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NCAA - slowly ruining football (rules changes - merged)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Ohio Steeler, May 31, 2006.

  1. Palpie

    Palpie Senior

    Well it is unfair. Imagine those poor defenders. Not only will they become insanely jealous that they will never have abs half as manly as Zeke, the very idea of trying to tackle those abs must be demoralizing.

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  2. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Indeed

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  3. Palpie

    Palpie Senior

    http://fanbuzz.com/story/ncaa-conference-commissioners-considering-reinstating-freshman-ineligibility/
    was linked on mgoblow. WTF? that's a ship that sailed long ago.
     
  4. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    So don't tuck it. Bring back the midriff cut jersey. Problem solved.
     
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  5. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    What if the field is seeded with Blue grass?
     
  6. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Ha! Why doesn't the Big 12 just say, "Hey! Recruits!!! If you come here, we will fight for you to not be allowed to play football for your freshman year!" If I'm a coach for a team outside of the Big 12, and I'm recruiting a kid against a Big 12 team, I just got a pretty good thing to talk about. If I'm a coach for a Big 12 team, I'm pretty pissed at the commissioner.
     
  7. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    So, let me get this straight..... there are college athletes who have little to no desire to attain an education or they don't even have the proper qualifications to gain admission? Shocking. It seems fairly simple to me - ditch the kids who aren't doing the work in the classroom. Schools never seem to have a problem ditching non-athletes who can't cut it.....

    If the kid isn't prepared coming out of high school, don't admit the kids in the first place.

    Using the freshman eligibility thing as a means to reduce the one-and-done kids? No, there will just be more kids going elsewhere to play for a year or two out of high school instead wasting a years or two pretending to be a student.

    Interesting that MLB does not have these same issues. The difference? IMO, it's the minor league system. The NFL & NBA both need to implement their own minor league system and stop using the college game as their development level.
     
  8. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Would the minor league system hurt the college game?
     
  9. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    They can't just "start" a minor league system. Why would they want to anyway? It's expensive and time-intensive. The current system doesn't cost the NFL a dime. How is anybody going to convince them to spend billions of dollars on what would likely be a colossal business failure?

    Keep in mind that MLB didn't just go out and "start" a minor league system. The minor leagues and their clubs already existed in smaller cities and towns all over the country. It only became a farm system in the sense that we now know it when Branch Rickey and the Cardinals (an individual club, not an entire league, mind you) went out and started purchasing clubs and/or creating agreements that fed those players into the parent club. They didn't just go out and create a six-tier network of farm teams from nothing.

    Recruiting is sometimes a race to the bottom. If one school doesn't go after that kid with one-of-a-kind athletic ability and a room temperature IQ their competitor will. Tighter standards only motivates some institutions to find ways around them. IMO, the solution isn't to somehow force athletes to be better students - it's to stop pretending that they need to be. Divorce big-time college athletics from academics even further. Allow the kids who don't want to go to school to draw a paycheck from the program and just play ball, and the ones who are interested in academics and want to make that investment in their future to continue under a system similar to the current one.

    It think this is the way it's going to trend for basketball. The game has been slowly globalizing anyway. The unfortunate thing for football is that there is really nowhere else to go besides Canada, since professional domestic minor leagues are not viable and no other part of the world gives a damn about the sport.
     
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  10. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Sounds to me like a reaction to john Callipari's one and done program at KCC.
     
  11. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    I think that should be the official name.
     
  12. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    Sounds like the tuscaloosa university crimson tide.:bow2:
     
  13. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Because it was already tried? It's how the Boilermakers got their name and, if I'm not mistaken, the Harvard of the West was known to use a ringer or two when they were building their overall record.
     
  14. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Did that approach fail or did university presidents simply turn up their noses at it?

    It was a more intellectually honest system than the one they're currently trying to hold together.
     
  15. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    No disagreement there.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015

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