I made another 'Deep Thoughts' post a while back that went pretty well, and had the intention of posting one about once a month. I've been thinking about the effect the internet had had on college football since its proliferation. There are so many dynamics that the internet has changed in regards to football. Do you think it has been a mostly positive impact, or mostly negative impact?
Points to consider:
1. High school athletes receive more exposure, which may have lead to parody in all but the top schools. Are high school athletes with talent more likely to be recognized, especially when they come from places that are not traditional hotspots?
2. College athletes are now under a very high powered microscope. They can't eat a salad these days without it being posted on Twitter. The general opinion is that college athletes have had an alarming rate of stupid ideas, but is this just the microscope speaking?
3. College coaches and adminstrators are not immune to fans actions and reactions. Ultimately, we are the consumers of their product. We can pressure them into making decisions. Whether it be scholarship long snappers or punishments for starting RBs, what level of control do fans have by vocalizing our displeasure through email, forums, blogs, etc?
4. NCAA enforcement has become somewhat of a joke. Is this a loosening of policies or a product of the information age?