The SEC also voted to allow players to transfer from one league school to another and become immediately eligible if the former program is facing an NCAA-mandated postseason ban.
That scenario is currently in play, as Ole Miss will be banned from a bowl game for a second consecutive season.
“If a kid goes to a school and gets caught up in doing something that is not of his doing, he should not be punished for something that the school did wrong,” first-year Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters in Destin. “He ought to have the ability to go out. I know that’s controversial, but those kids only have a four-year window.
In what other world besides the cloistered one SEC head football coaches inhabit does it seem controversial to let a kid out of a situation like that?