I hate to pick on Kirby, since he’s actually one of the better actors when it comes to player transfers, but, still.
Smart said it would be especially tempting for freshmen, struggling to adjust to college life, to look elsewhere if it were easier for them to transfer.
“It’s not easy your first year in college,” Smart said. “It’s one of the biggest adjustments you go through in life. So to be able to make it easy to leave, I think that’s tough. I think it’s a fine line. I want the players to be able to have the freedom and rights, but it’s tough. Put yourself in that situation when you come in there and you’ve been told how good you are your whole life and it’s difficult to make that transition.”
Makes you wonder how he feels about prohibiting all students from transferring after their freshman year. Or coaches after one year on the job, for that matter…