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Pac-12 football coaches see problems with early signing period

Pac-12 football coaches see problems with early signing period

One of the intended benefits of college football’s new early signing period is that it will allow high school players to lock in on a school in December, preventing two additional months of recruiting drama.

That is, if it doesn’t lead to a different kind of fuss.

“Honestly, what’s going to happen, my little crystal ball here, you’re going to recruit and sign an offensive lineman,” Stanford coach David Shaw said in describing a hypothetical scenario Thursday at the Hollywood & Highland Center during Pac-12 Conference media days. “Great, he’s committed, his family’s committed. He wants to come. He wants to be there.

“The O-line coach may get a...

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