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RE: NCAA Proposal Says Transfers Will Be Granted Immediate Eligibility
(10-13-2020 09:20 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(10-13-2020 09:15 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(10-13-2020 09:08 AM)UABGrad Wrote:  https://www.si.com/college/2020/10/13/nc...ligibility

Quote: Under the proposal developed by the NCAA Working Group on Transfers, athletes are afforded a one-time transfer during their athletic careers without suffering the penalty of sitting out a season, reversing a policy from the 1960s. Fall and winter sport athletes would have to notify their schools of a transfer by May 1, with an exception extending the date to July 1 for an end-of-the-year head coaching change or the non-renewal of scholarships.

I will miss the days of following a player develop for 4 years.

I like it, and I think G5 might benefit. A 3-star guy goes to Ole Miss because he thinks he will be starting in the SEC, quickly realizes that he's buried on the depth chart? He can now transfer to Memphis or UAB seemlessly without the onerous burden of sitting out a year, he can suit up immediately.

The whole "transfer portal" concept is good for the G5, as it reduces the ability of the P5 to hoard and warehouse talent. IMO, that's a reason we've already seen more G5 success vs P5, and this will help more.

...a 3 star guy goes to Memphis and blows up into a superstar by his sophomore season. Now he gets to transfer to a P5 school and doesn't have to sit out a year. That helps the P5 out 1000000000% more than the G5 and you damn well know it.


There would be some increase in the number of players who transfer to P5 programs, but there would be some limiting factors, such as:

1) Transferring is somewhat stressful and disruptive, and there is no guarantee that athletes will be happier at the next school. It can take months to make new friends and adjust to the next school, and some transfers experience "culture shock."

2) Transferring to play on another team can be fraught with uncertainties, because it's impossible to know how they'll feel about their new coaching staff. The transfer is the "new kid on the block," who may be considered a threat to established players, and there may be unfamiliar group dynamics to contend with. Some transfers never really fit in with the new team.

3) With the exception of the most outstanding athletes, transferring to a higher-quality P5 team often results in reduced playing time. A lot of talented players might well be better off playing more minutes and being "standouts" on their current teams.


Moreover, it's entirely possible that more P5 athletes will end up transferring to non-P5 teams than vice versa. There have already been many examples. Some non-P5 school(s) have had gained as many transfers from P5 schools than they have lost to P5 schools.

There are some very compelling reasons why P5 athletes would transfer to non-P5 schools, including:

1) More playing time: Many P5 athletes become frustrated by spending too much time on the bench, and may see little prospect of playing significant mpg on their current team.

2) A better team: Many athletes on mid-to-lower tier P5 teams would be able to play on a team, after transferring, that might have the potential to become a championship quality team.

3) A better chance to become an impact player and a standout who could get an offer to play professional basketball.

4) A more comfortable or less pressurized environment: Some P5 athletes might tend to flourish, or might prefer to play on a campus where they would feel more comfortable, and would get less pressure to perform from the school's fan base.

--One example of this type of athlete was CMU's standout, Dan Majerle, who went on to have a successful 14-year career in the NBA.
(This post was last modified: 10-16-2020 02:04 AM by jedclampett.)
10-16-2020 01:59 AM
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RE: NCAA Proposal Says Transfers Will Be Granted Immediate Eligibility
This isn’t going to end well for anyone.
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RE: NCAA Proposal Says Transfers Will Be Granted Immediate Eligibility
If this were to be adopted, I believe it should be accompanied by a rule requiring that all athletic scholarships be granted for at least four years, so schools can't jettison their recruiting mistakes. That way, if a kid who discovers he is going to be a benchwarmer at Alabama may decide he'd rather earn his degree there rather than at Directional U which might otherwise be his only viable option.
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