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Not talking about EE's, but should there be a day that kids who want to go ahead and sign, go ahead and be able to do it?? We already have it in basketball, and it seems to work well. Seems like it would help curtail spending, and let kids who want to get it done be done with the process.
What do you guys think??
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I've always thought it'd be nice that starting on January 2nd, unless that is a day that falls on the weekend, until the first Wednesday in February that any time a kid wants to sign his LOI, he can. Usually by January 2nd, coaching changes have usually been determined. But beating up my own argument, the fact is, a coaching change can happen ANY TIME. We have seen coaching changes happen in March, April, May (usually because of scandal, Mike Price, Petrino, etc. come to mind)
I think it'd make the recruiting process run smoother if you knew going into the final week that possibly 15-16 kids are signed and ready, then you would be worrying about a lot less of them rather than ALL of them as a coach.
Also, I think it would help with over-signing and having too many players committed and telling one, like Tevin Lawson, that he is gonna have to go somewhere else essentially on NSD.
Early signing period =100% yes.
The only way I can see an early signing period work for football is if you create some sort of exemption that allows the player to rescind it in case of coaching change or other "significant" factors. Of course, then you have to decide what fits that criteria.
This post was edited by tntoak 17 months ago
I would've said yes, but with all the coaching moves in the recent past, I would no. I do agree that something needs to be done, but I don't know what we could do though.
Maybe we could put a deadline on coaching moves to accommodate an early signing period.
It would either make kids choose the school over the coach or it wouldn't work as kids wouldn't do it.
Impossible - what if a NFL job opens- you can't tell people where and when they work.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by OrangeVol79 17 months ago
Plus what's the difference when the coach leaves. More than likely the coach is going to leave during his college career. That is why kids need to visit the school and get comfortable with the school and not pick it by the coach.
When Calipari left Memphis they had 3 kids sign in the early period who all asked out of their LOI's and the school said yes. When Kevin ONeill left Tennessee Tony Harris asked out of his LOI and they said no. It all depends on the school and the kid.
I think if the had a small early period were maybe you could sign maybe 10 guys. It would get the kids who no matter what aren't changing the chance to be done. It also may keep some kids from committing then being told to look around a few weeks before signing day.
Yes, Yes, Yes. An early signing period would be great for college football. Take a typical 4 or five star recruit. They get three visits per month from four or five schools. An early signing period would eliminate two months of recruiting for each athelete. That is six visits from each school or 30 total visits. At 1000 dollars per visit, that would be a savings of 30,000 dollars per early signee. Aside from the financial considerations the schools could have a better strategy heading into NSD and the atheletes would not experience the Ala, or USC syndrome of not having room in the end for the athelete. After one year of the new NCAA rules I believe many parents will be screaming for relief from the barrage of calls, tweets,facebooks and e-mails. These kids still have to graduate high school. An early signing period would be some relief for the students and the Universities.
This is true. I don't think there is an easy solution for either side.
I think a signing day in May would be great. Also, I've heard talk of allowing juniors in basketball to take officials to schools. I would like that as well for football. Maybe allow juniors three official visits to help them get started. That way they could see more schools and make a smarter decision on where they wanna go. As far as the coaching change talk, who is to say that UT doesn't sign a guy before their senior season and they get hurt? It is very similar in the risk for both student and university.
I agree- I don't see how changing could be beneficial to anyone. It is what it is.
Open signing day up starting Dec 1st. with some rules in place:
1-player must have taken at least 3 OV's
2-if position coach leaves, player is free
3-if players coordinator leaves, player is free
4-if head coach leaves, player is free
5-if player doesn't try to enroll- 1 year out
If kid is signed, other schools can't recruit him. If his coach leaves, player must declare his recruitment open before other schools can contact him.
Would save some major money in recruiting budgets.
Too complicated with way too many loop-holes- IMO
At this point in college football no rule change would ever save money or lessen budgets. Don't see $ as an issue anyways. It's only going to explode in the next few years.
Actually very simple and few loopholes.
It's much easier to understand and enforce than other NCAA rules.
Sometimes the coach who recruited a player is not their position coach- what then?
Marquez North- Jay Graham
Until Coaches and Universities fulfill contracts players shouldn't have to sign anything.
This post was edited by OrangeVol79 17 months ago
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