In one sense, I’m a little amused by the firestorm that’s arisen over James Franklin’s end run around the summer camp rule. The SEC coaches are pissy. Notre Dame thinks it’s a swell idea, too. It’s even given ESPN’s bloggers the chance to wax righteously indignant over Houston Nutt’s 37-signee class. Again.
Fun times, indeed. (And when can we expect Corch to announce an appearance? You know he’s got to be kicking himself for not coming up with the idea first.)
But ultimately, it’s futile for the SEC to wage this fight. The NCAA isn’t going to do anything about it, especially in the new age of autonomy. And the coaches up north are going to keep at it, because here’s where the talent is.