I saw this and didn't know where to post it, but this thread works. As pointed out, this seems like very misguided effort to combat this "problem" (assuming any coach actually sticks to their guns on this, and it isn't just the Anonymous Source Tough Guy routine at play). When you take a stance that arguably hurts you (in the way of lost wages and potential recruiting selling points) more than it hurts the other guy (who loses...I guess a "scouting opportunity" in a really conceptual sense, but not necessarily something greater than what they can get through dozens of hours of accessible video footage and watching a player in-person against another team), well...maybe you should rethink that stance.Interesting tweet by Jon Rothstein: “Multiple mid-major programs are opting to not play guarantee games against high-major programs because it gives power conference teams a "free live evaluation" of future players who could move up via the transfer portal.”
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I guess if anyone is going to do this it would be Ivy League schools, who need less revenue and have institutional recruiting selling points other comparable programs do not.