if these kids sit out, they will get a dose of real life, without football. like, “ive got to go to class and get a degree and a job and pay taxes”.
of course, they will still be waaaaaaaaaaaay better off than the rest of us, still on athletic scholarship and athletic food service, etc.
but if they sit out a year, they will pay a price. but man, every other sport, including every women’s sport, will be crushed. all olympic sports.
I sure don’t know the answer, but I loved my college experience, and it allowed me to have my current life, which I also love. I just have a hard time hearing people argue that a free ride to college, with a stipend, with athletic clothing and food and fame…is not worth anything. when it meant everything to me at that age.