Recruiting round-up

Three random stories for your reading pleasure:

  • In Connecticut, the legislature is considering something called the “Connecticut Student-Athletes’ Right to Know Act”, which would require schools to make public their policies about sports-related medical expenses, standards for scholarship renewals, and the out-of-pocket expenses that scholarship athletes are expected to pay.  I don’t see how full disclosure of such things could hurt.  But, then again, I’m not from Alabama.  (By the way, the article discloses one fact I wasn’t aware of, that the NCAA changed scholarship terms from four years to one in 1973.)
  • Trooper Taylor is such a good recruiter that he’s able to enlist Tennessee’s Gerald Jones to help him recruit Gabe Wright to Auburn.
  • And Dan Mullen blames oversigning to explain Mississippi State’s mediocre recruiting class:  “You hear about how unethical some of those things are,” he said. “It’s hard for me to tell our guys that we’re going to be men of our word, and then I’m not a man of my word during the recruiting process of these young men.”


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9 responses to “Recruiting round-up

  1. The Original Cynical in Athens

    Auburn only gets shadier by the day. I know it is a lot of pressure being the fallback school in two states, but damn, they just don’t do anything on the up-and-up over there.


    • TennesseeDawg

      In the barner’s defense, it doesn’t take much to outsmart the NCAA anymore.


      • Scorpio Jones, III

        The NCAA is becoming more like football officials….old, slow and unable to keep up with the game.


        • Ed Hochuli

          In asserting in the prior commentary that officiating by football officiators is performed by officials of questionable official efficiency the poster officially questioned the efficacy of officials.

          The oblong sphere will be placed at the precise non metric on field marker where the infraction occurred pursuant to the official handbook of officialdom.


  2. Biggus Rickus

    I assume the one-year scholarship was part of a compromise to get scholarship limits.


  3. Matador

    What’s the GEICO caveman doing in the back row of that CT legislature hearing?


  4. 3rd Degree

    Trooper Taylor link is broken; conspiracy theorists go bananas.


  5. Jaybird

    I wonder how Nick Saban feels about this “Athletes Right to Know Act”…this cuts directly to the core of his “roster management” abitlities of at the U-ni-ver-si-tee”.