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Old 08-26-2019, 01:02 PM   #1
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The 2019 College Football Thread

Thought this article would be a good starting point to kick off the CFB thread:


It's an excerpt from a new book about Jim Harbaugh and Michigan and how their unwillingness to pay players on the side puts them at a disadvantage when recruiting.

As a Tech fan it made me curious if they would do some shit like this too, I feel like Frank Beamer would never have done anything like this but who knows now. Hard to compete when the system is stacked against you.

There's some good bits in that article about Jeff George and how entitled he was, but I thought this bit about ways CFB programs skirt the rules was interesting:

Mauti and I shared the stories we'd heard about coaches channeling money through churches, a practice that few Southern politicians or reporters would dare investigate; offering jobs to the parents in the city or county, not the school; giving recruits credit cards in someone else's name, or cases of casino chips to cash in; and two relatively new tricks, having a booster buy the family's home for far more than market value, and telling players to take their beat-up junkers into a Mercedes dealership, where they receive a high-end "loaner car" while they wait for a replacement part -- which could take years, it turns out.
Anyways, this bit is a very good read and highly recommended. I'm probably gonna pick the book up once it ends up at my local library too.
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