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Paul Finebaum Is Not A Fan Of The Early Signing Period

The ESPN college football analyst is not a fan of the early signing period.

College football's early signing period is here.

This week, from Dec. 20-22, recruits across the country will be signing with the schools of their choosing. The period has drawn criticism from some big-time people in college football, including Nick Saban.

Paul Finebaum is also not a fan.

The ESPN college football analyst sounded off on the early signing period during a radio show appearance.

“It’s a mess," Finebaum said during Monday's appearance on WJOX 94.5 FM, per 247Sports' Brad Crawford. "And I know there has been some criticism of Saban’s comments. There always will be, but I understood the intent of this. But instead I think it has blown up, and it has just created unnecessary pressure. What is going to be accomplished by announcing now versus six weeks from now?

"We’re not talking about that much time. And I just think some players, because they have their ESPN timeslot already booked for next Wednesday, will make faulty decisions. I don’t need to tell you guys how important this (choice) is. So why move it up?”

You can view predictions for those top recruits announcing on ESPN this week here.