You know what’s the first thing that came to mind when I watched this?
If you manage an SEC football program, there’s a difference between being committed to winning and being financially committed to winning. Everybody wants to win. The hard part is figuring out how to allocate resources to make sure that happens. And, no, that doesn’t mean spending money like a drunken sailor. (We’re looking at you, Tennessee.) It simply means that if you think your rightful place is among the Alabamas, Floridas and LSUs of the world, you’d better take a hard look at what they’re doing and make sure you’re giving your coaching staff the opportunity to keep up with them.
The difference between Richt’s situation and Napier’s is that NIL has been inserted into the equation. Oh, and that Florida is now looking for a way to join the Alabamas and Georgias of the college football world.