Wrapping it up from ACC spring meetings
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- ACC spring meetings have ended in rather quiet fashion this year, and most of the topics we've already hit on. Here is a quick wrap-up of the main points ACC athletic directors and members of the executive committee discussed Wednesday at the final day of ACC spring meetings:
• REDSHIRTING -- The coaches would like for players to be able to play in a certain amount of games without losing their ability to redshirt. A specific number of games or a percentage wasn't proposed, but the coaches think that if a player is tantalized by the possibility of playing time, it will help keep his academics in order, and in turn help APR rates. Otherwise, the coaches argue, players are stuck on the bench and tend to lose interest. As of right now, if a player so much as takes a snap in a game, he's no longer eligible to redshirt, even if he never plays again the rest of the season. The only way athletes can currently play and still redshirt is if they can prove they got hurt.
• EARLY SIGNING DATE -- ACC officials voted to support the coaches in their push for a December signing date, and ACC commissioner John Swofford will take the proposal to the conference commissioners for approval. Even if there is a coaching change, players would still have until the current February signing date to make their decision.
• TRAVEL SQUAD SIZE -- As mentioned earlier, the ACC approved the limit of 72 players to the travel squad for conference games.
• STAFF SIZES -- The ACC would like to develop a position on the issue of how many non-coaches can be on the field at one time. They'll take a look at their own staffs and see what's a reasonable number.