Nick Saban would like to see NFL salary cap model in college football
Few college football head coaches are quite as openly opinionated (or as successful as) Alabama’s Nick Saban. Consistently full of ideas, the CFB legend introduced yet another one recently — implementing an NFL salary cap model in college football.
The general idea here is that the era of Name, Image and Likeness allows the teams with the most money to be the best, something that has been a hot topic ever since the rule change.
“If that’s what we want college football to be, the best teams are going to be the teams that have the most money to spend,” Saban said recently on a podcast appearance with Stephen A. Murphy. “We don’t have a salary cap, so it’s not equal for everyone. It’s not like the NFL. I would much rather see us adopt the NFL model than be what we are right now.”
Saban went on to lament the way the “employee” mentality in amateur sports isn’t what it is supposed to be, but that he would at least like to see the adjustment made if the trend is not to be reversed.
“College football should not be pay for play”
Nick Saban told me he worries about NIL’s impact.
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It will be interesting to see how things develop, but there is no doubt that changes need to be made.
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He’s going to ask to apply a similar cap to coaching salaries right? It’s unreal how many people think it’s acceptable to limit the earning potential of others who are simply engaging in legal economic activities. Never knew ol Nicky was such a commie. Getting back to his Eastern European socialist roots I guess
This isn’t the first time Saban has revealed that he has a hammer and sickle tattooed on his chest.
So you like the system in place now? Ready for a draft in college football? Those of us who said this would happen and rich teams will steam players from teams who lose money are now saying we told you this would happen. Ready for high school players to have agents?
Nick does not want any part of the NFL model which works as follows: 1. the players are employees 2. They have a union 3. The salary cap was negotiated between the owners and the union and represents a share of revenues.
So you want a draft as well or just let rich teams keep stealing players from poor teams?
Saban is a joke and he can’t accept the fact that Kirby Smart has knocked him out of the Top Spot. What will Nick Saban say when Georgia repeats as National Champions for the 3rd time.
You have not accepted that 2nd and 26 affected you for life.
I am too busy enjoying back to back National Championship to think about a game the referees took from Georgia.
2nd and 26 is just more evidence of Georgia’s dynasty. THAT close to 3 Natties in 6 years. And we should have had another shot at Bama in the playoffs in 2018 too. That SECCG showed how those two teams were by far the best two teams in the country. dropping UGA to 5 and giving ND the nod was a crime against the sport.
More BooHoo Bama tears from the “remember that time we won” diary…. HAHAHA
Translation: Alabama is falling behind in the NIL game and Saban wants the NCAA to fix it for him. If it was benefitting Alabama, you wouldn’t hear a peep from him.
^^ Truer words have never been spoken. ^^