- Oct 8, 2011
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I could be wrong but wasn't the free transfer part in some ways connected to Covid? Seems like that could be rolled back fairly easily since it used to be the case that you had to sit out if you wanted to transfer.as far as the transfer rule - it's really hard to put the genie back in the bottle. free transfers and NIL are are part of the "player's rights" movement. Schools haul in huge amounts of TV money. Coaches get to jump from team to team with no consequences. and players did not share in any of those benefits.
If you think players are going to give back any of their new rights without a court fight, you're dreaming.
Coaches now have to live in a world where players have more rights. and coaches have to evolve.
Here's a wacky analogy - in the world of pro wrestling, you have "jobbers" - 2nd-tier wrestlers who exist so that they can lose to the 'face' or the 'heel' in the weekly shows.
in college FB, teams that cannot or will not compete with the NIL and the Portal are going to become jobbers. so MN can either find a way to compete, or become the football equivalent of Kenny 'Sodbuster' Jay.
Bottom line is that something has to be done to slow this down because it can't keep going the way it is. Will be interesting to see how these next few years evolve in college football.