this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
So the NCAA has passed a bunch of new recruiting bylaws including one that does this:
So starting with the class of 2014, college coaches can call, text and communicate privately by any methods available without restrictions. No more one-call-per-week. No more dead periods. No more ban on text messaging.
Still on the table and awaiting a decision is this potential new rule:
If 13-2 passes in April, prospects in their junior years can expect up to six visits per institution at home and school from coaches during the contact period, just as seniors experience.
This will only make recruiting even more insane and more competitive, because in addition to all of this you can have coaches that are not full-time staff members make calls for you too, and there are no longer limitations on the number of coaches that can be on the road recruiting.
Essentially, recruiting has been deregulated. So...as a school with a large budget, do you think this good for Michigan? Or will the "we play nice in the Big Ten" culture hurt us? We already know the SEC will go nuts with these rules...
Roy is playing in the Raycom and BWC in the Shrine. Also haven't seen an ODT yet today; let's kill two boards with one stone.
EDIT: Raycom is on CBS Sports and Shrine is on NFL Network.
Apparently, Devin Gardner and Jeremy Gallon will be guest judges at Pioneer High School's annual FutureStars talent competition tonight.
This according to my daughter who is in the show. Denard and Kelvin Grady were judges at last year's finals, and according to my kid they get a couple of M players every year.
The show's been sold out for a week, but if you want to see Devin and Jeremy as celebrity judges the event is streaming here (for a fee): http://www.stageit.com/pioneer_theatre_guild/futurestars_finals/18232