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🐎…….Peruna fixin’ to get her back scratched.

SMU…35

UNT…38

It will be an offensive showcase for both teams. SMU will have (the expected) first game jitters & have turnovers.  Mustang fans will be at a Denton game in record numbers—it is their season opener. 
If the Mean Green defeat the UTEP Miners before almost 50,000 fans & a national telecast—the Wing Zone will be filled for the SMU game.46B4D06B-B5BD-483F-A7FE-2F7F9E337622.thumb.jpeg.e96e59183389805b1b09826a451c33e0.jpeg3040C401-9507-46DC-9B14-966DD94AE1ED.jpeg.0239e4602308df8bbfe1cd439ceb0667.jpegB24B93E1-4913-461B-ADEA-B8A5317F1A80.jpeg.b90e39ea5a61020708ef151aa388ac8d.jpeg

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Not happy about this. It's not good news for UNT... or any other other FBS program in Texas. It appears SMU isn't messing around. I can't believe they will be able to challenge Texas or Texas A&M in NIL, but SMU is going to try buy a better position on the college football ladder despite being in the G5. SMU is launching another collective tomorrow. I don't have details, but it appears they are going to top Texas Tech's $25K per player standard. Here is the link to their new "Boulevard Collective" twitter account. They should make their official announcement tomorrow.

 

https://twitter.com/theboulevardnil/status/1556045150329126913?s=21&t=zjg5uOCKMpE5RHI1B3w_6g

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9 hours ago, NT80 said:

 

Hall of $hame again?

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This time.....it's legal. UNT better stop crying about what others are doing and get busy. TCU for some weird reason, doesn't get mentioned over here, but, they are doing the same thing as SMU. Better get to work or get left behind.

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10 hours ago, Side.Show.Joe said:

Not happy about this. It's not good news for UNT... or any other other FBS program in Texas. It appears SMU isn't messing around. I can't believe they will be able to challenge Texas or Texas A&M in NIL, but SMU is going to try buy a better position on the college football ladder despite being in the G5. SMU is launching another collective tomorrow. I don't have details, but it appears they are going to top Texas Tech's $25K per player standard. Here is the link to their new "Boulevard Collective" twitter account. They should make their official announcement tomorrow.

 

https://twitter.com/theboulevardnil/status/1556045150329126913?s=21&t=zjg5uOCKMpE5RHI1B3w_6g

The NIL is going to be  the top reason to sign with a team. SMU has never had the fan support but maybe they can buy into another conference with this kind of news. I hope they get into another conference, because I don't see us or other G5's and many P5's being able to compete with the NIL money.

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This initiative goes far beyond the $25k for each player that Tech has published for their NIL. If all goes according to plan, SMU will have the largest NIL fund in the country.

Its a moonshot.  

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59 minutes ago, Wag Tag said:

The NIL is going to be  the top reason to sign with a team. SMU has never had the fan support but maybe they can buy into another conference with this kind of news. I hope they get into another conference, because I don't see us or other G5's and many P5's being able to compete with the NIL money.

You can't "buy" into a conference membership.  It's all about media and how many want to watch your program.  Nobody wants to watch $mut play.  That's the reason the Big12 keeps bypassing them and Rice; and both have plenty of $$.

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SMU should sue the NCAA out of existence. They killed their program for something deemed legal, which ironically, gives them all kinds of media love today.

SMU has $$$ and a location that young men want to play at and attend, mostly for business. They don’t have many fans, so that’s their killer to ever be like TCU or Baylor, both of whom had much stronger fanbases. But SMU is smart to be the biggest payer in the G5, which they can win big in until the Power Teams end the NCAA control. Money, name recognition, and TX HS recruits having parents that think SMU would be great for their kids will be huge for them.

As for us, we have no money. Oh, we have increased budgets on the back of students, but we couldn’t afford an extra $1.5 million to $2 million to fire a coach that is incredibly underwhelming. It’s depressing. 

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35 minutes ago, SMU2006 said:

This initiative goes far beyond the $25k for each player that Tech has published for their NIL. If all goes according to plan, SMU will have the largest NIL fund in the country.

Its a moonshot.  

Tennessee just paid $8M for a QB. I doubt SMU will be able to compete with the big boys. But with the AAC defections, there’s no reason you guys shouldn’t be running the conference. 

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2 minutes ago, Pellom said:

Tennessee just paid $8M for a QB. I doubt SMU will be able to compete with the big boys. But with the AAC defections, there’s no reason you guys shouldn’t be running the conference. 

Why they haven’t gone to the MWC yet is a big surprise to me—much better league and more high profile teams. Follow the TCU formula…

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It isn’t 1982 anymore, those times died with the naughty nine and ol’ Sherwood Blount. They don’t have a chance in hell of outspending Texas and A&M. Can they outspend us? Of course they can and of course they will but not the Longhorns and Aggies, no freaking way.

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2 hours ago, NT80 said:

You can't "buy" into a conference membership.  It's all about media and how many want to watch your program.  Nobody wants to watch $mut play.  That's the reason the Big12 keeps bypassing them and Rice; and both have plenty of $$.

As they pay top dollars for players and get that product on the field, fans and interest will follow.

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2 hours ago, Cr1028 said:

It isn’t 1982 anymore, those times died with the naughty nine and ol’ Sherwood Blount. They don’t have a chance in hell of outspending Texas and A&M. Can they outspend us? Of course they can and of course they will but not the Longhorns and Aggies, no freaking way.

Between the two groups SMU is now inside the top ten among all of college football NIL collectives.

You're right its not 1982 anymore.  Now its legal and we've got a handful of billionaires.  Fun times ahead.

 

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8 minutes ago, Wag Tag said:

As they pay top dollars for players and get that product on the field, fans and interest will follow.

 

4 minutes ago, SMU2006 said:

Between the two groups SMU is now inside the top ten among all of college football NIL collectives.

You're right its not 1982 anymore.  Now its legal and we've got a handful of billionaires.  Fun times ahead.

 

This is all very true.  And I can't blame SMU for it at all--they're absolutely doing what they should be doing, given the current "Wild West" climate of recruiting and paying players.  But there are plenty of others to blame for this farce of what purports to be "amateur/college athletics."

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7 minutes ago, SMU2006 said:

Between the two groups SMU is now inside the top ten among all of college football NIL collectives.

You're right its not 1982 anymore.  Now its legal and we've got a handful of billionaires.  Fun times ahead.

 

Here is what you need to be concerned with and @Cougar Kingand other UH fans can testify to this.

Just because you get a top 10 NIL does not mean you get an invite.

What I mean by that is if you look at the existing Big 12 makeup, how many teams do you seriously think would vote to have you in?  One of the reasons it took Houston so long is that they could not get a vote from Tech, TCU, Baylor, K-State, KU, OSU and the lessors.  Why exactly would that change now?  They already have a lot of mouths to feed.

Secondly, you can claim everything is being run above board but when there is a lot of money changing hands there will always be the thread of bending the rules to win.  SMU administration needs to be very careful or they will be made an example of again like they were with the death penalty.

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14 minutes ago, Wag Tag said:

As they pay top dollars for players and get that product on the field, fans and interest will follow.

History is not on their side with regard to attendance.  They have relied on the big state schools to drive attendance since 1960 (when the Cowboys gave Dallas another football alternative).  Here's their attendance from their most successful year since the 1930s...

 

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This was the real reason they and all the privates were left behind for the Big 12.  Not enough interest.  The death penalty cemented smu's left behind status but Rice and TCU were absolutely abysmal at getting people into games, as well.  Look at that Nov 6 game against Rice.  SMU was #2, undefeated and 25k reported attendance is all they could muster between them?  Then you look at Tamu and Arkansas coming to town.  Those schools bring their own fans, as we all know.  The small privates just aren't able to generate the big interest in butts in seats or eyeballs on broadcasts and so they are always facing an uphill battle.

SMU can spend all they want and Dallas area fans still won't care.

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