Joel Klatt is one of the many college football analysts who have voiced concerns about the state of the game. With the new NIL rules, the transfer portal has been highly competitive. Players are leaving programs rapidly, and the amount of money being thrown around is massive. Klatt recently said the current college football structure is “unsustainable.”
Joel Klatt On College Football: “Unsustainable”
I'm really happy for Jeff Hafley! This is clearly what he desired. Meeting with him were some of my favorite production meetings in my career. I am also deeply frustrated that CFB is in the state it is in where we will continue to lose great coaches because our structure sucks
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) February 1, 2024
This comes on the heels of Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley taking the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator job. He cited the change in the sport as one of the reasons. Klatt took to social media to congratulate him and agree with his assessment of the sport.
“Meeting with him were some of my favorite production meetings in my career. I am also deeply frustrated that CFB is in the state it is in where we will continue to lose great coaches because our structure sucks.”
Klatt believes the sport needs a collective bargaining agreement. Without one, he says the sport is “unsustainable.”
Does He Have A Point?
Collective bargaining agreements are meant to help both sides. Players get a voice, but the owners of the league also get to weigh in. The issue with a CBA in college football is it is an admission that the sport is no longer an amateur league. However, the current structure gives a huge amount of power to the players. A CBA might not be the answer, but something has to change. The current structure is good but has massive flaws which could kill the sport.
There will be much discussion about this in the coming months and beyond. Klatt thinks something needs to change, and if it doesn’t, college football could be in jeopardy.