I’ve mocked one AD this morning for general dumbassery, so it only seems fair to praise another for coming up with something smart. And this qualifies.
Man, this clicks on so many levels, I hardly know where to start. It walks away from the stupidity of blanket freshman ineligibility and provides a brilliant incentive for high school athletes to put the effort in on their academics.
Alternatively, the five-year eligibility rule is one I think that college athletics is long past accepting.
Honestly, I can’t pick a hole in what Stricklin is suggesting. It’s good for the coaches and it’s good for the kids. Which means it’s got no chance, right?