Today, in “unintended consequences”

LOL at this.  How quick do you think we’ll see a proposal to tighten up the new redshirt rule after season’s end?

Of course, we all know it’ll be sold as something good for the kids.


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11 responses to “Today, in “unintended consequences”

  1. Randall Adams

    Oh… The window is this year. No way this rule is in place going into next year. The small print will look likely something you would get with a time share contract, with the same intent.


  2. MDDawg

    They (the NCAA, coaches, etc.) have painted themselves into a corner on this one. As the Senator alludes to, this rule change was promoted as being beneficial to the student-athletes and their development. So any change going forward is going to be immediately picked apart by saying “how is this better for the players?”. I can’t wait to see what BS they come up with.


  3. Macallanlover

    Feel the number of games allowed under the new rule is a little generous, but don’t feel it is the major culprit or risk here. As long as the NCAA prevents immediate playing time for undergrad transfers this will self-correct and not allow the free-for-all impact on the sport. Unfortunately I am not very confident in the NCAA holding firm, or setting a consistent standard.


  4. The PE teachers can’t figure out how to control their players under this rule.

    Why can’t everyone in college athletics get this through their thick skulls? Change the 4-year eligibility rule to 5. Problem solved. Kelly Bryant plays on Saturday. No one pays attention to the Jalen Hurts drama (BTW, he’s not causing the drama). Under the current transfer rules (which also need to be reformed), a non-grad transfer loses a year. A grad transfer can complete his eligibility and advanced degree at the school of his choice.

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  5. The other Doug

    They’re going to say that what Kelly Bryant is doing is bad for student athletes. That takes some skills! lol.


  6. Dawg19

    Coaches are reacting to the Redshirt Rule like they just found out they’re dating a stripper. I guess Hugh Freeze would be fine with it.


  7. Bulldog Joe

    With Saban’s control of the UA administration, there is always a way to navigate around the rules.

    I won’t be surprised to hear about new limits to the number of academic hours or which ‘classes’ an athlete can take at UA.


  8. Thorn Dawg

    I said from the get go that 4 games was too much. Reduce it to two games.


  9. 69Dawg

    The horse is out of the barn. The NCAA can’t go back now, they are in a life and death struggle to save their bacon in the courts. Any going back would strengthen the Anti-trust law suits. A modest idea would be to limit the number of games on a class basis. Freshmen get 4, if you didn’t RS as a freshman, you get 3 as a sophomore, 2 as a junior and none as a senior or Grad student. The medical exception would remain with this addition; if a player was injured to start the season and had not previously red shirted they could play in 4 games at the end of the season and not effect the medical red shirt.. The move these days has been to play them when they are ready no matter when. After all if they play more than four games as a freshman there is really no reason other than medical to red shirt them later.


  10. ASEF

    I doubt it changes. Auburn lost 3 players to the rule with barely a murmur. If guys do not want to be on your team anymore, let them go.

    The benefits of the rule outweigh the negation of it, and tweaking it to imprison a future KB looks petty and stupid.


  11. I don’t think we do. Most of the programs dealing with the repercussions are doing so because of their pursuit to be the next Alabama. This is the Alabama rule. My only complaint would be that the NCAA waited until other programs started copying Bama before these rules were implemented or changed. Bama and Saban over signed, greyshirted and pulled scholarships for years before others finally started catching on.

    I still think they’re 2 steps ahead of everyone, including the NCAA. They’re always pushing loopholes and grey areas, always pushing for the latest and greatest.