Posted by tbird9423 on 5/24/2013 11:40:00 AM (view original):
I don't know if I agree with that (am I allowed to say that). I do think spending or effort limits that were drastically higher for top tier guys would actually open up bcs recruits to mid majors because the top teams would no longer be able to assume they can get recruits for low dollars. If that were the case, I think teams would have to be more deliberate on who and when they spend their cash. Even though they would still have way more money, if I am at duke with four open scholarships, I need to spend wisely on battles because I need to keep money in reserve to meet minimum effort levels on my other 3 spots? Right now, if a top tier team is in a battle for one or two recruits, they can pour money into those and sign the other guys cheaply. This results in me paying way more to land a no star recruit than top schools are paying to land four star recuits? Whether we are talking money spent or effort, that doesn't seem right.
definitely allowed to say that!!
i dont see how any of this makes the mid major teams better, although it would even out things in the BCS range a bit. thats good in terms of closing the gap between mid majors and top teams, but bad in terms of top mid majors competing with mid range BCS schools. besides, how "drastically" are you talking? its a lot easier to talk specifics... if you are suggesting something like professor posted, or more like 40k to sign a guy from 100 miles on an A+, its a drastically different conversation :)
i cant see the elite players dropping out of BCS ranks, except in very rare circumstances, even with bigger spending requirements. that almost makes it harder for mid majors to even try for those players, because losing would be both likely and catastrophic. it seems to me all that would happen is mid and top range BCS schools would swap some players. the low star guys the mid tier BCS guys were getting would become more valuable, grabbed by the top BCS schools, to make up for signing fewer elite players. the mid range BCS guys clearly are the winners for the elite players that drop, but then what trickles down to mid majors? i dont see it, but im very interested in this general concept, and would love to talk more specifically if you have a specific suggestion.