Not following. Why would the kid be taking 50k to sit on the bench? Can a preferred walk-on making enough in NIL to cover full tuition plus 50k not start immediately if he deserves it? Programs can start accumulating as much talent as their NIL will allow by bypassing scholarship constraints.
But until they get it under control we need to do everything possible to get ahead of our conference mates. Some of y'all are gonna hate hearing this, but it's now more important to donate to Light The Tower than the MGSF. We need to use our vast alumni base to build our funds so we can pay every football and basketball player at least $15K-$20K/year.
And no player worth a damn is going to take $50K to sit on the bench. Why risk losing a chance at the NFL just to get $15K-$20K more over a couple years?