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Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders were guests on Wednesday's SportsCenter where they discussed the biggest challenges of NIL deals. During the interview, Saban made it clear he's on board with it, but thinks steps need to be taken to ensure a level playing field...
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“I think a couple things are a concern," Saban said on the show. "We allow alumni through collectives to get involved in recruiting and other things — that’s something we’ve always guarded against in college football. I think what kind of competitive balance are we able to create if we allow that to happen — which is not going to be great for fans."
Sanders clapped back suggesting Jackson State isn't even close to being on a level playing field...
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“First of all, we can’t compete,” Sanders said. “We don’t have collectives. We don’t have anything like that. We’re trying to rally up boosters and you talk about collectives? I don’t even know the definition of a collective. In its ‘name, image and likeness,’ I’m having kids that are getting compensated, but when you talk about name, image and likeness — I haven’t seen anything on any thing. We talk about these kids making millions of dollars — what are they on? Where is the name, image and the likeness, or is it just the collectives paying these kids to participate in this or that college?"
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Is that a gold whistle? Never change Deion.
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“Clapped back” is the journalist sign for being a moron.
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Maybe Deion can get a piece of the $20k his alum base just got gifed to them by the honky alums from major programs.
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Good grief, The fake news of TD strikes again.
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where the hell did "clapped back" come from?? It's silly and makes no sense. Stop using it.
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Stop saying clapped back, Larry. You are making a fool out of yourself.
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Larry, your father is rolling over in his urn right now.
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Clapped back? Jesus Larry.
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Where was the Aflac duck and the Aflac cheerleaders??
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Its Jackson State. NIL wasn't going to even things up for smaller schools. It was going to create a wider divide. Anybody with half a brain knew this.
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College football as we knew it 1930-2020, is dead.
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Deion does very well at playing to the cameras. What you see is not what you get behind the scenes.
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He brings a great point though.
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Clap back? Stfu larry.
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He's not wrong, it's just group funded contracts. This is a disastar.
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Sanders wears this role well. I used to think his takes were dumb. Then he became a coach and now I find myself agreeing with everything he says.
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