There are a number of ways that college football could be improved and here’s a look at five changes that could make the sport we love even better.
It seems like the talk of the college football world is NIL and the transfer portal right now, as head coaches and major programs try to figure out this new world of recruiting.
The NCAA passed new rules this week dealing with NIL. It essentially says that these “collective” NIL groups or boosters still can’t pay players to attend a school and there has been a lot of that going on lately.
Of course, that’s nothing new in college football. Kids have been getting paid to play since before Eric Dickerson was rumored to be getting brand new cars at SMU. It’s just in the open now and it’s still pretty ugly.
Eventually, it’s going to lead to an even larger separation between the have’s and the have-not’s which will only grow if the NCAA gets rid of scholarship limits, which is something else that’s being discussed. In college football, that would be a game-changer.
Power-5 teams would try to hoard even more players and while the transfer portal would still lead to plenty of player movement, more talent would be concentrated in the power conferences.
However, with NIL and the transfer portal, the genie is out of the bottle. There can be restrictions and there should be a stricter transfer portal window, as well as restrictions that stop players from reaching NIL deals before they are even on campus.
But it’s the NCAA, so you have to take everything, including “enforcement” with a grain of salt. In spite of that, college football is still the greatest sport in the world.
There’s just nothing quite like it. Yet, it could be better, and here’s a look at five changes that need to be made to college football.