If you saw my post about it yesterday, apparently Houston’s starting quarterback, along with another starter, has made a decision to take a redshirt for the rest of the 2019 season and come back to play next year.
Now, step around the possibility that nothing would stop King from changing his mind in December and jumping into the transfer portal to find a grass is greener spot for his talent. Let’s assume this decision is a real thing. Where does that have the potential to take things?
Well, it takes us to the college football equivalent of tanking. And if you’re a head coach with leverage who can get his star players to buy in, why not? You’re being paid to win championships and if you do that on occasion, the fan base is likely to forgive you for the dips in between. (I’m looking at you, Auburn.)
Too bad if you’re a fan buying season tickets, but, then again, we live in an age when taking a bullet for the team is becoming expected behavior for the fan base at big programs.
All I can say is that it sure is a good thing we don’t yet live in a world of professionalized college sports.