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Not crying, I just think it's funny that you guys could possibly have 24 WRs on your roster. Think about that.
I guess he wants to roll with a 6 deep depth chart at every WR position. Hey, he's a good coach and he can do whatever he wants, but when you do that, something is going to be thin. It's just the way it is.
I totally disagree with this. What is wrong with back counting and whatnot and making players earn their scholarships? No matter how good the talen evaluation is, not every player signed is going to pan out. If you limit teams to 23 like you stated, you also cost lots of kids scholarships and chances to go to college. Those players that many bitch about being processed still have a free ride to college. What's wrong with that?
Verbal commitments are not the same as signees. Why can't people understand that? One year, Bama had 29 commitments and people went crazy. 2 got drafted in the MLB draft, a couple more didnt qualify academically, and a couple more transferred out. However, Oversigning.com never changed their numbers and led everyone to believe that Bama signed 100% of their commitments. SEC haters ran with false information to prove their points. Anybody can post things that are not true to make a team or conference look bad. Wait to see how many TX A&M actually signs and are on the roster next fall before you assume that all 34 will count against the 25/85 rule.
Don't bring facts in here. The rantards can't handle it.
Hopefully for you guys, he doesn't do what he did to Houston and leave aTm in a bad spot 3-4 years down the road because he was trying to get as man skill guys as possible.
You should guarantee the scholarship for 4 years where a school simply can't cut the kids who aren't getting it done on the field. You also shouldn't be able to sign 35 guys knowing that some won't make it. I have no problem with "back signing" or greyshirting, but signing too many kids and then telling some that there wasn't enough room WAY after signing day is BS.
Agreed. Fla & Auburn now offer 4 year schollies just like B1G. They get it. Trying to rationalize accepting 35 commits is silly. Offer 4 year schollies & this isnt an issue!
So there's nothing wrong to you to accept 50 verbals but on LOI day only sending out 25 and telling the other 25 kids at that point to fvck off?
No ethical problems involved there?
That's not what we intend to do. We plan on signing them all, except those that don't qualify.
That's BS in my opinion. If you don't perform, you get your scholarship cut. I had an academic scholarship cut for not performing, why should it be different with football. You're getting a free education. You can stay on the team, just not on scholarship.
I agree with you on taking too many commits and then not being able to sign them all. I do not agree with the 4 year scholarship rule tho. If I'm on an academic scholarship then I have to maintain a certain GPA, etc or I lose it. Same thing with an athletic scholarship IMO
I agree with this. There needs to be something to keep kids from getting taken advantage of and that's a shame. But coaches should be able to cut kids and not commit to a full 4 years with them. Some kids can take advantage of that system too.
The rule should be that you can cut any player after the season is over, but the school has to pay his full tuition until he graduates (if he remains at that institution). If he chooses to transfer he should be immediately eligible at the school he transfers to.
im always amused at the number of people that cant grasp the simplicty of the 25/85 rule (especially on a recruiting site).
and even more so that the same people cant grasp the mere fact that the rule applies to every D1 school.
one NASCAR official said," a stock car is a stock car but some are just better at putting them together."
Academic scholarships have specific criteria that you need to abide by in order to keep it. For athletic scholarships, coaches can simply cut a kid for not liking him. They can cut a kid even if he is performing well, but not as good as a guy in front of him. It is WAY too subjective.
Sorry wasn't speaking of this specific case or saying that's what you guys were going to do. Just wanted to clarify with those pro over signing that they have no problem with that situation. Seems unfair to the kids imo
approx. 140 scholarship players agree.
If it were not for Alabama, I doubt that oversigning.com would exist.
Alabama’s March to 85 Finished?
Updated with new numbers.
Here is what appears to be the final shake down on Alabama's post NSD attrition this year. Much like last year, Alabama is one of the few teams in the country to lose double-digit players post NSD. Quick, name another school that has lost 21 scholarships players between NSD and August over the last 2 years. That's an entire recruiting class. And 6 of those 21 were medical hardships. Here is the attrition for Alabama between National Signing Day and the August deadline to get to 85 players for the last two years. Any way you slice it that is a lot of attrition. For comparison's sake, Penn State has had 2 players leave their program over the last two years during this period of time.
and that's the way it SHOULD be. that's life. if you don't want to deal with reality....go to a crap program where you are All World. but if you go to the big dog programs, you will get cut if you are not performing at the level required. because after all, the only reason you have free schooling is due to ATHLETIC performance NOT academic. you are free to pursue an academic scholarship should your athletic one be dropped.
10 Major Poll National Titles (CFB record)
35 Bowl Wins (CFB record)
72 Wins over last 6 years (CFB record)
nice spin, where is the number of early entries into the NFL,early-grad seniors,transfers (looking for more playing time) that start elsewhere (like Texas*),
3 medical hardships per year ? that number is astronomically high compared to what 2 for everyone else ?
oversigning.com = AJC(rag) = Marsha's Village Reports = a team publicly refusing to play A&M in a Bowl game that they couldnt even reach .
This has proven to be correct, only those drinking the kool-aid fail to acknowledge this.
#'s crunch crunch, google google
About as funny as teams grey shirting perfectly healthy players???
Look - bottom line if a kid is willing to go to a school with no guarantees and the school is fine with giving him a shot with the option to keep him or put him back out on the street...who can judge the school if the NCAA allows it.
Here is a test to either shut everyone up or prove the rules are being broke intentionally - go back and add the players from an SEC school for 4 years - check year to year what kids were retained and what kids departed. If the kid leaves and does not transfer..why?
Should not be too hard to figure out.
a) "85" is 85 not 95, not 105, not 140.... really its 85.
b) NSD L.O.I. are not signed scholarships they are .....Letters of Intent. its one of the sole reasons we dont call them SS's(signed scholarships) on NSD.
c) the SEC shouldnt be blamed for 5 of the past 6 (7 of 8) opponents they were forced to play on the schedule in the NCG.
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