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They can still play in Tuscaloosa. Hell, they can still be the Crimson Tide

Universities can lease the names, stadiums, facilities, etc to whoever runs the NFL development league. But let's stop pretending that this is collegiate athletics.

The NFL is the richest and most lucrative professional sports league in the world, and it's the only one that doesn't have some kind of minor league/developmental league or system. It's a great deal for them, not having to pay to develop it's talent.

But just like every other sport in the world, let 18 year old adults who have been determined to be good enough to play professionally, play professionally. Start a professional under 22 league with 20-30 teams that sign the best high school players in the country. They can still be the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, Florida Gators, etc etc etc. Let the rest of the schools who aren't leasing their names to this league participate in actual amateur competition.

(In response to this post by 1962Buff)

Posted: 07/20/2021 at 5:10PM


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