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Lane Kiffin Says College Athletes Being Able To Profit Is ‘Great,’ But Opens Up A ‘Can Of Worms’

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Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin has mixed feelings on college athletes being able to profit.

The NCAA is closing in on college athletes being able to profit off of their image and likeness, and it’s a great idea. However, we all know it won’t be smooth sailing, and Kiffin understands that. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

He told Colin Cowherd the progress is “great,” but that it also opens up a “can of worms.” For example, what’s to stop donors from just bulk buying jerseys to sway recruits? It’s a fair point.

You can listen to his full comments below.

This is exactly the concern I’ve raised too. Do I think we need to panic? No, but I think there are legitimate questions that need to be answered.

How will that happen? Not a clue. Trust me, the NCAA isn’t calling up me for advice.

 

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Also interesting to note, Kiffin said in the interview he would need roughly 30 days before the first game of the season to prepare.

That means the Rebels would have to get rolling by the start of August. Is it ideal? No, but Kiffin made it pretty clear they’d make the situation work the best they could.

 

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I can’t wait to see what happens, but I appreciate the fact Kiffin is staying positive. For the soul of this nation, we need football to happen.