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Aaron Torres Podcast: Why Name, Image, Likeness will be good for college sports + CFB Playoff dark horses

It’s mid-June and the Aaron Torres Podcast just keeps on rolling! Aaron discusses how two incidents this weekend helped him understand why “Name, Image, Likeness” will be a good thing for college sports, discusses College Football Playoff betting dark horses and also describes how he came down with a severe case of college baseball fever this weekend!

Name, Image, Likeness is good for college sports: Aaron opens the show by discussing his new found love for college baseball (4:30) before transitioning to the NCAA’s impending “Name, Image, Likeness” rules (6:00). While Aaron has only discussed the negative effects of the rule (such as Coach K’s retirement last weekend), he saw two stories this weekend that made him believe that it will be a net positive for college sports, including one surrounding Johnny Manziel’s time at Texas A&M. Also, how much money can players realistically earn playing football at Alabama or basketball at Kentucky? And also why Name, Image, Likeness will only give college basketball new ammunition in the fight against the G-League and Overtime leagues.

College Football Playoff dark horses: After a short break, Aaron returns to discuss potential “dark horses” in the College Football Playoff race (25:00), with college football season now less than 100 days away. He looks at seven teams outside of Alabama/Clemson/Ohio State and Oklahoma and shares with you who he believes the best bets are to make the playoff and potentially win it.

Also, he keeps you updated on a VERY special guest he will have on the show later this week.

Article written by Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres is covering football and basketball for KSR this season after four years at Fox Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_Torres, Facebook or e-mail at [email protected] He is also the author of the only book written on the Calipari era, “One and Fun: A Behind the Scenes Look at John Calipari and the 2010 Kentucky Wildcats.”