Big Ten issues statement on new recruiting rules

The Big Ten Football Coaches and Athletic Directors met today in Park Ridge for a regularly scheduled meeting and subsequently issued the following statement with regard to pending NCAA DI legislation impacting college football:

We reviewed the 26 Rules Working Group proposals acted upon by the NCAA Board of Directors in January, some of which will become effective as early as July 1, 2013.  While we applaud the work that has been done to date, we are very concerned that the timeline proposed for implementation of the proposals does not allow sufficient time for the Football Recruiting Subcommittee of the NCAA Leadership Council to thoughtfully consider the impact of the proposals.

We are specifically concerned with the following three proposals and ask that they be tabled along with Proposal 13-2:

Proposal 11-2: Athletics Personnel: Limitations on the Number and Duties of Coaches – Elimination of Recruiting Coordination Functions

Proposal 13-3: Recruiting: Deregulation of Modes and Numerical Limitations on Communication

Proposal 13-5-A:  Recruiting: Elimination of Printed Recruiting Materials and Video/Audio Legislation

We have serious concerns whether these proposals, as currently written, are in the best interest of high school student-athletes, their families and their coaches.  We are also concerned about the adverse effect they would have on college coaches, administrators and university resources.

We look forward to working with the NCAA toward improving the game, the recruiting process and the overall college football experience for all student-athletes.


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RES on 2/12/2013 @ 11:35am EDT Said:

Regarding 13-3 & 13-5-A (only) your concern is not for the kids and families but for only your lack of organization and work ethic. The SEC is dominating primarily because they are out working you on the recruiting front.

Kyle Goodchild on 2/12/2013 @ 11:52am EDT Said:

That’s the NCAA a.k.a. The SEC…anything that gives those slimy coaches “down there” the NCAA will do, they can’t say no to the NCAA…IMO this will drive coaches/universities away figuratively from the NCAA….and may literally….down the road!

Ernie Hanchey on 2/12/2013 @ 1:55pm EDT Said:

Sounds like “Slimy” is a sore loser! All schools need to adhere to the same rules. While I think some of the new rules need to be challenged, no one gets an advantage. It’s a matter of coordination and planning.

Debby Head on 2/12/2013 @ 3:13pm EDT Said:

I think all 126 Division 1 college Presidents need to get together and vote the NCAA out and start a new regulation program. The NCAA program has gotten totally out of control and are “rules” crazy. Now, because Alabama has been #1 in recruiting so often, they are trying to place rules that will make it harder. That is just dumb.

Roiphe Q. Schmedlap on 2/12/2013 @ 5:43pm EDT Said:

With these rule changes, the NCAA is driving yet another nail into it’s own coffin. Here’s hoping the BIG leads the charge toward the formation of a new and better association for college athletics.