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I saw this on LHB. Can you follow-up on this? Seems like a brilliant find by "EvenKeelDawg"
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Not sure if anyone else has posted this, and the question was starting to bother me, so....
For those who have requested it, here is the best reason I can find for why people are saying we can only have 3 EE's counted toward the 2012 class (even tho we undersigned by more than that):
Bylaw 220.127.116.11.2 says you can count EE's for EITHER the current year or the following year. No news there, but it's relevant.
Here's the part critical part:
18.104.22.168 Limitation on Number of National Letter of Intent/Offer of Financial Aid Signings—Bowl Subdivision Football. [FBS]
In bowl subdivision football, there shall be an annual limit of 28 on the number of prospective student-athletes who may sign a National Letter of Intent or an institutional offer of financial aid from the initial signing date of the regular signing period of the National Letter of Intent through May 31.
So, to be honest, I can't find a place in the manual that states a limit on EE's. I looked. It's just the math.
28 Max (NCAA limit) - 25 (SEC limit) = 3 Max EE's counted for last year.
That is the 28 per class rule for all of football. The EE limit rule you are referring to, if it existed, would be a SEC rule, not a FBS rule.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by kiddynamite on 3/6/2012 at 8:21 PM
No, I'm sorry, but that post was way off base.
This 28 rule you referenced is nothing new and has been on the books for a few years and it has nothing to do with early enrollees.
The SEC rule on 25 also has nothing to do with early enrollees.
As I've said, I know of no specific limit (SEC, NCAA or otherwise) on the number of early enrollees or how many are allowed to backcount. It is all what you have room for with the soft cap of 25 used by the SEC (and 28 used by everyone else). So my understanding is that, within the rules, UGA could potentially sign more than 30 kids in this next class because so few were signed this past year (below the SEC's 25 signing limit) and enough are enrolling early who can backcount to last year.
That doesn't mean the Dogs will sign that many, but they could ...
This post has been edited 6 times, most recently by Gentry Estes on 3/6/2012 at 9:05 PM
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No, no ... Not at all ...
Fair question. Good topic.
Tried my best to be informative while disagreeing kindly ...
This post was edited by Gentry Estes on 3/6/2012 at 8:59 PM
I didn't see your comments in the 20.20 hindsight thread until just now. This theory originated from the mod of one of the other sites (guy generally knows rules perfectly). I believe ya, but I hope someone makes the SEC step up and put it out on the record clearly.
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