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Dodd: It's not Kiel who's crazy, but system

Posted on: January 17, 2012 4:51 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer Senior College Football Columnist Dennis Dodd took a look at the Gunner Kiel-to-Notre Dame saga today:

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.

It's worth the read, as usual, and has plenty of good points.


Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:36 am

Dodd: It's not Kiel who's crazy, but system

LSU hasn't oversigned.  There are scholarships available for the fall, but there aren't any extras available for early enrollees in the Spring semester. That's because LSU's players have been staying in school and graduating - which is why LSU leads the conference in graduation rate outside of Vandy, which isn't a real SEC school. 

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:49 am

Dodd: It's not Kiel who's crazy, but system

I don't think this makes Kiel a liar, just an immature kid.  Not sure what made him commit to LSU in the first place, but if he is happy at ND, then good for him. 

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:29 pm

Dodd: It's not Kiel who's crazy, but system

Isn't it ironic a kid decommited from LSU when Les Miles takes more comittments then he is allowed and therefore has
to force kids out.   And that kid is deemed a liar on the internet when hardly anything is said of Miles or Saban.

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