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Nebraska’s Pelini: Eliminate signing day

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

CHICAGO – You have to give Nebraska coach Bo Pelini credit for thinking outside of the box.

The man who scored public relations points by bringing a cat to the Cornhuskers’ spring game kept the creative vibe going Monday during Big Ten football media days.

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini addresses the media during the Big Ten football media days in Chicago on Monday. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini addresses the media during the Big Ten football media days in Chicago on Monday. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

When asked for a way to clean up recruiting, Pelini suggested doing away with signing day.

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“That’s something I think would make a lot of sense,” Pelini said. “You come to an agreement, somebody commits to your school … Why do we have to wait to any certain day? Why don’t we just go ahead and let’s sign on the dotted line. Let’s get it over with and move forward.”

Pelini’s proposal would prevent a recruit from flipping his decision and would be a huge commitment for a teenager.

It also would spoil what has become a national holiday for recruiting junkies.

“I think it would change things in a lot of ways,” Pelini said. “I think it would slow down some of the early offers. I think it would slow down some of the ridiculous things that go on, on both ends.”

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Category: Big Ten, Iowa Hawkeyes Football

About Andrew Logue: Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 19 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays. View author profile.

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