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I dont see the point. If the freshmen are ready to play and able to beat out an upperclassmen, why not let them.

 

Hopefully this does not gain too much steam... at least for Notre Dame. It kind of nullifies the 5* your team just got in the recruiting class.

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Read an article this morning with the Big 10 soliciting input from their schools which makes sense with them along with the ACC being recognized as the more "academic" conferences. I could see how the school Presidents like the concept however not getting much support within the athletic departments. Just ask the new President of Michigan how well his introduction went when he suggested the school was more than just its football team.

Will be interesting to see if it gains traction but could lead to a further divide within the Power 5, in particular our favorite whipping boy, the evil SEC.

One footnote is I didn't realize the rule was changed in 1972 in order to allow Marshall to field a team after the infamous plane crash.

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This will pass right after they pass a rule saying that schools can pay athletes as much money as they want and offer family members and friends gifts and fake jobs....

 

There is NO WAY that the conference would approve this and eliminate themselves from the super elite recruits.

 

1 and done in football will come before 1 and none.

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I dont see the point. If the freshmen are ready to play and able to beat out an upperclassmen, why not let them.

 

Hopefully this does not gain too much steam... at least for Notre Dame. It kind of nullifies the 5* your team just got in the recruiting class.

 

The point is, if the students are truly supposed to be "student-athletes", it would give them a year to acclimate to the "student" aspect before embarking on the "athlete" portion.

 

A good idea, but only if every school is on level ground. It wasn't that long ago freshman were ineligible NCAA wide, maybe the 70's or so.

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Article I read stated the Pac-12, Big 12, Big 10 and ACC have all contacted each other and feel it is in the best interest of the students. Also, that each conference has had interconference discussions about this and seem to be in agreement that it would be beneficial.

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many schools did away with the freshman teams because of the extra cost it took to pay for another squad to travel and play.

 

this brings back ghe rule but also doesnt actually put them in their own freshman level playing field. you just dont play.

 

this is a big deal for basketball though. it basically locks u into two years in college before going pro.

 

will more big HS talents opt to play overseas for two years before the NbA instead?

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When I was at ND, I was a freshman in the same class as Joe Theisman who lived down the hall from me in Breen-Phillips. Freshmen were ineligible to play on the varsity. He quarterbacked the freshmen team,which played a reduced schedule of 3 games versus some of the freshmen on our schedule like Pitt and Northwestern.The team had its own coach. They were also used as part oif the scout team for the varsity.

Side note: As a sophomore, Theisman worked his way up to backing up Hanratty, a senior. And when Hanratty broke his leg during the season, Theisman took over and never looked back.

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This will pass right after they pass a rule saying that schools can pay athletes as much money as they want and offer family members and friends gifts and fake jobs....

 

There is NO WAY that the conference would approve this and eliminate themselves from the super elite recruits.

 

1 and done in football will come before 1 and none.

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I think the power 5 conferences should pass this rule and right away. And then ND and BYU stick up our middle fingers at them and say Freshman can play here day 1.

 

Oh the hate would be at the highest level, ESPN would have a melt down all day every day and we as fans would have to go in hiding. But we would be filled with plenty of 5 star recruits and the rest would be 4 star.

 

I guess that would be backwards of how it would really happen though, we would try to get the ball rolling first and end up with 20 3 star recruits and a couple 4 star guys.

 

I wish we would play a trump card at the right time once in awhile.

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