College football insider Pat Forde from Yahoo! Sports dishes on the latest CFB news every Thursday at 4:20pm with Booger and Marc.

Texas is suggesting that they pay athletes $10 million dollars if the Ed O’Bannon case goes through. Forde said if anyone can afford it, it’s Texas. Forde’s only concern is colleges getting into a bidding war for recruits.

Forde called North Carolina’s latest paper class scandal the biggest academic fraud case in history. Forde said it’s a huge university oversight issue, but there’s no doubt football and basketball benefited greatly from this scandal.

Right now, Forde said Mississippi State is still the best team in the country. They’ve been balanced in every phase. He expects them to handle Kentucky this weekend on the road.

Forde said the question is probably not if but when Will Muschamp will be fired. Forde said Dan Mullen would probably be the dream hire but he’s hearing another name.

“A name I’ve heard out there in the last week, week and a half is Rich Rodriguez.”

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