The D. Arnett situation, in a write-up by Dr. Saturday, made the very first post of my Yahoo! homepage. This is probably targeted so it may not occur for everyone, but it's definitely going to hit a wider audience than most transfer requests. This can only be good, and may eventually lead to some sort of balanced rule-making across the board. I do believe UT will eventually let him go to any non-SEC or scheduled OOC opponent, especially if the pressure mounts.
Here's a link to the actual article: