Morning Conversational: What To Do With Players Stranded In the Transfer Portal?
The grass isn't always greener in the NCAA's transfer portal. In fact, sometimes there isn't any grass at all. Currently, there are hundreds of players in the transfer portal who have nowhere to go. Some could return to their old schools, provided those schools haven't moved on and would actually welcome them back. That's not typical...
Can you explain the transfer portal. Obviously, it's different from the old rule where you had to sit out a year. Are there now options, other than the one used by Fields, to play right away?
Anyway, an explanation would be appreciated.
Here's several explanations and viewpoints.
It's the spineless crybaby sissy rule, designed to placate "boys" who lack the character to honor their commitments.
What should we do with them? Ignore them and let the event horizon swallow them into the heart of a black hole.
Raise the cap. Best idea I've heard in ages. The cap was put in place then lowered to create some parity between the big schools who stockpiled 100+ kids on scholarships (with the help of "Boosters") and the rest who had a smaller pool to fish from. With the major increase in the quality of high school programs around the country, and the advent and growth of recruiting services, social media, the various camps, and all the rest, the pool is bigger. The cap should never be removed to make sure the boosters' power is reduced, but it need not be at the 85 level which was corrective years ago, but is excessive now. 90 seems like a great adjustment.
Tony, go on a campaign. You could end up elected CEO of NCAA Football. What a joy that would be.
If day wants to limiit osu to two port holes a year, that's fine. But if 5 guys transfer, is he going to change his mind?
Other teams should be managing their needs, if they want 5-10 port holes, why should anyone tell them how to manage? The only thing all are required is to stay at 85 or less. If a coach wants 6 port holes a year, or more, how is that skin off day's nose?
Five guys transferring a year is about normal tho.