“Let’s think about this no signing day deal. Maybe it makes more sense than we all realize.”

Rich Rodriguez, you go, girl.

Between this and Smith’s no-NLI (possible) trend, we could stick a knife in the heart of what sucks about signing day – the preening, the overdone media hype, etc.  Plus, it would make the process more honest, which should make for more fairness for the recruits.

No-brainer, then, right?  Right?  Ah, who am I kidding?  It’ll never happen.



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5 responses to ““Let’s think about this no signing day deal. Maybe it makes more sense than we all realize.”

  1. PatinDC

    I am all for getting rid of the silly hype and having an open signing period is appealing. UGA has certainly been burned by some high profile de-commits.

    I just wonder about this scenario…

    AL holds on signing any players until the last day. No one will sign until they hear from AL. Or even better, AL holds their cards close and leaves 1 or 2 slots open, giving enough hope to every top player in the southeast. What happens the day after when the other SEC schools haven’t been able to sign and those players have not been able to get offers.

    Is the sales pitch…if you don’t sign with AL, give us a call?


    • 69Dawg

      I think Rich covered that with his Noel Devine comment. They would have signed him late. Hell let them sign up to 30 before the start of summer school. This would be rare because of the old adage “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”. The schools will at least know that the player is really signed not just mostly committed. One other thing I think the kids should be able to get representation, if you can’t afford one, one will be appointed for you by the great and powerful NCAA.


  2. 69Dawg

    Sounds great until the coach signs a bunch of juniors and then gets fired or get another job in the middle of their senior year. The NLI would need to contain an escape clause for the kids. I would limit it to the HC but it needs to be there. That way the new coach could have some say in his first recruits.


  3. Russ

    I’d like it. I’m not really a fan of over hyped media creations. Just pick a school and let them start getting ready for the season.