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RE: Was ODU's decision, right or wrong
(Yesterday 02:57 PM)monarx Wrote:  
(Yesterday 02:39 PM)AimHigher Wrote:  
(Yesterday 02:15 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  This decision is going to kill recruiting in the future. Knee jerk, political, and again points to lack of $ to play big boy football. We should have started like we were going to play and mange our way through it and keep the decision day to day based on testing and science. Sad...

Like Xemple did 04-rock

Interesting article on the MAC returning to play. And an very related quote about the impact not playing will have on recruiting.


"The advantage to playing in the fall, MAC officials have said, is recruiting. If the MAC does become the only conference to reside on the spring-season island, it could set recruiting back years — possibly even leading to a mass exodus this month or next, depending when a decision is made. Many MAC officials believe the short-term financial hit is worth it, to salving the recruiting.

MAC officials also aren't sure if they would be eligible for their share of CFP payout if they don't play in the fall. That could be worth more than $1 million per school."

The MAC is worried about their decision setting recruiting back "years" if they sit out as a conference. Imagine how much more it would hurt if one was the only team doing so.
The MAC thing is interesting. I kept hearing they changed their mind but now it seems they have just been talking about it. To me it sounds like its not unanimous. Otherwise why are they spending so much time discussing it? So these MAC officials are willing to lose millions to gain a perceived recruiting advantage. I have no bleeping idea if not playing will have an impact on recruiting one way or another. I'm not really buying the arguments that it will have a negative impact, mostly because I have no idea what is in the mind of a recruit. Logically it seems like there should be some impact, but hopefully minor. But it's interesting that the leading argument is losing recruits and not "the kids wanna play".

They also mention losing their share of the CFP payout. I wasn't aware that it was $1M. That would be a significant loss. But this is unprecedented and I doubt they even have a rule addressing what to do if teams don't play. I have no idea what the rule says on that but if it is a restriction, that is certainly a factor to consider.

I'll be interested to see what they decide. Have they announced when they will take a vote?
Yesterday 11:51 PM
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