a direct by-product of a lack of leadership by the NCAA, and is disreputable at best, despicable at worst.
It sets an extremely poor example for our student-athletes, giving them all the excuses they need to enter the fray further adding to the whole sordid mess with the NIL and Transfer Portal. It is precisely what I expected when those two evil Genies were released from their bottles, and why I have opposed both all along.
Thank God Dabo took the high road without name-calling, and to hellll with the sportscasters who condemned our Coach while giving others free passes.
While I don't agree with his approach, Saban understands full well that neither Clemson nor Alabama can compete with the oil money of Texas and Oklahoma in the long run. Yet even the NFL has sense enough to utilize "salary caps" to even the playing field. The NCAA is going to have to do something similar or recruiting will become nothing more than a bidding war. I don't have a solution but I'm not getting paid to either. The folks in charge need to do something, and quickly, or college athletics as we have known them for the past 100+ years will be a thing of the past. Go Tigers!
technically yes, but he did so legitimately. If Alabama’s boosters want to get into a bidding war with old oil tycoon money then they can. But don’t cry to the press if they don’t. Until there’s some sorta reigns on this NIL thing there’s not much that can be said