"They are so powerful now. You couldn’t be more powerful. The way many economists look at this, the most reasonable ones, their opinion would be: In a market right now that is a restrictive market on labor, when everybody is allowed to pay the same thing, Kentucky, Duke, UCLA they have an incredible advantage. So the talents are all there, where the nice facilities are, the exposure, you know, the nice stuff.
"So if you’re a smaller school, say you're Wichita State. Wichita State does good no matter what, but Wichita State could not get the players that Kansas are recruiting. And they can’t afford to attract the top players Kansas are recruiting, but they could marshal their resources and pay more for Kansas’ third-best player than Kansas could pay. So, they would be able to afford more talent that way, and then they could make decisions such as 'You know, we don’t need to build these gigantic facilities, we can throw the money into the procurement of talent.'
"Now would Kansas be able to spend more money? Absolutely—they have more money. But the big schools are getting 95% of the Top 100 players right now. Maybe more than that. And they are getting 100% of the football players. So we aren’t going to see any difference in that. But we are going to see more of a difference if the smaller schools would be allowed to compete, because they are getting priced out anyways. They can’t afford the facilities or to pay their coaches that much. They don’t have the same amount of money."