Ron Zook works in a small local bank these days. A Gateway Bank branch in Ocala, Florida, as you no doubt have heard by now. Banking is an industry that designates deregulation as the greatest good. The actions of bankers are very lightly regulated as it is, but banking lobbyists are always seeking further deregulation from the government.
Ron Zook, the former Head Coach of the Florida Gators and the Illinois Fighting Illini, wants to bring that same spirit of “laissez-faire” and “free markets” to college football recruiting.
Ron Zook discussed the topic of limitations on phone calls and text messages to recruits. This was a couple weeks ago on his show “Inside College Football” on CBS Sports Network:
Current rules limiting phone calls, texts and social media keep both the perspective student athlete and the coach who is recruiting him from knowing all they would like to know to make an informed decision. I propose that we deregulate these rules… I say let the prospect decide whet...