Nick Saban would like to see more parity in college football.
Yes, that’s Nick Saban, the guy who’s led Alabama to six national championships since 2009. That’s Nick Saban, who found his team within the SEC Championship game on a nearly yearly basis. Yes, this is the guy who thinks college football has a parity problem.
Saban originally made the comments to ESPN’s Paul Feinbaum in the professional areas Wednesday morning in Birmingham.
Saban said during the special edition of Paul Feinbaum Show. “Same scholarship, same academic support, whatever.
“I don’t think we have that balance right now that could affect the college football athletics parity in college as a whole. I know we have a lot of good people working on that, and I’m sure they’ll come up with a good solution for us.”
Beyond Alabama’s wins since making its way to Tuscaloosa in 2007 are the accomplishments of the Securities and Exchange Commission as a whole. SEC teams have dominated the college football scene, winning 12 national titles since 2006.
Saban also raised an issue with the increasing influence of Name, Image, and Similarity (NIL), which has been a hot topic of conversation – even in Congress – that is inappropriate. Saban emphasized that he was not against the Nile deal, but said it was wrong for the NIL to start dictating where a recruit first goes to school.
“I think a lot of people are critical of the NCAA, but because of a lot of laws that have been passed, the NCAA is really having a hard time — if they don’t get protection from litigation — even to enforce some of the rules that they have,” Saban said. “I think that’s where the transfer gate came from. People had to sit down, but everyone applied for a waiver. And if they don’t get a waiver, they file a case. In the end you just say enough, and you pass a rule that everyone can transfer whenever they can.”
“I think NIL is good for players. I don’t think – players should earn what they get, which our players did last year and they did a good job – but when you start making groups and pooling money to pay players and then talking about the impact on the players to go to school in terms of What will they get? [in NIL]I’m not sure that’s good for the game.”
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