Ryan Day believes NIL money should be shared among players
Ohio State coach Ryan Day believes there should be a revenue-sharing system for name, image, and likeness profits among college athletes.
Although Day believes his stars have a similar earning potential to Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, the 42-year-old wants that NIL money to be spread throughout his team.
"Certainly the quarterback at Ohio State is going to have unbelievable opportunities, the wide receiver, the running back ... However, how do we find ways to make sure we disseminate that throughout the team?" Day said Friday during Big Ten media days, according to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg.
"Because there's a lot of guys out there who are also playing football, guys who are blocking for the quarterback, guys who are covering the wide receivers."
Day suggested the idea of having schools create agreements with local businesses to produce a pool of revenue that could then be divided among the players. However, the NCAA would have to allow schools to be more active in creating group deals as well as adding logos and markings.
The NCAA passed a temporary NIL policy earlier this month that allows student-athletes to engage in sponsorships, endorsements, and autograph signings while maintaining their college eligibility.
"The focus for all those guys just has to be development," Day said. "If they're worried about starting, if they're worried about money, then they're worried about the wrong things."
The reigning Big Ten champions kick off the 2021 season Sept. 2 against Minnesota.