- Jul 17, 2006
There are only 15-20 schools at most (probably realistically under 15) that are in this class of spending the GDP of a European country on their football program. They are going to get really tired of playing each other and losing for good anything that resembles college football. I say let them go on the condition that every other school, as a rule, refuse to play the ones who opt for the money grab.I suspect, if it come to bankruptcy of their AA's, that the schools will move to a model that severely restricts NIL, possibly even forming a new competitive level and pulling away from the ones who are killing the sport with over-the-top NIL collectives and such. I would personally love to see this happen, but it would crack open college football, stripping the top 2-3 programs out of every conference that think they can make a go with the factories. We've always had the "factories," and we've always had the "money," subdued though it was, but this ruling has opened wide the money door and pushed the intersection of those two beyond anything recognizable as college sport. I welcome any pushback by normal college programs, personally.