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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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On Monday, after league coaches and athletic directors met at conference headquarters in Park Ridge, Ill., the Big Ten issued a statement asking for a timeout on those NCAA proposals. The league says the new rules -- which would allow coaches to contact recruits via text message and social media as much as their hearts desire and let schools inundate prospects with an unchecked flood of mailings -- at least need more time to be studied before they go into effect this summer.

"I'm not necessarily so sure it's the very specifics, as most of it is we'd like to have an opportunity to have dialogue to discuss the impact and have sufficient time and be able to look at the consequences," Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald told ESPN.com.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Good for the schools/coaches; more opportunities to recruit talented young men.

Bad for the players being recruited. Can you imagine the constant calls and texts that players would have to answer with care? Can you imagine those phone bills that recruits' parents will have to pay?

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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Stoopid! There are already plenty of opportunities to contact recruits.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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I understand why the NCAA wants to stop regulating it though: it's impossible to do so, and it's a waste of their money and time enforcing the regulations. Frankly, I don't understand why it's an issue for coaches. If anything, it just means you're not restricted on when you can contact a recruit.

What this says, if anything, is that these coaches really are human in most cases and don't feel like they should be imposing on players and their families so easily.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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Bad for the players being recruited. Can you imagine the constant calls and texts that players would have to answer with care? Can you imagine those phone bills that recruits' parents will have to pay?
You can install whitelist/blacklist apps on smartphones.

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What this says, if anything, is that these coaches really are human in most cases and don't feel like they should be imposing on players and their families so easily.
More to the point, a coach that is too pushy could kill his chances to recruit a kid.
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