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New recruiting rules heap an unfair burden on to the shoulders of high school student-athletes.
Great piece Dan, thanks for putting it together.
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This post was edited by irishcoffey56 on 2/19/2013 at 4:35 PM
If unlimited 'blasting' of information to recruits a year before signing day is in play, it is time to have an August signing day and slow down the machine of money spending programs.
This would allow early signees beginning their last year of high school football to enjoy being a senior.
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NCAA went the wrong direction- should have over regulated- allow early sign and stop the non sense- when you open the flood gates cheaters will just take this a Q to cheat more and more brazenly
What were they thinking? They either don’t want to deal with the cheaters anymore so they open the door so everyone can or they are too busy messing up another investigation. The NCAA is losing respect and control perhaps they are the ones that need to be investigated. Has the NCAA become to political there is just no rhyme or reason to so many of their decisions. The NCAA is spinning out of control…there are too many student athletes that will be hurt by their lack of control from this one time respected governing body.
Typical ncaa jibberish.....no concern for the student part of student athlete. Instead of deregulation they should dish out harsher punishment. Imagine the message sent if the ncaa would have stripped cheating baylor of their national championship in womens basketball and put them on a harsh probation when it was learned they cheated. Bottomline is that the ncaa cares only to protect their cash cow and are run by weak, greedy, cowardly weenies!
Maybe the schools sending all this mail will help keep the USPS in business a little longer.
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I don't quite know where I stand with that early signing period. I see the benefits of it ... but what if Eddie Vanderdoes or Max Redfield had signed with USC if that early signing period would have been Aug. 1?
At the same time, getting inundated with mail and messages — including the media —the way these prospects might starting Aug. 1 this year also could border on the ridiculous.
I would say that recruits should be able to have an "early decision" in a different way. Like Lou said, there are problems with signing early, then something happening to change your perspective of your University of choice, be it lack of on-field performance, staff changes, or off-field issues. I think recruits should be able to sign up for an essential "no-contact" list, where they can block all other suitors from contacting them. They could also make it more variable by allowing the recruit to name specific schools that can contact him. There would have to be a very official way to do this, but it would eliminate the bad side of being hounded by dozens of schools without giving up the good side of being able to change your mind before signing day.
That's an interesting idea, bfrisch. It would give kids a way to at least slow down the process without locking themselves into a signed contract. A kid could always remove himself from the non-contact list if something happens like a coaching change or a dismal season. You would have to limit the amount of times one could go on and off the list so it didn't become something that is impossible to track for already busy coaches.
I guess the question is if the high school player really doesn't want any other schools to talk to him at all couldn't he just tell each coach that as they called? Would a coach keep calling if the kid told him to leave him alone? Perhaps they do.
The main reason why this deregulation is happening is because most agreed that the rulebook was too massive and nuanced to enforce. Would a no contact list be any easier to enforce or would this just add to the pile of things the NCAA is already struggling mightily to police?
This post was edited by Dan Murphy on 2/20/2013 at 6:31 PM
For those that may have missed it -- the guys talked about the new rules on "The Irish Huddle" today:
Former . Part 1 - Changes in recruiting rules.
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