There is no better way of framing the coaching response to the new early signing period than through these two quotes:
Florida coach Jim McElwain: “It will put some players that have maybe taken reservations rather than commitments places, it’s going to call that bluff, as well as a lot of schools that have a lot of offers out. … I truly believe it’s going to call some people’s bluff, both from the players’ side and the schools’ side. It’ll be interesting to see.”
Alabama coach Nick Saban: “I think evaluation is important, and I think the sooner you have to make decisions on these guys, the greater opportunity you have to make mistakes.”
Saban really doesn’t have time for this shit. It’s gonna make for some fun times on the ol’ recruiting trail come December 2018.