Thursday, May 27, 2010


If you follow college football, I just saw a website that should be mandatory reading: Oversigning.

Basically, oversigning is when a college coach signs more players to Letters of Intent than they have available scholarships. So, for instance, Big Time University, based on the number of players they have graduating, have 18 scholarships available. Instead of signing 18 players to Letters of Intent, though, they sign 30.

Problem? Yes, and the details of why it's a problem and how some schools and conferences (um, cough, SEC) abuse the process makes for fascinating reading.

Oversigning is a terrific website with some excellent muckraking journalism, and when I say "muckraking" I mean it as a compliment.

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