Ole Miss Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin, who recently landed one of the nation’s top quarterback portal recruits in sophomore Jaxson Dart (from the USC Trojans, no less), thinks name, image and likeness deals offered by folks like the Texas Longhorns is unfair.
That’s according to a recent conversation Kiffin had with 247Sports.
“It’s basically like everybody’s got different salary caps,” Kiffin told 247Sports. “I joked the other day that they’re gonna implement a luxury tax on Texas and Texas A&M. What they’re paying the players is unbelievable. It’s legal. You’ve got players who have never played before making hundreds of thousands or even a million dollars. It is what it is, but it’s not going to be an equal playing field around the country at all. … What would happen in the NFL if people had different salary caps? Eventually, you know, those guys with the high salary caps are going to win a lot of games.”
Hold our beers. Texas is about to put that one to the test in 2022.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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Dallas Morning News: 3 takeaways from Texas’ loss to Texas Tech: Horns come up short in Chris Beard’s return to Lubbock
Inside Texas: How the pieces fit at wide receiver and tight end for the Horns
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: National signing day: Texas set for fourth top-10 class in five years
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns recruiting: Signing Day predictions and notes
Inside Texas: 2024 Lucas Lovejoy LB Payton Pierce talks Texas offer
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Inside Texas: 2022 Big 12 contender or not? Texas
Inside Texas: Is Kansas inching towards competitiveness?
Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech gets the last laugh as the Red Raiders crush the Longhorns
Frogs O’ War: TCU 72, Oklahoma 63: Frogs hold on late to defeat Sooners
Frogs O’ War: Another one in the WR room: 4-star DJ Allen chooses TCU!
Frogs O’ War: TCU earns commitment from cornerback Ronald Lewis on National Signing Day
Crimson and Cream Machine: OU Basketball: Frustrating play leads to frustrating loss against TCU, 72-63
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Oklahoma K Jace Gilbert signs with Iowa State
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Kansas overpowers Iowa State in Hilton
WHAT WE’RE READING
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SB Nation: The Bucs only have 2 options after Tom Brady’s retirement
SB Nation: Why the Bengals are only getting better in the future
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- It’s National Signing Day (Lite) today, by the way.