This is an opinion column.
Signing Day Part Deux has come and gone, and as usual, the sequel delivered none of the drama of the original. Perhaps the people who run college football, the Power 5 commissioners, will come to their senses and deep-six the December signing period, not for our amusement on the first Wednesday in February but for the sanity of coaches from coast to coast.
Their Monopoly money salaries shouldn’t require 24/7 dedication to roster management while also trying to, you know, coach their teams in the postseason.
But that’s a rant for another day.
Wednesday marked both the unofficial end to the 2022 college football season and the beginning of the 2023 edition of championship or bust in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama won the recruiting national championship for the third time in five years after missing the playoff for the second time in four years. Georgia won the actual national championship for the second straight year, then finished right behind Alabama in recruiting.