It’s rare for a P5 athletic director to say that and be correct, but, in this case, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel is spot on with that quote. What’s it in reference to? This:
The Big Ten quietly proposed legislation last year that would allow players in every sport to transfer once in their careers without sitting out a year in residence at their new institution. If adopted, the legislation would mark one of the biggest competitive changes in the history of college sports…
The Big Ten’s proposal was largely unknown in NCAA circles. It went unpublished by the NCAA as it wound its way through the legislative cycle in October 2019.
Even Tom Mars…
“Helping student-athletes pursue their dreams without being unfairly penalized has become a large part of my practice,” Mars told CBS Sports. “… That said, I’d be thrilled if the NCAA Legislative Council put me out of business. Nothing would make me happier than to have them a more fair and sensible rule.”
And there’s your problem, right there. The NCAA doesn’t do more fair and sensible well.
The soonest the Big Ten’s legislation could be adopted is 2021, which leaves plenty of time for the usual suspects to wail and moan about it.