I know, I know, dead horse here, but any time a big name coach speaks up on this subject I try and pay close attention. http://brockway.blogs.gatorsports.com/12152/billy-d-on-paying-players-college-landscape-has-changed/ Some quotes from BD: Technically, Billy isn't really saying much here. But, its hard to me to read this and think he's against athletes getting any kind of compensation. If I'm correct about this (big IF maybe), then its also hard for me to think that a stipend would fix the kinds of issues Billy brings up in the above quotes. Surely many of you are more familiar than I am with Billy's personality, but from what I've seen, he appears to understate or undersell his feelings much of the time. He's not out to shock people - quite the opposite. This is more reason why I think he probably feels more strongly about this than he's willing to speak publicly about. Maybe I'm wrong though. Its hard to disagree with his statements though - however cautious they may have been.