Friday, August 13, 2010

Alabama's Saban Bans Agents from Practice

Following the lead of Urban Meyer, Alabama coach Nick Saban has banned agents from football practice.

Sporting News Article

While not allowing agents to watch the few hours of practice will not eliminate or reduce the agent contact with players, it does send a signal. Since the NCAA began allowing agent contact with still-eligible players, it has been very high on the list of concerns for coaches. All major programs spend time educating their teams about what is allowed. The problems arise because of the actions of the agents who face few penalties for ignoring the rules.

If multiple high level coaches get on this train, the NCAA is likely to modify this rule. Keep the agents away until the player has declared or used up his eligibility.

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