Let's go back to a more rational day when the recruits were glad to get a free education while playing a game they love, and getting the chance to show their wares to the NFL scouts. Free education, free housing, free food, free medical, personal tutoring, exposure to pro scouts, etal. Right now, they have it all, but are going to kill the chicken that lays the golden egg.
Let's rid colleges and universities of sports and let the NFL, NBA, etal create farm teams such as baseball. If kid wants an education, he can pay his own way just like the other students. The colleges and universities can still have intramural teams for those who would like to participate in some form of sports. Of course, each participant would be responsible for his own injuries if he gets hurt while playing intramural sports.
Also, those playing on the farm teams in the minor leagues of sports, would have to produce or lose their jobs. However, if they lost their job, they have no education to fall back on. As of now, college football is a win-win proposition for the kids.
For all recruits presently entering college, they have every opportunity to get a degree and learn as much as they wish. If a college player does not get a good education, it is nobody's fault but his own. If he skips classes and fails to study, it is his own fault. The opportunity is there, and there are tutors who will even help him learn while attending college and playing his sport.
There is this underlying belief in today's society that the world owes each individual all of his desires and wishes. The real truth is that the world does not owe any of us anything. If we want it, we must work hard to get it. The government has no money, it must get it from the working folks. Anyone getting a free ride is doing it off the backs of someone else who is having to pay for their free ride.
This actually goes deeper than college sports. It is necessary to include the truth of the matter. The present government administration is out to destroy the economy of America so we will give up our sovereignty to a one-world government. The union is in bed with the government to help create this situation. This is just another step in government and unionization to help destroy America's economy and our traditions.