Which Hokie NIL should I donate too?

With all the bashing of coaches and bemoaning the talent level that's come a quarter into the season I just keep coming back to this. What will turn it around faster? NIL, be it the portal or on the radar for HS players HAS to be at the top of the list.

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Donate to the program and let businesses decide how to use the NIL.

Edit: see below, also instead of donating to a NIL collective you could pay for TKPC and increase the staff's ability to contribute to NIL, support our athletes, and provide us with better content.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

this is the wrong answer if you want a talented roster

I probably made that original comment too brief. In my opinion unless you are a pretty high-level booster or a business with funds to throw around you are probably not moving the needle on the opportunities available to our players through the NIL collectives. You also don't really know what those collectives are doing with your dollars until the process is better regulated (if it ever is).

On top of that we have no idea what the ROI is on money generated through an NIL collective. The way things are currently I feel like donating money directly to the scholarship fund, certain arms of reach for excellence champaign, or any other number of funds the Athletic Department has set up is probably more beneficial to the football program in the long run.

In a couple years maybe that's not the case, but right now I think that it would be smarter to let those with deeper pockets find out what NIL is worth. But like I said, that's just my opinion man.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

It's not a bad opinion.

I had heard that tOSU has been telling their boosters to stop donating to the program and start donating to the NIL collective(s) instead. Paraphrased, 'we are getting enough money from the tv deal for the program. donate to the NIL instead.

They do have that big ten tv contract though, so that probably wouldn't apply to us.

That makes sense for a program that is probably already covering the costs of their on-campus projects. Why not throw money at NIL and see what happens?

Still I wonder what level of booster you have to be for them to push you in that direction.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

This is what every SEC and BIG team are doing right now. The rich becoming exponentially richer.

Is coronavirus over yet?

I agree with your concerns about transparency, but I disagree with the idea that you have to be a heavy-hitter to make a difference.

Be it NIL or direct contribution to the school, VT has a lot of graduates and fans, and the real power for us has always been with the collective of lots of donations.

I think it has less to do with the donor, more to do with the institution.

At Tech, money invested in the scholarship endowment pays value for years and years. An Alabama or Ohio State is so well off, they can afford to deflect / divert donors to the short-term splash instead.