The NCAA Division I Council began meetings Thursday in Indianapolis, with a number of potentially sweeping changes for college football being put up for a vote. A few of the results are trickling out onto the Twitterverse:
DI Council allows early football signing period and coaches to recruit at camps and clinics, but restricts when and where they can occur. pic.twitter.com/tmL8aZcciB— NCAA (@NCAA) April 14, 2017
NCAA Div 1 Council approves a 10th assistant coach for FBS programs (effective Jan. 9, 2018) among other moves: https://t.co/gmuurYRmcC— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 14, 2017
Also FBS schools will be prevented fm hiring ppl close to a recruit for a 2-YR period before & after the recruit enrolls. This is a big one.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 14, 2017
BIG changes coming to college football.— CoachingSearch.com (@coachingsearch) April 14, 2017
10th assistant, satellite camps, early signing, more...
**** This is all based on the NCAA's Division I Council Friday vote. Decisions are not final until April 26 at the conclusion of the Division I Board of Directors meeting. ****
Here is the Reader’s Digest version:
- Early signing period in December.
- Adding a period for official visits beginning April 1 of the junior year and ending the Sunday before the last Wednesday in June of that year. Official visits cannot occur in conjunction with a prospect’s participation in a school’s camp or clinic.
- Preventing FBS schools from hiring people close to a prospective student-athlete for a two-year period before and after the student's anticipated and actual enrollment at the school. Men's basketball adopted similar legislation back in 2010.
- FBS schools limited to signing 25 student-athletes. There are some exceptions.
- Limiting the time for FBS coaches to participate in camps and clinics to 10 days in June and July and requires that the camps take place on a school's campus or in facilities regularly used by the school for practice or competition. In other words, no more satellite camps, Jim.
- Coaches employed at a camp or clinic can have recruiting conversations with prospects participating in camps and clinics.
- Adding a 10th FBS assistant coach (effective Jan. 9, 2018).
Nick Saban is all...