I heard Spence Checketts say a few days ago that he has 2 reactions to the change in amateur status. First, he knew it was inevitable and needed to happen; second, he was scared about what it would mean. I feel the same way.
Will USC coaches tell recruits, “I can’t promise anything but I’m sure our alums at places like Paramount will have some really exciting opportunities for you”? What role will Nike now play at Oregon? What can the U. do to compete? Will players now have agents? Will a ton of new rules emerge, requiring athletic departments to double their compliance staffs? It’s going to be interesting.