Those of you who love NFL football need to just cheer for NFL teams and quit watching college football. This is the only hope I have that college football will remain the same. Unfortunately, it seems that sports writers, northerners, and NFL lovers all have it in their minds that they need to change the college game. It is like when northerners move down South because they like the weather, the food, the slower paced life, and the first thing they start doing is trying to change things to the way they did things up North. It doesn't make any sense at all.
Again, if you love college football, leave it alone. If you don't, watch the NFL. That way everyone can be happy.
To stay on topic, I think eighty-five scholarships is plenty.
Of course, I should add that this is only my opinion. Roll Tide!
I enthusiastically agree with everything above that TeamPlayer posted. As a word of support, I can promise you that university presidents will not allow college football to become a minor league for the NFL and separate themselves from their institutional purpose of education. Like TeamPlayer, most of us would support the University of Alabama Crimson Tide if all college football was made up of walk-ons. If the quality of play -and NOT COMPETITION, is your primary reason for following football, then the NFL might just be your ticket. There is no doubt Coach Saban learned that the highest level of quality of play didn't do it for him. It was the COMPETITION about working with those who wanted to prove themselves to be as good as they could possibly be and to achieve their individual and team goals.
Off topic, but scholarship limitations for all of men's sports (including football) will be forced to comply with Title IX. It won't be market driven principles, NCAA rules, or what the fans support with attendance or interest.
Athletic Departments will be forced to add women's sports, increase women's spending AND cut on the men's side since 95% of all athletic departments are losing money. One last time, football expenses skew the numbers so it is the easiest target. Regrettably, players like nx4Bama must suffer the consequences. If you have any little girls who want athletic scholarships, you might consider getting them a rowing machine.
Be Good Or Be Gone
-Coach Saban when asked if he wears his championship rings.“I just put them on the coffee table for recruits to look at”
-Andy Stiles, Sports Illustrated, after the 42-14 beat down of ND'Im sorry, folks outside of SEC country, but a few facts are incontrovertible. They smoke better barbecue than you. Their women are prettier than your women. They play football better than your schools play football.
There was a valid reason for the scholarship reductions. Psu participated in the cover up and only came foreword after the news already was broken. PSU is trying to crawfish.
They are lucky to still have a football program.
Last edited by Ole Man Dan; January 29th, 2013 at 02:44 PM. Reason: format