IowaLaw's Simple Solution to Iowa's NIL/Transfer Portal Woes

IowasLaw

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Last year, optimistic Hawk fans got their hopes up on dozens of transfer portal possibilities in football and basketball. Sadly, one by one, each of Iowa's top portal targets opted to take their talents elsewhere. Many times, especially in basketball, the targets made their decision on the basis of $$.

Fran McCaffery watched multiple top center prospects consider Iowa (i.e. Fairdaws Aimaq) only to take paydays somewhere else. Now, Iowa basketball is left with a center-less roster that may be 1 player away from a Sweet 16 run. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

Kirk too made a feeble effort to bring in Nebraska's QB, Martinez, from the portal only to lose him to Kansas State and lead them to a 9-3 season. Again, NIL money was a factor. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

This year, when we hear Michigan's backup QB might consider coming to Iowa...or that a 5 star home grown left tackle is being wooed by Oregon's NIL money, Iowa has a choice. It can either get with the program or get left behind. IowaLaw has two simple solutions that would push Iowa, a Big 10 program with the most lucrative TV contract in sports history, back into the world of contenders:

Drop "Woke" Socialist NIL Policy. The idea behind NIL is to allow kids to profit from their name, image, and likeness. Capitalism at its best. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day recently said it will take around $13,000,000 each year to keep his existing team in tact. It's a concept that allows star players like Caleb Williams transfer to USC for $2,500,000 and transform that program from a 4-8 has been in 2021 to a 12-1 playoff contender in 2022. Money well spent. At Iowa, however, the woke powers that be decided rather than pooling NIL money to ensure that Iowa's most highly sought after athletes are well compensated and encouraged to stick around, the Hawkeyes will be the ONLY program in college sports to allocate NIL money on the basis of equity. Each member of the football, basketball, and women's basketball team would get exactly the same amount, like a 1960s San Francisco socialist commune.

In other words...super star Kris Murray gets the same as the 13th player off the bench on the women's team. Jack Campbell gets the same as Iowa's walk-on 3rd string place kicker. That watered down amount spread over everyone equals less than $2,500 per month. Great deal for the mediocre women's bball player with zero NIL marketability...but an absolutely horrible deal for someone like Kayden Proctor, a 5 star OL who could play anywhere. If Iowa wants to compete for top talent, it needs to scrap the woke socialism and and let the market dictate NIL value. Major college athletics is an arms race, not a progressive pillow fight where everyone gets a trophy.

Tap Into Kirk's Rich NFL Pipeline. We've all seen the graphic showing Iowa having more players on NFL rosters than virtually any school in the nation (I think Iowa is around 7th). From Tristan Wirfs (signed a $16,000,000 contract out of Iowa) to George Kittle (just signed a $75,000,000 contract). From Micah Hyde (just signed a $19,000,000 contract) to Brandon Scherff (just received a $15,000,000 signing bonus). Keegan Murray, who had zero scholarships coming out of high school, was the beneficiary of Iowa taking a chance on him. He just signed a $37,000,000 contract based on his development at Iowa.

When it comes to contributions toward NIL, the dinosaur Iowa administration and Hawk fans alike continue to pull the "aw shucks, we're just Iowa, we can't compete" card. They're resigned to allowing schools with far less riches to cash into the transfer portal while Iowa is left behind. The administration has no problem routinely hitting up every day Hawk fans for contributions. IowaLaw, a beneficiary of an Iowa education, is proudly a longtime SUBSTANTIAL booster himself. Yet the average income in Iowa is just $32,000 and the average Joe doesn't have the means to throw money at 17 yr olds they've never met. Guys like @EvilMonkeyInTheCloset make even less. So why doesn't Iowa have a program in place where they hit up the multi-millionaires who are more invested in Iowa athletics than anyone else, the former players? If each Hawk who signs a pro contract were encouraged to contribute just 1% of their earnings into an NIL pot, Iowa would have millions of additional dollars each year to recruit MAJOR talent. Bringing in more talent would lead to more pro former players and they cycle perpetuates.

The NFL Hawks have a huge interest in Iowa's continued success. They are presumably bigger Hawk fans than anyone else because they love the sport and owe their success to Iowa. Why aren't they paying their fair share when they're driving around in Rolls Royces while Joe Shmo Hawk fan working at Casey's is chipping in $50 to the NIL collective? I happen to know for a fact that at Iowa law school and Iowa med school, graduating students going off to big time jobs are asked to voluntarily chip into a fund to help other graduates going on to lower paying public service work. It's not a stretch to do the exact same thing with sports.
 
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Hawk_4shur

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So, tOSU needs $13 million each year? Then why don't we get $15-$20 million each year??

So, let's get 20 donors to commit to $1,000,000 a year .... forever.

Or, we could get 20 donors to make one-time gifts of $25,000,000 each. $500 million ought to be able pay for a good football team forever.

Oh, crap! Forgot about basketball.

Probably gonna need 30 donors at $25 million each.

OK!

Iowaslaw figured out the plan. I figured out the math.

So, the rest of you can go find the 30 donors.

:rolleyes:
 

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Wow, you literally have no idea how NIL work.
No he's actually correct about the current NIL we have set up. Money goes to football and both men and women's bb.

I've complained about it myself.

Also, it currently only gives money to players already on the teams.

Nothing to give out to NEW kids we are looking to attract. So nothing to give to transfer QB's from Michigan...

It's better than nothing but it's not going to compete with the big dogs.
 

hawkisoaker

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Last year, optimistic Hawk fans got their hopes up on dozens of transfer portal possibilities in football and basketball. Sadly, one by one, each of Iowa's top portal targets opted to take their talents elsewhere. Many times, especially in basketball, the targets made their decision on the basis of $$.

Fran McCaffery watched multiple top center prospects consider Iowa (i.e. Fairdaws Aimaq) only to take paydays somewhere else. Now, Iowa basketball is left with a center-less roster that may be 1 player away from a Sweet 16 run. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

Kirk too made a feeble effort to bring in Nebraska's QB, Martinez, from the portal only to lose him to Kansas State and lead them to a 9-3 season. Again, NIL money was a factor. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

This year, when we hear Michigan's backup QB might consider coming to Iowa...or that a 5 star home grown left tackle is being wooed by Oregon's NIL money, Iowa has a choice. It can either get with the program or get left behind. IowaLaw has two simple solutions that would push Iowa, a Big 10 program with the most lucrative TV contract in sports history, back into the world of contenders:

Drop "Woke" Socialist NIL Policy. The idea behind NIL is to allow kids to profit from their name, image, and likeness. Capitalism at its best. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day recently said it will take around $13,000,000 each year to keep his existing team in tact. It's a concept that allows star players like Caleb Williams transfer to USC for $2,500,000 and transform that program from a 4-8 has been in 2021 to a 12-1 playoff contender in 2022. Money well spent. At Iowa, however, the woke powers that be decided rather than pooling NIL money to ensure that Iowa's most highly sought after athletes are well compensated and encouraged to stick around, the Hawkeyes will be the ONLY program in college sports to allocate NIL money on the basis of equity. Each member of the football, basketball, and women's basketball team would get exactly the same amount, like a 1960s San Francisco socialist commune.

In other words...super star Kris Murray gets the same as the 13th player off the bench on the women's team. Jack Campbell gets the same as Iowa's walk-on 3rd string place kicker. That watered down amount spread over everyone equals less than $2,500 per month. Great deal for the mediocre women's bball player with zero NIL marketability...but an absolutely horrible deal for someone like Kayden Proctor, a 5 star OL who could play anywhere. If Iowa wants to compete for top talent, it needs to scrap the woke socialism and and let the market dictate NIL value. Major college athletics is an arms race, not a progressive pillow fight where everyone gets a trophy.

Tap Into Kirk's Rich NFL Pipeline. We've all seen the graphic showing Iowa having more players on NFL rosters than virtually any school in the nation (I think Iowa is around 7th). From Tristan Wirfs (signed a $16,000,000 contract out of Iowa) to George Kittle (just signed a $75,000,000 contract). From Micah Hyde (just signed a $19,000,000 contract) to Brandon Scherff (just received a $15,000,000 signing bonus). Keegan Murray, who had zero scholarships coming out of high school, was the beneficiary of Iowa taking a chance on him. He just signed a $37,000,000 contract based on his development at Iowa.

When it comes to contributions toward NIL, the dinosaur Iowa administration and Hawk fans alike continue to pull the "aw shucks, we're just Iowa, we can't compete" card. They're resigned to allowing schools with far less riches to cash into the transfer portal while Iowa is left behind. The administration has no problem routinely hitting up every day Hawk fans for contributions. Yet the average income in Iowa is just $32,000. Guys like @EvilMonkeyInTheCloset make even less. So why doesn't Iowa have a program in place where they hit up the multi-millionaires who are more invested in Iowa athletics than anyone else, the former players? If each Hawk who signs a pro contract were encouraged to contribute just 1% of their earnings into an NIL pot, Iowa would have millions of additional dollars each year to recruit MAJOR talent. Bringing in more talent would lead to more pro former players and they cycle perpetuates.

The NFL Hawks have a huge interest in Iowa's continued success. They are presumably bigger Hawk fans than anyone else because they love the sport and owe their success to Iowa. Why aren't they paying their fair share when they're driving around in Rolls Royces while Joe Shmo Hawk fan working at Casey's is chipping in $50 to the NIL collective? I happen to know for a fact that at Iowa law school and Iowa med school, graduating students going off to big time jobs are asked to voluntarily chip into a fund to help other graduates going on to lower paying public service work. It's not a stretch to do the exact same thing with sports.
Been saying this for a while..spot on. Pool the $$
 
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Instead of always bitching about Iowa’s lack of talent…more ”fans” here need to start to regularly contribute to the Swarm. Bitching here, as we have seen, does nothing to change the problem.
Sure, we Iowans make much less than other states but still…if we all contribute what we can…and more than once, then MAYBE we start to attract talent that stays a while. Day at OSU basically demanded $13 million and it appears he got it..and said he needs that every year to keep his roster intact. You have to fight fire with fire. We sure don’t have much else to offer it seems.
Be a contributor rather than a low level online keyboard warrior. We have enough of those.
JMHO.
 

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Last year, optimistic Hawk fans got their hopes up on dozens of transfer portal possibilities in football and basketball. Sadly, one by one, each of Iowa's top portal targets opted to take their talents elsewhere. Many times, especially in basketball, the targets made their decision on the basis of $$.

Fran McCaffery watched multiple top center prospects consider Iowa (i.e. Fairdaws Aimaq) only to take paydays somewhere else. Now, Iowa basketball is left with a center-less roster that may be 1 player away from a Sweet 16 run. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

Kirk too made a feeble effort to bring in Nebraska's QB, Martinez, from the portal only to lose him to Kansas State and lead them to a 9-3 season. Again, NIL money was a factor. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

This year, when we hear Michigan's backup QB might consider coming to Iowa...or that a 5 star home grown left tackle is being wooed by Oregon's NIL money, Iowa has a choice. It can either get with the program or get left behind. IowaLaw has two simple solutions that would push Iowa, a Big 10 program with the most lucrative TV contract in sports history, back into the world of contenders:

Drop "Woke" Socialist NIL Policy. The idea behind NIL is to allow kids to profit from their name, image, and likeness. Capitalism at its best. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day recently said it will take around $13,000,000 each year to keep his existing team in tact. It's a concept that allows star players like Caleb Williams transfer to USC for $2,500,000 and transform that program from a 4-8 has been in 2021 to a 12-1 playoff contender in 2022. Money well spent. At Iowa, however, the woke powers that be decided rather than pooling NIL money to ensure that Iowa's most highly sought after athletes are well compensated and encouraged to stick around, the Hawkeyes will be the ONLY program in college sports to allocate NIL money on the basis of equity. Each member of the football, basketball, and women's basketball team would get exactly the same amount, like a 1960s San Francisco socialist commune.

In other words...super star Kris Murray gets the same as the 13th player off the bench on the women's team. Jack Campbell gets the same as Iowa's walk-on 3rd string place kicker. That watered down amount spread over everyone equals less than $2,500 per month. Great deal for the mediocre women's bball player with zero NIL marketability...but an absolutely horrible deal for someone like Kayden Proctor, a 5 star OL who could play anywhere. If Iowa wants to compete for top talent, it needs to scrap the woke socialism and and let the market dictate NIL value. Major college athletics is an arms race, not a progressive pillow fight where everyone gets a trophy.

Tap Into Kirk's Rich NFL Pipeline. We've all seen the graphic showing Iowa having more players on NFL rosters than virtually any school in the nation (I think Iowa is around 7th). From Tristan Wirfs (signed a $16,000,000 contract out of Iowa) to George Kittle (just signed a $75,000,000 contract). From Micah Hyde (just signed a $19,000,000 contract) to Brandon Scherff (just received a $15,000,000 signing bonus). Keegan Murray, who had zero scholarships coming out of high school, was the beneficiary of Iowa taking a chance on him. He just signed a $37,000,000 contract based on his development at Iowa.

When it comes to contributions toward NIL, the dinosaur Iowa administration and Hawk fans alike continue to pull the "aw shucks, we're just Iowa, we can't compete" card. They're resigned to allowing schools with far less riches to cash into the transfer portal while Iowa is left behind. The administration has no problem routinely hitting up every day Hawk fans for contributions. Yet the average income in Iowa is just $32,000. Guys like @EvilMonkeyInTheCloset make even less. So why doesn't Iowa have a program in place where they hit up the multi-millionaires who are more invested in Iowa athletics than anyone else, the former players? If each Hawk who signs a pro contract were encouraged to contribute just 1% of their earnings into an NIL pot, Iowa would have millions of additional dollars each year to recruit MAJOR talent. Bringing in more talent would lead to more pro former players and they cycle perpetuates.

The NFL Hawks have a huge interest in Iowa's continued success. They are presumably bigger Hawk fans than anyone else because they love the sport and owe their success to Iowa. Why aren't they paying their fair share when they're driving around in Rolls Royces while Joe Shmo Hawk fan working at Casey's is chipping in $50 to the NIL collective? I happen to know for a fact that at Iowa law school and Iowa med school, graduating students going off to big time jobs are asked to voluntarily chip into a fund to help other graduates going on to lower paying public service work. It's not a stretch to do the exact same thing with sports.
This is so tiresome. Do you buy tickets? are you contributing to the University, or to the Swarm Collective?

I'm guessing none of the above.

Some of us are actually contributing to Iowa's NIL program as we speak. You need to wake up, dude. Put your money where your mouth is.
 

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So, tOSU needs $13 million each year? Then why don't we get $15-$20 million each year??

So, let's get 20 donors to commit to $1,000,000 a year .... forever.

Or, we could get 20 donors to make one-time gifts of $25,000,000 each. $500 million ought to be able pay for a good football team forever.

Oh, crap! Forgot about basketball.

Probably gonna need 30 donors at $25 million each.

OK!

Iowaslaw figured out the plan. I figured out the math.

So, the rest of you can go find the 30 donors.

:rolleyes:
One thing is absolutely as sure as death or taxes: Neither you nor Iowas rotten slaw will write a check.
 

the24fan

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Man it's sad college sports has come to this.
I feel NIL will be the death knoll for mid-lower programs .
If I want paid athletes to entertain me Ill stick with the NFL.
The college game is becoming less and less appealing with each passing year.
I will always be a Hawk but this NIL thing will just speed up my drift away from the college game. Sad
 

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Decent take but will comment specifically on Adrian Martinez, he was never going anywhere else but K-State due to his gf being there but point taken, we didn't put forth the effort necessary to get a transfer QB and there were plenty of them. Bring in big fish this time and if the smoke, tea leaves, etc are correct Cade M to Iowa is a done deal.
 
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Last year, optimistic Hawk fans got their hopes up on dozens of transfer portal possibilities in football and basketball. Sadly, one by one, each of Iowa's top portal targets opted to take their talents elsewhere. Many times, especially in basketball, the targets made their decision on the basis of $$.

Fran McCaffery watched multiple top center prospects consider Iowa (i.e. Fairdaws Aimaq) only to take paydays somewhere else. Now, Iowa basketball is left with a center-less roster that may be 1 player away from a Sweet 16 run. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

Kirk too made a feeble effort to bring in Nebraska's QB, Martinez, from the portal only to lose him to Kansas State and lead them to a 9-3 season. Again, NIL money was a factor. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

This year, when we hear Michigan's backup QB might consider coming to Iowa...or that a 5 star home grown left tackle is being wooed by Oregon's NIL money, Iowa has a choice. It can either get with the program or get left behind. IowaLaw has two simple solutions that would push Iowa, a Big 10 program with the most lucrative TV contract in sports history, back into the world of contenders:

Drop "Woke" Socialist NIL Policy. The idea behind NIL is to allow kids to profit from their name, image, and likeness. Capitalism at its best. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day recently said it will take around $13,000,000 each year to keep his existing team in tact. It's a concept that allows star players like Caleb Williams transfer to USC for $2,500,000 and transform that program from a 4-8 has been in 2021 to a 12-1 playoff contender in 2022. Money well spent. At Iowa, however, the woke powers that be decided rather than pooling NIL money to ensure that Iowa's most highly sought after athletes are well compensated and encouraged to stick around, the Hawkeyes will be the ONLY program in college sports to allocate NIL money on the basis of equity. Each member of the football, basketball, and women's basketball team would get exactly the same amount, like a 1960s San Francisco socialist commune.

In other words...super star Kris Murray gets the same as the 13th player off the bench on the women's team. Jack Campbell gets the same as Iowa's walk-on 3rd string place kicker. That watered down amount spread over everyone equals less than $2,500 per month. Great deal for the mediocre women's bball player with zero NIL marketability...but an absolutely horrible deal for someone like Kayden Proctor, a 5 star OL who could play anywhere. If Iowa wants to compete for top talent, it needs to scrap the woke socialism and and let the market dictate NIL value. Major college athletics is an arms race, not a progressive pillow fight where everyone gets a trophy.

Tap Into Kirk's Rich NFL Pipeline. We've all seen the graphic showing Iowa having more players on NFL rosters than virtually any school in the nation (I think Iowa is around 7th). From Tristan Wirfs (signed a $16,000,000 contract out of Iowa) to George Kittle (just signed a $75,000,000 contract). From Micah Hyde (just signed a $19,000,000 contract) to Brandon Scherff (just received a $15,000,000 signing bonus). Keegan Murray, who had zero scholarships coming out of high school, was the beneficiary of Iowa taking a chance on him. He just signed a $37,000,000 contract based on his development at Iowa.

When it comes to contributions toward NIL, the dinosaur Iowa administration and Hawk fans alike continue to pull the "aw shucks, we're just Iowa, we can't compete" card. They're resigned to allowing schools with far less riches to cash into the transfer portal while Iowa is left behind. The administration has no problem routinely hitting up every day Hawk fans for contributions. Yet the average income in Iowa is just $32,000. Guys like @EvilMonkeyInTheCloset make even less. So why doesn't Iowa have a program in place where they hit up the multi-millionaires who are more invested in Iowa athletics than anyone else, the former players? If each Hawk who signs a pro contract were encouraged to contribute just 1% of their earnings into an NIL pot, Iowa would have millions of additional dollars each year to recruit MAJOR talent. Bringing in more talent would lead to more pro former players and they cycle perpetuates.

The NFL Hawks have a huge interest in Iowa's continued success. They are presumably bigger Hawk fans than anyone else because they love the sport and owe their success to Iowa. Why aren't they paying their fair share when they're driving around in Rolls Royces while Joe Shmo Hawk fan working at Casey's is chipping in $50 to the NIL collective? I happen to know for a fact that at Iowa law school and Iowa med school, graduating students going off to big time jobs are asked to voluntarily chip into a fund to help other graduates going on to lower paying public service work. It's not a stretch to do the exact same thing with sports.
Have you started writing checks yet, Slaw?
 

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No he's actually correct about the current NIL we have set up. Money goes to football and both men and women's bb.

I've complained about it myself.

Also, it currently only gives money to players already on the teams.

Nothing to give out to NEW kids we are looking to attract. So nothing to give to transfer QB's from Michigan...

It's better than nothing but it's not going to compete with the big dogs.
That is where the NIL goes. To suggest Iowa is in charge of that is just bait.
 

SDHawkDoc

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Props to the group making an effort on NIL.

I do think it's not the right approach, however, to spread the money evenly across the roster. This is free agency. Spend money with consideration as to what the need, value and expectations are for on field/court production for each recipient
 
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Last year, optimistic Hawk fans got their hopes up on dozens of transfer portal possibilities in football and basketball. Sadly, one by one, each of Iowa's top portal targets opted to take their talents elsewhere. Many times, especially in basketball, the targets made their decision on the basis of $$.

Fran McCaffery watched multiple top center prospects consider Iowa (i.e. Fairdaws Aimaq) only to take paydays somewhere else. Now, Iowa basketball is left with a center-less roster that may be 1 player away from a Sweet 16 run. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

Kirk too made a feeble effort to bring in Nebraska's QB, Martinez, from the portal only to lose him to Kansas State and lead them to a 9-3 season. Again, NIL money was a factor. Was anything done to address the problem for next year? Nope.

This year, when we hear Michigan's backup QB might consider coming to Iowa...or that a 5 star home grown left tackle is being wooed by Oregon's NIL money, Iowa has a choice. It can either get with the program or get left behind. IowaLaw has two simple solutions that would push Iowa, a Big 10 program with the most lucrative TV contract in sports history, back into the world of contenders:

Drop "Woke" Socialist NIL Policy. The idea behind NIL is to allow kids to profit from their name, image, and likeness. Capitalism at its best. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day recently said it will take around $13,000,000 each year to keep his existing team in tact. It's a concept that allows star players like Caleb Williams transfer to USC for $2,500,000 and transform that program from a 4-8 has been in 2021 to a 12-1 playoff contender in 2022. Money well spent. At Iowa, however, the woke powers that be decided rather than pooling NIL money to ensure that Iowa's most highly sought after athletes are well compensated and encouraged to stick around, the Hawkeyes will be the ONLY program in college sports to allocate NIL money on the basis of equity. Each member of the football, basketball, and women's basketball team would get exactly the same amount, like a 1960s San Francisco socialist commune.

In other words...super star Kris Murray gets the same as the 13th player off the bench on the women's team. Jack Campbell gets the same as Iowa's walk-on 3rd string place kicker. That watered down amount spread over everyone equals less than $2,500 per month. Great deal for the mediocre women's bball player with zero NIL marketability...but an absolutely horrible deal for someone like Kayden Proctor, a 5 star OL who could play anywhere. If Iowa wants to compete for top talent, it needs to scrap the woke socialism and and let the market dictate NIL value. Major college athletics is an arms race, not a progressive pillow fight where everyone gets a trophy.

Tap Into Kirk's Rich NFL Pipeline. We've all seen the graphic showing Iowa having more players on NFL rosters than virtually any school in the nation (I think Iowa is around 7th). From Tristan Wirfs (signed a $16,000,000 contract out of Iowa) to George Kittle (just signed a $75,000,000 contract). From Micah Hyde (just signed a $19,000,000 contract) to Brandon Scherff (just received a $15,000,000 signing bonus). Keegan Murray, who had zero scholarships coming out of high school, was the beneficiary of Iowa taking a chance on him. He just signed a $37,000,000 contract based on his development at Iowa.

When it comes to contributions toward NIL, the dinosaur Iowa administration and Hawk fans alike continue to pull the "aw shucks, we're just Iowa, we can't compete" card. They're resigned to allowing schools with far less riches to cash into the transfer portal while Iowa is left behind. The administration has no problem routinely hitting up every day Hawk fans for contributions. Yet the average income in Iowa is just $32,000. Guys like @EvilMonkeyInTheCloset make even less. So why doesn't Iowa have a program in place where they hit up the multi-millionaires who are more invested in Iowa athletics than anyone else, the former players? If each Hawk who signs a pro contract were encouraged to contribute just 1% of their earnings into an NIL pot, Iowa would have millions of additional dollars each year to recruit MAJOR talent. Bringing in more talent would lead to more pro former players and they cycle perpetuates.

The NFL Hawks have a huge interest in Iowa's continued success. They are presumably bigger Hawk fans than anyone else because they love the sport and owe their success to Iowa. Why aren't they paying their fair share when they're driving around in Rolls Royces while Joe Shmo Hawk fan working at Casey's is chipping in $50 to the NIL collective? I happen to know for a fact that at Iowa law school and Iowa med school, graduating students going off to big time jobs are asked to voluntarily chip into a fund to help other graduates going on to lower paying public service work. It's not a stretch to do the exact same thing with sports.
Lol, perhaps you should start paying me with that money you're not donating to the University to get better players, since I already live rent free inside your head. I can put that money to good use to make some changes in here......... :cool:
 

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OP is right. When the NIL started, I said it was the beginning of the end of college sports as we know it. I’m not confident Iowa can stay ahead of the curve. IMO, Kirk has already flunked his first go around with NIL. Money ruins everything in the end. So it will be with college sports. It’s really happening in pro football too. Contact is limited in practice because they are concerned with highly paid players getting injured. As a result, the fundamentals of the game suffers. Probably no one under 40 would notice it but it’s happening and it’s sad.
 

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So basically we have a professional football team now. The way I see it instead of putting the financial burden on the fans who already try to do their part, The University should put their money where their mouth is….The University should be the biggest player in the NIL Pool. Day is right ,,,,
 

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No he's actually correct about the current NIL we have set up. Money goes to football and both men and women's bb.

I've complained about it myself.

Also, it currently only gives money to players already on the teams.

Nothing to give out to NEW kids we are looking to attract. So nothing to give to transfer QB's from Michigan...

It's better than nothing but it's not going to compete with the big dogs.
We rarely have ever been able to compete with the big dogs and that will never change.
 
All the millions Texas A & M paid this season sure paid dividends.
Rough year no doubt, however, some context:
-SEC is a meat grinder (App State not so much ;))
-A&M brought in loads of talent, but even some 4/5 star guys need some time
-The injuries they experienced were unbelievable
-They lost a lot of talent to NFL/graduation
-Their offense needs to modernize (not as bad as Iowa obviously)
-They are set up to have a great year in 2023

The QB position alone was a roller coaster. Johnson (starter) plays a few games, then goes down with season ending injury. #2 Haynes King plays a few games, then gets injured. #3 True Freshman Wiegman steps in and definitely makes some mistakes but just has the "IT" factor. Plenty of arm, just fearless throwing the ball downfield, and for at least one game was missing #1, #2, and #4 receiver. I predict Wiegman will be the go forward starter.

They should have had enough depth to go at least 6-6. Jimbo has to own the poor start.
They had a 4th and goal at 1 yard line to beat Alabama and called a horrendous play. They also had a chance at end vs Ole Miss, poor execution.
 
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Wow, you literally have no idea how NIL work. Also, you are not Iowalaw, you are Iowaslaw. Self awareness is grand.
Trip, why don't you Enlighten us with your insight on NIL?

I don't follow NIL much, but if UI big wigs are mandating equal sharing of the NIL money---then that is not only stupid, it would be be a deathblow to Iowa recruiting competitiveness.
 
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Stopped reading when you started with "woke" and "socialist".
Why?? Dividing NIL money equally amoung football players, not to mention all mens and women scholarship athletes, is a socialist concept. The best, most popular, most productive, should always make more. It’s capitalism. The fundamental concept that has made America the single greatest country the world has ever known. You’re welcome.
 

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So basically we have a professional football team now. The way I see it instead of putting the financial burden on the fans who already try to do their part, The University should put their money where their mouth is….The University should be the biggest player in the NIL Pool. Day is right ,,,,
How about Kirk giving a couple million??