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REPORT: SEC proposes major recruiting changes reports that a letter it obtained from SEC Commissioner Mike Slive to the NCAA outlines several major areas the conference would like to see changed regarding football recruiting.

According to the report, “The SEC endorses the return of text messaging. …”

“An earlier date for the first off-campus contact by coaches with recruits.”

The conference seeks a change to rules about Twitter and Facebook as “current rules force compliance to monitor follower requests on Twitter and friend requests on Facebook sent to institutional staffers (coaches, administrators, etc.).”

The SEC wants to “permit any coach or staff member to receive phone calls placed by recruits, recruits’ parents or recruits’ coaches.”

“The conference would like to redefine the four recruiting periods (Contact, Evaluation, Quiet and Dead).”

“The SEC will submit an NCAA-wide proposal that bans 7-on-7 and other so-called ‘non-scholastic’ events from college campuses. The conference also will submit a proposal that bans coaches from involvement in local sports clubs.”

More information on the proposal and context of these changes is found on the CBS report linked above.

Some quick comments. The NCAA created the texting ban to prevent recruits getting hammered with numerous and expensive texts. The limit on texting was justified as a way to help the student-athlete. While the change may be difficult for coaches because it expands NCAA rules, it does appear to be one of the more reasonable limits on recruiting prospective athletes. Redefining the recruiting periods sounds like a good idea, and the espoused goal of eliminating “the media from blowing up reports of the so-called ‘bump’ rule being violated,” is also a good thing.

12 thoughts on “REPORT: SEC proposes major recruiting changes”

  1. What about the rule that makes a player ineligible when a parent solicits money and acts as an agent?

  2. What about the rule that prohibits a high profile player from allowing an alumnus to pay for his meal at Nicks In The Sticks on Saturday, June 25th?

  3. Too bad the NCAA isn’t looking at Alabama’s recruiting….

    Everyone speeds, but only a few people get speeding tickets.

  4. WDEinTTown Says:
    June 28th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    What about the rule that prohibits a high profile player from allowing an alumnus to pay for his meal at Nicks In The Sticks on Saturday, June 25th?

    Sonny Boy, your team is going to be pathetic this year. Grasping for straws eh? Bitter much?

    Seems you want your cake, and you want to eat it to. You can’t have it both ways.

  5. Auburn is the one sweating this out. All us Bama fans have to do is watch Nick take his team on yet another championship run, with the added bonus of embarrassing Auburn at home at the end of the season. So set back down and watch big brother show you how you do it without all the scandals and cheap shots.

  6. You boneheads need to get over your big brother syndrome. I know that you need to feed your ego to keep that self esteem propped up, but that act is really stale.

    You Bammers need to be ashamed if you don’t win it all this year. Very easy schedule and a great Offensive line. Look at LSU’s schedule. Either those teams will wear LSU down before getting to Bama or will prime them to beat you.

    Let’s also see how much commitment Lil Nicky really gets out of his team. A coach that kicks as many players to the curb as Nick eventually loses the team. Maybe Nick should give them all $180k like Auburn does.

    Oh No!!! 2012, Bama will have the tuff schedule rotation and probably have another 3 loss year.

  7. Nicket the Ewok Coach

    What about bans on naked midget wrestling in front of recruits.

    I will look forward to kneeling down and putting my beer on Tatoos statue next year before the game.

  8. WDE you need to get off the crack. Bama’s gonna be pathetic this year? Phucking idiot! depending on a few unknown factors we may not be in the National Championship game, but we will damn sure win at least 11 games, 12 if we win the SECCG.

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