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Four proposals headed to NCAA Board for further review
Twenty-six rule proposals were introduced by the NCAA in January. Though a hailstorm of controversy accompanied a handful of those proposals, 21 new rules were officially passed by the NCAA's governing body this week.
One rule has already been tabled - proposal 13-2 - which would move the start date of the recruiting process to July 1 of a prospect's sophomore year.
Four more rules are being sent to the override process, which means they will be put to review before the NCAA Board of Directors. Rules typically need 75 override requests to meet the threshold, but the first two we'll discuss were sent to the Board without meeting the requirement.
- Proposal 11-2: This would allow any staff member - coach, player personnel director, SID, janitor - to perform recruiting tasks such as calling recruits.
- Proposal 13-5-A: Known primarily as the "Fathead rule", this would have allowed schools to send almost any form of printed material to recruits.
- Proposal 11-3-B: This would have prohibited coaches from scouting future opponents in person. Coaches are presently allowed to scout opponents if they are participating in the same tournament or doubleheader, which isn't particularly applicable to football.
- Proposal 13-3: By far the most divisive of the 26 proposals, this would have allowed unlimited communication between coaches and high school seniors. It received 83 override requests and, as John Infante tweeted today, four of those requests came from schools who have run into trouble for impermissible phone calls in the past.
“During the football season, coaches want to concentrate on coaching and interacting with current student-athletes. The proposal will force them to significantly increase the amount of time they spend calling and texting recruits during the season,” one school wrote. “This rule will create additional distractions for high school student-athletes. Their phones will be inundated with calls and texts at all hours of the day from college coaches and staff.”
The deadline for override requests closed today, which means the other 21 rules have now been rubber stamped into the rule book. The NCAA Board of Directors will meet May 2 in Indianapolis to discuss the four suspended rules. Until then, they will remain locked in legislative purgatory.