New NCAA recruiting rules could split National Signing Day circus in two


(Patrick) #1

Big changes coming:

  • Addition of a 10th assistant coach - Will go into effect in January
  • An early-signing period - Adds additional signing period in December (Still needs approval from commissioners)
  • No more IAWPs - Anyone associated with a recruit cannot be hired to football staff of team that recruit commits to for two years unless that person is made an active coach (can’t just be on staff)
  • Satellite camp limits - 10 day period for camps and must be held on campus
  • Earlier official visits - Move dates up to April of Junior year instead of September of Senior year
  • Class-size limits - Hardlining the 25 scholarships per class instead of allowing schools to oversign

(Patrick) #2

2-a-days also eliminated

The action comes just a few months after the Division I Committee for Legislative Relief issued a blanket waiver to allow the football preseason to start up to a week earlier. That decision allowed schools to decide how best to manage their practice schedule while retaining 29 preseason practices.

A single day may include a single, three-hour, on-field practice session and a walk-through. During walk-throughs, protective equipment such as helmets and pads can’t be worn, and contact is prohibited. Walk-throughs also can’t include conditioning activities and, in the Football Championship Subdivision, are limited to two hours in length. Three continuous hours of recovery are required between on-field practice and a walk-through. Activities such as meetings, film review, medical treatment and meals are allowed during recovery time.


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(Chris) #5

Recruiting rules, recruiting laws…Meanwhile North Carolina is walking freely as if nothing happened. :point_down:
It shows UNEQUIVOCALLY that the ncaa has one set of rules for some and none for others.
We often hear about cases of corruptions or unethical behavior. Remember a few years ago when Cam Newton dad was trying to “broker” his son for $350k? Yes, that was also swept under the rug.


(Jimmy Morris) #6

With all of the latest evidence from long term injuries, I do think contact during practices should be limited. It’s important for players to learn and maintain proper tackling techniques to prevent concussions but the lingering issue is all of the small bumps and bruises that add up to CTE.

The should do a study of professional rugby players. It might be time for football to become a sport without pads and helmets. You can’t eliminate all injuries but if they can’t get a handle on this CTE problem, football will become no more.


(Chris) #7

That’s a good point Jimmy. I played a bit of rugby and concussions are much more prevalent than ever thought. Rugby players suffering from concussions issues is “just” starting to come to light. It is now the top medical issues for every rugby leagues or national Teams. New protocols have been put in place but in a lot of cases the players seem to have the upper hand. Pro Teams do have Doctors on the field. Let’s hope it gets better there too.


(Patrick) #8

Houston added a safety coach

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(Patrick) #9

Schools can no longer hire an IAWP to an off-the-field position without restrictions. If they hire such a person, prospects with a relationship to that IAWP cannot be recruited by the hiring school for the two years before and after the prospect’s enrollment. The idea was simple: People thought high school coaches or someone with ties to a recruit were getting meaningless support staff jobs to secure the commitment of the recruit.

“People were hiring people (for players),” Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre told The Athletic. “Basketball was doing it for a while, and it got eliminated. They were putting them as an assistant to an assistant, just so they could get a player.”

But the broad nature of the IAWP rule and the ambiguity about what constitutes a relationship has caught all sorts of people in the crossfire. High school coaches looking to advance their careers in college football are limited in their opportunities. College football recruiting staffers in the running for new jobs often find themselves needing an NCAA waiver to be hired. And the rule has altered the way colleges staff their summer camps.