Everyone seems to be in agreement when it comes to the spirit of the act. College coaches wanted something done about the practice of overpaying high school coaches or relatives for remedial jobs in an attempt to land recruits. The new bylaw will certainly stop that. It’s the unintended consequences, though, that have Rhule, Herman and their peers perplexed. Coaches remain free to hire whomever they see fit – parent, 7-on-7 coach, uncle or family pet – to one of their on-field assistant spots. The catch comes in when jobs beyond that are in play. Want to hire another FBS college’s on-campus recruiting director? Good luck. In the market for an experienced football operations director? Better explore the Division II ranks or tab a software engineer. Hiring one from another major program now comes with a catch. – Rob Cassidy. Rivals. Read More.
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