Ryan ECU Pirates Jerseys Day says Ohio State needs $13 million in NIL deals to maintain roster
Ohio State football coach Ryan Day wants to keep his roster intact. In the world of lucrative NIL deals, that means having enough money in the coffers to be able to afford WVU vs. Pitt Rivalry Shirts top-tier talent.
In a meeting with about 100 members of Columbus' football community Thursday, Day named his price: $13 mi College Cold Weather Gear llion.
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Day hoped to drum up local business interest in his players. It's a mutually-beneficial relationship, according to Day. Local businesses get to us Clemson Tigers shirt e a player's likeness to sell products in football-crazed Columbus while players get their just rewards for balling out on the gridiron.
The discussion between Day and community members outlined how the Buckeyes — an Flagler Saints Jerseys d other high-profile programs — are adjusting to this new age of collegiate athletics.
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Day estimated that Ohio State would need about $2 million to convince top-shelf quarterback recruits to take their talents to Columbus. Per Day, elite pass rushers and offensive lineman are pricey, too, worth about $1 million.
"One phone call, and they're out the door," Day said. "We cannot let that happen at Ohio State. I'm not trying to sound the ala Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Jerseys rm, I'm just trying to be transparent about what we're dealing with.
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The transfer portal has become a more enticing option for players in recent years. According to 247Spor Duke Blue Devils clothes ts, some nearly 3,000 FBS players entered the transfer portal during the offseason.
The NCAA created this era of uncertainty by not getting ahead of the state laws allowing NIL deals with college athletes. Now, it has to live with it.
And for Day and the Buc Alabama vs. Auburn Rivalry shirt keyes' business associates, that looks like footing a $13 million bill.