Pat McAfee, Kirk Herbstreit Discuss Utah Football’s NIL Trucks
Oct 5, 2023, 11:36 AM | Updated: Oct 7, 2023, 4:48 pm
It was a big enough deal that some of college football’s most prominent talking heads- Pat McAffee and Kirk Herbstreit talked about it on the Pat McAffee podcast Thursday morning.
The first words out of McAffee’s mouth on the topic, “absolutely brilliant” while Herbstreit noted how “cool” NIL can be despite some of the confusion surrounding it.
How about what Utah did with all those trucks..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 5, 2023
ESPN’s College GameDay Weighs In On Utah’s Big NIL Deal
A few days later on ESPN’s popular Saturday morning college football show College GameDay, McAffee, Herbstreit and the rest of the cast weighed in one more time on Utah football’s Ram Truck NIL deal.
Host Rece Davis noted, “they gave SMU the death penalty for stuff like that” while McAffee weighed in one more time calling the deal “brilliant” and a “great use of NIL”.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 7, 2023
Utah Football 2024 Ram Big Horn 1500 Trucks
85 scholarship athletes for Utah football received 2024 Ram 1500 Big Horn trucks as part of an NIL deal with the Crimson Collective and FTW360 in a surprise Wednesday afternoon.
The caveats are that the players need to have a good driving record, be willing to promote awareness of the Utah Crimson Collective and need to give back to their communities through service. If those boxes are checked off, the players will get to enjoy a 2024 Ram Big Horn 1500 Truck with the lease and insurance paid for by Collective donors.
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“This is huge for our players, huge for recruiting going forward,” Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said yesterday. “It’s getting national attention and again, it’s a real leg-up in recruiting which is what it is all about.”
Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on X, Instagram, and Threads: @BodkinKSLsports
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