The NCAA, master of consistency

There’s been some mention of Luke Ford waiting for news from the NCAA that his transfer waiver request has been granted and how it doesn’t seem fair that he’s twisting in the wind while Tate Martell is busy getting snaps in Miami.

The NCAA wants you to know that fair’s got nothing to do with it.

Former Coastal Carolina offensive lineman Brock Hoffman is scheduled to transfer from the Chanticleers to Virginia Tech after spring semester to be closer to his mother, who recently had a brain tumor removed. It turns out that he may have to wait until 2020 to play for the Hokies, though.

Hoffman announced on his Twitter page that the NCAA denied his waiver for immediate eligibility and will force him to sit out the 2019 season before the clock starts on his final two years.

Here’s his tweet and, yeah, it’s a little infuriating.

Five miles and his mom’s not sick enough.  Sure, that sounds reasonable.

If this sounds to you like there’s no rhyme or reason to it, well, you’re wrong.  Let someone explain.

Luke, if you haven’t hired Mars yet, you might want to think about doing so.

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30 responses to “The NCAA, master of consistency

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Irrational inconsistency is just as bad as wooden consistency.

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  2. I gotta quit reading this blog and quit paying attention to that man behind the curtain. Ignorance was bliss.

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  3. Uglydawg.

    About time for the NCAA to be completely overhauled or dumped and replaced by better thinking people.

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  4. Dawg in Austin

    Un-fucking-real.

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  5. Uglydawg

    Luke probably can’t afford to hire Mars, whereas Fields, with his professional potential, probably has plenty of “credit”. This is where Mars or some other attorney could offer free representation. It would be a great move.
    Calling public attention to this (as you have here) is a very good first step in getting the NCAA clowns to use some common sense.

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  6. Salty Dawg

    Good God, Almighty. What a piece of shit the NCAA is. They need to get their heads out of their asses, but I think it’s too far up there to come out.

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  7. This is exactly why hiring Thomas Mars should be irrelevant. true hardship cases like this should sail through. While the Tate Martell’s and the Justin Field’s of the world should have to sit for a year.

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  8. ASEF

    Tate Martell didn’t have Mars representing him.

    I think Georgia is dragging its feet on Ford. And I would bet Coastal is refusing to sign off on Hoffman.

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    • KornDawg

      Does UGA have to sign off on something? He’s already listed on the Illini roster. I’d assume this is between him and the NCAA.

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      • ASEF

        If both institutions sign off, then the NCAA doesn’t really review. If the originating institution won’t sign off, then it reverts to NCAA bureaucracy.

        Georgia greenlighted Fields. Done. Mars put pressure on Georgia, not the NCAA.

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        • KornDawg

          Gotcha. I wasn’t really clear on the process. This whole situation is ridiculous. I hope it gets some mainstream attention and someone gets pressured into doing what’s right.

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  9. Go Dawgs!

    So the only players actually having the NCAA’s transfer rules inflicted upon them are the only players who are using the hardship transfer rule in the spirit in which it was intended. Wow. Let this kid play, let Luke Ford play, and then also let Justin Fields, Tate Martell, and Jalen Hurts play. But if this kid is sitting out the fall, I’m sorry, those kids have to, as well.

    And our guy Jacob Eason deserves an apology for not getting to compete for playing time last year at Washington, too.

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  10. Debby Balcer

    Mars out to help out VT kids probing. This is infuriating.

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  11. Debby Balcer

    Mars ought to represent the VT kid pro bono. This is a bad look for the NCAA. UNREAL

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  12. Harold Miller

    Again, what the literal intercourse? The NCAA needs to be disbanded.

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  13. Bulldog Joe

    The first (and perhaps only) question to ask about the NCAA’s motives is: “Could the NCAA possibly lose money if the player sits out a year?”.

    Answer that question and you can have a high batting average predicting the outcome of their decisions.

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  14. Sides

    Some quick research. Blacksburg to Statesville is 135 miles fastest way on Google. Stateville to Conway is 200 miles. This kid isn’t transferring to be closer to his mother. He had offers from UNCC and App State but wanted P5 football. It is his right to transfer from Coastal to VT but it is not to be closer to his family. It is for a better opportunity in football. He should be subject to the same rules as all other transfers.

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    • Bayareadawg

      Statesville to Blacksburg is 2 hours and all highway,. Statesville to Conway is 4 hours mostly back roads and he has to drive through Charlotte. Trust me it’s significantly closer time wise to play at VT.

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  15. Whiskeydawg

    Like getting Pre TSA to get through airport security faster; get a “Pre Portal Transfer” which allows you to play quicker once you elect to transfer. Think of the revenue possibilities.

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  16. Tybee Dawg

    Senator, I assume Stacy Osborn has no comment?

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  17. Pedro

    Terrible.

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  18. Update: Ford tweeted earlier this afternoon that his appeal for immediate eligibility was denied by the NCAA.

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  19. Hal Evans

    They just need to say they heard someone yell “Put the honkey in.” Automatic approval

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