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The most salient point of this to me is the numerical fact that there are only X number of elite high school players, and there are Y number of elite college programs who get who they want. Y is greater than X. So I don't have any hope or even desire for Cal to become a Clemson or Bama. I'm perfectly happy to have us get great Cal guys who beat up on UW, Oregon and $C every year. I'm happy to see Cal getting out in front of the NIL issue, and Cal is in a better position than the poor Beavers, Cougars or AZ schools as far as money in community. If this helps Cal legally compete with player pay, and therefore attract a few more top guys, then fine. At the end of the day, it's only two words: Go Bears!

When do we learn the Fall Schedule? Where is the wormhole that takes me to the first game?

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Great article and it points out many of the issues with NIL. Mostly I'm curious about how NIL will pan out at Cal, who gets endorsement deals, and so on.

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