Reading between the lines it sounds like Aune is going to get the start vs UTEP, but is going to have a very tight leash due to Gunnell's encouraging play in camp. If the UTEP game wasn't so massive I wonder if Gunnell would be QB1. I'm sure Littrell is hesitant to hand the reigns over to a brand new QB for a game that very well could decide his fate as our head coach.
If SMU wants to dominate NIL spending they should focus on lacrosse or polo.
They have no hope of outspending the big P5s in the long run or even short run. Headlines they get from NIL spending are like Dave Parker becoming the first athlete to make $1 million a year. That was a shocking milestone for around 10 minutes.
They have just out recruited TT and other mid to low level P5's with out making a visit! Could this backfire on SMU? TT and others can at least present a better conference with more TV exposure , if SMU was in the big 12 it could be a bigger problem. ($3.6m a year)