NCAA really CAN take it slow to avoid "unintended consequences" -- you can't make this stuff up

Submitted by superstringer on April 12th, 2016 at 6:41 PM

Not that we don't have enough posts on the Summer Non-Swarm thing, but... I couldn't pass.

Seemingly unrelated story:  NCAA delays implementation of a rule to allow limited use of computers and electronic devices by football coaches.…

Why the delay?  "to provide time to see if any unintended consequences develop

My take:  The SEC and ACC weren't hot to use computers this season.



April 12th, 2016 at 9:15 PM ^

they are most assuredly better qualifed than the older at all things IT. Hell, I was just  over 40, working as a contract specialist for the U.S.,Gov't and my typical day was probably 70% working off one tab - the computer program for Gov't contracts - with the remainder mixed between Word, Excel and a little wolverine chasing. 

In the evenings -eventually forced me to buy him one as well - my son would come in and show me a multitude of shortcuts just so he could get to the computer quicker.


April 12th, 2016 at 8:27 PM ^

We could start them from the beginning and set up SEC and ACC coaches with Telnet access to a mainframe which could imitate the responses from a typical recruit, then work them up to Compuserve accounts where they can actively browse forums for prospective recruits as well as badly drawn ASCII porn, with a smattering of offbeat requests for "someone who enjoys the works of Joyce and has their own scrub brush" thrown in for good measure. Ease them into what has become the Internet, you see. 


April 12th, 2016 at 9:33 PM ^

Not sure if posted already but there was an ESPN article about how he gave his Oregon players a physical paper playbook that was as big as a Harry Potter novel. That was a change from the typical computer based playbook they were using. Article used a quote about how Hoke is not really a technology guy.


April 12th, 2016 at 11:27 PM ^

I feel like I need parental guidance to watch this NCAA/SEC lovefest... or at least there should be some NC-17 rating or something. How ridic... *throws hands up*


April 13th, 2016 at 9:35 AM ^

So let me get this straight, they delay a rule implementing electronic devices due to unimportant concerns over unintended consequences, but they fast track a ban on satellite camps that obviously immediately harms thousands of kids and many schools and coaches?