Texas is one of a handful of states where a football coach has been fired over a rule banning recruits from recruiting from other teams.
The NCAA rule is not specifically about recruiting, but rather “interference with recruiting.”
That’s the word used in the rule to refer to recruiting activities by players who are under the age of 21.
The rule was adopted by the NCAA in 2014 to address a problem with the recruiting landscape in the Big 12.
But some coaches who had been trying to recruit Texas Longhorns players weren’t able to get past a “prohibited” section of the rule.
This led to the firing of Texas coach Mack Brown in December.
Brown, who was also a former Longhorns player, said in an interview with CBS Sports that he was “uncomfortable” recruiting players from other states.
In the aftermath of Brown’s firing, Texas announced it would create a task force to look into the NCAA’s enforcement of recruiting rules.
But the NCAA didn’t say how it would proceed.
So far, it hasn’t provided an explanation.
On Wednesday, the NCAA told ESPN that the “enforcement of recruiting regulations in all sports is consistent with our core mission to promote equality of opportunity.”
“The enforcement of NCAA rules is a critical component of the NCAA mission,” the NCAA said in a statement.
“It is the only way we can ensure that every student receives a fair chance to pursue an education and achieve success.”