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I never said I would pay them the same amounts

I would allocate salaries as they do in the pro leagues. There is a salary cap and teams allocate salary in a way they think will maximize wins. The best players will get the most money, and 3rd string backup tight ends might only get a scholarship.

The salary cap will be based on a split revenue source such as TV. Isn't the Pac-12 distribution $30M+ per school? Therefore, each school sets aside $10M for football salaries. That averages out to $115k per player ... however, some are going to get a lot more, some a lot less. (I just made that number up for example, but it would have to be negotiated between the schools and the players union).

To be honest, I haven't thought about all the intricacies, but the pro leagues provide a good starting point for many of the details. I am sure someone who is a lot smarter than me could put together something fair and equitable fairly easily.

The key thing to all of this is that the players need a seat at the negotiating table. Just like yesterdays NIL announcement by the NCAA, the players were not represented in the decision. It isn't going to work moving forward if the players don't have a seat at the table and the NCAA makes all the decisions unilateral. Hence, why a union and collective bargaining makes the most sense and is done in every other sports league.

(In response to this post by CUKev)

Posted: 05/10/2022 at 5:46PM


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