I meant to write it's almost October...sorry! But the point was that why wait on something you don't have control over? I'm not saying clone should run out, finish all his apps, overnight them to schools, and request his recommenders do the same.
I'm just saying if he knows who he wants to ask, but hasn't yet because of his thin skin, to use his phrase, then he should suck it up and get moving, especially if he's asking professors. The beginning of the semester is probalby the least busy for them, as once midterms, papers and finals start, a prof's time gets more and more limited.
I don't know what his goal is for sending out his apps, but if he wants them in by the end of December, it'd be beneficial if his LORs were in by Thanksgiving (a month to get written, sent in, and 2+ weeks for processing, since lsac seems to be getting slower as time goes on)