Suppose they gave a collective and nobody came?

Hard times in Knoxville:

Basically, they’ve only raised enough money to pay the $8 million to the five-star quarterback recruit.  Hard to believe, given the history of UT athletics, that most of their fans don’t think throwing money at unproven 18-year olds is a sensible investment, but there you have it.

Those of you who’ve been slitting your wrists over the end of college football as we know it just got another data point to consider.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, It's Just Bidness, Recruiting

16 responses to “Suppose they gave a collective and nobody came?

  1. pdawg30577

    “There’s not a ton or fan bases that get involved in mass like ours.” lol

    It’s true. When it comes to sheer mass, few programs can touch Tennessee’s fanbase.

    Liked by 16 people

  2. 81Dog

    Stupid money don’t make money. 🤣🤣🤣🤣


  3. stoopnagle

    “…in mass…”

    “…no mas…”

    Liked by 1 person

  4. whit1356

    Hell, Tooth Nation ain’t got money to give a collective, they’ve got to save up to buy golf balls, mustard, and such to decorate the field.🤣

    Liked by 4 people

  5. spur21

    Not to make light of the homeless problem but – this is like a group of homeless creating a collective to buy Graceland. Yet another pipe dream from the vowels.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 3rdandGrantham

    I laugh at this stuff because, let’s face it, the overwhelming majority of people won’t only be able to or feel comfortable with contributing more than a rather small amount. I don’t know if they have a minimum contribution set, but I’m willing to bet that the next, say, 1,000 members, will only contribute something like $25 each on average.

    In other words, acquiring more members via begging on social media is not going to move the needle much at all when it comes to total NIL funds. Throw in the fact that we almost assuredly have a recession coming if not here already, and again I don’t see these efforts amounting to much if at all.

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  7. W Cobb Dawg

    Why am I not surprised 10rc will be the first school with a Go Fund Me site for recruiting. Financial planning is a foreign concept for them.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. akascuba

    After seeing how wisely the UT administration has spend money in the last decade or two. I could see a little trust issues with anyone even loosely associated with their AD. Junior and Lulu have more pressing needs.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. moe pritchett

    Going to Knox every week or so on business has taught me how real delusion lives in Knox & Blount counties. Nice folks there but don’t attempt an educated conversation about CFB there unless it’s with an Ohio State fan.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Not sure about educated conversation with anOSU fan. The only buckeye fans I know believe they would rule the SEC if given the chance to play UGA’s conference schedule.


  10. timberridgedawg

    Waiting for one of these NIL collective organizers to go full Bernie Madoff and head for the Caymans.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Makes me wonder how GA’s collective is doing.


  12. Small donor money goes to the AD for tickets, recognition, and knowledge it specifically helps your school’s programs. Big donor money can go to both, but in the collective they want proof/confidence that the coach can deliver the recruits and the recruits can deliver the ROI. Clearly, UT can’t do that yet.

    “Money goes where it’s treated best.”

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Bulldawg Bill

    Seems like it worked out for Dr. Pepper!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Nil Butron is a Pud

    Tennessee’s so bad at managing money they’re probably paying Muschamp like half the other teams in the SEC. And he never even coached there.

    Liked by 3 people

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