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Three-time nationwide champion coach City Meyer blasted the present standing of title, picture and likeness earnings in faculty soccer by calling it “dishonest” throughout an interview on the “Lou Holtz Present.” The 59-year-old three-time nationwide champion stated NIL is “nice” however lamented the “arms race” it has created.

“For those who’re a lady basketball participant like the nice lady from Iowa they usually need to put her on a billboard and pay her, they need to have the ability to try this,” Meyer stated. “However that is not what occurred. What’s occurred is the arms race of accumulating cash from donors and the donors are merely paying gamers. That is what I perceive is going on, and I do not like that.”

Meyer final coached in faculty soccer throughout the 2018 season. Although that was solely six years in the past, the place it was one other period totally. Since Meyer’s seven-year run at Ohio State concluded, the arrival of NIL, limitless transferring and convention realignment have rocked the game.

“If Lou Holtz or City Meyer or Marvin Harrison Jr., or C.J. Stroud, they need to go use their title and assist promote automobiles, assist a enterprise, that is nice,” Meyer stated. “However to have a 17-year-old demand cash for a go to, to pay these gamers some huge cash to go go to a charity for 20 minutes they usually write you a verify for $50,000, that is dishonest. That is not what that is all about. I am very disenchanted in the place it went.”

Whereas a large-scale revenue-sharing mannequin is within the growing phases in faculty athletics, participant compensation for now’s caught within the collective mannequin below the guise of “NIL,” which does not sit properly with Meyer.

“There’s these items known as collectives the place they exit and get cash from donors and get this large, big mass of cash they usually pay gamers,” he stated. “That is not what the intent is.”

Extra: Ohio State AD Gene Smith says ‘after all’ Michigan’s rivalry wins ought to have asterisk

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