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Campbell weighs in on NIL versus pay-for-play deals in college football – CycloneFanatic.com


October 30, 2021; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell along the sideline late in the fourth quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field in Puskar Stadium, Milan. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Few college football coaches have shown more willingness to adapt to the times than Matt Campbell.

That adaptability showed during Iowa State’s magical 2020 season in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic. While other programs struggled to adhere to protocols, the Cyclones thrived, reaching the Big 12 title game for the first time in program history and winning the Fiesta Bowl for the first Six Bowl win. school New Year’s Eve.

The Cyclones head coach continues to adapt to the ever-changing world of college athletics in 2022. He is a major proponent of players’ ability to capitalize on their name, image and likeness and will continue to emphasize the importance of these opportunities.

But, you’re not going to see Campbell sign on to the play-to-play agreements that have led to schools (or more specifically, their collectives) making multimillion-dollar offers to high school recruits in order to secure a commitment.

“To me, it’s not what I believe, at least in the college landscape,” Campbell said Monday on stage one of the 2022 Cyclone Tailgate Tour in Carroll. “Now do I really feel like young people who entered college and then earned the right to obviously enjoy their name and image and likeness? I do it. I’m a big fan of that. I am a big believer in this opportunity. But, I think it’s earning that along the way, not recruiting with that. For me, that was never my belief system. I just think you might be setting young people up for more failure than success when you lead with this.

These fee-for-service agreements made headlines when Athleticism reported last month that players were signing deals ranging from $500,000 to $1 million depending on their rating and position.

In March, the outlet reported that a five-star recruit from the Class of 2023 signed a deal worth $8 million with a school’s collective. As part of the deal, the prospect received $350,000 almost immediately with escalating payments totaling nearly $2 million per year throughout his college career.

It’s not the name, image, and likeness, and it’s not what people who defend gamers’ right to enjoy their image have been calling for for years.

“Now can you go and earn these things and earn the opportunity for these big things to happen to you? Absolutely,” Campbell said. “I certainly think that’s what the popularity of our sport, what’s really happened over the last 20 or 30 years with college athletics, has led us to, but to be able to lead with that on a 17-18 year old kid, I just think maybe those are tough things for me to deal with and I will continue to grow with that. But, for a young guy to get into a program and earn the right to do certain of these things and some of these things happening, I’m certainly a big proponent of that.

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