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Sport How the new transfer and redshirt rules will impact college football

22:31  13 june  2018
22:31  13 june  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

To the NCAA, Murray is different than other athletes who get paid

  To the NCAA, Murray is different than other athletes who get paid The NCAA lets players get paid in one sport while playing another in college. On Wednesday, news broke that Oklahoma quarterback and outfielder Kyler Murray — the ninth overall pick in the MLB Draft by the A’s — had agreed to a roughly $5 million contract that allows him to play football for the Sooners for one year.

So in this week’s Thursday 10, we’re looking at the 10 biggest unanswered college football questions exiting spring ball. Unlike the potential redshirt changes, there are far more questions than answers in regards to a new transfer rule . 10. How does the new kickoff rule impact strategy?

“We vote every year on things, and in our business meetings, across all levels, this has been unanimous,” Berry said of the proposed new redshirt rule . Junior college transfer Andrew Van Ginkel developed into a proven playmaker last season, but no outside linebackers have more than

The two changes enacted Wednesday by the NCAA’s Division I Council are notable in their intent to improve the college experience of the student-athlete, and despite the need for additional modifications – more on that in a moment – should be highlighted for streamlining what had long been two of college football’s most unwieldy topics.

The first deals with transfers, ending a protracted series of conversations among administrators about handling what some coaches have termed an epidemic: The growing number of players, especially at quarterback, who transfer at least once in a five-year span.

NCAA transfer rules may take a big step forward with legislation up for review this week

  NCAA transfer rules may take a big step forward with legislation up for review this week This will likely be one step of many needed to rectify a major problem facing student-athletesThe NCAA Division I Council is expected to forward legislation to its Board of Directors that would allow transferring student-athletes to "notify" programs of their intention to leave a school rather than seek "permission" to do so. If passed, it would be one of the more significant pieces of legislation in the association's history.

General College Football News. NC State Football . New , 11 comments. That’s just one example among many of how the current rule can be unfair. One play or one drive shouldn’t cost a player his redshirt , and I think most folks would agree with that notion.

The Arizona Wildcats will not have the services of starting left tackle Layth Friekh for the first two games of 2018. That includes a Week 2 visit to Houston, whose defensive line features Ed Oliver, the possible No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Friekh isn’t injured. He didn’t do anything wrong.

That trend won’t change, and might even grow with Wednesday’s change. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The idea of transferring has been demonized, mostly by coaches motivated by the cause of self-preservation. The reality: Limiting opportunities for transfers was just another way the NCAA model had let down student-athletes.

The new rule simplifies the process and addresses the ultimate unfairness of the previous model, which allowed coaches, schools and even conferences to limit a student-athlete’s next destination.

Transfers may now leave without asking their current school for permission. Under this new “notification-of-transfer” model, student-athletes will have their names entered into a national database, and coaches from other programs can then reach out to gauge interest.

Hunter Johnson transfers to Northwestern

  Hunter Johnson transfers to Northwestern Former Clemson QB Hunter Johnson, a 2017 five-star recruit out of Indiana, has transferred to Northwestern. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the Wildcat family,” Johnson said in a statement. “The program that Coach Fitzgerald and his staff have built at Northwestern is phenomenal, and one my family has had the opportunity to get to know and trust. I am thankful to Coach Swinney and the Clemson family for all their support over the past year-and-a-half. My focus now is on doing everything in my power to help this team prepare to compete for a Big Ten West title.

College football made a significant change last week by altering its kickoff rules , among a few smaller rulings. Those situations aren’t frequent, but it does happen. That’s why the redshirt rule needs to change. It’s just common sense based on how fumbles are decided on every other inch of the field.

Like other things, college football tends to make eligibility and transferring harder than necessary. Todd Berry says the AFCA supports changes redshirt rules . Want players to play four games and still take a redshirt .

In other words, the power now rests in the right hands: with the student-athlete, not the program which previously had the option of placing stringent and unfair limits on which schools the transfer could consider.

The Division I Council did warn that conferences can still place limitations “that are more restrictive than the national rule.” That’s unfortunate. The new rule should be universal – meaning every league should allow transfers without any limitations. But it’s a start.

The second rule is nearly groundbreaking in how it reforms the redshirt standard. Previously, players were given five years to complete four seasons of eligibility – meaning one of those seasons had to be spent without participating in any games, often during a student-athlete’s first year on campus.

The same four-in-five timeline exists, only with a catch: Players can now participate in up to four games in a season and still retain that year of eligibility, a change that promotes “fairness for college athletes,” said Miami (Fla.) athletics director Blake James, chair of the Division I Council.

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

  NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday, June 13, 2018. It takes effect Oct. 15. Standoffs between athletes and coaches over transfers have often led to embarrassing results for schools standing in the way of player who wishes to leave. Last spring at Kansas State, reserve receiver Corey Sutton said he was blocked him from transferring to 35 schools by coach Bill Snyder before the school finally relented after public pressure.

How the Graduate Transfer Rule Brought College Football Into Its Own Kind of Free Agency. An increasing number of players come to college with advanced-placement credits, redshirt and take summer school classes. As a result, many earn diplomas before their eligibility expires.

Trending Topics. University of LouisvilleCards grab another grad transfer guard. “We know it’s good for football .” While the college football season has grown longer with the addition of “I think it will be a great rule ,” said Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, whose roster includes seven redshirts .

Here’s an example. A true freshman steps on campus. In previous years, he might spend his first year doing all the work – practice, film study, conditioning – without the payoff; the year will be spent holding a dummy for juniors and seniors and biding his time. Now, this true freshman will be able to see time in four games while still earning that redshirt season. On paper, it’s a win for everyone.

It’ll keep players involved, even motivated by the possibility of playing time at some point during the season. It could help with development. You can make the case that the change will help individual teams, in the same way baseball’s September call-up period gives a boost to bullpens and benches – teams get deeper for having an additional handful or more of freshmen sitting in reserve, if only for a few games.

You could even make the case that the change will trim the number of national transfers, if only slightly. It goes back to the idea that players will be more involved and invested while wearing a redshirt, and therefore less likely to look for the exit.

The rule does favor the elite, though nearly all rules do. Take Alabama, which four times in 2018 – say, against LSU and Auburn, in the SEC title game and in a bowl game – can trot out a group of big-time recruits to bolster its roster. In other words, the most talented teams in the country can get an injection of even more talent four times a year.

College football players now get up to 4 games without burning a redshirt

  College football players now get up to 4 games without burning a redshirt Division I football players are now allowed to play in up to four games in a season while keeping a redshirt and not losing a year of eligibility. The NCAA announced the change Wednesday.

– Team is sponsored. The 21-year-old rule can be a factor when deciding to redshirt or even attend college to play sports. The rule tends to impact Many international students, who are currently at high education looking to transfer to a new college , find that when they want to transfer their

Recruiting is the principle way to acquire talent and build a college football program, but transfers occasionally make a major impact for teams. But thanks to the graduate transfer rule , athletes He took a redshirt in 2016, transferred last summer and is "eager to compete," per Jake Lourim of the

The same benefit won’t necessarily extend to the Group of Five, or even those Power Five teams outside the national picture. Alabama can get better during those four games; others will simply use that time for player development.

It’s still a win for student-athletes and also a win for coaches, who were vocal on both the Power Five and Group of Five level in their support of the rule change. That should be somewhat worrisome: Rules that are good for coaches and individual programs are often not the same for student-athletes.

And there are potential issues here within each rule. The council’s admitted lack of continuity across conferences regarding transfers leaves one major box unchecked in fully reforming transfer regulations. It’s unfortunate to get this far without enacting changes that are uniform across the Football Bowl Subdivision.

The transfer rule also doesn’t go far enough: The council should next create a rule allowing qualified student-athletes – those who reach a certain GPA or a more standardized academic benchmark – to transfer without a one-year penalty, as in the case with the existing rule regarding graduate transfers.

The potential for misuse of the new redshirt rule does exist, though the likelihood of any profound negatives arising from the change is far outweighed by the positives.

The NCAA's Redshirt Rule Change Is a Major Win for Both Coaches and Players

  The NCAA's Redshirt Rule Change Is a Major Win for Both Coaches and Players Todd Berry got a win Wednesday. And it felt just as good as those 57 ‘W’s he amassed on the field as a coach. And it felt just as good as those 57 ‘W’s he amassed on the field as a coach. This was a long, long time coming.

NHL MLB NFL NBA College football college basketball soccer MLS NHL features, longform, commentary. “We moved a corner to safety just to get through the game without burning somebody’s redshirt ,” Norvell told If a new rule proposal goes through, that

With Grant Merchant transferring at the end of spring ball, Buffalo’s quarterback battle is down to Rohach and promising redshirt freshman Johnson should provide a spark for UTSA’s offense and will be an impact transfer for Wilson. Related: Grading College Football 's New Coach Hires for 2016.

Yes, a coach could see a student-athlete in limited action as a rookie and decide he’s not worthy of the scholarship. And yes, another major-conference program could see a player in short bursts of action on the Group of Five level and reach out to gauge his interest in transferring. But that’s going to happen anyway.

Both rules represent a step forward. Most of all, they indicate at least some move on the NCAA’s part toward evening the playing field. For too long, rules have leaned toward the schools. The transfer rule in particular places some power in the hands of the student-athlete.

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Stanford's Travis transferring to Kentucky as grad student .
Kentucky is adding Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis to its lineup. Travis, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection twice with the Cardinal, announced Wednesday that he's transferring to Kentucky to pursue a master's degree.Under NCAA graduate transfer rules, Travis will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the fall. He graduated Sunday with an undergraduate degree in science, technology and society.Travis, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward, averaged 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds last season.

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