Their money doesn't matter.Do I like it.... no. But I understand it. When you have oil barrons out in Texas buying players left and right, this is where it is headed to. Saban just trying to stay ahead of the "other guys".
Their money doesn't matter.
The reality is A&M bought that team because that was the only way they could get those kids to commit there. Bama doesn't have to do that - players know by coming to Bama they'll be developed and have a shot at the NFL. Doesn't mean Bama doesn't have NIL collectives, etc. , but it means they don't need nearly as much.
“It wasn’t about the NIL money, because I’m not getting as much money as Iowa would’ve paid me,”
Kadyn Proctor’s decision to flip from Iowa to Alabama had nothing to do with NIL money, the 5-star said — he’ll actually be receiving less than he would have with the Hawkeyes.usatodayhss.com
Kadyn Proctor's story is more common than most want to believe because they want to think their money will fix their programs problems. It won't.
And that's literally the way it's always been.Agree, however, for all the Kadyn Proctor's out there, some key players could still be and will be missed due to a bidding war. This is still in the early phases of a "nuclear arms race" in college football.
Personally, I like it. Put your money where your mouth is. And to be perfectly honest, there is no one louder than a Bama fan. And for good reasons. Let's give our program another reason. Give as you can. Roll Tide.
I have enjoyed college ball immensely myself and Bama football in particular, but I draw the line here. This is wrong as it is right now.I thought when all this started that Alabama needed to reach as many fans as possible to raise our NIL fund to competitive levels. If a million fans ( doable ) gave 10-100 dollars a piece, no one would out bid us. A crazy as that sounds that is where all of this is going. How good do you want Bama to be? I don’t go to games like I use to so I plan on contributing some. Just giving back some ( more ) for something I enjoy immensely.
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