Just read the article about Kevin Woidke, and an idea for the NCAA occurred.
This organization lays claim to exist for the student athletes. Why not increase the total number of football scholarships by one, three, or even five. But make them available only to walk-ons that have some threshold of academic standing for multiple years. Two years would be great, but even one would help. Obviously teams like Ohio State can afford this.
It would be even better if they were paid for by some tax on NCAA officials salaries!!
Would guess there may be many, many issues, but so what, make it happen. Would also guess these folks give up a lot, so reward them for their sacrifices!!!