CBSSports.com Senior College Football Columnist Dennis Dodd took a look at the Gunner Kiel-to-Notre Dame saga today:
It's worth the read, as usual, and has plenty of good points.
That may explain the trend over the last few years for top recruits to push their decision past that magic signing day. They're learning. The recruiting culture doesn't want them to learn.
Good on Gunner, then, for taking his time. For years, scholarships were subject to year-by-year renewal. NCAA president Mark Emmert is in the process of pushing legislation that would allow schools to offer full four-year scholarships.
Good intent, but read the fine print. Full scholarships would be "permissive," not required. Basically, they would be optional. That raises an obvious question: What school worth its big-time BCS status is going to guarantee a four-year scholarship? Not many that want to stay competitive with other big-time BCS schools.