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New Transfer Rule

Postby Henzone on Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:39 am

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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby rooneyguy on Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:04 am

I appreciate the effort to try to do something about graduate transfers abusing the system, but some grad programs take longer than one year to complete so that part of the proposal could be problematic. And, as we all know, coaches cannot force a player to complete his/her academic program -- those decisions are ultimately up to the student. On the other hand, as long as a coaching staff knows that it might cost them a scholarship, that should just be figured in to the cost-benefit analysis of taking a particular player.
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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby UDJoe on Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:44 am

A slightly better description of what is being considered:

The NCAA Division I Council is expected to vote by Friday on an amendment that would require a grad transfer to count against a team’s scholarship total for two years, no matter how much eligibility the player has left when they arrive. An EXCEPTION would be made for athletes who complete graduate degree requirements before the start of the second year.

Rooney -- I think this speaks to your point. All in all, it just is another factor in roster management.
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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby Henzone on Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:06 am

I don't think it will have any effect on the programs that need an immediate impact player and see him worth 2 schollies. Coaches already knew Bama's Hurts was no risk on the field. Players lower on the totem pole might find themselves not as welcomed. I applaud the attempt to slow down the free agency.
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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby joe c on Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:57 am

These are some good posts right here....I am with you Rick....I also applaud the effort...
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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby af5934 on Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:05 am

It's unrealistic to think that a graduate transfer can complete their degree within 2 years if they are transferring for a graduate program but also with the intentions of getting better exposure to give them a better shot at the pros in basketball and football. If anything this hurts the walk on who plays 3-4 years on special teams and is awarded a scholarship his senior year as coaches will probably use that scholarship as the forfeited scholarship(s).
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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby Hens79 on Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:23 am

Another rule to limit the freedom of players. All these transfer restrictions sound very Curt Floodish to me. And that all worked out ok.

Why can't 18-22 years olds be free to transfer at anytime without penalty? "Free agency" works in all aspects of life. Why not for college athletes? Anyway, I don't think it will have a big impact in either football or basketball. 85 scholarships is more than enough to absorb a few grad transfers a year and so is 13 in hoops. But as always, the star players will make out fine, It is the lesser players that might feel some impact. And it sure is a "Me" era. And why shouldn't it be? Why should 18-22 year olds have to do what their parents generation hasn't, that is demonstrate loyality? Gone are the days of going to work for a company after high school or college and then being able to retire 30 or so years later with a gold watch and a pension. The company-employee relationship has changed and continues to change. I think that is kinda a shame but the clock cant be turned back. Just as it can't turned back or stopped in college athletics. Society continues to adapt and move forward. These kids are products of that environment and are doing what is in their best interests. I don't fault them one bit. My bet is the march to freedom will continue for college athletes. And that will be a good thing for all.
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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby joe c on Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:00 am

Being a politician, that is also good points and the flip side...Your exactly right 79 but being an old fashioned purist I still love the day of 4 year players...lol.....That said I believe they need to do something...Lets face it the big boys will get what they want and they ate screaming for something to be done...The Curt Flood analogy is right on point....The man actually chose to retire rather than play for the Phillies. It had more to do than just restriction of movement....It also had to do with the Phillies organization...

Trivia question for you 79....The Phillies were awarded a pick (player) of their choice from St Louis...Due to Flood's refusing to play for Phillies...
Who was that player?
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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby SussexJay on Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:08 am

Willie Montanez?
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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby joe c on Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:12 am

Yes Sir J...The flashy charismatic Willie the Phillie is correct...The best part of him got us Garry Maddox.,.,.The Philly fans were irate until they saw Maddox play....Odubel is so much like Willie with all the theatrics and show manship....
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Re: New Transfer Rule

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Re: New Transfer Rule

Postby bluehenbillk on Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:22 pm

Why'd this topic get started? Any connection to Tommy Stevens shocking Happy Valley and entering the transfer portal??
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Re: New Transfer Rule

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