Bama's Saban Grumbling About New NCAA Recruiting Restriction

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't pleased with a new NCAA rule on spring recruiting.

The rule passed in January bars head coaches from visiting high schools during the spring. That's a time Saban has used for meeting prep coaches and administrators as he evaluates potential recruits.

The restrictions were passed just months after Saban was questioned over contacts with recruits in Miami during the spring.

He called the rules "ridiculous" and says they don't leave head coaches enough time to do their work.

By his own count, Saban visited around 100 high schools last spring. Under the old rule, a coach could speak with a player briefly if he happened to encounter him at the high school.

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