They will soon.
I was a huge college fan, now casual at best. I filled out the office pool bowl pick ems. Watched every game…
About 8 too many bowl games so once 6-5 Maryland plays 9-3 WMU- who cares…
Then so much emphasis gets put on playoff, it virtually ends “your” teams season after loss 1, but surely at loss 2…
Take Michigan pre covid season. 9-3… 10-2 was still considered a disappointment under Harbaugh?
USC, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Washington, Texas AM, etc… none of these teams can get their swagger back?
Michigan isn’t a huge high school football state. Then divide a cold weather state between “2 top 30 national programs…”
So combine more difficulty to gain entry academically at Michigan, a state with middle of the pack at best HS talent, another major program recruiting a weak talent pool, and then convince talented young guys with nfl aspirations to play in cold climate, outdoors, tougher classes and play at noon vs prime time?
Back in Bo Schembechler days, going pro wasn’t such a business.
Playing in a rose bowl was a lifelong goal.
Getting a degree from a top 10.national university was its own reward.
If you want to go pro- play at LSU, BAMA, Osu, Clemson, Georgia etc
States with little in state recruiting opposition. Schools with higher levels of HS talent to start with.
Getting drafted in the 4th round still just about ensure 1.6M or so in career earnings.
Aka- 20 years at 80k a year in 3-4 years.
College football will never be the same