I thought a student-athlete gets to transfer ONE TIME and be immediately eligible. More than one results in sitting out a year, per the old rules.
Is the opportunity to enter the Transfer Portal an annual affair?
I guess technically that is 2 different questions/topics. You can enter the transfer portal as much as you want, and I expect kids to enter regularly. Eligibility is different, and I would assume (even like before) it becomes a case-by-case basis after the "free" one-time transfer. Even with the old rule, there were people who were able to ask for an exception based on extenuating circumstances (i.e. Justin Fields transferred to Ohio State claiming racially-based harassment at Georgia). Before it was just whatever the NCAA wanted to rule without any hard and fast guidelines, and I would imagine they will still allow plenty of kids to play as long as they follow the process to request it.
And we will likely just go full free-agency whenever the big schools break-off from the NCAA.
Looking over at the football forum, there is thread in there about a former DB who is now on his 4th school!
Last Edit: May 17, 2022 12:53:03 GMT -5 by wcugrad95
Good clarification. Yes, I saw the thread about Ping-Pong Ball Davis.
I hope Coach Bell, Coach Gray (and all coaches everywhere) will take a position that when a student-athlete lets the school know that they are signing up for the Transfer Portal, ties are severed at that point. Let them go... Don't care if it's your best player.
No turning back. If they get picked up by another school, fine. If they don't get picked up, fine.
I think I saw something about 30-35% of those who sign up on the Transfer Portal get signed up by another school. If true, that word should be getting around....
Last Edit: May 17, 2022 13:02:44 GMT -5 by SCCat66
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