Is the dead period dead?

Not yet, exactly.

The NCAA Football Oversight Committee will recommend this week that the dead period transition to a “quiet period” on June 1, CBS Sports has learned. During a quiet period, college football programs can host recruits on campus and conduct camps.

As Dodd notes, by June 1, face-to-face recruiting will have been prohibited for 14 ½ months.  How can coaches do their best evaluating kids and vice versa under those conditions?

That being said, there’s no guarantee that the NCAA Council will agree to the change.

I’ll say it again — if conditions are safe enough to play games, they’re safe enough to invite recruits and their families on campus.

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9 responses to “Is the dead period dead?

  1. Russ

    It’s all about the Benjamins. Smaller schools are fine with virtual recruiting.

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  2. 69Dawg

    The major players are not hurt by virtual recruiting but the schools out of the top ten don’t have the magic attraction for recruits.

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    • Russ

      I think the smaller schools come out ahead, at least financially. They aren’t going to really compete with the top schools unless they spend like drunken sailors. If no one can spend, they still have the same relative disadvantage, except now it doesn’t cost them money.

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  3. Ozam

    Please stop being rational….

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  4. PTC DAWG

    I agree with all of that….

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  5. “I’ll say it again — if conditions are safe enough to play games, they’re safe enough to invite recruits and their families on campus.”

    It’s true. It will be interesting to see when the NCAA wakes up to that reality how many schools go back to the way it was and how many try to conserve some money and include much more tech in their recruiting programs.

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  6. jhorne2000

    When they say it’s about Covid ….

    It really means the schools aren’t losing money restricting recruiting.

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