Roster Size Limits

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by Tenacious D, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Reading Ubben’s latest article, and ran across these numbers on Tennessee’s roster attrition.

    I knew it was bad, and that we were thin at places, but didn’t realize just how bad.

    • QB: 1
    • OL: 6
    • RB: 2
    • WR/TE: 7
    • DL: 1
    • LB: 4
    • DB: 3
    That’s 24 players - just shy of an entire class - that we’re missing. And it will likely only get worse after the season.

    It seems to me that the NCAA’s rule placing a hard cap on the number of recruits you can sign in one class is not only arbitrary, but needlessly hurts teams who may have a legitimate need to sign additional players, so as to fill out a roster.

    And as transfer rules continue to be relaxed, and schools continue to become less tolerant of knuckleheads, the problem is only going to worsen. At some point, it’s a detriment to the health & safety of the players, IMO.

    I’m not sure what the answer is, and I’m not for allowing an unlimited number of signees, but I think that there needs to be some set of criteria that would prevent unintentional abuse, but still provide an established allowance to sign more than 25 in a given class.

    Does something like this already exist? If so, what?

    And I still hate Houston Nutt’s stupid ass, for his signing 40+ kids in his first class at Ole Miss, causing the NCAA to put these rules in place, and which are now killing Tennessee, and other schools in a similar predicament.
  2. PilotFlyingJ

    PilotFlyingJ Chieftain

    I thought the cap was only for SEC schools.
  3. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    Pretty sure the 25 limit is an ncaa rule. there are ways to get around it though.
  4. ptclaus98

    ptclaus98 Contributor

    The hard cap is an SEC rule. There are still teams backcounting schollys around the P5 IIRC.
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  5. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    what, like two scat backs in a trench coat?
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  6. Butthole

    Butthole Chieftain

    Is there a limit on transfers coming in?
  7. 2Maggitt2Quit

    2Maggitt2Quit Chieftain

    Yeah, unfortunately transfers also count as an "initial counter" and you're limited to 25.

    I'm hoping that the medical retirements give us a chance to do some creative math.
  8. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Worked for bammer.
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  9. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    "Man, sucks about that hang nail. Best of luck in future endeavors "
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  10. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    The hard 25 closed that loop hole, though.

    Now, it's a lot harder and goofier to get around. I'm of the opinion that a medical retirement should give you an extra spot to use.
  11. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    they have to do something. Maybe the holdup is coaches running players off to get 30+ in a class, but when you have a coaching change, plus the new redshirt rule, they need to give those situations some thought. Players are even more at risk down the stretch when their bodies are worn down
  12. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    I am too. Unfortunately, Saban and co were pretty much past needing it by then.
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  13. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    so will the Maryland transfer not count against the 25 if he gets a scholarship next year after walking on?
  14. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I don't believe so, he just counts against the 85 limit

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