Wednesday on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, Jackson State Head Coach Deion Sanders says the NCAA has a problem with NIIL when it comes to paying student athletes like professionals, because they're providing coaching staffs who are qualified to work with professionals. Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox and LaVar Arrington explain why Deion is off base with his comments.
Brady Quinn: "The truth of the matter with NIL is it's not like you've got all these guys making a ton of money. It's completely blown out of proportion... So if he wants a bigger coaching staff, that's not the way you go about doing it. You can build up all the analysts and things you want off the field too to have that support system. That's been done. Bama does it and Ohio State does it and all the schools do it.
So, there is just zero truth in that comment, because in the college ranks, you are responsible for what you are recruiting. So if you're recruiting a kid who wants that sort of NIL money, or is a problem because he's chasing that, you recruited him. That's your fault. You signed on to that. That is the most outlandish thing I've heard in regards to NIL and just blaming NIL for it. I don't think there's any truth to anything he just said."
LaVar Arrington: "I think he just insulted all of his coaches. He's insulted a lot of other coaches, I'm sure. At the end of the day, your college institution has resource centers, different things that they can offer so that their students are able to enjoy the experience of being at their college and getting an education. That may be an institutional thing, in terms of just the support that is needed."