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#21 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 19 April 2022 - 06:23 PM

The Athletic: A 3-star DT worth $500K, a 4-star WR $1 million: The sticker shock of college football recruiting beyond 2022

 

Many coaches and administrators are experiencing sticker shock over an above-table market that sprouted up seemingly overnight and is now having a profound effect on where certain recruits are committing. Others have resigned themselves to NIL bidding wars becoming the new normal.

 

“I think it’s not going to be long until every signee at a Power 5 school is on some form of NIL — and that may be this coming year,” said Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin.

 

Many states’ NIL laws adopted last summer prohibit schools from directly brokering deals. That opened the door for third-party collectives — organizations that pool fan and booster donations in order to compensate a specific school’s athletes. Boosters at a small handful of programs — Texas A&M, Texas, Tennessee, Oregon and Miami chief among them — mobilized the quickest when the NCAA allowed NIL compensation for the first time last July. But they are far outnumbered by exasperated coaches and administrators who fear their programs getting left behind. Many have lost recruits simply because another school’s collective offered an NIL package it couldn’t match.

 

“We lost a kid (on signing day) over that. That hurt,” a Power 5 head coach told The Athletic. “Two hours before, the mom is telling me he’s coming here. And then she said, ‘Coach, how can we turn down $300,000?’ You can’t. Take it, I get it.”


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Posted 22 April 2022 - 07:24 AM

ESPN: College football spring games 2022: USC, Notre Dame, LSU highlight weekend schedule

https://www.espn.com...eekend-schedule



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Posted 23 April 2022 - 09:43 AM

CBS Sports: 

 

College football spring games 2022: Texas, USC, Notre Dame, LSU headline schedule this weekend

https://www.cbssport...e-this-weekend/

 

Expectations for USC football in 2022: Can Lincoln Riley lead Trojans to Pac-12 title, CFP in debut season?

https://www.cbssport...n-debut-season/

 

Penn State QB Sean Clifford is on the cusp of history, but how much action will Drew Allar see in 2022 season?

https://www.cbssport...in-2022-season/



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Posted 07 May 2022 - 07:36 AM

ESPN: SEC spring football recaps: Breaking down the offseason for each team

https://www.espn.com...-offseason-team



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Posted 07 May 2022 - 07:00 PM

BSL: College Football 2022 - Post-Spring (and too early) Top 25

 

It's never too early to do a Top 25, even though it's way too early to expect to be accurate. Still, I took a stab at it so let me know your thoughts.


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Posted 08 May 2022 - 08:41 AM

CBS Sports: Pac-12 spring football overreactions: USC, Utah destined for clash to end conference's playoff drought

https://www.cbssport...layoff-drought/



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Posted 11 May 2022 - 05:20 PM

CBS Sports: College Football Playoff dark horse contenders: One team from each Power Five conference to watch in 2022

https://www.cbssport...-watch-in-2022/



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Posted 17 May 2022 - 04:20 PM

ESPN: A thinned-out Georgia or tougher Texas? Assessing spring overreactions in college football

https://www.espn.com...ollege-football



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Posted 18 May 2022 - 03:42 PM

Big happenings in off-field college football news today.

 

1. No limit on the size of freshman signing classes (used to be 25 per year) so long as the program stays within the 85 overall scholarship limit. While it's generally a good thing with the loosened transfer rules, this could have unintended consequences (like the "over-signing" that used to be prevalent)

 

2. Conferences can determine on their own who participates in their championship game. Previously, a conference with 12 or more teams had to split into 2 divisions and have the winner of each division play one-another. This could see conferences eliminate divisions altogether. The Pac-12 immediately announced they will take advantage; starting now, the two teams with the best conference win percentage will play in the title game regardless of division. Divisions will remain for 2022, but I'd expect them to do away with them next year. Just for reference, of the 11 Pac-12 title games played thus far, this format would have delivered a different matchup in 5 of them.

 

3. While not official yet, expect that by the end of next month the NCAA will implement 5-week windows when players will be able to enter the transfer portal. One will begin at the end of a team's season (Dec-Jan timeframe, depending on if your team plays in a bowl game) and probably one that begins after spring practices.

 

(Edit) 4. Teams will now be allowed to start fall practice 31 days prior to their first game, though the number of practice sessions allowed remains the same. Honestly, I think they should go ahead and let everyone schedule a game for what is now called Week Zero (the last weekend of August). It would allow more flexibility for both regular and postseason scheduling.


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Posted 19 May 2022 - 07:20 AM



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Posted 19 May 2022 - 10:54 AM


Whoa boy, the knives are out in the SEC!

 

Jimbo Fisher: Nick Saban’s comments on Texas A&M “despicable,” says “Go dig into his past”



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Posted 19 May 2022 - 11:47 AM

Intense.

Saban is classless. He gets out recruited for once and can’t take it.
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Posted 19 May 2022 - 02:04 PM

Intense.

Saban is classless. He gets out recruited for once and can’t take it.

 

What's even funnier is that his insinuation is that Alabama never "bought players" before NIL gave everyone a giant loophole.



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Posted 19 May 2022 - 04:32 PM

USC football fans’ long nightmare has ended, as Caleb Williams announced he’s headed to Troy to reunite with Lincoln Riley. As if he seriously would have gone to Wisconsin, a QB wasteland.

 

And now it's official, Caleb will be throwing to the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner, Jordan Addison. If USC can somehow manage to play respectable defense this season, they could really be interesting.


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Posted 19 May 2022 - 05:49 PM

One last thing....100 days until the 2022 season kicks off. Let's go.



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Posted 21 May 2022 - 04:28 PM

ESPN: Hall of Fame college football coach Steve Spurrier defends Alabama's Nick Saban in spat with Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher

https://www.espn.com...as-jimbo-fisher



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Posted 26 May 2022 - 07:37 AM

CBS Sports: 2022 college football coaching carousel: Outlooks for new hires, from most likely to win big to shortest leash

https://www.cbssport...shortest-leash/



#38 BSLJimJohnson

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 06:17 AM

Hey everyone,

 

I'm hosting a weekly discussion with BSL's own college football exper/guru Mike Lowe on the Sports Tonight podcast. I encourage you to give it a listen, and give us your feedback or ask questions here.  

 

In our premiere episode, Mike gave a detail explanation of the NIL mess; how it started and potential ramifications of the "wild, wild west" environment it has created.  We also touched on the impact of conferences eliminating divisions and going to a more balanced scheduling format.

 

Next week, we'll talk about the early Top 25 rankings that Mike posted on the site. In the coming weeks, we'll be breaking down the conferences and look at favorites for the Heisman. 

 

I hope you give us a listen! You can find each episode on the podcast tab on the BSL home page. Here is a link to our first episode:

 

https://anchor.fm/sp...ootball-e1jd2pe


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Posted 07 June 2022 - 02:58 PM

CBS Sports: Lincoln Riley sets the record straight as USC rebuilds in earnest while embracing steep expectations

https://www.cbssport...p-expectations/



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Posted 08 June 2022 - 02:02 PM

CBS Sports: 

 

SEC football transfers: LSU, South Carolina QB additions could shape divisional races in 2022 season

https://www.cbssport...in-2022-season/

 

Pac-12 football transfers: USC, Oregon playmakers ready to make instant impact in league fueled by QB turnover

https://www.cbssport...by-qb-turnover/

 

Big Ten football transfers: Ohio State, Nebraska add key defensive pieces ready to make impact in 2022 season

https://www.cbssport...in-2022-season/






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