Paragon National Recruitment Director Adam Gorney There’s NIL messaging from SEC coaches to consider, five coaches entering the season on the hot seat and five transfer quarterbacks who immediately upgrade to their new teams.
Coach still can’t get the void message
The SEC spring meetings are this week and it’s a major topic among the NIL coaches — and they still can’t decide what to do about it.
Alabama coach nick saban Said to “unionise it”, but may have been grossly underestimating the power of unionized workers (players) against their bosses (him). Just ask Amazon – and countless other big companies – why they don’t want their workers to join a union. It would be more like an NFL system – and coaches don’t have nearly the power in the league that they have in college football.
Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz He had a different argument that 18- to 22-year-olds are now getting life-changing money, more than his brother-in-law, who is a pediatrician, but he also had no concrete answer for why. how to control or navigate it. a regulatory framework in the NIL and said “With this void situation, we have created our own problem in the college game.”
ole miss coach lane kiffin was asked about poking Texas A&M‘S jimbo fisher And Kiffin still can’t move on from the 2022 class where the Aggies signed No. 1. 1 group in the country and Fischer denied any involvement in that success. ridiculous.
There are some states where legislators are voting in favor of zero laws so that high school players can start making zero money. Some argue it’s the right thing to do this way, while states where it won’t happen – or hasn’t yet – are complaining.
It seems like every coach has a problem with NIL – it’s not like the players are making money – but there are no specific guidelines around it so everyone is playing in the same financial field.
A director of SEC athletics acknowledged that whether it’s groups or foundations that are now raising money, non-profits, for-profits ross delanger Of Sports Illustrated That they are all “money laundering”. what a mess.
Texas A&M in particular has gone above and beyond – if you want to use that word to describe what’s going on there – to skirt the NIL guidelines and use local laws in any sort of bystander. Much credit to A&M. Since there are really no mandatory rules, no rules are being broken.
Here’s the problem: State lawmakers, collectives and universities can do NIL miracles until they are blue in the face of championships. Unless there are federal NIL standards, unless Congress lays down guidelines where every team is held to the same standards and practices, these workarounds will never culminate in the pursuit of a national title.
The Aggies certainly aren’t paying Fisher $100 million every year to go 5-7. What’s a few more million to bring the best players to College Station?
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Five coaches on the hottest seat
tom allen, Indiana, Allen has had time to turn the Hoosiers into a consistent bowl team and after a few promising years, Indiana is 6-18 over the past two seasons. Last year the Hoosiers got off to a better-than-expected 3-0 start Illinois The team loses every other game except Michigan State in mid-November. Allen needs a win but Indiana is once again relegated to the bottom of the Big Ten and the Hoosiers open Ohio State,
Neil Brown, West Virginia, The Mountaineers have not had three-straight losing seasons since 1977–79, which began don nehlen era, but West Virginia will run that risk again after going 6-7 and 5-7 the past two seasons. Athlon is picking the Mountaineers to finish last in the Big 12 and they travel Penn State and host Pit in a tough non-conference schedule.
Eli Drinkwitz, Missouri, In his only head coaching season Appalachian States, Drinkowitz went 12–1 but since arriving at Missouri, he is 17–19 with three consecutive 6–7 seasons. The good news is the Tigers now have some experienced skill players and some transfer additions that should help, plus they start the season with cupcake blowouts over South Dakota and middle tennessee, The fear is that after seeing Vanderbilt With September set to end, the schedule becomes monumentally difficult and things go off the rails.
jimbo fisher, Texas A&M, But Florida State, Fischer coached 106 games and lost 23 times. So far at Texas A&M, he has coached 60 games and has already lost 21. It hasn’t been good for Fisher in College Station and was embarrassing at times last season as the Aggies went 5-7. No more excuses because the elite 2022 recruiting class is now more experienced, with some top transfers coming in and bobby petrino The offense is there to run. Will Fischer be fired? Probably not. But A&M isn’t paying Fisher $100 million to lose to an embarrassingly bad Auburn team.
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern: The Wildcats won 10 games in 2017 and nine the following year but have slumped completely since then and over the past two seasons, Northwestern is 4-20. Last season, Fitzgerald’s team lost to Southern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) in back-to-back weeks at home. He finished the season with a 41–3 loss by Illinois, not an offensive juggernaut. Fitzgerald has a lot to offer and is well liked out there but it is not a competitive program right now.
Five Transfer QBS That Upgrade Teams Immediately
Luke Altmyer, Illinois, ole miss Quarterback room is stacked so Altmyer seeks another opportunity and can be the starter in Champaign immediately. Last season, Illinois ran more than it threw but Chase Brown is gone, Altmeyer is in and the receiver room should be loaded. There will always be a balance but Altmayer, a former Rivals 250 member, can sledge it.
hudson card, Purdue, Texas The quarterback room with Quinn Ivers, Malik Murphy and Arch Manning could be the best in the country so the Cards going to Purdue is a great win for both sides. first year coach Ryan Walters hired out Graham Harrell So they’re going to throw the ball because the Cards must have a strong line, running back options and weapons in the passing game. With QB Brady Allen transferred to Louisville, it’s the Cards’ offense.
Jake Garcia, Missouri, The Missouri quarterback room is filled with Garcia, Brady Cook (last season’s starter) and former four-star Sam Horne battling for the starting job. It’s a QB contest for sure and if Garcia wins it, he has Luther Burden and some other talented players. didn’t work on miami For the former California QB who played his final high school season in Georgia but Missouri could be a fresh start.
teven jackson, Indiana, Hendon Hooker had an exceptional season and then Joe Milton looked like the heir apparent before five-star Niko Imaleva took over at Tennessee, so Jackson was edged out by elite players. He has the talent to be special as well as Jackson was outstanding in the Elite 11 his senior year and now back in Indiana State with some good talent around him, he could lead the Hoosiers offense from the basement while revitalizing. his career.
dj uigaleli, Oregon State, After leaving Clemson, Uigalelli made some critical comments about the offense being “basic” and “I don’t think we did much,” in an interview with athletic But Oregon State’s offense may be more suited for the former five-star. Uigalelli returned with a 22/7 ratio last year after throwing for nine touchdowns and 10 picks in 2021, but there was always a feeling the offense wasn’t clicking. Cade Klubnick looks like the next star at Clemson and Uygaleli could resume his career in Corvallis.