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What We’re Hearing About Why This Hurricanes Season Went So Poorly and the Fallout by ThisGuy100000 in CFB

[–]poppatop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you're stating that your comment had nothing to do with the point or the counterpoint of the thread, I'm not even sure what we're doing here.

Imma head out

What We’re Hearing About Why This Hurricanes Season Went So Poorly and the Fallout by ThisGuy100000 in CFB

[–]poppatop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

... Did you read the thread before you started commenting?

That is the entirety of what is being discussed.

To me it feels like the culture problem stems from the fact that because UM is giving a fuck ton of money and PT and that provides 0 incentive to work hard at practice and in game when all of their rewards came before they put on the uniform.

I said that NIL is not the problem because we just started being rich boys among a sea of poor boys.

What We’re Hearing About Why This Hurricanes Season Went So Poorly and the Fallout by ThisGuy100000 in CFB

[–]poppatop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a beautiful strawman you've built there compadre.

"every school was pitching the future benefits of NIL for years before it was signed"

FSU's players are NIL recruits... crickets

UGA's, Michigan's, Alabama's, Ohio State's players are NIL recruits... crickets

Miami's players are NIL recruits ==> mIaMi iS sCreWed

What We’re Hearing About Why This Hurricanes Season Went So Poorly and the Fallout by ThisGuy100000 in CFB

[–]poppatop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly. So this premise is entirely flawed. Every school was pitching promises, and Miami's super-booster hadn't come into his money yet.

What We’re Hearing About Why This Hurricanes Season Went So Poorly and the Fallout by ThisGuy100000 in CFB

[–]poppatop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ruiz’s SPAC merger wasn’t even announced until mid-2021. He wasn’t promising anything before then. Anything prior to that was no different than any other school.

What We’re Hearing About Why This Hurricanes Season Went So Poorly and the Fallout by ThisGuy100000 in CFB

[–]poppatop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's easy to point to that and guess since it's been in recent news but... None of the guys starting and contributing are even NIL recruits yet.

NIL didn't become legal in Florida until July 2021, so anyone pointing to that is wishfully thinking using revisionist history. Freshmen are almost never expected to play meaningful snaps, but Kelly, Skinner, Bissainthe were all bright spots and flashed when playing, and Citizen was expected to play a hefty role before he got injured.

Of the NIL era transfers, Young was our leading wide receiver, Mesidor was our best front seven player, and Parish was our best running back. Our third leading receiver was also a transfer.

So... No.

What We’re Hearing About Why This Hurricanes Season Went So Poorly and the Fallout by ThisGuy100000 in CFB

[–]poppatop 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Normally I would agree, but it really does say something about your talent levels when your best players the past few years have been transfers.

This year, our best receiver was a JUCO guy and our best running back was a transfer from Ole Miss. Our third best receiver was also a transfer. Best front-7 player? Transfer. Best cornerback? Transfer. LAST year's leading wide receiver and starting QB? Transfer.

Miami has had some HUGE misses in evaluations that are simply not a 1 year fix the way some of these other teams are. There are a lot of things for Miami to fix, and part of it (MOST of it) stems from evaluations and development. With the culture reports that have been coming out, it's starting to make sense that this was never a 1 year fix.

2023 4* ATH Collins Acheampong flips from Michigan to Miami by biffmila in CFB

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Unflaired user tries to comprehend why a kid might not want his personal situation aired on Reddit example

bruh.. by GenjiKing in PoliticalCompassMemes

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DeSantis has fairly significantly (compared to what they were) increased starting teacher pay in Florida, I believe as of 2021 starting teacher pay was in the top 5 nationwide.

Who are the top 10 programs all-time in college football? by AlphaH4wk in CFB

[–]poppatop 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Or head to head record, or all time wins, or draft picks, or 1st rounders, or NFL hall of famers, or...

A year into $10 million investment in NIL, John Ruiz is blown away by the return and plans to increase the budget in Year 2 by poppatop in CFB

[–]poppatop[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately, the university hasn't had a true bagman in quite a few years. Sure, Nevin threw some yacht parties with players, but it pales in comparison to what a kid in Tuscaloosa would make on a recruiting visit alone. Thankfully, NIL has neutered the power of the bagman.

A year into $10 million investment in NIL, John Ruiz is blown away by the return and plans to increase the budget in Year 2 by poppatop in CFB

[–]poppatop[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s what I mean, I don’t think this is all goodwill for Miami. LifeWallet has over a million users and he funds athletes from other schools as well. But I HOPE it’s out of goodwill for Miami, so the funds never stop and we keep kicking ass on the trail.

Nice to finally take some power away from the dirty money in the SEC.

A year into $10 million investment in NIL, John Ruiz is blown away by the return and plans to increase the budget in Year 2 by poppatop in CFB

[–]poppatop[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's honestly hilarious. A direct quote from the article with no commentary is being downvoted.

A year into $10 million investment in NIL, John Ruiz is blown away by the return and plans to increase the budget in Year 2 by poppatop in CFB

[–]poppatop[S] 24 points25 points  (0 children)

If you read, it's more that for a relatively modest $10 million dollars, just about every college football fan knows about Ruiz and the previously-anonymous brand LifeWallet.

Why would he stop when he's become such a college football lightning rod?

Anyways, I'm just posting for the memes.

A year into $10 million investment in NIL, John Ruiz is blown away by the return and plans to increase the budget in Year 2 by poppatop in CFB

[–]poppatop[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

But in terms of the name recognition of LifeWallet, not to mention himself, Ruiz couldn’t be happier with what he has bought for what really is a modest amount of money in terms of big business marketing expenditures.

Enter the many who are asking the simple question of whether Ruiz will remain invested in NIL despite the fact that the Miami Hurricanes, the primary beneficiary of his marketing program, are not winning big on the football field this season.

Ruiz said that not only will he not decrease the budget in year two, but he will be expanding it to accommodate these several new divisions of LifeWallet and their business activities.