This has to be 2nd behind college football playoff in terms of college sports topics beat to death. What I rarely here is a plan. I am against it because it applies to so few kids. Sure C. Webber probably made more for the university than the education was worth, but that's the exception. Do you think Rob Pelinka made out in the deal or Michigan? So my question to people that want the players paid. What is the plan?
When you consider the the education, housing, food, health care, clothes etc...I'm guessing we are talking about $100,000 to 150,000 per player depending on the school when they are done. Most of the money football and basketball generates goes so support the other sports. This is pretty complicated but try and answer of few basics.
Where does the money come from? It's a zero sum game for most schools so if you pay the players it comes from someone else.
How much do you distribute and how do you determine who gets it? Does D. Robinson get more than Isiah Bell or the same? What are we talking about in terms of dollar amounts?
I've always understood the argument when it comes to a Tim Tebow or Denard Robinson, but I just never saw a practical solution to keep it fair when I think about the other 95% of teams and players. Sure Denard is selling jerseys and making Mich money but what about Temple's entire team?
Give me your best plan.