Originally Posted by ncg8or
it was primarily by the kids who are leaving early...marketing themselves as best they can.
Finally, after all these posts, somebody nails it. These guys were probably instructed to do it, too. Not by coaches but by advisers/potential agents. Doing that ensures that scouts see the impact you are having on the game. Remember that the NFL drafts individuals, not teams. Just the way it is.
In light of this, don't be so quick to knock Muschamp. I'm sure a huge part of his recruiting pitch is that UF is a very NFL friendly school. As such, he is probably hesitant to do anything that would even remotely interfere with a player's draft self-promotion. I'm sure, like the rest of us, he wasn't thrilled to see it. But it poses a more complex moral dilemma than most of you realize.