Bo Pelini wants to get rid of National Signing Day

Bo Pelini hates signing day.

Bo Pelini hates signing day.

Bo Pelini wants to get rid of National Signing Day

Many coaches have come out and been in favor of an earlier signing day that would get kids in the door and in the program. Bo Pelini hates signing day however, he is the Grinch of signing day.

“If somebody has offered a kid, let him sign, it’s over,” Pelini told “That will stop some of the things that are happening — people just throwing out offers, some of them with really no intention of taking a kid.

“Make [the offer] mean something. People will be like, ‘Whoa, I’ve got to take this kid now.’ It will slow things down for the kids, for the institutions. There will be less mistakes. Why does there have to be one specific day? And it will get rid of some of the stuff that goes on, kids pulling the hats and so forth.”

Pelini would go on to add that he believes players should be allowed to be released from their letters of intent should there be a coaching change.

While Pelini may get his wish of changing the rules of signing, maybe; the national signing day isn’t going to change. The biggest college football gets the bigger National signing day has become. NATIONAL signing day continues to get bigger and bigger with more money and more sponsors. In fact NATIONAL SIGNING DAY is so big now, it should be required to be written in all capital letters.

In all seriousness national signing day is the draft day of college football and in that has become the unofficial start of college football being almost here. The even will continue to gain coverage and will continue to be a money maker in the college football world. Until players are paid and the NCAA regulations are obsolete, I don’t see anything happening to national signing day but getting bigger.


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Roy G Edwards is the lead writer for and owner of SMC Media. A NHL and college basketball insider, Roy attacks sports from a sarcastic point of view. Born in Washington, DC he understands what it's like to lose, every year, with 22 different quarterbacks and counting.

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