Nick Saban against June signing period proposal

Alabama football coach Nick Saban said he wouldn't support an early signing period for college football unless it came after the season.

On Wednesday the NCAA Division I Council proposed two early signing periods for football, with the first in late June and the second in mid-December.

Alabama coach Nick Saban was quick to voice his opinion Wednesday evening after practice.

"I am absolutely, positively against any kind of early signing date, especially a June signing date before a guy plays his senior year," Saban said in a news conference. "If we want to have an early signing date after the season, I would be more for that. We've moved the recruiting calendar forward, which creates a lot of issues and problems when it comes to evaluations, not only of a player but of his character and his academic status."

Saban said the Crimson Tide may not have signed freshman tailback Joshua Jacobs had an early signing period been in place last year.