Nick Saban says he wants college football to return to parity
Nick Saban often speaks on the state of college football, and he did it again this week with Paul Finebaum at the Regions Tradition golf tournament.
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“Everything in college football has always had parity,” Saban said. “Same scholarships, academic support, healthcare, whatever it is. I don’t think we have that balance right now, which could affect the parity of college football and college athletics as a whole. I know we’ve got a lot of good people working on it, so I’m sure they’ll come up with a good solution for us.”
Saban went on to add that while the NCAA faces criticism, because state laws have been passed, the NCAA has a difficult time if it doesn’t get protection from litigation, to enforce some of the rules. He referred to waivers received for players wanting to play immediately and not sit out a year.
“I think name, image and likeness is good for players,” Saban said, but added that collectives that raise money to pay players to go to a certain school is not good for the game.
“One of the things I like to see us be able to work back to is everything in CFB has always had parity.”
Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban on the state of college football. pic.twitter.com/tibfsUvUeM
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) May 13, 2022