The recent rash of NCAA violations and alleged violations at major schools like USC, Ohio St., Auburn, LSU, Oregon, etc have ramped up the talk of the need to pay college football players. I am going to take an unpopular position on this topic and say don’t give them a dime.
It is no secret that I played major college football. It is a lesser known fact that I also played major college football for a not so major team. Before I played for the Miami Hurricanes, I played for the now defunct Long Beach St. 49ers football program. Playing for two college football programs will give anyone in that position perspective. When you play for two programs on the opposite ends of the spectrum, your perspective gets even greater.