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.