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Regardless of your feelings surrounding the moral implications about such a rule, NCAA precedent shows that it would still be enforceable should the SEC go down that path.Even though scholarships are renewable on a year to year basis, when players leave the program, many schools choose to put restrictions on where that player can transfer precisely so they don’t have to face him again in direct competition.The NCAA also places restrictions on the player in the form of a forced suspended season when transferring to another D. 1 program.Maybe players will band together and initiate a class action suit against the governing body to change these rules but until those waters are tested in court, it’s still the rule of the land.In any case, at the end of the day, you can’t force a program to recruit and admit a player they don’t want on their team which is essentially what we’re talking about; member institutions agreeing to a rule change implemented at the conference level.
Also, kicking troublemakers off your team is one thing but to make the argument that Georgia’s games against LSU and Auburn would’ve been tougher had they not been facing their two starting QBs is a tough sell.
2 days, 6 hours ago on The SEC Needs A Rule Protecting Schools From Having To Face Players Booted For Disciplinary Reasons
Carter, what's with the hyperbole? Do you expect a rational response when you act like someone stole your cookie? Quite frankly, it's easily enforceable if set at the policy level by the league. It wouldn't be up to the dismissing school to "own" the outcome of the player, it would simply be up to the other member teams to not recruit and admit that dismissed player. It's odd that you hold no accountability for the player that initiated the trouble of their own volition while concurrently having no problem with the dismissing program being held at a competitive disadvantage for acting responsibly. Playing football on full scholarship at a major university is a privilege, not a right.
3 days ago on The SEC Needs A Rule Protecting Schools From Having To Face Players Booted For Disciplinary Reasons
Nice article and I would lump this in with a number of items that need conference wide, uniform policy management. A couple comments:
1. My guess is that DGB won't want to sit out a year and will go the Div 2 route so he can move straight to the NFL after another year.
2. Maybe I'm misremembering but I thought Marshall was booted for stealing from a teammates' locker? In any case, not only did it bite us in the rear with that miracle loss against Auburn but also contributed to our dreadful secondary last season.
3 days, 3 hours ago on The SEC Needs A Rule Protecting Schools From Having To Face Players Booted For Disciplinary Reasons