As expected, recruiting is the dominant topic today with reader questions.
Q: uscmike said:
There are discussions about revising the bowl eligibility requirement in 2014 to require seven victories, which may end a certain number of low-tier bowl games. As noted by one author: “UCLA has benefitted more than any other school by the 6-6 bowl eligibility rule, earning three bids without a winning record. The Bruins went to bowls in 2007 and 2009 at 6-6 and 2011 at 6-7.” No doubt, the bRuins will be affected if the change is made.
What are your thoughts on the possible revision to bowl eligibility?
A: There are too many bowls and the prestige of going to one is devalued. Seven wins is a good magic number but will the bowls fill all the slots with this formula? I would rather see less bowls, which automatically requires a better record to make it to the postseason.
Q: sureshot said:
Any word on the McNair lawsuit? Any chance that Haden will spring a surprise lawsuit on National LOI Day, giving Kiffin a shocking 25 scholarships to give away?
A: McNair’s legal situation has been fairly quiet. There were rumblings of a possible settlement but nothing’s materialized. Pat Haden will not spring any lawsuits this week.
Q: gilligan said:
Mr. Wolf, greetings and salutations, I have a multipart question, does USC have any silent commits, second, are they offensive or defensive; and final question, do you foresee any of the current commits signing elsewhere? Thanks.
A: I know of two silents, one offense and one defense. Of the current commits, it seems like Pio Vatuvei might be the one who possiby flips.