The NCAA’s Division I Council has introduced a few new proposals for D1 to consider, among them:
- The proposal would make accommodations for two, 72-hour early signing periods beginning on the last Wednesday in June and in mid-December.
- Increasing the limit on the number of assistant coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision from nine to 10 is another.
With regard to the latter, I just love the justification.
FBS programs can have a maximum of 85 players who receive grants-in-aid. Additionally, most programs have walk-on players. The Football Oversight Committee felt the addition of another coaching staff member will benefit football players.
“There was unanimity around the table on the addition of a 10th assistant coach being allowed (in FBS),” Bowlsby said. “We feel it is appropriate from a student-athlete welfare standpoint. The ratio of coaches to student-athlete is much higher in football than other sports, and this helps address that.”
Thank Gawd. You know how football players all over America have been complaining about that.