this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
NCAA board of directors has decided to suspend the recent changes to football recruiting (rule changes related to unlimited text messages, printed materials, and unlimited contact.) (LINK)
The details are highlighted below:
At its meeting in Indianapolis on Thursday, the board adopted the March recommendations of the Rules Working Group after several of the proposals, designed to create a more meaningful and enforceable NCAA rule book, were met with widespread criticism by the college and high school coaching communities.
In March, Proposal 13-3 received more than 75 override requests from NCAA membership, mandating a review by the board.
• The remainder of Proposal 13-3, which would have allowed for unlimited contact initiated by college coaches to recruits.
• Proposal 11-2, which called for the elimination of the requirement that only a head coach or assistant coach could perform the functions of a recruiting coordinator.
• Proposal 13-5-A, which would have removed restrictions on printed materials mailed to prospects.
The decisions Thursday do not affect basketball.
Personally, I think this is great - for the recruits and their family, and recruiting in general. It would have been insane for both coaching staffs, recruits, high school coaches, and the NCAA to monitor/enforce.
fergodsakes, 75 schools opposed to rule change.
Change #1: Teams will have the option to take 10 seconds off the clock every time a team commits a penalty that results in a clock stoppage (e.g. False Starts).
Change #2: It is now a penalty for receivers/RBs outside the tackle box to direct blocks below the waist towards the play.
EDIT: Forgot to mention that change number 1 only takes place in the final minute of a half.
The NFL has made some significant changes to their rules. Kickoffs will take place from the 35 yard line with 5 yard starts for members of the coverage team..
All scoring plays will be reviewed and confirmed by the official in the replay booth.