SEC Schools Join Big Ten Coaches Opposing NCAA Recruiting Deregulation

February 19, 2013 at 11:20a    by Jason Priestas    
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It appears as if the Big Ten has allies in the fight against recruiting deregulation:

McGarity said he talked to four other athletic directors in the Southeastern Conference who were also opposed to the legislation, and his goal was to have the SEC vote, 14- 0, to override the legislation. The SEC’s athletic directors are scheduled to meet next week in Birmingham, Ala., to consider the legislation.

Opponents of the measures adopted in Dallas have until March 20 to gather 75 votes from presidents of Division I universities to start an override of the deregulation legislation.

 


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cronimi's picture

So who is for the deregulation, and why? When the new rules were announced, the proponents considered them a noncontroversial way to avoid stupid secondary violations. But the coaches (who would actually be affected by the rules) think the deregulation turns recruiting into the wild west. So how did the proponents get it so wrong? Or were they attempting to accomplish something else??

kevinfrenchfry's picture

i personally have no idea why this legislation was proposed, totally unnecessary.  Nice to see the SEC acting like grown men for once.  There is no way i see ole miss opposing this. 

Basso Profondo's picture

What would it take to have the deregulation overturned for every program in the country? Would anything actually happen if say, only the B1G and SEC vote to override it?

Jason Priestas's picture

The answer lies in the blockquote above:

Opponents of the measures adopted in Dallas have until March 20 to gather 75 votes from presidents of Division I universities to start an override of the deregulation legislation.

Basso Profondo's picture

Totally blew by that, thanks for pointing it out.
I suppose a better question would be, what are the odds that the two conferences can get some momentum going and gather the votes?

cinserious's picture

Looks like the momentum is there in the big-ten and sec so theres a good chance it gets overturned. It says alot when a proposal designed to give coaches almost limitless freedom is sharply opposed by said coaches.
Its like Tressel hearing for years ans years that his tendancies are too conservative and then all of a sudden against USC or LSU, he goes for it on 4th down and gets stuffed.

Gone ham, be back soon...

wibuckeye's picture

Well if the the SEC is on board, I'm sure that espIn will get behind it as well.

WIBUCKEYE

81Alum's picture

Well, CBS Sports (Dennis Dodd) wrote an article about this titled "Think recruiting is crazy? Just wait until NCAA lets inmates run asylum"
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/21697026/think-recruiting...

sb97's picture

The SEC is dominating recruiting as it stands right now.  Why would they want anything to change?

Jason Priestas's picture

You can make an argument that some of the programs want to be able to do more of what they're better at than everyone else. Hello, recorded Nick Saban wake-up calls.

cronimi's picture

I'm sure the dulcet tones of Nicky S.'s voice would help many a recruit get his a$$ out of bed each morning. "GET UP!! GET THE #$^& UP!!! YOU WANNA BE GREYSHIRTED?!? WELL DO YOU???"