my buddy has been working on a blog that usually has nothing to do with sports, but today he called me and asked me to check out his post on the NCAA. I thought he made an interesting point about transfers that the board might like.
3. Transfers – Now pretend your head coach bolts to the NFL. Then they bring in a completely different style of coach. You’re a duel-threat QB and they bring in a pro style offense that really does not fit your talents…so you decide to transfer to a better situation. Well the NCAA is going to make you sit out a year unless you drop down to a smaller collegiate division. Why can’t the NCAA make an exception in the case of coaching changes? The real question is if I am on a 1 year scholarship then why am I not a free agent at the end of each school year? The school's responsibility to me has run out so why do I owe them more. The collective schools already make BILLIONS in football revenue of what amounts to be cheap labor and now they have it both ways. They can keep your playing rights on 4 or 5, one year renewable contracts. It can be compared to a pro sports contract when a player signs a contract with a team option. The difference is that a team option usually would include more money for the player if they renew. What does a collegiate player get if the University renews his contract? The same exact deal. I hate to say it but it may be time for NCAA players to form a union.
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