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Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
https://www.cbssports.com/college-footba...-up-steam/

Interesting proposal coming out of the Big 12.

Athletes would be allowed to transfer schools without restriction if their coach were fired or left for another job. Athletes would also be allowed to transfer without sitting out a season if a postseason ban is imposed on their current school by the NCAA. Finally, Coaches would no longer be able to block players from going to particular schools by preventing them from getting aid immediately at their new school. Apparently, the NCAA board of directors has mandated that transfer rules be changed in the next year, so these proposals will be considered.

In general, this is friendly to athletes. It's not clear to me how much this will help or hurt particular schools or groups of schools. The third proposed, change, preventing coaches from blocking where transfers go, may have the broadest effect, as quality athletes unhappy with their situations will have more freedom to go where they want.
01-31-2018 01:29 PM
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RE: Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
As much as I am opposed to instant eligibility in general (to prevent smaller schools from becoming defacto farm systems), these proposals make sense.


If coaches have the freedom to come and go without penalty, so athletes if the coach leaves.

And coaches NEVER should have been able to block transfers to certain schools.
01-31-2018 01:36 PM
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RE: Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
I think these are more than fair and serve the student-athletes well. I, for one, hope to see this changes implemented.
01-31-2018 01:51 PM
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RE: Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
(01-31-2018 01:36 PM)dbackjon Wrote:  As much as I am opposed to instant eligibility in general (to prevent smaller schools from becoming defacto farm systems), these proposals make sense.


If coaches have the freedom to come and go without penalty, so athletes if the coach leaves.

And coaches NEVER should have been able to block transfers to certain schools.

As long as the "student-athlete" facade is being maintained, then this should be allowed. Athletes are supposedly students like any other, and if regular students can transfer out then I see no reason athletes should be penalized for doing so.

If we ever do move to a paid model, then this would be among the first things I want gone. If athletes are getting paid to play then they should be committed and locked to the university for the duration of their collegiate career, unless agreed to otherwise.
01-31-2018 01:55 PM
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RE: Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
I think this could be the compromise that stops the unfettered transfers that some were thinking.
01-31-2018 01:59 PM
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RE: Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
The thing about farm system is the player cannot follow the coach for a free transfer. That prevents a larger school from hiring a coach to raid the roster.

What I think is interesting is the potential for abuse by the new coach. Hey I'm not going to renew your scholarship at Enormous State University but the coach at Northeastsouthwest Tech has said if you transfer there you have a scholarship waiting on you. Makes it easier for the new coach to clean house and recruit his own people.

That's not going to happen at Alabama when Saban retires, but it might happen Kansas fires Beaty. The next coach may want to clean out many of the seniors and juniors and encourage them to go to MWC, CUSA, MAC, Sun Belt and AAC schools and even though Kansas is bad I bet there will be guys who could help Tulsa, Texas State, UTEP, etc.
01-31-2018 02:23 PM
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RE: Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
(01-31-2018 01:36 PM)dbackjon Wrote:  As much as I am opposed to instant eligibility in general (to prevent smaller schools from becoming defacto farm systems), these proposals make sense.


If coaches have the freedom to come and go without penalty, so athletes if the coach leaves.

And coaches NEVER should have been able to block transfers to certain schools.

I don't agree with never. I believe that a coach should be able to block a transfer to any scheduled opponents during the span of eligibility for competitive reasons. If a player wants to transfer from East Central State the ECS coach should be able to block them from going to Middle Northern Tech if Middle Northern Tech is on their schedule every year.

That would be the only blocking I would be in favor of.
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RE: Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
There is one item that needs to be addressed. Any school losing a kid to transfer where he is immediately available should be allowed to add one additional scholarship to the "25 per year hard cap" for every transfer lost. Otherwise, schools losing coaches could suffer depleted rosters that could be debilitating for years.

So, if a school loses 4 football players to transfer in 2019, they could offer 29 high school kids (or transfers) scholarships during that years recruiting cycle--as long as doing do did not exceed the schools 85 scholarship total. Their 25 kid cap for the next year would remain intact (unless they had more transfers to other FBS schools--in which case it would increase by the number of kids transferring out).
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RE: Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
(01-31-2018 03:03 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  There is one item that needs to be addressed. Any school losing a kid to transfer where he is immediately available should be allowed to add one additional scholarship to the "25 per year hard cap" for every transfer lost. Otherwise, schools losing coaches could suffer depleted rosters that could be debilitating for years.

So, if a school loses 4 football players to transfer in 2019, they could offer 29 high school kids (or transfers) scholarships during that years recruiting cycle--as long as doing do did not exceed the schools 85 scholarship total. Their 25 kid cap for the next year would remain intact (unless they had more transfers to other FBS schools--in which case it would increase by the number of kids transferring out).

Agreed.
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RE: Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam
(01-31-2018 03:03 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  There is one item that needs to be addressed. Any school losing a kid to transfer where he is immediately available should be allowed to add one additional scholarship to the "25 per year hard cap" for every transfer lost. Otherwise, schools losing coaches could suffer depleted rosters that could be debilitating for years.

So, if a school loses 4 football players to transfer in 2019, they could offer 29 high school kids (or transfers) scholarships during that years recruiting cycle--as long as doing do did not exceed the schools 85 scholarship total. Their 25 kid cap for the next year would remain intact (unless they had more transfers to other FBS schools--in which case it would increase by the number of kids transferring out).

Iowa State AD mentions that in the article.
01-31-2018 03:46 PM
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