Sunday, May 31, 2009

SEC Passes Rule on Scholarship Offers for Football

Good move, SEC. Schools have no business promising scholarships for a number of players well above the number of scholarships they have available, based on their current roster.

I am delighted that Mark Richt underscored the point of the need to avoid intentional roster churn. That's the point I made about a couple of days ago when I posted on John Calipari and "the Kentucky way." It's wrong to allow any coach to give scholarships to 5 and 6 guys when he knows that he will have to dismiss players on his current roster to get down to the scholarship limit of 13.

The SEC needs to take the new rule for football and pass something similar for men's basketball. It's a different sport, but it's the same integrity issue.

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