Lane Kiffin Discusses The Impact NIL Will Have On A Locker Room, While Also Dealing With Donors
Lane Kiffin isn’t one to shy away from speaking his mind about the current landscape of college athletics. Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Kiffin noted that certain donors will expect the player they donated money towards to be playing on a consistent basis. These are the type of questions that many college coaches are quietly wondering.
So how does Lane Kiffin think this will impact the locker room? He’s already been in a similar situation as coach of the Raiders. “The people paying that are going to want that guy to play,” Kiffin added. Kiffin also pointed out that you might have returning players that are good enough to be starters, but aren’t making the type of money a new prospect might be pulling in.
If you thought Kiffin was going to shy away from what he was truly thinking about the current model, you were sorely mistaken. “People are going to criticize me for saying that “people are paying them to come in” by saying that’s not what is happening.
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