All of that is true. Hell, I had a family member part of the SMU scandal. They sure as hell weren't a ND, USC, or something like that until they started cheating. I learned about this later on when I got older. Trust me, they weren't just getting cash, all kinds of ****. Name it. It's always went on.Not really.
Big programs are the ones who have always paid players - even when it was against the rules.
Big programs are the ones who started the practice of over-signing classes.
Big programs are the ones who built mega stadia to increase their higher game day take.
Big programs are the ones who created the “analyst” position to circumvent coaching limits.
Big programs have demanded unequal payouts on TV revenues, licensing deals, bowl appearances, and TV time slots.
Big programs are the ones who pioneered the recruiting schemes we see now using interns and low-tier wannabe coaches.
Big programs have always reveled in their built in advantages. They’ve worked to make those advantages even sturdier. They see other programs as pawns, not equals. They don’t even care about the health of the sport. They only care if they can secure more revenue and get more glory.