Heads he wins; tails you lose.

No matter which way the recruiting winds blow, Corch is cool with ’em.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer applauded the move by the NCAA this week to table the relaxation of several recruiting rules that would have made the pursuit of prospects an almost 24/7/365 exercise.

“One of the concerns I know our staff has and the Big Ten has — the fall is for coaching your players,” Meyer said. “If it’s unlimited phone calls and all that stuff, then you’re spending all of your evenings calling recruits. We don’t need to speed up the process any more. I think recruiting, the calendar, is perfect the way it is.”

Yet Meyer said Ohio State is poised to add personnel to the recruiting effort if the proposed rules allowing more people to be involved ultimately is passed. Two-time defending national champion Alabama was in the process of doing the same thing.

“We’re still evaluating the landscape,” Meyer said. “I think Alabama does a nice job. They staff up pretty good. … And we’re going to do certainly (what it takes) to be competitive.”

And that’s the thing.  It’s not like ‘Bama and Ohio State are going to suffer with the revocation of deregulation.  The recruiting powerhouses were doing just fine under the old arrangement.  In fact, you could argue that the new rules might have helped some schools who were willing to take advantage of the opportunity to be more creative narrow the gap.

But if what you care about most is spending money… well, Urban Meyer’s okay with that.



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7 responses to “Heads he wins; tails you lose.

  1. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I totally agree with your statement that “the new rules might have helped some schools who were willing to take advantage of the opportunity to be more creative narrow the gap.” In fact I predict that very thing will happen. It won’t allow UK to suddenly become FU but say, an Ole Miss might very well become a whole lot more competitive with the LSUs and Auburns of the world under this new regime.


    • Dboy

      Freeze has been quoted saying that the new rules would hurt old miss. Reason stated was that they could not hire the number of ancillary staff as the powerhouses. Thus their smaller hard working coaching staff w coaching responsibilities could never keep pace with say Alabama’s recruiting division.


      • Dog in Fla

        Nick doesn’t have time to play poker with Hugh Freeze

        “Ole Miss assistant Chris Kiffin sent some 800 Facebook messages to No. 1 offensive tackle prospect Laremy Tunsil, and another 400 to Tunsil’s girlfriend. By all accounts, Kiffin outworked the competition and got a five-star prospect from Florida to sign with Ole Miss.”



      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        What would you expect him to say? “Please pass the new rules so I can take advantage of them?” I still think, protestations to the contrary notwithstanding, that mid-tier schools in major conferences can use this new system to catch up to/pass other programs that try to play the game the old way.


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Heads, Corch is a jackass. Tails, Corch is a dipshit.