This John Infante piece on multi-year scholarships and oversigning almost makes too much sense. Seriously, how logical is his opening paragraph?
To say that oversigning is a major issue in college football is incorrect. Roster management is the issue, with oversigning being just one facet of the larger controversy. It would be absurdly easy to eliminate oversigning with no improvement in student-athlete welfare.
If you’re looking for an explanation about what’s behind roster management and how it might be affected by the new multi-year scholly rule, his article is pretty much a primer and definitely worth your attention, particularly as to some of the remedies he suggests. If you think the student-athlete who gets the short end of the stick as a victim of the numbers game deserves a little more freedom, you’ll like what he proposes.