"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
The OZone, proud publishers of Michigan Monday, crunched the numbers and determined Arkansas has signed 30(!) more recruits than OSU has going into the Sugar Bowl.
According to Dr Saturday, this is the largest discrepancy of the bowl season, but the 8 of 10 SEC bowl teams has signed at least 10 more players over the previous four seasons than their opponent, including:
huge margins for Mississippi State (+20 over Michigan), Alabama (+22 over Michigan State) and Auburn (+19 over Oregon). The Bulldogs, Crimson Tide and Tigers have all signed upwards of 110 players in four years, meaning at least 25 of those signees in each case – the equivalent of a full recruiting class – had to wash out in one fashion or another to get those rosters in under the NCAA's 85-scholarship limit this year.
This is an obvious advantage for SEC teams. Miss St has essentially signed five recruiting classes over the past four seasons--leaving them many more chances to have players be successful. The NCAA really needs to step in here to create a level playing field.
Game is on FS Destroit. Brennen Beyer is playing.
This should be interesting. My understanding is they are appealing the scholarship reduction portion of the penalty. How long is the NCAA going to wait before making a decision. If the scholarship reduction holds they are already 8 players over the limit.
I wish I could hear Lane's recruiting pitch when a kid says, "I undertand you're appealing the scholarship reduction, but what happens to MY scholarship if the NCAA updates their original ruling?"
NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL COACHES OFF-CAMPUS RECRUITING GUIDE:
A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect’s parents, relatives or legal guardian(s) and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue
occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that is prearranged (e.g., positions himself/herself in a location where contact is possible) or that takes place on the grounds
of the prospect’s educational institution or at the site of organized competition or practice involving the prospect or the prospect’s high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be
considered a contact, regardless of whether any conversation occurs.
Surely (not calling anybody Surely) it can't be this obvious but the rule seems crystal clear to me. How can Bama be authorized to practice at and/or contribute anything to Dr. Phillips? Imagine if you were a athlete at that school and a major program/name was practicing on/upgrading your field. That is enough to plant a seed...
Here is the link: