Not the waiver you were expecting

This comes out of the blue.

So many questions here: how did he even think to ask for a waiver?  what were the grounds?  why did the NCAA grant it?  is this the start of a larger trend?

To be clear, Turk was all in.

Turk, the nephew of former NFL punter Matt Turk, was permitted to return even though he entered the draft and hired agents. Turk went undrafted and unsigned in the aftermath of the draft.  [Emphasis added.]

I think it’s a good move for college football and the player, don’t get me wrong, but what gives here, NCAA?


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16 responses to “Not the waiver you were expecting

  1. ugafidelis

    I think all that go undrafted should be allowed the opportunity if they would like. Might create some friction with numbers, but some of them just seem to get screwed by declaring early.

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  2. Derek

    Any chance he received nothing from the agent and profited nothing during his short “pro career?”

    That might be the reason for the deviation: he’s still an amateur.


  3. The Dawg abides

    I’ve read his appeal was that the covid-19 disruptions hindered him from being able to work out for teams plus ASU was unable to hold its pro day.
    So if this happened for one of our players this particular year, I don’t know how Kirby would manage the roster. We’re already four guys over the limit by my count.


  4. Rocketdawg

    They should let every draft eligible player hire and agent and test the draft. If they don’t get the grade they want or don’t get drafted at all they should be allowed to return to school. Just like basketball does with their players


  5. psyopdawg

    Pandemic might be one of a list of one or two reasons I could buy. But simply “ didn’t get drafted” ain’t on that list. That’s some bullshit. I don’t care if you’re a punter


  6. spur21

    This is as it should be but it may create some roster issues. Everybody running the show is being paid big bucks so let them figure it out.


  7. Argondawg

    Man this has needed to be a thing for decades. NCAA is the slowest institution on the planet. This and them finally allowing more freedom to grad transfers. Allowing them to get a bachelors etc in other disciplines instead of forcing them into a grad program or not allowing the transfer at all.


  8. Puffdawg

    Man, the potential ripple effect.

    What if Fromm decides he wants to come back. What does that do for Newman? And Daniels? Can they get a redo after the fact?

    And then you have to shave off another roster spot overall.

    Plus, that’s assuming one player – if this becomes the norm, the ALL draft eligible players will test the waters, which would further exacerbate the roster management problem. And consider this is happening AFTER signing day.

    Wow, wait a mess this could turn out to be!


  9. Normaltown Mike

    They were scared of crossing a guy named Turk


  10. Leggo5

    Can’t wait to see what Trenton Thompson brings to our D this year!!!


  11. I do not like it. This will encourage more people to jump in the draft because they think they have nothing to lose. Teammates will have months go by without knowing who their teammate really are.


    • I’m still trying to figure out how the timing works. Kids going pro announce in January, typically, as soon as the season is over. That’s before the February signing date and before the NFL draft. How do coaches set their rosters?


  12. Texas Dawg

    My biggest problem with this whole process is how inconsistent the NCAA has been. Set realistic criteria and stick to it or drop all criteria. As it stands now, I could use a pair of dice and an Oujia Board and have the same consistency.

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  13. Mayor

    I have been preaching this for years! What’s more, let players go through the draft and if they don’t like where they end up let ‘em come back to college.