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SEC loophole lets Georgia avoid 25-man limit

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09:14 AM ET 12.23 | Last year, the SEC passed new rules on "over-signing," including an annual 25-man limit for conference teams. This year, UGA coach Mark Richt told the AJC that he expects to finish with a recruiting class of between 30-35 players. The Bulldogs already have 30 commitments for 2013, with at least a couple of more targets on both sides of the ball. How can that be? How can UGA sign 30-35 if there's a new rule with a 25-man limit? "Early enrollees." Early enrollees is a loophole created by the SEC when it talked tough and passed the over-signing rules last year.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

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December 23, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Cagey Mark Richt.

December 23, 2012  09:57 AM ET

There always seems to be a loophole ...

December 23, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cagey Mark Richt.

Looks like he might have gotten a glimpse into Saban's handbook of recruiting misdirection, smoke, mirrors and greyshirting: Confusing 18 year olds into selling out their future to potentially upgrade your team but at least deny them to your opponent...

December 23, 2012  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Looks like he might have gotten a glimpse into Saban's handbook of recruiting misdirection, smoke, mirrors and greyshirting: Confusing 18 year olds into selling out their future to potentially upgrade your team but at least deny them to your opponent...

Don't hold back. Tell us what you really think. ;-)

December 23, 2012  10:18 AM ET

Question for you!!! Does any other conference besides the SEC, have this "loophole" in their rules????

December 23, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Question for you!!! Does any other conference besides the SEC, have this "loophole" in their rules????

I wouldn't go so far as to call them "rules"

December 23, 2012  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I wouldn't go so far as to call them "rules"

Yeah you're right, that wasn't a very good choice of words on my part!!! I should have said, does any other conference allow this "loophole???

December 23, 2012  10:33 AM ET

He's just trying to keep up with that mean ole Sabenz!

December 23, 2012  10:34 AM ET

And the beat goes on.

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December 23, 2012  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Looks like he might have gotten a glimpse into Saban's handbook of recruiting misdirection, smoke, mirrors and greyshirting: Confusing 18 year olds into selling out their future to potentially upgrade your team but at least deny them to your opponent...

Are you effin kidding....how is CMR doing any of that?

December 23, 2012  12:14 PM ET

I don't understand the problem here. He has the spots to fill. No one is getting cut or processed. This is filling the roster.

December 23, 2012  12:40 PM ET
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Another question. Isn't there a NCAA around that says 25 signed schollys per class is max. or as long as a team only has the 85 max by August.Very good add-in to the SEC Handbook & Smoke and Mirror Guide.(Man, we need GR here to explain this to us SEC people. You non-SEC people, tough **** !)

The 25 recruit max can be exceeded if you signed less than that the year before. Early enrollees can count toward the 25 limit for the previous year.

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December 23, 2012  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Another question. Isn't there a NCAA around that says 25 signed schollys per class is max. or as long as a team only has the 85 max by August.Very good add-in to the SEC Handbook & Smoke and Mirror Guide.(Man, we need GR here to explain this to us SEC people. You non-SEC people, tough **** !)

Early enrollees are said to be with the class the year before. That's how it works.

December 23, 2012  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Thanks. Early enrollees to previous year, forgot about that one.

Whoops you got your answer.

December 23, 2012  03:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Looks like he might have gotten a glimpse into Saban's handbook of recruiting misdirection, smoke, mirrors and greyshirting: Confusing 18 year olds into selling out their future to potentially upgrade your team but at least deny them to your opponent...

Selling out their future to play for National Championships and a future in the NFL?

 
December 23, 2012  04:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Looks like he might have gotten a glimpse into Saban's handbook of recruiting misdirection, smoke, mirrors and greyshirting: Confusing 18 year olds into selling out their future to potentially upgrade your team but at least deny them to your opponent...

FYI, Oregon State signs more players per year than any other school in the p12 over the last decade averaging 26.... From 2004 - 2008 Riley signed 36, 30, 33, and 34 as well. Maybe Richt is just following his example?

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