Challenges with the NIL and future recruiting


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      Dwight89
      Ute Fan
      @jordan-buckner

      Did y’all see the quote from Nick Saban where his QB (that HASN’T PLAYED A DOWN) has already hauled in $1MM in NIL money? Here’s an article if not:

      https://www.sportico.com/personalities/athletes/2021/saban-bryce-youngs-nil-pay-1234634836/ 

       

      I don’t see how this doesn’t hurt recruiting at Utah in the future. We just aren’t in a market that will pay kids that kind of money, much less kids that haven’t even proved anything yet. 

      I’m sorry, but the NIL is not going to benefit schools like Utah one bit. Hopefully, the expanded playoff will help offset the additional hurdles we will face with the NIL. 

    • #145789
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      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      Crazy.

    • #145791
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      Anfernee
      Ute Fan
      @anfernee

      I hear you but honestly, these programs are already paying these kids. It’s just technically legal now. All the blue bloods will still recruit the same. None of those guys were coming here anyway. If anything it might cause dissension and drama in those locker rooms. Guys worried more about their endorsements and not football. Let it work itself out. We’ll be fine. 

      • #145794
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        Dwight89
        Ute Fan
        @jordan-buckner

        QB’s that haven’t played a down were not getting $1MM from boosters two years ago at Bama. That just wasn’t happening. Maybe $10K here, $10K there. But not the levels we’re seeing now. 

        I don’t disagree that none of those guys were coming here anyway, I just fail to see how the NIL is going to benefit schools like utah, when Bama/Ohio State/Clemson, etc can show kids that kind of $$$

        • #145807
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          UteFanatic
          Ute Fan
          @utefanatic

          Maybe not $1M individual payouts, but to an extent it’s already been shown that NCAA athletes have been paid handsomely over the years. I think the extent of it would be pretty shocking to us if we had all the details.

          Cam Newton paid six figures for his LOI, Deandre Ayton paid six figures to play for Arizona, etc.

    • #145792
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      Stone
      Ute Fan
      @stone

      I guess the hope is that the second/third string QB at Bama would get more $ as a starter somewhere else than as a bench warmer there. Might not be true – but perhaps. Bama was going to get the best QB even before NIL.

      • #145795
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        Dwight89
        Ute Fan
        @jordan-buckner

        Maybe, but probably not the second stringer. A second string Bama QB is one loss away from taking on the mantle, especially if your an under-classman. 

    • #145793
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      SkinyUte
      Ute Fan
      @skinyute

      As with all things in college football, there will be 10-12 schools (Bama, Texas, Oregon, Michigan, Ohio State, etc.) that will reap huge benefits from this due to their huge networks, their boosters, and their general level of support/interest.  Everyone else will see minor benefits, if any.

      I’d say Utah has weathered this storm better than most due to great coaches, excellent player evaluatin, and a solid system that has allowed us to have succes.  But I see this as just another benefit that the big schools can tout that other schools simply have no ability to match.

      The rich will continue to get richer…

      • #145797
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        HoosierUte
        Ute Fan
        @hoosierute

        Those schools will keep getting the same recruits. I think the real damage will be the rise of the major-market sleepers (USC, UCLA) that haven’t been great. Any success we had recruiting against them is going to get much more difficult. 

        • #145805
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          Dallas
          Ute Fan
          @dallas

          Ugh this is so true.

    • #145799
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      ProudUte
      Ute Fan
      @proudute

      I don’t like the NIL rule.  Hopefully, they will adjust it, cap it, or something.

      Alabama, Oregon, Texas, et al can still only have 85 scholarships.  So, it will probably not make a huge difference to the Utes.

    • #145806
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      UteFanatic
      Ute Fan
      @utefanatic

      I don’t think it changes anything, because I don’t believe for one second that big-time recruits at schools like Alabama weren’t already receiving huge benefits.

      The only difference is now a smaller school like Utah can participate without risk of sanctions. Smaller schools tend to get hammered with NCAA violations whereas the blue bloods can get away with anything.

      Maybe I’m wrong and it will have a huge negative effect on schools like Utah, but I doubt it will.

      • #145808
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        Dwight89
        Ute Fan
        @jordan-buckner

        $1,000,000 is a lot of money to hide. I am doubtful that’s the kind of money recruits are/were getting under the table. 

        Honestly, I hope you’re right. I just have big doubts. 

        • #145809
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          UteFanatic
          Ute Fan
          @utefanatic

          I think what it boils down to, is the 5-star recruits always have and always will end up at one of five schools anyway, regardless of the payout. 

          The big question for me is, how will this affect the 3/4 star kids? Because this is Utah’s arena. Hopefully, not much.

    • #145814
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      EagleMountainUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      Gonna be lullz when he transfers or sits.

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