Thursday, April 19, 2007

New Texting Rules Proposed

The NCAA is considering banning the use of text messaging by coaches during recruiting. Currently the system allows coaches unlimited text messaging to recruits. The situation got ridiculous with the more technologically savvy coaches sending hundreds of text messages a day and the top recruits getting up to a thousand in a single day. Ron Zook and Urban Meyer are two of the best at constant text messaging. I can't imagine, however, that old horses like Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden are any good at all even turning on a cell phone let alone text messaging. Their arthritic fingers largely thumping against small random keys that they can't even see. The rule is likely to pass because recruits are opposed to text messaging also. I could not even fathom getting a thousand text messages a day and having to sift through the coach from Boise St just to get to your friends.

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