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Recruiting rules

The NCAA has adopted more restrictive rules on recruiting in what Purdue Coach Joe Tiller calls "a knee jerk reaction" to the Colorado scandal. Tiller is ticked about a new rule which forces schools to use commercial flights when bringing recruits to campus. This will keep schools in rural areas from using charter flights to get to campus directly. Tiller is thinking of a one or two hour van ride, complete with views of mobile homes along the interstate. But won't the response be transport by Escalade, with a bevy of DVD games to be played in the back seat?

There are some interesting facts in the story, from the four lobster tails consumed by Willie Williams at Florida State, to Georgia's $485,000 in football recruiting expenses last year. That's not that much, given the stakes. I'm guessing the Bulldogs fed their boys plain ole poultry.