Hoo, boy. Bryan Harsin obviously hasn’t figured out whom he’s tangling with yet in his new job ($$).
Bryan Harsin, Auburn’s new coach, would like to see this issue solved in a simple and straightforward way. “Allow the schools the chance to manage their 85,” he argues. “Take the initials out of it. If you lose five, you sign five. If you lose 10, you can sign 10.” If you understand why the 25-man limit was created in the first place, though, it’s clear why others are much more reluctant to embrace that logic.
“You don’t want to have a rule in place that would encourage coaches to run off the average players in their spring training to bring in better ones,” Brown said. “That’s the trouble with adding more initials. Would people be fair, or would they just try to improve their roster by trading up with a better player in the transfer portal?”
I’m shocked, shocked you’d believe coaches like Saban and Smart would even think about doing something like that. Because of course they would.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Bryan.