It’s been interesting, to say the least, to watch the sudden outpouring of complaints from both current and former college athletes regarding their treatment by coaches at places like Utah and Iowa.
This one, in particular, was a real eye-opener, both in terms of its detail and pain. You should read it in its entirety. Johnson-Koulianos can’t opine to whether Ferentz is racist, so I’m certainly not going there, but one thing I am fairly certain of comes from this quote:
In one of our private meetings, he threatened me by saying “I don’t care how much pressure I receive from the media to play you; you’re leaving in a year and my contract just got renewed, so I’m going to be here whether I play you or not.”
When I read that, and stuff like this…
… it’s easy to understand why coaches are strongly opposed to the one-time transfer waiver rule.
The one thing that amazes me is how long they’ve been able to keep a lid on stuff like this. Control works, until it doesn’t, I guess.