Enough with the Zoom

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Look out, boys, the recruits are comin’!

The DI Council approved all Division I sports to return to their regular recruiting calendars beginning on June 1, the NCAA announced on Thursday.

The Council acknowledged schools in different areas of the country could be limited based on regulations set by campus, city and state requirements, but the schools are no longer restricted by the created dead period that had been enacted since March 13, 2020.

“We are delighted to announce that as of June 1, all sports will return to their normal recruiting calendars,” said Council chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at Pennsylvania. “We want to thank all prospective student-athletes, their families, coaches and current student-athletes for their patience as we determined the best way to move forward safely with recruiting in Division I.”

Translation:  we’ve let the cheap asses save money on their recruiting budgets as long as we could.  You’re on your own again, fellas.

Football recruiting will have separate waivers and allowances as the Council is permitting on-campus evaluations during unofficial visits during the days football camps, and clinics are allowed in June and July 2021.

For FBS programs, there will be a quiet period allowing camps and on-campus visits from June 1 through June 27, a dead period from June 28 through July 24 and a return to a quiet period July 25 through July 31.

That waiver will allow coaches to work players out individually while on unofficial visits to help make up for time lost with missed evaluation periods over the last year.

Why do I have the feeling Kirby Smart wakes up today with a ginormous, shit eating grin on his face?

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12 responses to “Enough with the Zoom

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Is that photo The Running of the Gumps?

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  2. The calendar is likely already filling up in Athens.

    In the meantime, at Lake Oconee, Dopey will be getting ready for his morning 18 and his afternoon boat ride.

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    • argondawg

      the weird part is that a ton of the top recruits are taking their official visits to Athens in June. Most are committing early. Covid has everything upside down.

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      • They were already doing that with the early signing date pre-pandemic. Many players are wanting to focus on their senior year of football rather than playing on Friday night to be somewhere on Saturday morning.

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  3. akascuba

    Looks like getting into the NC game just a little quicker and a lot nicer weather. With another bad ending for one side.

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  4. Munsoning

    Scavenger hunt!

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  5. practicaldawg

    Unfortunately it looks like Mullen’s vacation is over

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  6. “Why do I have the feeling Kirby Smart wakes up today with a ginormous, shit”

    /eye blink guy gif

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  7. aucarson

    The Sabot can finally stop hiding behind the reception desk at Anytown High School.

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  8. Gnat fans allowed to leave after the first quarter and their Budweiser dance.

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