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Luxury or Liability? The case for returning seniors in college football

March 4, 2020
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There was a time when seniors were the most valued commodities in college football.

Now, college football seniors are often viewed much like 40-year-old bachelors. They might be secure, successful and even handsome. Then the question asked by some women is, “If he’s still available, something must be wrong.”

That seems to be the feeling about senior football players. If they’re really good, why are they still playing in college?

That question began being asked in 1990 when then-NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue lifted the ban on underclassmen entering the draft.

 
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