James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
The NCAA announced two big changes on Wednesday that are coming to College Football.

First, they announced that FBS Football Conferences will no longer need divisions and can determine their championship game participants.

Later on, they announced that they have removed the 25-player initial counter rule for the next two years meaning FBS football coaches can now sign as many players as they want, as long as they stay at or under 85 total scholarships.




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LSU82Cajun26 months
When and how will LSU football know how many scholarships the Tigers can hand out? What if they have fewer than 25 openings to reach the 85 scholarship limit?
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I just think of all the times Bama didn’t win the SEC West, but won a National Championship.
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GoldenGuy26 months
Good news Aggie, y’all can sign another five or so TEs
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ccomeaux26 months
NIL and Transfer Portal are out of control but this is the focus of the NCAA. Not surprised. The NCAA is routinely 2-5 years late responding to problems and rarely, even after all of that time, get the correct answer. Is the NCAA part of the Fed Gov't ?
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PsychTiger26 months
Bureaucracies gonna bureaucracy
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Datbayoubengal26 months
Both of these changes do nothing but help Bama. The rare times they do get knocked off the West pedestal will be for nothing unless UGA or Florida is at peak condition. The problem with the no signing limit is also the Bama bandwagon phenomenon. How many kids already take different color shirts just to get a seat at the table of the Bama program, when there are PLENTY of other programs that will develop them. Good thing is the first one only applies over the next 3 years, as we'll be going to pods in 2025 so there will be no divisional nonsense.
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Lsutigerturner26 months
This is huge right, like we can now compete with bama in scholarship department when we had all these transfers, granted it’s cool giving practice team guys scholarships but much rather take a transfer or another 4star or project 3 star with potential.
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Barbellthor26 months
This feels like returning state matters to the states lol
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Dominus515026 months
What commie down voted this?
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saintlad7426 months
So let's assume if Auburn , by some miracle, runs the table and faces Alabama in the last game of the year. They win. They could still play Alabama in the SEC championship the next week ? And a 2 loss Florida or Georgia team would have to sit it out and deal with it ?
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225Tyga26 months
Two best teams play for the championship. It’s that simple.
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TIGERhype26 months
SEC west fidna eat!
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Boudreaux Jones26 months
I doubt SEC changes the format until '25 when UT and OU join.
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TouchdownTony26 months
First, they announced that FBS Football Conferences will no longer need divisions and can determine their championship game participants. Good. No 3 loss teams in the SECCG. Now the rest of the nation needs to follow.
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CanebreakCajun26 months
frick the NCAA. Leave them behind, make the CFP committee the new authority in college football and let Sankey run it.
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Jalexander26 months
Terrible idea. Sure the NCAA sucks but do you really want the people who control who goes to the championship to control the entire thing?
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arcalades26 months
so you mean saban would be running things? you dont seem very bright. the committee is worse than the ncaa. it's basically the equivalent of a senate super committee, which is awful
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Lithium26 months
The No division rule must be so the SEC can switch to pods
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ccomeaux26 months
Pods are just more divisions. Swing and miss on that one.
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slowmoe26 months
The 85 limits per year and no 25nlimit was how it use to be. Bama was better than anyone processing players.
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HubbaBubba26 months
It's all about achieving parity.
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Cracker26 months
Ncaa is the freaking government inept bloated
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Old Money26 months
So they created a problem with the transfer portal and their solution is a temporary patch job? Wow
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jbird726 months
Lol wow. Are they purposely trying to ruin the sport?
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Sterling Archer26 months
I don't like what "determine their conference game participants" could mean.
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20 ton26 months
All schools are low on numbers because of transfer portal.
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idlewatcher26 months
A good number of them remain in purgatory and don’t get picked up. When you test the waters, new freshmen are right behind you to take your place.
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jrctiger8426 months
So what is the reasoning for the change?
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arcalades26 months
saban didn't like how things were going so they had to change the rules.
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HughsWorkPhone26 months
This helps who, and how? Now Saban can sign 40 high schools players, let the 15 that underperform transfer out, then do it all over again?
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llfshoals26 months
He’ll tell you what an awful idea it is. Then proceed to show you why you should have listened to him and not done it.
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WhoGeaux26 months
It helps a ton of kids in the portal that got bad advice and had nowhere to go
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slowmoe26 months
that's how he did it before.
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