according to Joe Schad on twitter.
"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
solution transfer to Central Michigan then transfer to Michigan
here's a link to a little article about this:
Nothing more than what is being discussed here, but at least others (neutral observers) are discussing it.
Can they do that?
Coach Dooley, myself or anybody doesn't know what the future holds for my Father and I feel that I represented the University of Tennessee the best way I can on and Off the field and I feel I have earned the right to be released unconditional to all schools in Michigan. Especially with The University of Tennessee not scheduling any program from the state of Michigan on their current or future schedules. Coach Dooley has singled two programs that I cant get a unconditional release to and that's the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. He told me I can attend any Mac school that I want and if I wanted to attend The University of Michigan and Michigan State University then I would have to pay for school instead of be on the scholarship. I dont know whats next my family cant afford to pay for school and my father health reason isn't good enough excuse for me to attend a BCS school close to home. (According to coach Dooley). Therefore as a student athlete i feel coach Dooley is trying to hinder my success by not allowing me to compete at a bcs level! And he's neglecting the fact that my father is severely ill.
what a dick move. does he have anyway to fight it?
I thought Lane Kiffin left Tennessee?
indentured servitude was illegal
...for the soon to be departing Danny O'Brien. Good luck to Derek Dooley recruiting Michigan in the coming years.
Not just Michigan, any out of state recruit. It's a negative recruiting advantage for all opposing coaches as long as they didn't do the same thing. Would be pretty effective on parents, I would think.
It's never a good idea to think or to expect fair treatment when you are talking about "student-athletes" and the NCAA.
That being said, CMU is as good a place as any for him. Maybe he'll be a star there and be close enough to his dad that he can help out.
He could appeal it to a group of non-football University of Tennessee people. http://www.scribd.com/doc/12763105/NCAA-Transfer-Guide (See pg. 11)
Who's that? 3 janitors and a math GA?
They're a women's basketball school so it shouldn't be difficult to find non-football people.
so if I interepret that right, he could still transfer to msu/um and just pay his own way next year then he would be elligable for scholorship?
You can go anywhere you want if you pay your own way. I understand not releasing him to rivals like Florida or Bama, but to punish a kid for going home seems juvenile.
Seriously. I think the UT head coach helped Craig James kill those hookers while he was at SMU.
Senator Craig James killed five hookers?
CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS WHEN HE WAS AT SMU allegedly. It's also possible that he kept a senator's daugher in a well in his basement during his killing spree and said things to the daughter like "It puts the lotion on its body," but there is no way of knowing that.
Wait they can actually do that? I never knew there was a rule that regualtes where a kid can transfer too! That's actually not fair at all, since the kid is transferring for his dad's health reasons. Nice, tennessee would be a bunch of d-bags, ruining a kid's football career as well!
He probably won't do this, but he could also file a lawsuit alleging that the NCAA transfer restrictions violate antitrust law. I'm not an expert on antitrust law but I think they're could be a case to be had there.
It's probably not the right move for him to go down that path but it would be nice to see someone try it. It's ridiculous that schools have the ability to limit players choices to the extent that they do.
He'd be 40 years old before it got done winding its way through court.
B1G actually has this rule. For example Boren had to pay his way at OSU.
I can't even imagine how I would feel if my father was struggling to stay alive and someone made that kind of judgement about me. Do you seriously think he is worried about a lost coach at a time like this?
Whoa, settle down. Nothing was said out of malice. The only reason aaaMichFan would say anything like this is b/c someone somewhere has abused this "exception" before, and it will be abused again.
Since he is from that area?
I think you are underestimating how much DO loves to hunt. One of the reasons why chose UT was the great hunting available relatively close to the campus.
I am not from Michigan, but i remember when I was in school, there were plenty of areas to hunt in Michigan, correct?
It's ridiculous when schools don't just release guys.
to grant Rob Bolden's request for transfer. It is a common practice more than you think.
Also asked for a transfer at one point. Thankfully, after a conversation with Lloyd and his mother, he made the right decision and stayed in Ann Arbor.
Same with Tom Brady
But that's the player ultimately changing his decision, at least the way you reported it. The Tennessee situation is the school just saying, "No," so the player hasn't a full say in his future.
Can he request a transfer to a B1G school through the NCAA? Considering the situation with his father I'm surprised UT is going out of their way to ruin his hopes of playing for a high D1 team closer to home. Terrible.
schadjoe Joe Schad
What a terrible policy. Do they have secrets they don't want out?
Someone should tweet DOB and ask him if this is he asshole he wants to play for.
Wonder if they'd let him transfer to Akron. They play Tennessee next September.
and I used the word "business" on purpose. SEC schools pretty much laugh at the convetions of sportsmanship and amateurism. They will force a kid out if he is not up to par, but when the shoe is on the other foot, they won't fully release the kid.
You would think that at some point, players would start to understand this and fewer kids would commit to SEC schools, but I doubt that happens so long as SEC schools keep winning championships and SEC boosters keep the money flowing.
Good for him.
That's a ridiculous policy and basically gives them the right to deny a transfer anywhere. There are recruits dotted all over the country with Tennessee on their lists with other schools and every kid has a different list, so Tennessee has to recruit versus every college football power across the country. On a recruit by recruit basis, there isn't any school in a BCS conference Tennessee doesn't have to go up against in recruiting, so they can deny a transfer anywhere per their policy. Cool policy, bro.
I've heard of people looking like their dogs but not people looking like their football coach.
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Pissin me off
The Kid sounds like a good guy, and is transfering for the right reasons not wrong ones. I would rather see him at MSU if we don't have room for him instaed of CMU or some other school where he won't get as much exposure
They don't want him transferring to a rival school.
/Puts finger to ear
What's that, you say? He's probably looking at Big Ten schools, who Tennessee doesn't play. Well, still, the kid made a commitment, so why should they release him just because he changed his mind...
/Puts finger to ear
What's that? He's trying to get closer to his SICK FATHER?
Yeah, okay. I give up. It's officially a Dick Move.