Originally Posted by jimbo
Pretty interesting read. After reading the entry about how Tressel runs his program, as far as scholarships goes, makes me appreciate him even more.
That is an interesting read. I think while it can be used to excess and abuse, oversigning is not necessarily a bad thing. I think its a good plan generally to recruit the best talent available so long as you're honest about what happens if not enough players leave.
I also think it makes sense to be honest to a guy who is a sophomore and is the 4th string running back, and there are going to be two or three freshman who come in and will likely move ahead of him. If you're honest about what the expectations should be if he stays than there's no problem "encouraging" a player to transfer somewhere where he can get more playing time.
One thing different about say Alabama than Georgia Tech(who the website brings up) a player may choose to stay at GTech because of its excellent academic reputation, whereas if they transfer from Alabama it may not be as detrimental. For this reason, I'm guessing Vanderbilt and Northwestern have a hard time encouraging people to transfer for more playing time. "Um yeah thanks coach, I think I'll stay and get my $40,000 worth of education for the next two years."