I don’t know if there’s enough here to take your mind off this morning’s stupidity, but I’m trying.
- Carvell discusses the one recruiting rule change nearly all coaches support. Makes too much sense for the NCAA, probably.
- Nick Saban says Alabama is still a “pro-style offense type of team.”
- Spring practice starts today. Field Street Forum has a tentative schedule, if you’re interested.
- For obvious reasons, it’ll never happen, but could Vegas do a worse job of picking seeds and eligible teams than the people running college athletics do? (“The committee is a bunch of frauds,” Salmons said. “The way they do this thing makes no sense.”) I don’t see how, and at least we wouldn’t have conflicts of interest to worry about.
- I guess the NFL thinks it isn’t settling things on the field sufficiently. And this is great: “… I’m not a fan of playoff expansion because I think it devalues the 17 weeks of the regular season.” Peter King is a funny man.
- Chris Low’s spring football summary for Georgia isn’t bad (even if it may already be a little dated because of today’s events).
- Ivan Maisel’s puff piece on Jim Delany, however… ugh.
- Nate Silver on the key stat the basketball selection committee relies on: RPI, as I’ve written previously, was “developed in 1981 in the era of the DOS prompt and the Commodore 64.” Hey, the football folks have to be more forward thinking than that, since they’re a completely diff… ah, hell, never mind.