Texas A&M is in the midst of a significant renovation to its stadium. As a result of that, the school has elected not to have a spring game for the next two years. The rationale behind the decision is interesting:
“NCAA rules related to an off-campus spring game would include football staff members, as well as current Aggie football players, not being able to interact with prospective student-athletes and their families. Also, the institution would not be able to provide complimentary admission to high school, college-preparatory school or two-year college prospects or their coaches because the event is not a regular-season event and would be taking place outside of a 30-mile radius from campus.” [Emphasis added.]
Get that? TAMU doesn’t want to spend the resources to host a spring game elsewhere because it feels it would be a waste without being able to invite recruits. Meanwhile, Georgia has a special opportunity to do just that every season, but evidently feels it would be a waste to invite recruits.
I can always hope Pruitt’s fresh eyes convince some folks to revisit that policy.