The D1 Mailbag: Answering Some Of College Baseball’s Burning Questions


Fall workouts are here and college baseball fans are ready for literally anything baseball related. Who can blame them?

As we navigate interesting waters throughout the fall, one of the things we’re doing at D1Baseball is engaging you, our readers, on a more personal level. Instead of merely responding to tweets and emails in short order, it’s time to unveil my weekly mailbag, where I’ll answer pretty much anything college baseball and NCAA related.

So, without further ado, let’s get to some of this week’s questions.

It’s the question I’m sure everyone has had for you. But do you anticipate the recruiting dead period being lifted anytime soon?

If I had the answer to this question, I’d have it out there already. It seems like every coach in America has approached me about this, and here’s where things stand:

I always say to read the tea leaves to different situations. Recently, the NCAA announced that Division II programs in every sport had their recruiting dead periods lifted. That clearly means that the NCAA is ready to move, at least with some levels, ahead with recruiting.  


In this week’s mailbag, we discuss the recruiting dead period, a new legislative idea for volunteer assistants, fall workouts and the potential start date/structure of the 2021 season.


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