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Jameel in the news....

Post by Old Cage » Sat Apr 12, 2003 8:43 am

Columnist questions the sit out year for transfers:

http://www.statehornet.com/vnews/displa ... 36b05b954b

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Sat Apr 12, 2003 12:14 pm

i dont see anything wrong with sitting out a year... you made a commitment to play for a team, you need to honor it, and if you dont, you get penalized... thats just me though

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Post by Orange Julius » Sat Apr 12, 2003 12:57 pm

What about if a recruit signs on to play with a coach he knows has a 5 or 10 year contract then that coach is fired or takes another job? Those kids should have the option to leave if they want to without penalty. Especially those that play for a coach who takes another job.

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Post by DEM » Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:07 pm

I personally think sitting out a yr can be a good thing for a player who transfers. He has time to get his feet wet with another coach and a different style, and when he gets to play he's a year older too.

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Post by deke » Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:09 pm

Orange Julius wrote:What about if a recruit signs on to play with a coach he knows has a 5 or 10 year contract then that coach is fired or takes another job? Those kids should have the option to leave if they want to without penalty. Especially those that play for a coach who takes another job.
Often times, those kids are granted their release from the university. It's usually after the coach is given a chance to talk to them, however. Basden, King, and Branwell were all released from their LOI and played at their new schools as freshmen. No transfer penalty.

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Post by Floyd » Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:24 pm

You would think that the school and quality of education would also play a role in deciding to go to a school, but I guess it doesn't factor in as much as you would think. That article makes it sound like everyone gets screwed if they transfer, but for some kids, a change might be good and sitting out a year can sometimes help. I wouldn't feel cheated going anywhere if it was a free ride.

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Post by obg » Sat Apr 12, 2003 7:49 pm

:x So I'm a kid who chooses to go to Nowhere U. after being hyped by experts. I get there and things aren't as rosy as they were reported to be.
I get a little pt as a freshman and I have an ok but not great year. The Coach recruits a couple of guys who can play my possession with the best of the creme. The year ends and Coach tells me that I am not needed and I will not have my scholarship next year. The Coach tells me that if I announce that I want to transfer he will help me get another school, otherwise I'm on my own. This lets the Coach avoid the stigma of being a coach who dumps his kids. I agree and I have to sit out a year. Stinks!

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Need to have restrictions

Post by Fishy » Sun Apr 13, 2003 11:36 pm

Basically, if it weren't for the penalties involved with breaking an LOI or transferring schools, there would never be an end to recruiting. Schools would recruit other schools players right off of their rosters.

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