On a slowish Sunday, I thought the board might be interested in something I've thought a bit about: NCAA politics and Jim Harbaugh.
Last summer, Harbaugh rampaged through SEC country with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind, snapping up a bunch of recruits and having a general (shirtless) great time. The SEC (and probably other conferences) weren't terribly happy with this, and lobbied the NCAA to change some of the rules. Now, Harbaugh is doing spring break in Florida, which will be seen as another slight by the SEC. Next summer will likely be more of the same.
My question is this: what do you think the likelihood is that this kind of activity will be limited by the NCAA in the future? Is Harbaugh going to have to stay ahead of the NCAA regulation curve, or do you think we'll be able to just keep doing the same kind of stuff? Does the B1G support Harbaugh's activities in official NCAA contexts, or does he piss the rest of the coaches off enough that they're against it too?
I don't really know anything about the way the NCAA promulgates new rules, but it seems to me that Harbaugh's personality wouldn't make him too many friends among the people with power in that scenario. However, I think he'll keep killing it on the recruiting trail regardless of what roadblocks the NCAA puts in his way.