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    SEC makes changes to Football recruiting

    ...despite the unanimous wishes of their coaches.

    SEC caps signees per team at 25, down from 28 - ESPN


    They also closed the loophole allowing them to back count scholarships for early enrollments by JUCO players.

    This is a pretty big step for them, one that the SEC coaches did not want.


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    Re: SEC makes changes to Football recruiting

    Perhaps trying to do a little damage control and remove a little bit of the tarnish that the Cam Newton fiasco left on the SEC's image??? Maybe a pre-empitve action to prevent NCAA intervention??? Or maybe they just made the change because it was the right thing to do. In any case, I'm glad to see it.


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    Re: SEC makes changes to Football recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Perhaps trying to do a little damage control and remove a little bit of the tarnish that the Cam Newton fiasco left on the SEC's image??? Maybe a pre-empitve action to prevent NCAA intervention??? Or maybe they just made the change because it was the right thing to do. In any case, I'm glad to see it.
    agreed. I understand the coaches not wanting to give it up. Oversigning is a useful tool, and in some cases, I'm sure they can find reasonable justification for it. But there's no excuse for Houston Nutt signing 37 recruits a couple years ago at Ole Miss. It's very difficult to put a good PR spin on that.

    Also it looks like they changed who oversees Medical hardship exemptions, so hopefully it puts a lid on Alabama's mysterious tendency of having upperclassmen suffer career ending injuries that allow them to remain on scholarship but not count toward the limit of 85.


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    Re: SEC makes changes to Football recruiting

    I have family in Georgia and I have tried telling them the SC is the dirtiest conference in american sports. They don't believe me (big surprise).



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    Re: SEC makes changes to Football recruiting

    This is a good thing for the rest of college football.



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    Re: SEC makes changes to Football recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    This is a good thing for the rest of college football.
    Theoretically makes 36 more top-flight kids available each year.



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    Re: SEC makes changes to Football recruiting

    I'm kind of iffy on them lowering the cap, but the loopholes definitely needed to be closed. Setting the cap at 28 was big, not sure they gave it enough time and tracked it enough to see if they really needed to lower it.



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