We learned last week that SEC coaches ain’t happy about that new signing period. It’s concern for the kids, you know.
The arguments mainly focus on the timing of the early signing period and spring official visits. Multiple SEC coaches pointed out that the early signing period conflicts with recruits who are in the midst of chasing a state championship while studying for final exams.
Bielema said it wasn’t smart to host official visits during the spring of a prospect’s junior year, which is arguably the most important one academically.
Yeah, uh-hunh. Unfortunately for his worried brethren, Bert gave the game away with this comment:
The only SEC coach to say anything remotely positive about the new recruiting rules was Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema. And his take was about prospects having more leverage with an early signing period since they won’t have to worry about having a scholarship pulled at the last second.
Players’ feature is coaches’ bug. Go figure.