Gus Malzahn's thoughts on early signing day

Gus Malzahn's thoughts on early signing day

Postautor: Angel92 » 29 gru 2017, o 08:03

Gus Malzahn wasn't a staunch supporter of an early signing day in college football, but like everyone else he Odell Beckham Jr Youth Jersey adapted.ObrazekThe first time through the early national signing day for high school players saw Auburn ink 15 players, five each from its traditional footprint states of Alabama, Georgia and Florida, with eight enrolling early and six already on campus.ObrazekMalzahn, who previously voiced his preference for the traditional February signing day and recruiting calendar, said the new setup was a learning James Van Riemsdyk Womens Jersey experience, particularly in planning, and presented some obvious time and logistical challenges in also preparing for the Peach Bowl."As a coach, you just do it. You get used to it as it goes," Malzahn said. "The big thing for me with this early signing day is really high school coaches. I'd like to know what they think. I'd like to hear what high school players think, because I know there are a lot of pressure that go with that, making decisions, especially early."Malzahn cited the limitations on head coaches Le'Veon Bell Womens Jersey of one in-home visit with a recruit as a strategic decision that changed under the new rules, saying it was "pretty rare" to make those visits before Christmas in years past unless the recruit was an early enrollee.Juggling recruiting while also preparing for a bowl game was a facet of the new early signing period several coaches have voiced their displeasure or concern about and it'll be a topic of conversation in the off-season.As Auburn tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Larry Porter said about the early signing period before the season, "You adapt, you adjust and you overcome."Malzahn said because Auburn didn't have "a whole lot of surprises" in recruiting, it made for a less chaotic time on Wednesday."It was different from the standpoint of we're preparing for a bowl game also, and preparing for practice and everything that goes with it, and then you're also having to recruit and get ready for a signing day," Malzahn said. "That was the challenge that was new for everyone. The fact that we kind of had a pretty good idea already ... probably took a little of Jason Garrison Youth Jersey the stress off that it could be a little bit different, but there wasn't a lot of stress from our end. I think that's a good thing."
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