Rob, you have mentioned that Iowa could be making a big mistake and getting way behind in the game by not fast-tracking the NIL Collective deal, which I generally agree with.
To play Devil's advocate, what are the risks, if any, of moving forward quickly WITH A BAD PLAN? Could having an immediate, poorly structured collective be worse than a well-structured one in a month's time? Impossible to foresee at this point, but what might be an example of mistake or flaw in structure that could reveal itself down the road?
I feel so lost in this new world, I am not even sure what to ask or what the potential risks are.
You have to be in the game and adjust if needed, IMO. It's so fluid right now, though, that what we think might be good today may not be tomorrow.
Iowa State doesn't have an active collective yet. But it did go public with a plan (which it can adjust) to show current and prospective student-athletes it was coming. Iowa has done very little in that regard and it definitely impacted the loss of the two big men basketball transfers who chose other schools.
Do you have to proceed with caution? Yes. But you have to proceed.
What might a kid like Kadyn Proctor be thinking right now?
Well, there is a ”rule” out there that states that NIL cannot be used as a recruiting tool. I am sure that will be strictly enforced, I said sarcastically.