* Texas rule: The NCAA's now saying that coaches-in-waiting can only do as much personal recruiting as a head coach, which is to say less often than assistants. The Longhorns say they're being singled out. Read more here and here.
* Houston Nutt rule: Why did Ole Miss sign 39 players last year and only 22 this year? Answer here.
* Even academic types find the whole process worthy of study. Click here to read a paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association a couple of years back. It's about how Mississippi's racial history affects Ole Miss' recruiting (and how other schools play up that history). But it uses bigger words.