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Pelini Solution: Do away with National Signing Day

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Posted: 6/5/2014 12:35 AM

Pelini Solution: Do away with National Signing Day 


"If somebody has offered a kid, let him sign, it's over," Pelini told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "That will stop some of the things that are happening -- people just throwing out offers, some of them with really no intention of taking a kid."


Sounds like someone is still taking a lot of heat for not having top 10 classes anymore at NU...

http://espn.go.com/college-spo...nal-signing-day

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Posted: 6/5/2014 9:11 AM

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I agree with him, especially after the Aaron Sharpe situation last season. And it would keep schools from having more commits than they have scholarships available.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 9:18 AM

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I agree with both of you.  I think Pelini wants to do away with National Signing Day because he has had some good players de-commit from the Husker program before signing day.  The current set up doesn't benefit him so he wants it changed.

On the other hand, I do like the idea to some degree, for the same reasons you mentioned, Powercat5000. 


"We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."

 --  Aristotle

Last edited 6/5/2014 9:19 AM by stlcatfan

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Posted: 6/5/2014 10:47 AM

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I will third the motion.  I think it is a good idea.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 11:13 AM

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They need to just open up a period. If a kid wants to sign a letter of intent ASAP, then let him.

 

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Posted: 6/5/2014 11:23 AM

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Here's a perfect example, look at how many commits Tennessee has- what's the limit that a school can sign, 25 right?
kansasstate.scout.com/a.z?s=173&p=9&c=14&yr=2014

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Posted: 6/5/2014 11:46 AM

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Gundy is the worst, OSU seems to go after a lot of KSU recruits lately.
I kind of agree with the Pee man.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 12:03 PM

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Hi guys. Not much going on so I thought I'd cruise the other boards. Hope you don't mind if I jump in here. As for Tenn, they have 32 commits for next year right now, but I'd imagine they have openings for early entry kids that can be counted back to this years class. We signed 34 or 35 a couple of years ago and it was the same way, 8 or 9 kids reported in January and were counted backwards toward the previous class that was small. I do agree with Pelini to a point. I am tired of kids confusing committing with kind of like this team the best for now. But I think they would need to have at least a 15 day post signing out provision. Too many kids get excited on a visit somewhere and commit, then go home, talk to their folks and the excitement wears off and they realize they still want to look at other options. It would be great not to have to worry about you top commits wandering away though wouldn't it. Down where we are, in South Florida, you get a five star to commit and then you have to wait and watch while sleezebags like Meyer and Saban slither all over the area trying to get them to flip.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 12:11 PM

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Welcome back Ibis, good to see you here.  I am afraid that I can not agree with Pelini on principle.  There are a lot of things that need tweaking in the NCAA, this would not be my highest priority.
Ibis53 wrote: Hi guys. Not much going on so I thought I'd cruise the other boards. Hope you don't mind if I jump in here. As for Tenn, they have 32 commits for next year right now, but I'd imagine they have openings for early entry kids that can be counted back to this years class. We signed 34 or 35 a couple of years ago and it was the same way, 8 or 9 kids reported in January and were counted backwards toward the previous class that was small. I do agree with Pelini to a point. I am tired of kids confusing committing with kind of like this team the best for now. But I think they would need to have at least a 15 day post signing out provision. Too many kids get excited on a visit somewhere and commit, then go home, talk to their folks and the excitement wears off and they realize they still want to look at other options. It would be great not to have to worry about you top commits wandering away though wouldn't it. Down where we are, in South Florida, you get a five star to commit and then you have to wait and watch while sleezebags like Meyer and Saban slither all over the area trying to get them to flip.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 5:02 PM

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At times I have been frustrated when we get a commit early in his junior or senior year only to see another school come along and steal them before signing day, but I also think doing away with signing day and making them sign the minute they commit is opening a can of worms worse than it is now.  You have young kids who will commit to the first school that offers and then when the next one comes in, it's like a little kid in the candy shop and they can't make up their minds and regret spending their dollar on the first candy.  Unless you set up some rules that would prevent this, you would have mass transfers every year for those who always want what's on the other side of the fence.

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Posted: 6/5/2014 10:31 PM

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The way I see it is that it would be an "opportunity" to sign, if the kid signs then you know he is 100% committed to your school- if he commits but doesn't sign then he would basically be a soft verbal. At least if the kids were able to sign early the coaches would know that they can stop recruiting that position or chalk 1 need off the list. And if the kid backs out after signing the school can basically control where he can go, like prevent him from signing with another conference school. I bet there would be alot less scrambling to fill an open spot left by a kid that swaps commitments at the last second.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 11:48 PM

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I can see it both ways. I guess the main thing I am concerned about is, if we do let juniors in high school signing letters of intent to schools, you will get people who find more suitors their senior year, and then they will want to swap, but will be unable to. Then you will get this continual the NCAA is too powerful, and lawyers will get involved and on and on ad infinitum. I agree with coloradomommacat and cat chick. I don't think there is a perfect solution, and from a fans standpoint, it would be nice to just cross people off of our position checklist, but on a more practical standpoint, I don't think it would work unless there was a way to keep people tied into their contracts or letters of intent. It doesn't even work in business nowadays. You have non-competes, you have signing bonuses and repayment of student loans to work in underserved areas, but even with "ironclad" contracts, we humans (even as grown adults) feel the need to possibly move on to greener pastures. If we can't even figure this out as grown adults, how do you get kids to understand the intricacies of contract law and other things. I don't think its perfect currently, but I agree that allowing kids to sign as sophomores or juniors in high school could create more of a mess than we have currently. . . . .

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Posted: 6/6/2014 6:50 AM

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I disagree with the jerk that called Coach Snyder an A-Hole on National TV.

Once a kid is on campus it would be just like Meat Loaf's "Dashboard Lights"

Stop right there! I gotta know right now Before we go any further do you love me? Will you love me forever? Do you need me? Will you  never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? Do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning Let me sleep on it,  baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me sleep on it and I'll give you an answer  in the morning Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? And will you love me forever?

What's it gonna be, boy? Come on I can wait all night What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Well, let  me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it Will you love me forever? Let me sleep  on it Will you love me forever?

Praying for the end of time, Lord, I was crazed And when the  feeling came upon me like a tidal wave I started swearing to my God and on my  mother's grave That I would love you to the end of time I swore that I  would love you to the end of time

So now I'm praying for the end of time To hurry up and  arrive 'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you I don't think that  I can really survive

I'll never break my promise or forget my vow But God only  knows what I can do right now I'm praying for the end of time, It's all that  I can do Praying for the end of time so I can end my time with you

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away

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Posted: 6/6/2014 6:51 AM

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A lot of good points made and I think the key here would be how the early signing is regulated. As I said before, I think a short, maybe two week, period immediately after signing during which time the player could rescind his commitment would be almost mandatory. Any escape clause or opportunity after that period would have to carry significant penalty to make it very undesirable. Perhaps once a kid is signed and his second thought period has expired, contact with other coaching staffs could be prohibited. I'd think there should also be a minimum age or eligibility period before you could sign, to prevent very aggressive programs from signing kids at 15 or 16 years old. You know there are coaches out there who would try doing that. Perhaps you don't allow anyone to sign until their junior year of high school is in the books? Really think it could help, you would just have to work out the details. The relief on coaching staffs would be tremendous. I remember reading this year, a day or so before signing day, a story about a local five star QB for next year who was upset with the Miami coaching staff because he "wasn't feeling the love" from the coaches the last three or four weeks. Coaches have to focus on the current class leading up to the signing day but some snot nosed 16 or 17 year old is going to have his feelings hurt because the coaches are focused on who they are signing in the next week instead of spending time sucking up to him, who cannot sign for a year. Perhaps it is just because I am too old now days, but I just couldn't put up with some of these spoiled high school "superstars" myself.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 8:55 AM

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For all our sake, please seek help.

WildcatEngineer wrote: I disagree with the jerk that called Coach Snyder an A-Hole on National TV.

Once a kid is on campus it would be just like Meat Loaf's "Dashboard Lights"

Stop right there! I gotta know right now Before we go any further do you love me? Will you love me forever? Do you need me? Will you  never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? Do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning Let me sleep on it,  baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me sleep on it and I'll give you an answer  in the morning Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? And will you love me forever?

What's it gonna be, boy? Come on I can wait all night What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Well, let  me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it Will you love me forever? Let me sleep  on it Will you love me forever?

Praying for the end of time, Lord, I was crazed And when the  feeling came upon me like a tidal wave I started swearing to my God and on my  mother's grave That I would love you to the end of time I swore that I  would love you to the end of time

So now I'm praying for the end of time To hurry up and  arrive 'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you I don't think that  I can really survive

I'll never break my promise or forget my vow But God only  knows what I can do right now I'm praying for the end of time, It's all that  I can do Praying for the end of time so I can end my time with you

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away

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Posted: 6/6/2014 10:46 AM

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WildcatEngineer wrote: I disagree with the jerk that called Coach Snyder an A-Hole on National TV.

Once a kid is on campus it would be just like Meat Loaf's "Dashboard Lights"

Stop right there! I gotta know right now Before we go any further do you love me? Will you love me forever? Do you need me? Will you  never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? Do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning Let me sleep on it,  baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me sleep on it and I'll give you an answer  in the morning Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? And will you love me forever?

What's it gonna be, boy? Come on I can wait all night What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Well, let  me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it Will you love me forever? Let me sleep  on it Will you love me forever?

Praying for the end of time, Lord, I was crazed And when the  feeling came upon me like a tidal wave I started swearing to my God and on my  mother's grave That I would love you to the end of time I swore that I  would love you to the end of time

So now I'm praying for the end of time To hurry up and  arrive 'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you I don't think that  I can really survive

I'll never break my promise or forget my vow But God only  knows what I can do right now I'm praying for the end of time, It's all that  I can do Praying for the end of time so I can end my time with you

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away


I am a little confused about what you mean by "on campus".  I'm assuming you mean for a recruiting visit and the recruit is pressured into signing?? I feel a major concern would be high pressure sales coercing an immature kid to cave. Have you ever been on a time share "free" vacation? We have to protect the kids from this and also from themselves. Most 16 or 17 year kids just do not have the maturity and life experience to make good decisions under duress. Heck, I don't think it is even legal to enforce a contract with a minor? Some may have parents and mentors in their life to help them but some do not. The kids need time to let things play out. I think it is basically fine the way it is. We don't own these kids and shouldn't be able to force them to be where they don't want to be. Even in a real job you have to allow for worker turnover and attrition. We, as fans, just have to accept this and expect that we will lose some kids both in the recruiting process and after they are here. So far it is still mostly a free country.

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Posted: 6/6/2014 12:48 PM

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catlander wrote:
WildcatEngineer wrote: I disagree with the jerk that called Coach Snyder an A-Hole on National TV.

Once a kid is on campus it would be just like Meat Loaf's "Dashboard Lights"

Stop right there! I gotta know right now Before we go any further do you love me? Will you love me forever? Do you need me? Will you  never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? Do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning Let me sleep on it,  baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me sleep on it and I'll give you an answer  in the morning Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? And will you love me forever?

What's it gonna be, boy? Come on I can wait all night What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Well, let  me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it Will you love me forever? Let me sleep  on it Will you love me forever?

Praying for the end of time, Lord, I was crazed And when the  feeling came upon me like a tidal wave I started swearing to my God and on my  mother's grave That I would love you to the end of time I swore that I  would love you to the end of time

So now I'm praying for the end of time To hurry up and  arrive 'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you I don't think that  I can really survive

I'll never break my promise or forget my vow But God only  knows what I can do right now I'm praying for the end of time, It's all that  I can do Praying for the end of time so I can end my time with you

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away


I am a little confused about what you mean by "on campus".  I'm assuming you mean for a recruiting visit and the recruit is pressured into signing?? I feel a major concern would be high pressure sales coercing an immature kid to cave. Have you ever been on a time share "free" vacation? We have to protect the kids from this and also from themselves. Most 16 or 17 year kids just do not have the maturity and life experience to make good decisions under duress. Heck, I don't think it is even legal to enforce a contract with a minor? Some may have parents and mentors in their life to help them but some do not. The kids need time to let things play out. I think it is basically fine the way it is. We don't own these kids and shouldn't be able to force them to be where they don't want to be. Even in a real job you have to allow for worker turnover and attrition. We, as fans, just have to accept this and expect that we will lose some kids both in the recruiting process and after they are here. So far it is still mostly a free country.
Yes, it is bad enough now for the kid to give a verbal.  For a decision that big they need to "Sleep On It".

Excellent post!
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Posted: 6/6/2014 1:51 PM

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WildcatEngineer wrote:
catlander wrote:
WildcatEngineer wrote: I disagree with the jerk that called Coach Snyder an A-Hole on National TV.

Once a kid is on campus it would be just like Meat Loaf's "Dashboard Lights"

Stop right there! I gotta know right now Before we go any further do you love me? Will you love me forever? Do you need me? Will you  never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? Do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning Let me sleep on it,  baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me sleep on it and I'll give you an answer  in the morning Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? And will you love me forever?

What's it gonna be, boy? Come on I can wait all night What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Well, let  me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it Will you love me forever? Let me sleep  on it Will you love me forever?

Praying for the end of time, Lord, I was crazed And when the  feeling came upon me like a tidal wave I started swearing to my God and on my  mother's grave That I would love you to the end of time I swore that I  would love you to the end of time

So now I'm praying for the end of time To hurry up and  arrive 'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you I don't think that  I can really survive

I'll never break my promise or forget my vow But God only  knows what I can do right now I'm praying for the end of time, It's all that  I can do Praying for the end of time so I can end my time with you

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away


I am a little confused about what you mean by "on campus".  I'm assuming you mean for a recruiting visit and the recruit is pressured into signing?? I feel a major concern would be high pressure sales coercing an immature kid to cave. Have you ever been on a time share "free" vacation? We have to protect the kids from this and also from themselves. Most 16 or 17 year kids just do not have the maturity and life experience to make good decisions under duress. Heck, I don't think it is even legal to enforce a contract with a minor? Some may have parents and mentors in their life to help them but some do not. The kids need time to let things play out. I think it is basically fine the way it is. We don't own these kids and shouldn't be able to force them to be where they don't want to be. Even in a real job you have to allow for worker turnover and attrition. We, as fans, just have to accept this and expect that we will lose some kids both in the recruiting process and after they are here. So far it is still mostly a free country.
Yes, it is bad enough now for the kid to give a verbal.  For a decision that big they need to "Sleep On It".

Excellent post!
I think "Sleep On It Tonight " is Tim McGraw, but I always think of the double entendre when I see Faith Hill. "She can put her boots under my bed anytime"
faith hill in black and white

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Posted: 6/6/2014 9:04 PM

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catlander wrote:
WildcatEngineer wrote:
catlander wrote:
WildcatEngineer wrote: I disagree with the jerk that called Coach Snyder an A-Hole on National TV.

Once a kid is on campus it would be just like Meat Loaf's "Dashboard Lights"

Stop right there! I gotta know right now Before we go any further do you love me? Will you love me forever? Do you need me? Will you  never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? Do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning Let me sleep on it,  baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me sleep on it and I'll give you an answer  in the morning Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Let me  sleep on it and I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? And will you love me forever?

What's it gonna be, boy? Come on I can wait all night What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no What's it gonna be, boy? Yes or no

Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it Well, let  me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now, do you love me? Will you love me  forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me?

Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you  take me away and will you make me your wife? I gotta know right now before we  go any further Do you love me? Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it Will you love me forever? Let me sleep  on it Will you love me forever?

Praying for the end of time, Lord, I was crazed And when the  feeling came upon me like a tidal wave I started swearing to my God and on my  mother's grave That I would love you to the end of time I swore that I  would love you to the end of time

So now I'm praying for the end of time To hurry up and  arrive 'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you I don't think that  I can really survive

I'll never break my promise or forget my vow But God only  knows what I can do right now I'm praying for the end of time, It's all that  I can do Praying for the end of time so I can end my time with you

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away And it was so much  better that it is today When it was long ago and it was far away And it  was so much better that it is today

It was long ago and it was far away


I am a little confused about what you mean by "on campus".  I'm assuming you mean for a recruiting visit and the recruit is pressured into signing?? I feel a major concern would be high pressure sales coercing an immature kid to cave. Have you ever been on a time share "free" vacation? We have to protect the kids from this and also from themselves. Most 16 or 17 year kids just do not have the maturity and life experience to make good decisions under duress. Heck, I don't think it is even legal to enforce a contract with a minor? Some may have parents and mentors in their life to help them but some do not. The kids need time to let things play out. I think it is basically fine the way it is. We don't own these kids and shouldn't be able to force them to be where they don't want to be. Even in a real job you have to allow for worker turnover and attrition. We, as fans, just have to accept this and expect that we will lose some kids both in the recruiting process and after they are here. So far it is still mostly a free country.
Yes, it is bad enough now for the kid to give a verbal.  For a decision that big they need to "Sleep On It".

Excellent post!
I think "Sleep On It Tonight " is Tim McGraw, but I always think of the double entendre when I see Faith Hill. "She can put her boots under my bed anytime"
faith hill in black and white

She was GREAT on Sunday Night Football!
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