Sport David Shaw Questions Nick Saban’s Comment On Bryce Young
Nick Saban Reveals His Honest Mindset On Criticism
Nick Saban has been no stranger to criticism during his years as a college football coach. That comes with the territory when you’ve won seven national championships and been at the top of your game for the last two decades. However, Saban doesn’t always see the criticism he receives as a bad thing. With his […] The post Nick Saban Reveals His Honest Mindset On Criticism appeared first on The Spun.
It looks likehead coach was paying attention to recent comments about his quarterback NIL earning ability.
Last week,Young is approaching “ungodly” numbers in regards to NIL, even before he starts a game for the Crimson Tide.
“Our QB has already approached ungodly numbers, and he hasn’t even played yet,” Saban said. “If I told you what it is … it’s almost seven-figures.”
At Pac-12 Media Day today, Shaw had a pretty honest take on Saban’s remark, arguing that Young is not making “true market value” and that his earning power is boosted by playing for Alabama.
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Shaw also echoed what many have said–that Saban shared that little tidbit publicly as a recruiting tactic.
Shaw strongly suggested that Nick Saban mentioned that as a recruiting tactic and that most coaches around college football simply "shrugged their shoulders" at the comment.
He questioned if the tactic is "what we want to be doing" in college football as it pertains to NIL.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger)
Now, the part about Saban using Young’s NIL money as a recruiting tool, that part is accurate. However, Shaw seems to be exhibiting sour grapes with his first quote.
Of course, players at different programs are not going to earn the same amount on the open market. That’s what happens when you have a free and open market in the first place.
Will NIL rules benefit Alabama more than they do programs of a lesser profile? Most likely, but that’s not much different from how things were before.
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Michigan State handed a huge new contract to Mel Tucker with the aim of fending off interest from other schools. It turns out that new deal may not actually make an enormous difference. © Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK The terms of Tucker’s ten-year, $95 million deal went public on Monday. There was one particular portion of the contract that got a bit more attention. The terms of Tucker’s buyout are unchanged, and starts at a rather paltry $2.5 million. The buyout drops to just $1 million from 2024 onward. Mel Tucker's new $95M, 10-year contract in hand. No new buyout terms in it. It's $2.