Re: Does the NCAA limit the number of offers?


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Posted by Big Ron on June 12, 20 at 08:10:00:

In Reply to: Does the NCAA limit the number of offers? posted by mDEVIL! on June 11, 20 at 11:33:01:

ASU typically extends 200-250 offers every year, but 200+ offers this early for 2022 seems a bit excessive. As far as I know there are no NCAA limits on the number of offers a team can extend.

BTW, I once read that scholarship limits were initially created to regulate Alabama’s Bear Bryant. Coaching in the middle of such a target rich environment, he would sign dozens of kids just so that his rivals could not have them. But it also helped Alabama integrate its football team. As other teams integrated, Gov. Wallace refused to allow Bama sign black players. Bryant and John McCay collaborated to bring a fully integrated USC team to Alabama to open the 1970 season. USC won 42-21. The famous quote was that Sam Cunningham did more to integrate Alabama in 60 minutes than Martin Luther King did in 20 years.

By 1973, the NCAA placed a 105 scholarship limit mainly to control Alabama. Bryant had spent 3 years filling a newly integrated squad with enough talented players to field 2 teams. Bryant went on to lose something like only 11 games in the 9 years following the 1970 USC game turning point.


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