Tuesday, June 24, 2008

SI's look at college recruiting

SI.com's Andy Staples put together a solid multi-part series on college football recruiting that is worth the read. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). It is a reminder of how much salesmanship goes into the process. If BC does have a ceiling in football, it really would come down to recruiting. Our fans, our culture, and our history will never fully embrace some of this nonsense. Does that mean we can't win it all? No. But it probably keeps us from being a perennial Top 5 program as long as the current system is in place.

One other note BC note from the series: BC self reported violations in the fledgling post war days of the NCAA. Six other schools also came forward as part of the "sinful seven." The resolution and punishment served as the foundation for many of the NCAA rules and regulations we have today.

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