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College football: A look at the NCAA's new recruiting proposals

Taking a look at the three most significant changes to NCAA recruiting rules approved in January.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 23, 2013
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* The elimination of rules defining recruiting coordination functions that must be performed only by a head or assistant coach. This is effective Aug. 1.

Essentially, an athletic department's entire staff can evaluate and contact prospects. This change will likely lead the nation's most affluent programs to create personnel departments to help take some of the pressure off coaches.

* The removal of the so-called “baton rule,” which limited the number of coaches who can recruit off-campus at any one time. This is effective Aug. 1.

An entire coaching staff will be able to go out recruiting at the same time, eliminating tedious scheduling problems that often arose under the current rules.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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