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TNET: Clemson RB says Dabo Swinney is 'excited' for players in NIL era
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TNET: Clemson RB says Dabo Swinney is 'excited' for players in NIL era

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Jul 1, 2021, 10:35 AM

 
Clemson RB says Dabo Swinney is 'excited' for players in NIL era

Thursday dawned a new day for college sports with the advent of Name, Image and Likeness third-party benefits allowed for players, and if you're on social media, you've probably seen Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's name mentioned. Swinney made a bold statement in 2014 that has been taken out of context Read Update »


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Gotta play the game.. if a recruit hears that you hate it

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Jul 1, 2021, 10:43 AM

then it'll be used against you in the recruiting game. But there is no doubt this will be a huge distraction from day one....for the whole athletic department.

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If it is truly FREE enterprise in a capitalistic economy

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Jul 1, 2021, 1:17 PM

then NOBODY who calls themselves free thinking, pursuit of happiness, limited government advocates should have a problem with this. Why should a young man who is creative enough to start an any figure company in high school have to divest his interest in that company to accept a scholarship to play a sport in college? Why should a student-athlete have to refuse to work for his own money while enrolled as a scholarship athlete? Isn't that hindering a man or woman's free will to make his way in life? Isn't that the same intrusion as government mandates that infringe on individual freedoms that really serve no purpose to the collective good of society?

Of course it is and the hypocrisy is deafening on this issue...

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Jul 1, 2021, 1:32 PM

You might be right except the only reason about 75 percent of those athletes are at the school is because they play a sport...an amateur sport...a sport that they agreed to the terms to play. You can’t come back after the fact and claim that you were somehow done wrong.

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There is no restitution for the previous wrong in this

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Jul 1, 2021, 1:58 PM

Like all conflicts, it's for the benefit of future generations, UNLESS a promise/oath/agreement was made that was not honored...

In THIS case, it's for now going forward living up to free enterprise ideals...

Also, you really cannot say that 75% would not be in school because there are other financial opportunities available that would help them get into school. If there were no scholarships, DJ most probably would not be at Clemson, but he would most probably be in school somewhere that's closer to his home, as would be the case for the majority of students. And Why did you choose 75% as your number?

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Jul 1, 2021, 2:16 PM

I have no idea what the actual number is. I’m just saying that many wouldn’t sniff admission to Clemson if it weren’t for athletic scholarships and admissions exceptions. The people we’re primarily talking about here are the starters, and the top ones at that. Which of our 22 starters would have been admitted on academic merits alone? Do you know? I know it takes a very strong GPA and about a 1300 SAT to get into Clemson or UGA these days.

These players accepted amateur athletic scholarships in exchange for a paid education and a lot of fringe benefits, benefits that most other students don’t get. Even for in-state, a year at Clemson costs about $28-30k. Out of state is even more. Those benefits are untaxed to them. Which of these athletes would have earned that much tax-free out of high school otherwise? They are also playing for an opportunity to develop in one of the best systems in the country and a shot to make millions in the pros.

So I have a hard time really feeling sorry for them. I have no problem with whatever they make in the pros. I love our draftees getting big contracts and veterans like Nuk renewing at insane amounts. I don’t however believe the pay belongs in college sports. It will mainly benefit a few and will cause more problems than it solves.

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Jul 2, 2021, 9:03 AM

You don't have to like it you don't have to support it it's a done deal though and this is what reality is moving forward so you can work within the system and make it the best possible situation that you can and I think that the processes tools and mechanisms set up in the Paw Journey is in a unique situation to help these kids navigate this for the best possible outcome for both Clemson and their student athletes

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Jul 2, 2021, 10:00 AM

don't have an answer to either. Do you REALLY subscribe to the 'dumb jock' myth?? Why have a lack of confidence in what Clemson is doing regarding admissions?? Why have a lack of confidence in Dabo and the staff to identify and recruit players who not only fit the athletic profile they desire but also the academic profile to be admitted?? Not EVERY admitted student (athletic or non-athletic) is scoring a 1300 SAT and carrying a 4.0 GPA. Whatever that average might be, there are scores in a range above and below it that make up that average, so, there's that...

But since you want to call out the starters, who do you think is ONLY at Clemson because of the scholarship?? DJ? KJ? EJ? Justyn? Skalski? Ladson? Ngata? Kobe? Parks? Putnam? Trevor? Travis? Deshaun? Watkins? Renfrow? Bockhorst? Simmons? Boulware? Terrell? Mullen? Ferrell? Bressee? Davis? Simpson? Spector? Turner? Booth? Big Dex? Christian? Gallman? Carman? Anthony? Boyd? Nuk? McLain? Jarrett? Murphy? Bryant? Humphries? Shipley? Mafah? Jake? McFadden? Which one(s)???

As for your feelings, nobody is asking for sorry or pity, they have come to realize how free enterprise works and are rightfully asking for full access to the system. This is America, amiright? Negotiations is a part of the American way, amiright? Arbitration and litigation through due process are a part of the American fabric, amiright? No one is asking for pay from the schools, they are demanding (and rightfully so) that no one infringe on their opportunity to earn their own, isn't that what every red-blooded American has a right to?? Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness is our inalienable right to be in total control of our being and doing what we will with it. It's hypocrisy to tell these young athletes that they have to stymie their creativity for the sake of an athletic scholarship. I didn't have to stymie my creativity to make my way for my academic scholarships, so why the double standard on athletes?

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Jul 2, 2021, 1:22 PM

I say that even Dabo has had to adjust to the times that has changed a lot since becoming a college FB coach, and even more since becoming a HC at Clemson. But there is one adjustment that nobody connected to Clemson in any way can argue, or complain about. That is his personal drive to make Clemson FB the best that it's ever been in the history of Clemson FB. He hasn't only won some of the highest FB championships, he is also making his mark with putting Clemson FB players in the NFL with Clemson players being drafted in the 1st round of the NFL draft, and with players landing in every round of the NFL draft, and that wasn't something that occurred very often before Dabo became the HC of our Clemson Tigers!!!!!

I Love everything about Dabo Swinney for what he has done at Clemson, and you can't love Clemson without loving what Dabo has meant to Clemson, Period!!!!

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