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As if top talent on crappy teams are not going to want to go to the pre season top teams to compete for a national title, especially when moving from cold weather to the USC's and Florida's of the world. Ridiculous. Pre season top teams will add 3-4 studs and become unbeatable. Alabama will not jump all over this. Of course they won't.
I would only be ok with it if it were open for x number of months after a coach leaves. Coach leaves - then players have the opportunity to leave.
Having any player with a 2.6 be able to leave would be a nightmare, and quite honestly would be just another way around scholarship limits. The NCAA created the 85 limit to give smaller schools a shot, but all this would do would create a farm system for the big schools. You think Roethlisberger would have finished at Miami OH? Or a guy like Westbrook at 'Nova? Come on.
PSU would probably be one of the schools where kids would transfer in from, so PSU might actually benefit from it if they wanted to.......but this stinks to high heaven.
PSU has a problem apparently because we focus too much on football. Now the NCAA wants to let kids jump from place to place BECAUSE of football.
Are they seriously as idiotic as they sound? They can't be.
What is the problem with the current transfer rules?
F the NCAA
F the BOT
I can see the "bad ones" going to a program that desperately needs their help. 3rd string to starter.
They make too much sense.
lol so all you need is over a 2.6, man freshman and sophmore classes are too easy as it is, if you go to classes it basically gives you a free transfer
I like them the way they are. The only change I would like to see is if a coach leaves a school for any reason, any student athlete in the last year of their eligibility should be allowed a free transfer.
Maybe one for those students who are declared medically to be done with their careers by one school also can transfer freely (there is paper work to be signed) rather than transfer to an academic scholarship at their current institution. That way no one can force kids into it like Urban Meyer.
Some players don't get paid as much as others.....
Is 2.6gpa really the standard?
I know a lot of these kids come from terrible schools and what not, but if you are getting a free ride, you better be putting in the time in study halls and with tutors.
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
I don't know - at least don't think that a player should be allowed to transfer to the school that his coach is going to. If a coach leaves for a bigger job at a bigger program, they could take their key Senior players with them. A double hit to the school they are leaving and a possible advantage to hiring a new coach (and getting some of his key players.) I don't think that should be allowed.
Personally, though the current system of transfers is not perfect, not sure about a "free agency" for players. Think the rules to oversee would be a nightmare. Maybe they could allow players to transfer on a petition to an NCAA independent review board - transfer for medical reasons, coach changes that will clearly hurt players, hardship/family reasons (like Fera this year), etc. Otherwise sit out a year (though I agree that year should not count toward their eligibility.)
Unfortunately no system will be perfect.
Urban Meyer is lickin' his chops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This opens up a whole new field of recruits to him.
The NCAA is ON THE WAY OUT!!!!!! Once the dust settles on the four conferences they'll tell the NCAA to take a hike and form their own regulatory body. It's comin' sooner rather than later.
This is the definition of insanity. That's why its likely to happen. This is nothing less than free agency in college athletics. You will see Miami Heat type situations where groups of talented players come together to chase national championships, and to better themselves academical... LOL I can not even type that.
It's a free for all for the coaches already so why not the players too?
Coaches are there to coach.
Players are not just there to play.
Having said that, I understand where you're coming from. I'm not a fan of the coaching carousel. Although I wasn't happy with the timing of the power play, I understand why it happened.
What! You mean the SEC might try to cheat? I'm shocked!
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