When the 2023 season concludes in college football, the game may never look the same again. Teams will switch long-time conference allegiances, players will switch teams, some conferences may cease to exist, and the playoff system will triple in size. This upheaval is triggered by money: money from television contracts and money on offer to students in the form of NIL (name, image and likeness) deals. In their examination of the changes at hand, the New York Times quoted Professor Michael LeRoy, who was unsparing in his criticism of the current state of college football. “This has become a soulless enterprise,” LeRoy said. “There is no moral compass. There is no brotherhood. Now you eat off your brother’s plate and you don’t care if he goes hungry.”
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