April 24, 2007

Coaches talk about all-or-nothing texts.: Some college football coaches think the NCAA should find a middle ground on a proposed text messaging ban.

posted by TelamarketersBeware to football at 08:44 AM - 7 comments

When you do an FPP that isn't a huge story, but can be noteworthy just the same, it's important to layout why this article is relevant. So, give us a little bit more about the story (what's the big deal about text messages, what the ruckus is about). We need more than the first sentence in the article, which wasn't all that descriptive to begin with. More substance!

posted by jerseygirl at 10:54 AM on April 24, 2007

I do not think coaches should be aloud to text prospects. As someone that was recruited by several schools, I found myself getting to much mail as it was even with all the rules. If coaches had been able to text message me, I probably would have shot myself. It is just to much of a privacy invasion

posted by Debo270 at 12:17 PM on April 24, 2007

"It's the most effective way to immediately communicate with prospects and their families without being intrusive," Texas coach Mack Brown said last week. Apparently Mack hasn't received 100 text messages a day from coaches from universities, all non-intrusively asking how his day is going.

posted by igottheblues at 01:15 PM on April 24, 2007

Another problem with that is not every player has an unlimited texting plan and they probably don't have the same service as every coach texting them. All those texts can lead up to a massive phone bill.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:18 PM on April 24, 2007

coaches don't need to text players.they can talk to them during the appropriate alloted times.these kids or they're parents should not have to pay for coaches wanting to be in a kids ear 24 hours a day.John Wooden won 10 basketball championships without sending a text message.this is one thing that should not change with the times.let the kids breathe.

posted by mars1 at 06:05 PM on April 24, 2007

This is yet another stupid idea whose time will never come.In this country young people are going to text when and whoever they desire. Coaches will do likewise to stay competitive with other coaches.As my old 1st Sgt. was fond of proclaiming"The sun rises in the east and sets in the west"

posted by sickleguy at 06:59 PM on April 24, 2007

mars1, the idea that if people would just do things exactly like wooden did over 20 years ago they would have success is just a little naive, don't you think? No disrespect to wooden, but if coaching and winning championships had a timeless method, wouldn't everyone be using it?

posted by brainofdtrain at 10:52 PM on April 24, 2007

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