I remember the time before the SMU death penalty where recruiting was out of control with the benefits but I think at this point in time it may be worse and we don't even realize it. The NCAA has not and will not hammer any programs with harsh sanctions lately (UM and UNC come to mind) and the only way you get in trouble is if you self report yourself because the NCAA doesn't even bother investigating anything anymore. Add on to that schools like FSU that are willing to cover up legitimate crimes committed by players so I'm sure they could care less about breaking NCAA guidelines when they circumvent criminal law. Instead of cars going to players now we have parents of players receiving houses and 6 digit income jobs handed to them and of course the cars as well. If you are not breaking recruiting rules than you just can't compete and why wouldn't you as there really is never going to be another death penalty to a program. How much would a Herschel Walker be worth in the recruiting market now...a million dollars? I'm sure paying these guys $1-2K a month would solve it though!