Dudley’s report that we are leaving room for a grad transfer is good news IMHO. I have watched game after game this season where a grad transfer has played a significant role, not necessarily starring but certainly starting.
Glad to see we are taking that talent pool into account. For many of us, the grad transfer rule requires making a few mental recalebrations, but I think once we really get our minds around its impact, I think we will see that the rule has the potential to give a school like Arkansas a boost.
For example, what if a bona fide downhill type LB from the MAC wants to boost his draft stock by transferring to a power 5 school? I think he could find an immediate home in Fayetteville. BTW, you may have noticed that there have been several MAC types starting for power 5 schools this year.
Don’t know where this is coming from. Only grad transfer that comes to mind is Raulerson. All-American? No, but he’s started a good bit of the season. Maybe he hasn’t played as well as you would have liked, but he’s not wasting away at the end of the bench either. And I think his main problem is that he’s too light. Herbert has a chance to fix that before next season, since he has a year left.
The only way grad transfers hurt you if they don’t workout is twofold, they take up a roster spot, or don’t complete their school work. If you take a grad transfer and he fails to complete his work in a set amount of time, you are barred from taking another one for set time period.