SEC coaches vote for early signing period.

It’s an interesting proposal.

The heart of the proposal would allow a recruit who has not made any official visits to any school to sign a national letter of intent with the school of his choice in that 24-hour period, binding him to that school. The rule, along with saving time, money and effort during the contact recruiting period, should also be a cost-efficient recruiting measure as well…

No word on whether this would have any impact on the “Saban Rule”.


UPDATE: The final vote was 9-3.

The three coaches who voted against the early signing day were Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino, Florida’s Urban Meyer and South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier.

“I think recruiting should be done in December, January and February,” Meyer said. “I think it speeds up 17- and 18-year-olds to make a decision that affects the rest of their lives. To squeeze them, to press them, to say you’ve got to get it done now and I just don’t believe in that…”

I guess we know who likes to do some last minute shopping.


UPDATE #2: Tony Barnhart has some thoughts and quotes here.


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