Everybody’s talkin’ at me

I’m picking Saban to go first and Dabo to say something aw, shucks stupid.  Whom y’all got?

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13 responses to “Everybody’s talkin’ at me

  1. Derek

    Everyone will be a lot more concerned about their workload and risk and the interference with their educational pursuits this represents when they believe they’re also raking in tons of that sweet NLI cash.

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  2. ASEF

    I think you’re right, but I’m really interested in whether any “second tier program” coaches, like Harbaugh, Fitzgerald, Shaw, Cristobal, Mullen, Fisher (you know, the guys who can’t crack 4 but who could frequently participate with 12), eventually weigh in. And which ring they throw their hat.

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  3. ZeroPOINTzero

    Geoffrey Collins?

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  4. All of this whining reminds me as to why these guys are overpaid gym teachers.

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  5. godawgs1701

    At first blush it sounds like coach whining, but I think worries about opt-outs are real. There will be many more opt-outs from bowl season for teams that fail to make the expanded playoff field – those games really do become truly meaningless when bowl season gets even more watered down. And at some point, players on winning teams are also going to start taking a long, hard look at the wear and tear that a potential 16 or 17 game run is going to put on their bodies and start doing some serious cost-benefit analysis. Especially when the players look at the money that will be going to the schools and not to them, even with NIL benefits coming from private sources, is a shot at a title worth the risks to your high dollar future? And to be clear, I can’t really blame kids for either opting out or considering it – it would be on my mind, too.

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    • jcdawg83

      I wonder if the NIL agreements the players will surely have to sign will prohibit opting out of any games? I can’t imagine the private businesses that pay a player for endorsing their product would like like their product to be associated with a quitter.

      If a player had to pay back all the money he had been paid for NIL if he opted out of the bowl or playoff game it might make the decision a little tougher.

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  6. akascuba

    My money would be on Gus Malzahn.

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  7. pdawg30577

    Mike Leach.

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  8. mp

    We will have gone from 12 games in 1999 to 16 or 17 in 2024 (or whenever). That’s a lot of extra wear on the perennial playoff team rosters

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  9. GruvenDawg

    The new playoff format will definitely add some games to the contenders season. I think it will eventually be 16 teams so the first round can be on campus. That is going to be a lot of games for FBS players. I know ND State and DII make it work, but they aren’t playing against guys like Jordan Davis either. I think they need to drop one of the regular season games. I believe they added the 12th game in 2005, drop it.

    Lastly if the 12/16 team playoff doesn’t kill the bowl system opt outs will. 40+ bowl games will quickly dwindle once the playoffs are expanded.

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  10. BuffaloSpringfield

    Who brought us 40+ bowls games? You think their gonna lose money on fewer bowls or cha ching $$$$$$$ more money for less bowls. After all Mickey can cut back on travels, cameras and ehhhh the Beth Mowens

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  11. bigjohnson1992

    Yeah, us.

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  12. stoopnagle

    Ha.

    David Shaw.

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