The Saban Rule

So the SEC is now proposing a rule change that CNN has dubbed the “Saban Rule”. During the April 15- May 31 period coaches are currently not allowed to have extended conversations with high school players. With the Saban Rule, coaches would not be allowed to visit the schools at all for on site evaluations. The SEC doesn’t want to see its coaches under fire for a stupid rule ever again, so they are proposing this rule.

I really don’t think anyone BUT Nick Saban will be under fire for “breaking” this rule. After the so called ethnic slur and this violation issue, it is extremely obvious that Nick Saban is going to be under attack from the Miami area media for the rest of his career. If you ever want to see yellow journalism at its worst, you don’t have to go far if you live near South Beach.

I also find it funny that the only coach the AJC can find a quote from on this topic is Tommy Tuberville. However, I do understand his statement to a degree. It probably won’t get passed.

It does seem rather odd that a coach can visit and evaluate a player, but never really talk to him. Slive’s statement makes the most sense to me:

“It just puts our coaches in difficult position with a rule that is hard to enforce,” SEC commissioner Mike Slive said.

In other news…. it might rain sometime in the next few days! WOOO! Enjoy your weekend folks.

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