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Unlimited texts/facebook ok, but now you let non-coaches recruit? W in the freaking F? So now teams can hire an entire entourage of people who recruit 247 and don't have to coach? Its like they gave the okay for teams to hire headhunters. The Ncaa is ruining college football.
Yeah I don't understand it. It just further separates the teams who spend more from the ones that spend little. You're gonna see teams like FSU and Bama spend seven figures on recruiting now.
I hope our guys know how to recruit, cause its going to go back to the wild wild west. With no rules you can bring back the recruiters moving to the home towns of big recruits. Since non-coaches can recruit everyone on this board could be a potential recruiter for VT. This is VERY bad for the sport. Its going to further separate the SEC from the rest of the country cause they spend far more on recruiting than everyone else.
Internet hostesses. Yeah baby!
If we can have more recruiters, we should keep Cav
I sincerely hope for the integrity of the sport I love that it just means grad assistants can recruit and that there is a limited number of personnel that a school can have.
Any chance these changes have anything to do with the conflicting reports regarding Cav?
i think its the recognition that what they had was unenforceable. frankly, it levels the playing field a bit because you don't need to travel to text and call.
not the best analogy but its a little like the NCAA's version of legalizing marijuana. not much they can do about it. everyone does it. why clog the court system with it.
the non-coach thing formally legalizes the loophole VT (with Cav) and the SEC were already exploiting
however, all the changes are meaningless unless they step up on the real issues. as long as UNC can do what they did and get away with it, the NCAA is a joke
the change i'm most wary of dealt with the camps. i think it is an open invitation for illegal payments and kickbacks, and even more slime finding its way into the system.
25 total changes, and as you indicated, most all the changes will favor schools that can and will spend more than the average school.
With the changes to social media, a school could now hire an entire staff to follow and interact with recruits via social media.
At least when the new rules were announced, the NCAA had the guts to say they are unable to level the playing field.
We can't level the playing field, yet we'll just take the cap off the whole thing and make it even more uneven? Seems logical to me.
To me these are the invitations to trouble:
12-4, permits individuals to receive actual and necessary competition-related expenses from outside sponsors, so long as the person is not an agent, booster, or representative of a professional sports organization.
13-3, eliminates restrictions on methods and modes of communication
16-6, allows institutions to provide reasonable entertainment in conjunction with competition or practice
16-8, allows student-athletes to receive actual and necessary expenses and reasonable benefits associated with a national team practice and competition. Also allows institutions to pay for any number of national team tryouts and championship events.
I think we'll see some creative interpretations of modes of communication (e.g. stripper-gram, lap dance), "reasonable entertainment" at practices (UNLV should have fun with this one), and "reasonable benefits". Should also see some novel venues for sponsor related events, as well as certain prospects only attending camps sponsored by specific companies. Handlers can pay kids expenses to their events as long as the handler is a free agent ("no, I'm paid by 5 different schools, not just one").
Don't see how this would make the field more un level .. If I was a small time school with a limited recruiting budget, I would certainly start learning how to use Skype ... Establish a connection on the phone, face to face visits via Skype, reminders via text that .. We're interested and once you sift through and get to the kids who are interested, make a sweeping visit to them all .. Would be a cheap way for vt to cast its net out wider to the western part of the country without necessarily spending a lot more money..kids are connected these days. Makes sense to me
Will schools hire a person to do this? Will bama have a staff of 5 or 6?
You don't need 5 or 6 people to tweet players and send text messages. It probably only takes about 10-20 mins or so to send a tweet saying "roll tide" with a picture of their jersey # on an alabama uniform to 40-50 recruits. VT can hire me as 'director of twitter relations.' lol
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Here's my problem with that. Think of your personal email and the companies that send you the most spam mail. Is your first thought "Ohh that company must really like me, I need to go buy their products!"? No. It's "Why the is this company sending me so many damn emails."
What's the point of calling recruits continuously? Eventually they or they're families are going to get annoyed by it. Just to slim down the rule book, I'm in favor of it for that reason. Plus, I'm not for policing voluntary communication services. Nobody needs a phone, nobody needs a Facebook. So, why police them when the recruit should be the one policing them for themselves.
Alright, you're hired. Your first job is find a way to use this rule in ways nobody ever imagined that will give us a huge competitive advantage, and put together a staff to make it happen.
Wasn't there a story about a coach that sent a boatload of letters to a kid? And didn't he respond favourably? I feel like some kids are going to like the attention.
I really don't think tweeting is going to give any program a huge competitive advantage. Maybe we can use it to coordinate rides for kids to get to VT from NOVA and the 757 for junior days/camps etc. Getting rides to VT always seems like its a problem, maybe we can start using social to set up transportation and big trips for kids to get to VT
Its another step in the direction that college basketball has gone. The rich will continue to get richer with the new rules, specifically letting non-coaches recruit. Personally, I'd love to see the NCAA impose more strict academic requirements for admission for all sports.
Awesome! More rules that the NCAA won't regulate! They can't regulate their own sport, and with enough evidence they have proven they are inconsistent and/or corrupt.
The best thing to do is to be good with the NCAA, and to tie everything to academics with regular students. “If there is an academic issue inside an institution that is, is not particularly related to athletics ... in other words, it’s an issue where a course isn’t being handled appropriately, but let’s say it’s open to all student athletes and not singling out student athletes, and it has nothing to do with an athletic program and a department, then that’s the institution’s issue rather than an NCAA issue.”
Mark Emmert says at the associations no violation. But he acknowledged continuing conversations with UNC-Chapel Hill about freshmen athletes who were enrolled in no-show classes that were supposed to be reserved for experienced students.
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