Our friend Kleph from Roll Bama Roll looks back on a 1941 expose on the practice of "paying players, [using] local high schools to process ineligible players from out-of-state and a relentless purging of players who were unable to perform on the football field." Reminds me of the story I heard from when Missouri was looking for a new coach in 1932; athletic director Chester Brewer wanted to go after a young, hotshot Mizzou alum named Don Faurot. Loud, influential boosters wanted freshly-graduated former Notre Dame quarterback and All-American Frank Carideo. The boosters won out, and Missouri went 2-23-2 over the next three seasons ... then hired Don Faurot, after whom their football field is now named. The lesson, of course: today's problems are yesterday's problems. People were clamoring for a playoff in the 1970s. Very, very, very little changes in college football.