Im old enough to remember when schools honored scholarships, didnt oversign, kids played out their careers at one school, fans got to know kids and kids got to know the fans. There werent luxury boxes and non stop advertising and commercial timeouts every 90 seconds. The games werent for sole purpose of cfp playoffs and losing 1 game didnt end the season. parity was much more widespread and bowl games were the reward for kids that were trying to earn a degree. There was no such thing as picking OSU for the sole purpose of getting to the NFL. technology and money limited national recruiting. There was a time the head coach couldnt just hop on a private jet and have dinner w a kid in CA and Being a second round nfl pick didnt make you an insta-millionaire.
The disconnect between fans and players is real. Fans expect to win now, free up ships for better talent, get rid of the coaches after 2 years of underperformance. Players transfer immead after not winning the starting job, coaches can make millions losing at rutgers.
the amateur game has been gone for a while in Cols OH, Austin TX, Tuscaloosa etc... It will make the playing field more unfair but the truth is there are only 6-7 teams that can make the playoffs and only 3-4 that can win it anyhow.
As an osu fan i have no connection to justin fields. Thats the harsh truth. Transfer in, win and get out or dont win and get out. You win a NC for Cols OH and Cols OH makes you a 1st round pick. Thats the arrangement. I promise you that was not the arrangement Pitt had with Dan Marino in the 80s or Ohio State had with Art schlichterr They were hometown heros playing for the schools they loved.
I dont see how the new rules change anything. Theyve already been changed for quite some time now, please dont take this post as claiming it was better back then. Not saying that at all.