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Maybe he was correct after all….

As the course of college football changed over the past few years, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney first was laughed at across the nation as he cautioned where College Football was headed from paying players to the ”Transfer Portal”.

After making comments on how he was disappointed where College Football was headed;  Dabo Swinney was ridiculed, laughed at and made fun of because of his salary.  My question is when both the College Football media and fans in are general willing to apologize to him as he was 100% correct.

Let’s take a small look at the “Transfer Portal” this offseason.  Starting Quarterbacks left their programs behind to go make some money at schools that could afford them.  Isaiah Bonds left Alabama for Texas for $2 million next season.  His first purchase in Austin was a Maserati as “they don’t have that dealership in Tuscaloosa”.

Freshman “SEC Defensive Player of the Year” Caleb Downs left Alabama for $3 million next season at Ohio State.  This now puts the Buckeyes at over $13 million spent in NIL money for this falls College Football season.  The Buckeyes can do that, not many other schools can.  It looks as if the Buckeyes will just try to buy a national championship.  Only a few schools can follow that lead and it’s bad for College Football as a whole. 

Coach Swinney has been challenged for not dipping in to the “Transfer Portal”.  Because he hasn’t landed anyone doesn’t mean he hasn’t tried.  Dabo is not a Head Coach that is going to offer anyone a guaranteed starting position, much less more money than any other player on his current roster.  Clemson does not have a Medical or Law school and that’s where so much money comes in for donations.  IPTAY maximizes every dollar contributed to the athletic department.

We often say, “you can’t get the toothpaste back in the tube”, however, when it comes to college athletics as a whole, we have to do just that. 

My buddy Joe Bostic commented… “these guys will never have the camaraderie we had.  After practice, we went and hung out together and really got to know each other, and we are best friends to this day.  Now the kids are on the phone, and someone is trying to figure out where they can go for more money”.

Dabo said this wouldn’t work, but I have yet to see an apology from anyone that disagreed with him.  College Football is a mess and we just saw two Head Coaches quit their jobs because of it. 

Nick Saban said this past year was “simply grueling” and he did not want to do it again.  Boston College Head Coach Jeff Haffley left BC for the Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator opening.  Haffley stated College Football wasn’t about coaching anymore, it was about “re-recruiting your roster every six months, the “Transfer Portal” and NIL”.

This will eventually kill College Football.  It seems to me a certain Head Coach made these comments a few years and was mocked for his opinions.  However, in this “social media” world there will be no apologies.  You can bet Dabo’s next comment they don’t approve of and the media will crush him again.

And if wrong, there will never be an apology.

Sturg

Maybe he was correct after all….

As the course of college football changed over the past few years, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney first was laughed at across the nation as he cautioned where College Football was headed from paying players to the ”Transfer Portal”.

After making comments on how he was disappointed where College Football was headed;  Dabo Swinney was ridiculed, laughed at and made fun of because of his salary.  My question is when both the College Football media and fans in are general willing to apologize to him as he was 100% correct.

Let’s take a small look at the “Transfer Portal” this offseason.  Starting Quarterbacks left their programs behind to go make some money at schools that could afford them.  Isaiah Bonds left Alabama for Texas for $2 million next season.  His first purchase in Austin was a Maserati as “they don’t have that dealership in Tuscaloosa”.

Freshman “SEC Defensive Player of the Year” Caleb Downs left Alabama for $3 million next season at Ohio State.  This now puts the Buckeyes at over $13 million spent in NIL money for this falls College Football season.  The Buckeyes can do that, not many other schools can.  It looks as if the Buckeyes will just try to buy a national championship.  Only a few schools can follow that lead and it’s bad for College Football as a whole. 

Coach Swinney has been challenged for not dipping in to the “Transfer Portal”.  Because he hasn’t landed anyone doesn’t mean he hasn’t tried.  Dabo is not a Head Coach that is going to offer anyone a guaranteed starting position, much less more money than any other player on his current roster.  Clemson does not have a Medical or Law school and that’s where so much money comes in for donations.  IPTAY maximizes every dollar contributed to the athletic department.

We often say, “you can’t get the toothpaste back in the tube”, however, when it comes to college athletics as a whole, we have to do just that. 

My buddy Joe Bostic commented… “these guys will never have the camaraderie we had.  After practice, we went and hung out together and really got to know each other, and we are best friends to this day.  Now the kids are on the phone, and someone is trying to figure out where they can go for more money”.

Dabo said this wouldn’t work, but I have yet to see an apology from anyone that disagreed with him.  College Football is a mess and we just saw two Head Coaches quit their jobs because of it. 

Nick Saban said this past year was “simply grueling” and he did not want to do it again.  Boston College Head Coach Jeff Haffley left BC for the Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator opening.  Haffley stated College Football wasn’t about coaching anymore, it was about “re-recruiting your roster every six months, the “Transfer Portal” and NIL”.

This will eventually kill College Football.  It seems to me a certain Head Coach made these comments a few years and was mocked for his opinions.  However, in this “social media” world there will be no apologies.  You can bet Dabo’s next comment they don’t approve of and the media will crush him again.

And if wrong, there will never be an apology.