After a crazy week in the college football training carousel, we should know by now that there is nothing like a mate. Ask Tennessee. But Scott Frost-to-Nebraska is the closest you can get to that level. A Nebraskan born and raised and a former Cornhuskers quarterback, Frost took the team to a part of the 1997 national championship. It almost makes too much sense.
But first, Frost had to train unbeaten Central Florida in the AAC championship game against Memphis on Saturday afternoon. Approximately in the middle of the game, Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman reported that someone in Nebraska, whether it was Athletic Director Bill Moos or athletic department officials, was unclear, telling recruits that Frost already had most of his future technical body.
SOURCE: #Nebraska AD calls the recruits and tells them that Scott Frost has 90% of his staff in place and they will be delighted
– Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 2, 2017
According to the NCAA bylaws, the sports director of a school can talk to a football recruit before signing a letter of intent by telephone , as long as the sports director returns without initiating a call. Here is the exact wording of ordinance 18.104.22.168.1.1 (a):
It is permissible for the rector or president of an institution, the athletic representative of the faculty, the athletic director and the senior female administrator to return ( instead of initiating phone calls from a potential student-athlete (or potential parents or legal guardians of the student athlete). Under such circumstances, there are no restrictions on the content of the conversation that may occur during the call; however, any return call is subject to any applicable limitation on the number of telephone calls that an institution may make to a prospective student-athlete.
It is not clear from Feldman's tweet whether this rule was followed, although it must be thought. Those who called Nebraska consulted the athletic department's compliance staff before communicating.
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