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This is a copy/paste almost to the letter of another post on another SDS thread. If you're going to troll, at least be original.
What's amazing is I've had a few posts go through "moderation" before being approved, and at least one that was denied, that didn't get even 1/1,000 close to being this looney or offensive. Is this comment board ran by the NCAA?
Ok, let's be a little honest here, though. The kids that come play D1 sports are the best of the best. We enjoy watching them play sports because we get to see teams with talented players represent our institutions. If there was a well-paying alternative that a majority of 3-5 star players decided to take, and the talent pool was little better than D2 or D3, we'd be less than enthused.
I'm actually with you. ESPN wrote a piece that had a lot of good points. The NCAA likes to pretend that student athletes are just students that play a sport, and not really different than your average student...except average students aren't being told to report to campus and place themselves in potentially dangerous situations for the sake of their university. And to be fair to the players, most of what they're asking for SHOULD already be in existence. An inability for universities to pull your scholarship because you were injured permanently playing for said university? This exists in the workforce. I can't be fired from my job because I was injured on the job. Having sport-related medical expenses covered by the institution, with no out-of-pocket costs? Again, this is already a thing in the workforce. If I'm injured on my job, I am not liable for the costs of treatment. The list goes on and on. Yes, the 50% revenue bit is high reaching, as a couple of other items, but most of the other items are simply "protect me and my future while I put my physical well being on the line for your institution."
Because they're a part of a group that has few options to them when it comes to obtaining a lucrative life doing something they enjoy. The NBA has several paths to the league, and are adding more in the wake of recent events. The NFL primarily has one; develop for a few years in college. Ya, some guys get there through their high school tape and taking a few years off, even less through tryouts, but they're far, far outnumbered. If someone told you that you could potentially earn millions of dollars, but you had to get the crap beat out of you one day a week for three years to get that chance, would you take it?
A model like this would also serve to really just strengthen already strong conferences. The SEC would have all top 10 recruiting classes year in and out. FBS just becomes another "one and done" mess.
I was nodding and on board with most of this until the 50% revenue bit. Then it all fell apart. Even moving past the revenue vs. profit discussion that's been clearly discussed here, it has a few issues. It's well known that football programs tend to pay for the majority of University programs. Do those programs now owe the university money to cover the costs? Are they comfortable with the fact that basically no women's sport would pay its players while each of them tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars? Is the star QB gonna be happy seeing the third string kicker make the same amount? Do they understand that each and every item they receive is a taxable benefit, and if they're paid a wage, they'd have to pay taxes on every single item? I imagine this was added as a form of bargaining; you always ask for more than you know you'll get to ensure you get close to your compromise offer. But still.
I would imagine you're right. The SEC has to be careful with their selections. Strength of schedule will be crucial for CFP selection, and you want to keep teams as healthy as possible to ensure they can actually compete come playoff time.
Who is the troll login in control of this one? How about not being, well, yourself, on an article about a kid's football career being over before it really got him anywhere.
No way he does that with one year under his belt at UGA. He'll need at least two to get the draft stock. The perfect scenario for UGA is that Daniels wins the battle, Newman goes #2, Brock moves to #2 when Newman graduates.
This has become the best QB battle in the SEC. UGA has a wealth of options in the room at this point. Even if Daniels beats out Newman, Newman won't transfer. What you have here is a guaranteed 1/2 no matter how it turns out. My concerns would be how this effects the room going into 2022, if Daniels wins and balls out. He'd still have two years remaining. How many QBs can you keep in a room with an entrenched starter (we Gator fans know all the woes of transferring QBs lol).
SDS staff may want to take a look at this sentence... "Nembhard originally declared early for the 2020 NFL Draft but decided to withdraw his name from the league’s upcoming selection process."
I always find this argument weird, seeing as how he was offered by UGA. If it was either UF or FIU, OSF, etc, then fine, but when these athletes have offers from Bama,UGA, USCjr, etc, there's obviously talent there
The only thing your post is missing is a few "boy" and "know your place" comments. Though I'm sure those were edited out.
Why does the coach get to grandstand in public, all for the sake of his image, but the player has to keep everything quiet? The coach is supposed to set an example. He could have (1) actually done what he said he did, and (2) not spoken about it publicly. That would have been leadership. I'm with the players on this one.
I'm going to counter your question with a question. Why should the player keep the lies and issues within the team, but the coach is not responsible for actively lying about his actions to the public? Why is the paid person allowed to lie in public, but the unpaid player has to keep everything quiet and internal? Simply put, the coach wanted the publicity, and didn't care to actually do the things he said he did. He put himself and his career before his players and his team. So, if the coach isn't going to put the team first, why should the players?
Wonder what criteria needs to be met in order to be an "elite white person"
So you would rather the most political answer that a coach could come up with? I expect us to work hard, give everybody are all, volunteer at the local shelter, you know, all the platitudes that I need to say in order to be elected into Congress next year. I'm usually critical of over the top smack talk, but this isn't a story. I'd expect all coaches to say this. I expect Pruitt to say this. Fischer. Kiffin. All coaches should say this.
Either people can't read, or can't hear. He didn't say he's guaranteeing an undefeated season, or that he's predicting an undefeated season. He said he expects one. As in his standard is that they should go undefeated. That's what you want your coach to want/think, yes? They should be striving for perfection. The expectation a coach has for his team should be an undefeated season. Expecting anything less is to not invest in your team and staff. This is a non-story.
Those three years would only count if he gets the waiver, though, yes? If not, he has to burn a year sitting, I think
Leg, the issue is they tend to not stay. I think only Saban is the master of getting talented people to happily sit on a bench. 5-star QBs want to play, and I'd they don't see a realistic road for that, the find a new highway. QB transfers are all the rage. This isn't a dog, but how did that Fromm/Fields thing go? Fields saw that he was going to have to stick it out all four years to get more than one year on the field, so he left. Eason knew he'd never sniff the field again after Fromm won the role, so he left.
JTF, that's kind of my point for Daniels, though. He's got, realistically, one year to get as much playing time, and he chose a team that has a fair amount of talent at the position. His best bet would have been to go for a team with good talent but lackluster QB, which isn't UGA. It's puzzling for him, but great for UGA.
It's hard to keep a lot of talent at the QB role just sitting there. Not too many 5-stars want to play one year and hope to jump to the NFL, and not many want to stay their full 4 nowadays. If you recruit 2x 4/5star QBs, one is going to probably leave. Just gotta be sure you let the right one walk.
I think it makes more sense for UGA than Daniels. They have a room full of experience now, providing almost no downtime in the QB role. Even when their inexperience catches up, that player in theory would have had 1/2 years of understudy before playing. For Daniels, ya, I'm not sure. If he's sure he's not getting a waiver, he'd want to go into a team where a year 2 start is more than likely. UGA makes that kind of hard.
Not sure grabbing talented players is clutching at straws, but I think you have the right of it. At QB, you're either recruiting your guys and developing them medium/long term, or grabbing high talent where you can and letting the room settle where it will. I don't think there's a wrong way to go, just different approaches. If you're UGA, you're the team at the front of the conference that's looking to break through the final barrier and win it all. They don't want a repeat of 2019, or a step back, so you turn to talented transfers. No reason to waste a high caliber defense on a Learning year if you don't have to.
LeghumperU It's almost like you want multiple QBs in the room, kind of like when UGA took Bennett in 2019 with all if his 2-star glory.
I understand trolls will troll, but there's no reason to hate this commitment. (1) Del Rio is the blue-chip QB for this class, (2) you want a full QB room for injuries, issues, competition, etc, (3) getting multiple blue-chip QBs rarely pans out; both would want playing time and one would ditch after a season, maybe two if you're lucky. This 3-4 star QB checks all the boxes you want in a second QB for a recruiting class. And if you're UF, you gotta be happy with the players on hand...Trask, Jones, Richardson, Del Rio, and Kitna. Not too shabby
For those who want to talk crap about his high school ranking, c'mon. Putting aside the fact that the dude was a high 3-star, he's had multiple SEC seasons as a starter. That should erase all doubts of his ability to play. Secondly, he's an offensive lineman. It's hard to get tags like "elite" at this position. In fact, if you don't ever hear your name mentioned during a telecast, that means you did your job and did it well. You only get called out on the O-line when you screw up. Finally, the last "3-star" that UF had come in was Greenard, and that worked out pretty well for them, even though he was hobbled most of the season. I'll take "experienced" over a high school ranking any day.
It should be pointed out that non-Hispanic blacks make up roughly 13% of the population, but 17% of COVID cases. That means they're over-indexing. But the reason for this isn't due to skin tone, it's due primarily to socio-economic factors--access to healthcare, money to pay for care, availability of medical resources, etc. College athletes don't have these same issues. And as you pointed out, younger folks tend to, at worst, get severe flu-like symptoms before recovering. Listen, no one wants to see anyone get sick, but there does need to be a return to some sort of life at some point. Allowing college kids to return to campus and begin workouts, followed by a return to organized coaching later, etc, etc, helps get there. I'd imagine a large number of student athletes are raring to get back out there as well.