You talken to me?
5 Year Member
What we're seeing in college football is just a mirror image of everything else we see in society today.
Should it be with no penalty, no sit out one year? I don’t have a problem with anyone leaving, for whatever reason, but they must sit out a year. It’s a train wreck without that rule.Coaches make millions and are pretty much free to follow the money wherever it might lead them. The players who make them wealthy should have the same rights. If they feel the need to transfer to another program that might improve their chances of making it to the next level, they should be allowed to go.....
I think Nebraska already has a seat at the table. Win loss record isn’t going to be a factor when the super conference happens. Nebraska will be part of that and it will happen.I hear ya original OP....
And I tend to agree with a lot of your points although I personally think what is actually killing college football is there is no system that allows the lesser schools even a whif of a chance at competing against the 10 or so schools that just get richer and richer. The 4 team playoff is a joke. A startup band aid that we have never moved on from because those 10 teams or so are QUITE comfortably with it. The playing field has become more than “unfair” it has become almost physically impossible to compete on... And this frankly bores the ever lovin‘ crap out of the vast majority of sports fans. The same 10 or so teams narrowed down to 4 every year....gee how exciting and fun for the vast majority of Americans.
but be that as it may....
again...I hear ya... buuuuut
What we are facing is reality. The “player’s rights” movement it’s like a freight train. And we either jump on board and learn to adapt....or we get run over by it. Because it’s going to happen either way and regardless of our druthers.
A part of me says, you know what? Why should a school have ironclad “you can’t go anywhere else” rights to an individual that is earning that school millions of dollars. The compensation is a scholarship of course which, depending on the school, can be worth up to possibly $200K....maybe more.
Which is fine....But if a kid wants to forfeit that compensation and go elsewhere....for WHATEVER reason. What gives a school or a ham handed body like the NCAA the moral right to say...nope...you can’t?
I see both sides and struggle with this but one thing is for certain....
It’s coming....hell, it’s already here in a fashion.
And Nebraska as a football program needs to adapt to it rapidly and try to find ways to exploit the situation to our advantage.
Or we simply die out as a small market school that “used to be.”