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Saw this tweet from oversigning.com
With a senior class of 9 scholarship players, Saban will still sign 25 next signing day. Where are the 16 openings coming from?
# of Players signed since 2008: Bama 134 Notre Dame 104. ND avg class 20.8 Bama: 26.8
9 seniors, and Alabama already has 19 verbal commitments for next year. When you look at Florida and Georgia, you see two programs a lot like Ohio State. Programs that are often good, sometimes dominant, and have a 'rebuilding' year every now and then. Like us, they don't oversign. The top four oversigning teams are in the SEC West: Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, and Arkansas.
If Notre Dame plays Alabama for the national championship, Alabama will have had an extra class and a half on their roster. It's the #1 reason why they've been dominant. Saban is a good coach and they'd have a good team regardless, but this is the reason they're so good. The SEC made a rule that teams can't sign more than 25, that still means an average of four kids get cut every year. The Big Ten's rule, I believe, is that teams can't sign more than 3 players more than they have scholarships. If you have 15 seniors, you can sign 18 freshman, unless you petition the league because of some extraordinary circumstances. In the SEC, you can sign 25 no matter what - even if you have 3 seniors.
Will the NCAA ever step in and make a rule? Will four year scholarships be instituted across the board? Will the NCAA ever limit the amount of 'medical hardships' that schools can give? Will the SEC adopt rules that reflect not only fairness in college football, but an ethical fairness towards the student-athletes they recruit? While the SEC has had a great championship run, Urban Meyer is the only SEC coach to do it without the advantage of oversigning.
Well guys like texasbuckeye will tell you that this doesn't matter and no amount of proof will change their minds.
I on the other hand am a rational cfb fan and I see where this is a huge advantage.
Make sure that we keep an eye on their waiver wire come august because there will be about 14 kids who lose their bama scholly all of the sudden.
"5 foot 8.....what do they want a basketball team?"
When this was a topic last spring (I think) I wondered if the NCAA couldn't step in and remove the rule concerning sitting out a year before playing for any transfers who had been removed from a team just to make room for newcomers. IMO, it is unfair that innocent players sit a year before resuming their careers through no vault of their own. Some may not even have a redshirt year remaining.
This post was edited by McCague 17 months ago
Naw...there wont be 14 kids without schollies...Sabin will have several medical outs, several kids that aren't cutting it grade wise and probably a couple kids that will either quit or their scholarship wont be renewed (seeing it is a year to year thing). When its all said and done, there will probably only be about 3 kids left hanging...not that its ok...but it wont be 14.
I don't see the problem with it. If your a recruit and you don't hold your weight....move on. That's the risk you take of going to Alabama. Sounds like smart chess if it doesn't break the rules.
There are several players at OSU that are on scholly that won't see the field, why keep them?
Part of the problem is that the rules are different. If we have 15 seniors, we can sign 18 kids. If Alabama has 15 seniors, they can sign 25 kids (or more if kids enroll early and they have room in last year's class)
Cleveland Orchestra Baby!! World's greatest!! The Brown's wet dream is to be them. The Ohio State University-Where the Illibuck Lives!
Are you kidding? Those kids made a pledge to your University and the University made the pledge right back. These are 18 year old kids being told how great they are by "icons" like Saban and that dope at LSU, Les Miles. So the kid signs because they have been told how they will play for a National Championship every year. So after one year this Coach who was telling this kid how great he was now tells him he is going to be released. Yeah, that certainly is fair, isn't it?
It's not against the rules right. It's just my opinion. Why waste a scholly on a kid that doesn't produce. Pretty logical. If you suck at your job, you get canned. They don't keep you cause you made a pledge. 18 yr olds aren't stupid, sign your letters with caution. And no, I'm not kidding. Any other questions?
This post was edited by soha 17 months ago
All the more reason to cheer for a class act like Mark Richt, who plays by the rules, and doesn't just talk discipline, and has been on the hot seat foa few years for not getting over the hump.
Until the mainstream media does a story on this, it's status quo. The 4 year schollies is making a small pushback already. But these rules need to be standardized across conferences. It's just common sense.
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