Kevin Willard for his unique suggestion to change NIL, recruit, bald head, and more

Maryland basketball coach Kevin Willard is not a fan of how the era of name, image, and likeness has quickly turned into the era of pay-to-play.

“Tell you what, man, I can’t wait to find the gate. I guess it is, I’d like to see what it looks like. ‘Cause it’s unbelievable, because everyone jumps. I think I want to jump in the gate and see where it takes me. I think some changes have to be made The root cause of what’s going on and where we are in the college scene. I don’t think NIL is currently anything. It’s not,” he said during a day interview. Jeff Goodman field from 68 podcasts.

“Anyone who says that, is lying. I’m all for those kids who make money. I think they should make as much money as possible. I don’t think there should be any limits to how much they should earn. But I don’t think they should.” They are reinforcing factors. And this should be anyone associated with your university. Really make it a real name and a picture and an example. And let them make as much money as they can.”

Willard said he wanted to see the athletes earn money, but not as free agents go to the highest bidder like many now.

“If it was going under the table back in the day, and people were going under the table and now it is, it’s not the name and the picture and the example. It’s not what it is. And I think that you know, we’re going to make a lot of decisions that aren’t about basketball or for educational purposes anymore . I think we’ve lost track, and we have to get back on track like college basketball, to provide what we can really give and at the same time, let these kids make money off of their name and likeness and image and let them do it. But at the same time, such groups or such reinforcements, you know, the promise of $400,000 is not just an image and likeness. ”

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“I think the easiest way to end this mess, is to get your NCAA Championship reward. I’ve been saying that for four to five years. You know, you bring tremendous value to your university when you go to an NCAA tournament. You get recognition, you get TV. [money]. So I think instead of, you know, taking $400 million in NCAA tournament revenue and reallocating it to players, you know, like supplement rewards. You get an ‘A’ if you make it to the first round, you make it to the second round, and you get a ‘B’. You get to Sweet 16…and guys who won a national championship, like the Kansas guys this year, those guys should have had a bigger playoff set. And I think that just stops everything, said Willard.

“Because if you’re not in the NCAA tournament, you know, we’re renting [planes]We give them every meal, we give them education. We spend a lot of money, we work with them, sports psychiatry, you know, chiropractors, massage therapists. And it’s not like I was playing, when I was six in the morning on the plane home, you know, it’s a lot different. So I think [it would be smart] If the NCAA looks at it from the point of view of rewarding men who have brought truly tremendous value to the university.”

Regardless of the NIL debate, Willard thought about how he decided to leave Seton Hall for Maryland.“I didn’t really think about it because the season was going on, you know, the season was coming to an end and it was, again, my wife and I, every year I always have discussions about where we are. Do we want to move, you know, with the end of the season coming up, I looked at him from a family point of view.” “I just looked at it like, OK, I should start looking at what jobs are going to be open, because if I’m going to make a move, it has to be now. And I didn’t talk to Damon Evans until we lost Friday night. [in the NCAAs]. I think I spoke to him on Saturday morning. And it was like the first time I spoke to Damon, and then I spoke to him when we landed. So it moved very quickly. But as far as, conversations and them talking to me, it didn’t happen until we killed off in the NCAA Championships. “

He said local basketball brokers quickly accepted him.

“You know, my high school coaches were great. My great Al Ain University coaches were great. I think this area has a really family feel in the fact that I think they all respect each other. They all hate each other, at the same time they all love each other. each other “. “You know, like family, they don’t talk badly about each other, but they want to kill each other, but they love each other’s players, but they won’t take each other’s players. It’s really cool. It’s amazing. Great atmosphere here and I’m happy to be a part. Of which “.

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