Essentially, Paul Johnson would like to go old, old school and allow kids to sign anytime during their senior year. Of course, he wants to go new school and keep the 85/25 rule, but make it only 25 per year no matter your other numbers. Oh, and if you miss on a kid, you miss on a kid.
As he puts it
“Then it would put the onus on the better student-athletes doing it the right way. If (others) were good enough players and you wanted to take a chance on them not making it, you could take them but they would be one of your 25. You couldn’t go back and replace them when they didn’t make it.So...if you are a school where there is higher learning, you are saying "y'all take those chances on those fast athletes. I'll happily not have to worry about some kid actually changing his mind on me later, no matter if we change our mind on the kid later." Or the coach changes. Hopefully, that won't happen for a while in Atlanta.