The Name, Image and Likeness ruling has opened a world of opportunities for college athletes. However, Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh thinks it's time to take things a step further.
The Big Ten will become a super conference in 2024 when USC and UCLA join. It's plausible a few more universities are added to the conference as well. The Big Ten's television contract, as a result, is going to be highly profitable.
Harbaugh thinks it's about time that student-athletes get a cut of the television revenue respective conferences wrangle in.
“I do believe players should receive a revenue share from the massive TV deals. Don’t you agree? A large piece should come from the ones negotiating those TV deals. It’s 7-point something billion. It’s a lot of money. I think players should receive a revenue shar," he said.
It's a bold idea, and one that will likely gain steam in the coming years. After all, players are the product and should be compensated as a result.
However, as college football becomes more and more like a professional model, there will have to be more discussions about how the sport should look.
Harbaugh and the Wolverines, meanwhile, take on Hawaii this Saturday.