AP: Alabama coach Nick Saban, who earlier this summer organized a conference call on the problem with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NCAA officials, the NFL players’ union and several other top college coaches, wants to allow juniors to meet with agents rather than just seniors. The NFL Players’ Association forbids agent contacts with underclassmen.
“I don’t think we should have a junior rule. That’s where we have most of our problems because they’re not allowed to talk to agents,” he said.
“When you have prohibition, you have bootleggers,” Saban added. “We haven’t had a problem with a senior since we’ve been here. They’re all allowed to talk to agents, they talk to them here. They don’t have to make any deals on a street corner.” (Below you can read more about the agent problem and college football and what Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban thinks about it.)