Agreed and I'm far from an old man. This is a very slippery slope we're headed. P5s have been known to throw serious cash at big time prospects such as nice cars and even houses for the parents. What stops a program from offering a big recruit they don't have room for a "walk-on" opportunity with enough NIL to cover tuition and then an extra 50k per year? They'd get a big recruit without spending a scholarship. I guess that could happen regardless but man, they need to get this under control.
I will give up my adoption of Shorter. This may be a tad superstitious, but I have had him since he stepped on campus and he has been hurt every year. Time for someone to spread some good ju-ju in his direction.
If Leota gets hurt, I am done with this little exercise and will observe from the sidelines.