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Thoughts on minor league football

deutcshland_dawgdeutcshland_dawg Posts: 472 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

Just looking for opinions on creating a minor league football system. Set up teams across that the country that kids can go to instead of college. What do you guys think?

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  • donmdonm Posts: 8,552 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @deutcshland_dawg said:
    Just looking for opinions on creating a minor league football system. Set up teams across that the country that kids can go to instead of college. What do you guys think?

    The part of that that I like is kids wouldn't have to go to college if they didn't want to. THe part I wouldn't like is the loss of college FB, imperfect as it is.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 6,553 mod

    NFL likes their free subsidized minor league called major college football just fine. Don’t rock the boat

  • ThisDawgThisDawg Posts: 701 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Starts in March I believe. Aaron Murray is playing QB for the local team to Georgia. Cameron Nizaliac (however you spell it) will be kicking and Steve Spurrier is coaching. Thank Vince McMann I think. AAF (All American Football)

  • YaleDawgYaleDawg Posts: 1,013 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Besides the fact that college football is an amazing spectacle to behold, the college-to-NFL system is a much better way to balance the risk and reward that comes with playing a violent sport. If you can't make the pros and get the huge payday, you at least get a degree. With a minor league system I think many athletes will not be duly compensated for the toll on their bodies.

  • VaBeachDawgVaBeachDawg Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @ThisDawg said:
    Starts in March I believe. Aaron Murray is playing QB for the local team to Georgia. Cameron Nizaliac (however you spell it) will be kicking and Steve Spurrier is coaching. Thank Vince McMann I think. AAF (All American Football)

    This the AAF but not McMann. He is redoing the XFL starting in 2020.

  • Bulldawgfan0389Bulldawgfan0389 Posts: 45 ✭✭ Sophomore
    edited January 17

    @ThisDawg said:
    Starts in March I believe. Aaron Murray is playing QB for the local team to Georgia. Cameron Nizaliac (however you spell it) will be kicking and Steve Spurrier is coaching. Thank Vince McMann I think. AAF (All American Football)

    Murray will be QB for Atlanta legends, Nizialek will be a Punter on that team. Spurrier will not be coaching Atlanta legends. Spurrier will coach the Orlando Apollos. just an FYI. We actually got alot of UGA alum there. Reggie Carter, Dom Sanders, Shaq Wiggins (Ex- Dawg), Damien Swann & Quincy Mauger.

  • tfk_fanboytfk_fanboy Posts: 1,343 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @YaleDawg said:
    Besides the fact that college football is an amazing spectacle to behold, the college-to-NFL system is a much better way to balance the risk and reward that comes with playing a violent sport. If you can't make the pros and get the huge payday, you at least get a degree. With a minor league system I think many athletes will not be duly compensated for the toll on their bodies.

    They could always go back to college with the money they make

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 4,091 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I wish the NFL would create a minor league system. Kids who really just want to go to the league can go there, rather than treating college as a necessary hurdle to their professional dreams.

    Let college be about getting an education and make that the priority over MNC's and insane recruiting and win at all cost actions. Sure, we'll lose some of the best athletes, but football is fun to watch at every level. I love the FCS games too.

  • sauceddawgsauceddawg Posts: 212 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @JayDog said:
    I wish the NFL would create a minor league system. Kids who really just want to go to the league can go there, rather than treating college as a necessary hurdle to their professional dreams.

    Let college be about getting an education and make that the priority over MNC's and insane recruiting and win at all cost actions. Sure, we'll lose some of the best athletes, but football is fun to watch at every level. I love the FCS games too.

    Booooo ethics

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 4,091 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @sauceddawg said:

    @JayDog said:
    I wish the NFL would create a minor league system. Kids who really just want to go to the league can go there, rather than treating college as a necessary hurdle to their professional dreams.

    Let college be about getting an education and make that the priority over MNC's and insane recruiting and win at all cost actions. Sure, we'll lose some of the best athletes, but football is fun to watch at every level. I love the FCS games too.

    Booooo ethics

    I know, I know. But I would love to watch minor league games during the winter, spring, and summer, but would never give up the pageantry of college football.

  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    The amount of money involved in college football will be VERY difficult for a minor league to overcome. It would basically be full of academic flunkies and have very little support. Also... can kids go to the Canadian football league right out of high school if they want? If they can then that's another route right there. But as of now, the best of the land will still go to college because of the sweet facilities and scenery.

    That all said also means the NCAA still has some pull. If they want to stop a lot of this recent nonsense, they can. As long as the schools also support it, and they should.

  • riverdawg7905riverdawg7905 Posts: 17 ✭ Freshman

    Some things I like about the AAF from what I've read, the players receive a 3 yr contract for 250 thousand and a scholarship for 2ndary education . Also includes an NFL opt out clause. Mandatory regional recruiting I also like. Hope the Atl Legends stomp spurrier in orlando.

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Hopefully the league gets fan support. If the Atlanta team wins the AAF Championship then it will be on par with Atlanta United’s title. The AAF will probably be a higher rated football league than MLS is rated among Soccer leagues, worldwide.

    Take that, United fans.

  • deutcshland_dawgdeutcshland_dawg Posts: 472 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I hope AAF works out too. Be nice to watch some football during the off season and get to see DGDs who didn't make it in the NFL

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 1,781 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    When Aaron Murray finishes scratching his football itch with the Legends, I'd love to c him join Kirbys staff as QB Coach. Definitely 1 of my All Time favorite Dawgs.

  • Bulldawg1982Bulldawg1982 Posts: 865 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @deutcshland_dawg said:
    I hope AAF works out too. Be nice to watch some football during the off season and get to see DGDs who didn't make it in the NFL

    Yeah me too...The only thing I hate about all of this is that the Atlanta Legends' colors are Purple and Gold. Purple and Gold, really?

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 1,781 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I really think Murray is gonna wind up coaching once his playing days r over and hopefully itll b with the Dawgs.

  • pgjacksonpgjackson Posts: 3,941 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Would there still be a 3-year after HS rule for the NFL? One reason minor league baseball isn’t really a bigger deal is that players get moved and traded so often you have no idea who’s on the team from game to game. Imagine if your local team is doing great, but your All-Star QB gets pulled up to the NFL or gets traded in the middle of the season....now your team sucks. Who wants that? Team instability in minor league sports is an issue.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,552 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @pgjackson said:
    Would there still be a 3-year after HS rule for the NFL? One reason minor league baseball isn’t really a bigger deal is that players get moved and traded so often you have no idea who’s on the team from game to game. Imagine if your local team is doing great, but your All-Star QB gets pulled up to the NFL or gets traded in the middle of the season....now your team sucks. Who wants that? Team instability in minor league sports is an issue.

    Not to the parent team.

  • pgjacksonpgjackson Posts: 3,941 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @donm said:

    @pgjackson said:
    Would there still be a 3-year after HS rule for the NFL? One reason minor league baseball isn’t really a bigger deal is that players get moved and traded so often you have no idea who’s on the team from game to game. Imagine if your local team is doing great, but your All-Star QB gets pulled up to the NFL or gets traded in the middle of the season....now your team sucks. Who wants that? Team instability in minor league sports is an issue.

    Not to the parent team.

    True. Just saying minor league sports really don’t have the fanatic fan base as the bigs or college. A minor league for football would be good for guys who just don’t want to go to college...but ultimately i think it would ruin both college football and the NFL. College teams would suffer from missing out on a lot of great talent and the great HS talent would not get the same level of coaching and development they get in college. No way any minor league team would get the same financial backing and support as your average P5 football program.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,552 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @pgjackson said:

    @donm said:

    @pgjackson said:
    Would there still be a 3-year after HS rule for the NFL? One reason minor league baseball isn’t really a bigger deal is that players get moved and traded so often you have no idea who’s on the team from game to game. Imagine if your local team is doing great, but your All-Star QB gets pulled up to the NFL or gets traded in the middle of the season....now your team sucks. Who wants that? Team instability in minor league sports is an issue.

    Not to the parent team.

    True. Just saying minor league sports really don’t have the fanatic fan base as the bigs or college. A minor league for football would be good for guys who just don’t want to go to college...but ultimately i think it would ruin both college football and the NFL. College teams would suffer from missing out on a lot of great talent and the great HS talent would not get the same level of coaching and development they get in college. No way any minor league team would get the same financial backing and support as your average P5 football program.

    Curious about how much teams spend in scouting and the whole drafting thing. I guess they'd have to spend about the same to scout and such for HS kids. College coaches would likely be the minor league coaches but there would only be a very limited # of jobs (32 if each team had its own minor league team). Not sure what the rest of the college coaches would do, Interesting to think about. Not all jobs last forever...think back to people who made slide rules and hand held calculators.

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