2021-22 Season Look Ahead

All the more reason why the AD needed/needs to be proactive here

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If there’s one thing we now about UVA/UVA athletics, it’s that they’ll be methodical about what they do and probably not particularly fast. That can be a bad thing, but it can also be a good thing sometimes. Will have to see how it plays out here. I’m not particularly frustrated yet because my hope is that what we do roll out will be thoughtfully put together and run by the right types of experts, and that will benefit us in the long-term even if we aren’t on the cutting edge these first few months. That said, will only be able to judge when things actually happen, so we’ll see.

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Why do kids make edits for moves like this? Can you imagine being broken up with and then have that person be like “Guess what? We’re dating again”. I mean if you are in a bad spot in life and dependent on that relationship then yeah that’s good but otherwise… I also still don’t get this moon theme in all his edits.

This is fecking stupid…let me announce I decided to come back for my scholly after a better opportunity didn’ happen…hmmm let me go to work tomorrow and tell my boss I think I am going to look around and when the search doesn’t go well … I’ll tell my boss and everyone I work with “I’m back for good this time”… makes no sense

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I think it’s hilarious that players are making edits for not transferring. Amazing.

More importantly though, I’m going to love any edit that gets an owl in there. More wildlife in all the edits!

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Radio interview with Coach Williford. Nothing particularly new relative to what we’ve been hearing so far. Sounds like Kihei’s shot is improving, Franklin is a good shooter, and Gardner has good feet and is aggressive. Maybe sounds like there’s some concerns about leadership on the team just in terms of needing some guys to step up as vocal leaders (which I honestly thought was a problem on last year’s squad too), but they’ve told Kihei and Reece to work on that.

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Virginia hasn’t done a good job or been a leader on NIL, but that’s the case with the vast majority of schools. Most schools were looking to the NCAA for guidance and when they put out that free for all policy, it caught a lot of schools by surprise. Lots of schools weren’t ready.if we’re still behind a majority in September, then I’ll be disappointed. Right now just get a consultant in there and copy the best stuff other schools have done.

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If VT can put out a program by July 1st then we certainly can too

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I think it’s been reported multiple times that we’re already working with a consultant. I don’t know why roll out is taking so long, but there is some advantage to waiting to see what the competition is doing and make sure you don’t completely botch it.

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For me I also think The University is protecting the athletes by not rushing etc. Get it right and legally the first time and not put the athletes in jeopardy etc

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Agreed that it’s better to get it right than rushing in, but I also think that the NCAA has no interest in enforcing any limitations because they’ll get sued and lose again.

A school’s #1 priority is protecting their IP and a close #2 is supporting their athletes in whatever way possible. No one will admit to priority #1, but lawyers are involved and they’ll insist on #1. The brand, name recognition and reputation is the single most valuable thing a school owns (at least from a legal point of view).

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I agree and would go as far to say that schools absolutely understand the value of their IP and the brand and will put that first 9 outta 10 times. While I wish UVA was more active on the NIL front I’m not super concerned by what we’ve seen. While there is a booming market of possibilities, it’s still all very much speculations to what it all means in the long run. Outside of Bama’s QB and Master P’s kid (2 extreme outliers) the deals and the numbers coming in seem to be more local and on the smaller scale. Schools moving to cash in on their legacy etc. through jersey sales is essentially already being done and is more of an extension of the brand only this time the players happen to be able to reap some benefits off it. If a school has a weak/softer brand, adding a players name to the back of the jersey isn’t going to suddenly jump jersey sales.

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Just because they haven’t announced everything to the public doesn’t mean they aren’t doing the same thing everybody else is. UVA is working with INFLCR (Influencer) and Front Office Sports. The same people UNC and Tech is working with. They have also agreed to let athletes use the UVA logos just like UNC has. Interesting how people start bashing Carla and the program just because you don’t know what they are doing. They have said they would release the program to the public after ALL the athletes have seen the program.

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I don’t know what thread to put this in but the rumor that Texas and Oklahoma are looking at the SEC could cause the conference realignment dominos to fall. Wonder if the ACC would do anything. Big 12 remnants don’t really fit with us.

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I just hope it somehow results in Maryland being back in the ACC lol I need that rivalry back

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What’s the SEC going to do about the Longhorn Network? Texas keeps it and they’re at an advantage over everyone else. Doubt Texas is willing to give it up either. Why would Texas want to leave the Big 12 where they control everything to join a league where everyone will vote against them? Would the Texas and Oklahoma legislatures allow OU and UT to abandon OSU and TTU?

I don’t see it happening personally.

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The Longhorn network is an issue for sure (good point). There is a grant of rights issue for both until 2025 and I think the Longhorn network thing runs into the 2030’s.

I don’t think TTU is an issue with the Texas legislature. OSU might be in OK.

Clearly more complicated than on the surface, but eventually the realignment dominoes will fall and I hope the ACC has a gameplan when it does.

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Honest guess is maybe Texas and Oklahoma are a little interested, but may also just want more leverage over something else going on with the BIG12. Having everyone thinking they could leave if they want may help them get their way even more.

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Man the transfer portal creates a lot of awkward moments. Kofi is like the kid who runs away from home but only makes it as far as the local Blockbuster before realizing life ain’t so peachy when you dont got a roof over your head and food in your tummy.

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Saw this posted elsewhere - some Milicic highlights. Don’t remember his shot looking so fluid or his release as quick in the minimal other highlights that were out there.

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