On Friday, the NCAA announced the instigation of a new rule regarding texting and recruiting. This new rule allows college coaches to text recruits at their discretion. This rule has caused controversy across college football even though this rule is already in place in other collegiate sports.
Ohio State’s Urban Meyer has a particularly strong opinion on this new policy.
During a press conference, Meyer said that the rule is, “most ignorant thing [He’s] heard in [his] life.”
Meyer stated previously that the rule would distract high school athletes with constant texts from coaches.
“If you text someone, you can’t stop that, so you have a phone full of what? Text messages,” Meyer stated via Cleveland.com. “Who cares about college coaches? That’s not what this is about. It’s about them, and not screwing up a high school kid’s senior year or junior year.”
But despite Meyer’s previously voiced concerns, the rule will now be in play.
If he wants to stay on top of recruiting Meyer will most likely need to use the tactic, though he may not like it.