The previous article was about Alabama losing in the Rose Bowl to Michigan and the Crimson Tide’s NIL collective solicitating funds. Alabama director Aaron Suttles took to X/Twitter seeking donations for Bama players after the 27-20 overtime college football semifinal. Yea Alabama needs your support because they want to build Alabama’s NIL entity into the biggest in the country. The still-controversial decision that allowed Alabama to be in the playoffs in the first place has created a situation where the players may find better offers and potentially earn more money elsewhere, which is leading to some players declaring for the NFL draft. The article also highlights the controversy surrounding the Crimson Tide’s presence in the playoffs.