College football Free Agency

Just read Tate Martell from Ohio State was granted a waiver to play at Miami this year after giving the waiver to Justin Fields to play at Ohio State. It looks like the NCAA has decided instead of changing the rule of sitting out a year they will just arbitrarily give waivers to certain athletes. Get ready for lawsuits from those that didn’t get waivers.

It needs to be the same for any player in any sport no matter how many years they have left to play! That would be fair and yes it is free agency in college sports. If your doing it for one player do it for all of them.
I’ll give another example of something that’s more wrong! Brian Bowen was deemed ineligible to play college basketball. How can the NCAA justify allowing the Auburn Tigers and Bruce Pearl to play their players that were paid?
It don’t matter if it’s $1.00 or $100,00.00
It breaks the rules. So if you suspend one and allow that one to regain eligibility then do it for all of them or don’t them play at all like the rule is written. So free agency already exist between AAU and college.

[quote=“georgiahogfan”]

Just read Tate Martell from Ohio State was granted a waiver to play at Miami this year after giving the waiver to Justin Fields to play at Ohio State. It looks like the NCAA has decided instead of changing the rule of sitting out a year they will just arbitrarily give waivers to certain athletes. Get ready for lawsuits from those that didn’t get waivers.

[/quote]I wonder what the rationale was for granting immediate eligibility for Martell? On its face, it seems that the NCAA is playing fast and loose with this process, but what else is new?

Pure Blue Blood power stroke.

There was absolutely nothing wrong with the five years to play four and a transfer costs a year.

Of course, the money people have the last word.

[quote=“KeithGuthrie”]

The article talked about there was really no reason to grant the waiver and that the NCAA has approved about 50% of those that applied with no consistency in their reasoning. You wonder if it was a snowball effect because they granted Fields his waiver into Ohio State and didn’t want Martell complaining if they didn’t grant his because the circumstances aren’t much different.