley didn’t go to UGA.

                  But you do you, Derek.

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                • Derek

                  Hell I thought the NIL debate was about college football writ large.

                  How did they get past those things 40 years ago?

                  Fucking academic standards!!!!

                  Why not raise them a bit more?

                  Other than “because they won’t?”

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            • Exactly. Why would the NFL do anything to jeopardize the developmental league that they aren’t paying for?

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        • Bulldawg Bill

          Derek, I agree with your basic premise that this thing could ultimately blow up in our faces. Poisonous lockerroom and all.

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        • Ozam

          I feel like inspector Javier from Les Miserables. Derek and my politics may be polar opposites, but when it comes to this issue I think he is 100% correct.

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        • bigjohnson1992

          It’ll get real ugly. Real fast.

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        • CB

          Bought and sold? The drama is unbelievable lol. Every person who has ever had a job is bought and sold into slavery according to Derek 😂😂. However if you simply sell their rights and give them none of the profit it is of the utmost nobility. I’m starting to think you’re just a troll. You can’t actually believe anything you’re saying.

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          • Derek

            I remember when Cecil offered to sell me for 140k.

            I thought it was a bit low.

            But yeah, Cecil Newton putting his own son on the auction block for sale is just like a job interview.

            It makes perfect sense…to morons.

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            • CB

              Behold, more than a decade later the entire sport didn’t implode on itself. Fancy that.

              Okay now who wants to destroy Derek’s world by explaining to him what a sports agent does? I don’t want to take the fun away from somebody else. It is Easter after all.

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              • Derek

                I’m all for sports agents for professionals.

                Not for students tho.

                Students don’t need them.

                The players can well decide which they wish to be.

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                • CB

                  Or they can be both just like in any other career field. Before you try to dig down into word definitions and semantics you’ve already acknowledged that the players are being paid when you invoked Cecil’s name. The fact that it already happens is the nail in the coffin for amateurism romantics as far as I’m concerned.

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                • Derek

                  I gave up on homicide laws when I heard about that murder.

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    • Grandy Peace

      Branson Robinson would make far more money from social media monetization, endorsements from national brands, merchandising, and even possibly commercials than “personal services contracts” from UGA alums.

      You are an unserious person.

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      • Derek

        Why is where the money is coming from make it different exactly?

        I mean to a serious person.

        If Alabama signs with Nike apparel on the condition that x% of its players also have Nike contracts how is that different?

        Can you explain that to someone “unserious?”

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        • Gaskilldawg

          I am not calling you unserious. I will address you question.
          In the “influencers ” era, there are people on Instagram and Tiktok who appeal to other viewers on those sites and therefore follow the “influencers’ ” posts not because they are Bulldogs or Stormy Petrals or Salukies but because of personal appeal.
          Retailers pay influencers not because of the influencers’ college affiliations but because of the number of thousands of people who follow them.
          John Doe Farm Equipment adding one follower to a QB zero difference to the QB’s appeal.

          Could every UGA fan deciding to follow the QB increase the money the QB makes as an influencer? Probably. But any other team the QB signs with has fans who will follow him, too. After all, it doesn’t cost anything for a Central Florida fan, to give a random example, to follow.

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          • Derek

            I just want kids who are using their talents for a free education to have the opportunity to have that experience uncluttered by the influence of filthy lucre.

            There are times to sell out. It isn’t as a recruit or as a college football player.

            If trevor wants to sell hair products and not play on Saturdays until the league wants him, I don’t care.

            Everyone has to make a choice.

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            • Gaskilldawg

              Why should Trevor’s friend on an academic full ride be able to be paid to place shampoo or conditioner on his TikTok post and keep his academic scholarship but Trevor cannot?

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              • Derek

                Because its subject to abuse.

                If a ceo wants to buy me a first class ticket to Monaco and all expense paid vacation do you give a rats ass?

                How about the ceo making the same offer to a congressman?

                I’m a citizen. I can accept all the gratuities that may be offered.

                If I chose to be a public servant, I couldn’t. Because corruption. If I don’t want to be subject to different rules I don’t have to play.

                Its really not that hard.

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                • Football players are public servants?

                  Thank you for playing today’s edition of tortured analogies.

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                • Derek

                  Seriously.

                  It isn’t a tortured analogy.

                  Status changes rules.

                  Can you fuck Alice?

                  Sure.

                  Can you fuck Alice in exchange for a legal fee and keep your bar license?

                  Why not when your buddy the car salesmen can fuck Alice as part of a car sale?

                  So unfair!?!!!

                  The rule applies to you and not the car dealer because you chose to be a lawyer. You could sell used cars and live by different rules, right?

                  Football players have different rules. Many people do. By choice. You don’t like the rules? Make different life choices.

                  Why is the concept of privilege and responsibility hard?

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                • Football players have different rules.

                  In this context, not after July 1st.

                  Nice try, though.

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                • Derek

                  They’ll still have different rules.

                  I had no class attendance policy.

                  Football players have a class attendance policy.

                  We should move mountains to ensure they live by the same rules I did!!

                  Why can’t JT drink a case of beer on the Friday night before the Florida game? I did! So unfair!!

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                • Which part of “in this context” didn’t you get?

                  Might as well face reality about player compensation in the same way I have about playoff expansion. Money talks and we either put up with it or walk.

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                • Derek

                  If you think player compensation will be without rules that’s about as insane as thinking everything will be fine.

                  There will be rules. Good rules? Bad rules? Dumb rules? Easily broken rules? Hard to enforce rules? Who knows? We’ll see.

                  But there will be rules that apply to football players that won’t apply to a computer science major.

                  Why?

                  Because they’re football players and not members of the regular student body.

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                • rigger92

                  Damn I hate the comment structure at WP. Hard to be linear.

                  This is where I fall of the wagon. In the school of music at UGA my trumpet professor would hand me a post it with a number on it and say “the Charleston Symphony needs an extra next weekend. They are expecting to hear from you.” So, I call, and they put me up in the Best Western for 3 nights, rehearsal day and two shows. The disconnect is purely BS. I made thousands from my “rec’s” from the school of music because people would call the school looking for labor. We loved it, it served as positive reinforcement, both ways. School had/has a rep, sending out a student worked both ways. Organization reached out, school sent qualified personnel, said personnel happy for the experience and money and resume material. Athletes can’t do this and it’s dumb.

                  OTOH, the big money makes this much more volatile. When that can of worms opens it will be much different as we are seeing. The only issue I see is that the “evil empire” is ESPN/TV. I have said from the beginning of these huge media contracts, there is way too much money involved for everything to remain ethically true. Billions breeds manipulation.

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                • Gaskilldawg

                  Yes, it is that hard to see how Trevor Lawrence getting paid by Proctor and Gamble to put its shampoo bottle in a TikTok post is a violation of public trust the way a congressman taking a bribe to vote for or against legislation. There is no public interest in which brand of shampoo he uses.
                  Just as Trevor’s hypothetical friend on academic full ride’s choice of shampoos is not a matter in the public interest.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Considering the number of Bulldog fans just in Georgia who own a business, such as me (a law office,) in Georgia alone, the time it would take for Dell to talk to us and sell us on being willing to put a player on our payroll would not leave him any time to coach or recruit.

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      • Gaskill, didn’t you know businesspeople are going to use their businesses as an NLI ATM rather than to improve their businesses, invest in their employees or improve their own financial situations to make sure that their school gets the best high school players?

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    • CB

      Sounds good to me.

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  2. Well done, Senator. Said differently, “Can’t have these athletes getting things as college students my parents and I couldn’t afford.” It certainly feels like there’s some envy about what these students could have as a result of NLI reform.

    For those who talk about the linemen, I’m betting a Broderick Jones or Jalen Carter would have a pretty good opportunity to make more than walking around money from their social media. Heck, under NCAA rules, couldn’t some of these guys be professional e-sports participants?

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  3. akascuba

    The NFL like the NCAA or the P5 presidents won’t do a thing to change their money train until forced to. Well it looks like for some of them that train is coming down the track ever faster. It’s their own fault greed created the current system.

    My personal views or how loud I scream with my keyboard don’t matter one bit to those driving the change train. Schools use kids to make insane amounts of money.

    Top college basketball and coaches are over paid by stupid AD’s. These same coaches come and go to increase their wealth without penalty. Student athletes can’t allow them to do want the coaches do. There’s a good life lesson.

    I wish none of this was happening and we could stay with the thought of you get a great education with tudors and perks other students could only dream of. There was a time I thought I would never ever think I could except more benefits for CFB players. Over time people like our last AD repeatedly turning his back on our kids in need while supporting ever growing revenue for his personal paymasters. Has made me understand these greedy assholes only care about themselves.

    Why is it wrong to expect a teenager to not want exactly what they do. Maximum benefit for himself?
    I don’t like it nor support it. I do totally get their point.
    I also it will long term it will hurt the sport. That has been coming for years anyway. Hell I own a cereal box with Mark Richt on the cover. Bet he got paid for that. If AJ Green or other players then had the opportunity to get paid for the same thing I really can’t find a reason to say he should not have been allowed to.

    Times and things change no matter how I feel about. I’ll always love Georgia and it’s sports teams. That’s about I really control.

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    • We control our wallet and feet. Which unfortunately does little in sports. They’ve got to destroy it totally first until the viewership is so low…

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      • junkyardawg41

        Let me introduce you to the PAC-12 — The west coast is voting with their wallet and their feet.

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        • Very different culture with very different money problems. Football isn’t slowed much

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          • junkyardawg41

            The PAC-12 championship was the 31st ranked CFB game last year (their highest ranked game). My point is that you are already seeing a change occurring out west.

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            • My point is the money isn’t going down in the South or the Midwest. People on the West Coast don’t have discretionary income anymore. I’m clearly aware that there’s a downturn on the West Coast.

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    • As a recovering amateurism romantic, AJ Green changed my mind about this issue. Todd Gurley cemented it.

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      • Down Island Way

        As a whole, we should have buried the UGA ad under foot, in the cement….

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      • Derek

        Some lawyer-type might suggest something like “bad facts make bad law.”

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        • Wow … you’ve convinced me. What about the Green and Gurley situations are bad facts? They are exactly the situations that warrant the ability to earn money on NLI.

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          • Derek

            The problem was that they were hungry. That can be resolved with NIL rights.

            If Tom Brady got suspended for posing for Playgirl would you cry too?

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            • Derek

              “Without”

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            • I really don’t care, but you have said you don’t support players having NLI rights. If I got that wrong, I apologize for misunderstanding.

              I support student-athletes being able to trade on their name, likeness and image regardless of who and how they do it.

              By the way, Green sold his jersey for money for spring break. Gurley sold his autographs for walking around money and the ability to help his mother back in North Carolina.

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              • Derek

                So Kyle Pitts can sign with Pornhub?

                Can DJ ukelele sponsor the ickiest stickiest bud shop in Marina Del Rey?

                I know what Todd’s motive was.

                The problem is that bama alums could pay 5k for every players bowl jersey. Rules can have dumbass consequences.

                Is there a speed limit if youre driving a pregnant woman in labor to the ER?

                Yep.

                Should there be no speed limits because Bob was driving to the hospital in an emergency?

                You can’t be blinded by the purpose and import of a rule because its clumsy and ill fitting to certain situations in your opinion.

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                • Still don’t care. Your arguments don’t make sense. You would never agree in your field of work/expertise to the kind of restrictions college athletes especially those in college football and men’s basketball have to live with. Honestly, I would rather see the money passed over the table than under the table regardless of how it’s being used.

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                • If a college athlete can retain representation (i.e., an agent) for NLI related issues, I don’t think he/she is going to be advised that endorsing a porn site is going to good for long-term marketability.

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                • Derek

                  I have lots of actual and artificial restrictions in my profession.

                  Because I think they’re worth it and generally reasonable, I comply.

                  My guess is that the opportunity to play qb at Alabama would far exceed the worth that any hs qb and his family could muster.

                  But the “free market” argument never reaches that does it?

                  Why shouldn’t Alabama have Tua and Jones’ family bid on the position?

                  Because its stupid and unseemly.

                  Exactly.

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                • “So Kyle Pitts can sign with Pornhub?”

                  Since he hasn’t done so since leaving UF, I think it’s a pretty safe assumption here that you’re being hysterical.

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  4. Welp, nothing about the great academics and how great an athletic department, nothing about self improvement as a human and a man, just how we can help your brand. There it is. Well have a branding consultant before to long, like 24 hrs after bama gets theres.

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  5. ZeroPOINTzero

    Senator didn’t sleep in a Holiday Inn last night. Woke up very salty.

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  6. gurkhadawg

    I don’t know the details of the NIL rules. Are there limitations on how much a player can make? Say I own a private business and am a big Dawg fan. Could I call the #1 RB prospect and offer him a million dollars if he would let me put his picture on my website? Would the amount offered have to reflect a “reasonable value “ for that NIL? Would the recruit have to sign without hearing any offers, then get what he can from his NIL? Would players threaten to enter the transfer portal if some wealthy supporters don’t pony up? I’m a free market guy, so I support NIL rights for players, I just think it’s going to get pretty complicated. ( not that “getting complicated “ is a reason not to have NIL)

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    • gurkha, honest question: would you really spend $1 million on a college recruit? Seems like a less than optimal ROI opportunity.

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      • gurkhadawg

        That’s why I asked about it having to be a “reasonable “ business expense. I don’t have that kind of money, but if I won the lottery and was worth $100 million, would I offer 5 stars some big bucks for their NIL if they signed with UGA? Probably.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          Gurkha, recruiting is a yearly business. UGA offers over 100 kids yearly. Best case scenario for you as a lottery winner is that you pony up a million dollars every year for an 18 year old kid. If you committed a million to Zach Evans in December 2019 would you commit a million in 2020 for a high school kud?

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          • gurkhadawg

            Ok. A million was a gross exaggeration. How bout $50,000. I know several people who spend 50,000 the way I spend 1,000. They would gladly offer 3 or 4 5 stars 50,000. The bad part of it for the universities is the $ would be going directly to players rather than be contributed to the school.

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      • If auburn spent $180k on the DL, what’s the limit they’d spend in the open?

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      • junkyardawg41

        It’s a good question. Donors are asked to buy out coaches contracts alot — I would think that is an example of less than optimal ROI. I am not suggesting there is a market to pay $1M to a college recruit only suggesting there are folks who spend money differently than most folks.

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      • Soon, instead of this:

        “Join the Magill Society
        The Magill Society will serve as the catalyst for the west end zone project. The leadership giving arm of The Georgia Bulldog Club consists of gifts of $25,000 and above that are payable up to a 5 year period.”

        We’ll get this:

        “Join the Magill Society
        The Magill Society will serve as the catalyst for paying highly recruited football players. The leadership giving arm of The Georgia Bulldog Club consists of gifts of $25,000 and above that are payable up to a 5 year period. Your gift will help fund the NLI’s of quite a few deserving student-athletes, and propel UGA to the top of the commitment list of recruits who’re concerned about (their) brand(s) and likeness(es).”

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          • Oh, no, not the end of the world at all! In fact, it’s great! No longer will boosters with more money than they know what to do with have to funnel donations thru that middleman, the Magill Society. All the Magill Society does is help fund palatial new locker rooms! Now them boosters can get their $$ straight to the players, which was their intent all along.

            I do kinda feel sorry for the coaches like McGee, tho. Silly them, they thought all they would have to do, when they came to UGA, was recruit and coach football. Now they find out, first thing they’ve go to do is function as NLI advisors.

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            • Honestly, why do you care if college athletes get paid? How does that affect you personally?

              If JT Daniels led UGA to a national championship and was paid $1 million along the way, would that ruin it for you?

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              • Derek

                It isn’t the compensation. Its how and when the compensation is paid.

                If the sec wants to pay every scholly athlete $X per year no one cares.

                The problem is how it impacts recruiting, retention and the mission of the university.

                Before you ask I don’t think Zeus would use his NIL to hire a contract killer to have me murdered. That’s really not the issue.

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              • Yeah, Senator, actually it would.

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      • Texas Dawg

        Well, if it’s just about ROI, then why have alumni been slipping players (or their families) small and in some cases very large amounts of cash to play for good old Alumni U. They certainly are not getting any monetary reward as it stands now yet it still happens. Sometimes it is just about ego because some people have enough money that trying to manipulate things for their team to win is no different than loosing a few thousand in a poker game. It is nothing more than another game to them.

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        • Name me a single recruit who’s been paid $1 million. Name me a single college football player who’s been paid $1 million.

          And you think there are people out there willing to do this on a recurring basis? How many people contribute $1 million, year after year, to UGA athletics?

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          • Derek

            When it was illegal to do, Albert Means was being offered for 200k to sign with a school.

            That’s 325k in 2021 dollars.

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          • junkyardawg41

            Maybe not individually but I could see a conglomerate of fans putting together a 501(c) with an interest in having “select” recruits be their spokesperson.

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          • Texas Dawg

            Who are these “you people” that you reference. I am speaking for ME and ME alone. I never said any dollar amount. I said that there are plenty of people with money and egos. Adjusted for inflation, I would love to know what Eric Dickerson was payed to go to SMU and I’m quite sure that it would be more than lunch money. The old SWC was rife with paying players (not conjecture but proven fact) and far as I know the people paying the players never saw a dime in return. It was all about ego. Different people different size egos with different size wallets. Could I see two monied alums from Texas and Texas A&M getting into a bidding war for a player that results in a Texas size payout? Living amongst all of them, you damn right I could see it and in fact expect it. If I had told you 25-30 years ago that a MLB, NFL, NBA player would be making over $40 million a year you would have laughed your ass off. Once again, the camel getting his nose under the tent.

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            • Since I never mentioned “you people” in my comment, I haven’t the first clue.

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              • Texas Dawg

                My bad on that, but way to go avoiding the conversation on the rest of the post. To answer your earlier question. Hell yes someone will pay someone $1 million sooner or later. Egos with very large bank balances know no bounds. Someone that is worth a few billion from old Alumni U will think no more of it than you or I would giving them a $20. There are people that write fat checks to colleges all the time. With the transfer portal, what’s to stop a booster from letting in be known that we will pay $1 million in NIL sponsorship for the RB position (or you name the position) knowing he can lure away someone like Herschel or Bo for a 1 year rental to potentially fill out a roster to get a NC.

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          • gurkhadawg

            Let’s take the $1 million off the table. That was an exaggeration on my part. How about $50 to $100 thousand. Senator, you’re a fancy, big city lawyer, bringing in those $1,000/hr fees. You could get together with a couple of friends and offer several 5 stars per year $50,000 for NLI rights. Come on man, do it for all us little people at GTP.

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            • gurkha, were I making $1000/hr, I wouldn’t spend time blogging. 😉

              I’ll ask this again: If JT Daniels led UGA to a national championship and was paid $1 million along the way, would that ruin it for you?

              If not, why do you care?

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              • PTC DAWG

                Yes, that would bother me….the NFL fills that role.

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                • It bothers you now. What I’m asking is whether it bothers you enough to ruin a championship season for you and what “ruin” means to you. Are you going to quit following UGA football if some of its star players get paid for their NIL, starting this summer?

                  If so, I give you credit for intellectual honesty. If not, then who cares?

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    • Derek

      Good luck getting a straight answer.

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      • Texas Dawg

        I know that the sun is going to rise in the west in the morning and pigs are going to start flying at any moment, because on this issue I agree with Derek on almost every point.

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  7. Jack Klompus

    😂😂😂

    Well done. He needs to wait his turn.

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  8. rigger92

    Post game presser:

    “Yeah, boy, that Lowe’s/Crafstman/TitleMax QB Daniels was really on his game today and the Dollar General/Little Italy/Gyro RB Zeus had some great blocking by thanks to the Akins Ford/True Value/Sonny’s BBQ offensive line”.

    I know it’s ridiculous, just having fun..

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    • Jack Klompus

      Sounds like a NASCAR post race interview.

      “When I cut outside the right tackle my Nike cleats helped keep me on my fear and my UA gloves helped me keep the Wilson pigskin in my hands when they hit me and I fell to the Scott’s seed and fertilizer turf here at Dooley Field”

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  9. The very first sentence of the linked article:

    “Here is the April 3 edition of The Daily Recap presented by JFQ Lending.”

    The guy I feel sorriest for is Scott Howard, who’s going to have to repeat on the air every word of rigger92’s post after every single play.

    Also, the linked piece says Robinson’s only a 4-Star! How far over will Dell McGee have to bend over to kiss the ass of a 6-Star?…an 8-Star?

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  10. mg4life0331

    Probably a good idea that Isaiah Wilson didn’t have much money in college. Oh right my bad, he would have invested in some sort of Tech future with savvy and promise.

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  11. BuffaloSpringfield

    Last I checked it seems Isiah might have a little money left, chances of making a team, not so much. It’s gonna happen, there will be embarrassing issues as well as great situations come from this. The only thing you can count on is It’s gonna happen. Just like expansion of the playoffs and if the bowls could ever agree it could even work for some interesting bowl games and some blowouts as well. Consider the past chairman of Fiesta Bowl, where unscrupulous strippers and planes and even weddings were paid for. The trash follows the cash. Look and see the $25 million that was spent on just the sponsorship naming of the tax exempt bowl this past year. It’s coming July 1st. to a college town you all love.

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  12. CB

    Robinson is the #7 RB, but point taken.

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  13. I feel like I’m on ground hog day, bc every time this gets going Derek has someone working for pornhub. Every.time.

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  14. Russ

    Dang, this post got a Playpen level of responses.

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  15. TN Dawg

    Player pay is coming.

    Those that hate it most are liberal college administrators. They like to control that cash and keep that slush rolling in.

    I used to be a romantic about the issue, but I’ve since changed my viewpoint. If I’m honest with myself, I was defending things ideologically that I didn’t practically care about.

    I don’t care about women’s sports and if they are negatively impacted budget-wise. I don’t care if the big lurches on the field can read. I don’t care if the University gets any benefit at all. I don’t care if Middle Tennessee’s or North Texas’s can support their programs.

    Not really. Not in any true sense.

    I just root for the red and black team with the G in football. The rest is bullshit. So if the players make lots of money, I don’t really care. Better in their hands than in the hands of the pinko scum running the University.

    The fun part will be watching SCOTUS, lefty scum trying to somehow split the baby to save their indoctrination camps a few shekels while still claiming to champion the minority.

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    • junkyardawg41

      “I just root for the red and black team with the G in football.” It sounds like you are in support of a team sponsored by UGA but could care less if they are actually students under the helmets and uniforms. Or if they are has been NFL players who aren’t good enough for the league but good enough to play on a school sponsored team.

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    • californiadawg

      Show me on the doll where the pinko liberal scum hurt you? I assure you there are hypocritical factions on both sides of the political aisle fighting this.

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      • TN Dawg

        What part of the SCOTUS article distressed you most:

        The part where Kavanaugh and Thomas were grilling the NCAA

        Or

        The part Kagan and Sotomayor were lamenting the destruction of the chattel slavery system

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    • I appreciate the honesty.

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  16. RangerRuss

    “…We’ve already established that fact. Now we’re just haggling over the price.”
    Why do NIL discussions make me think of that old joke?

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    • junkyardawg41

      I had that thought all day. SB is right in that it is coming and you can either embrace it or walk away from it. I can also lament the fact that the change is not, in my opinion, for the better.

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    • I think what confounds me about this issue and to some extent this place, is the hard lines drawn. I think there’s a lot more complexity here and a lot of unknown here.

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  17. WE GOT TYKEE SMITH.

    Kirby is a bad man.

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