When it comes to the transfer portal, silly.
The transfer portal is a contentious issue among those in the coaching ranks. Several have publicly described it as college football’s version of free agency. West Virginia coach Neal Brown, a member of the AFCA board of trustees, tells SI the portal should include closed and open periods, similar to professional leagues.
Berry has suggested the portal be open for a few weeks after the regular season, close again and then reopen for a few more weeks after spring practice is complete.
“It’s free agency. Admit it and identify what it is,” Brown says. “Just like in a professional model, there is a time period for free agency. There are windows for free agency.”
“I don’t think people really say it this way, but let’s not make a mistake: We have free agency in college football,” Kiffin said. “The kids a lot of times go to where they’re going to get paid the most. No one else is saying that, maybe. But the kids say ‘This is what I’m getting here from NIL.’ “
Just Like Coaches! Clap, clap! Clap, clap, clap!
The point here isn’t the hypocrisy — shit, that’s approaching shooting fish in a barrel levels these days. It’s that these guys aren’t even bothering any more to pretend there’s some sort of holy amateurism protocol to defend. Collectively, they’re going to be Exhibit A in discovery for the next antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA.
That’s what happens when control freaks lose control.