NCAA president Mark Emmert left the door unlocked. The father of a UH quarterback hopes Emmert’s sentiments open the way to allowing easier transfers when a player’s head coach is no longer with the program.
Emmert is agreeable to some flexibility to the rule that requires a player to redshirt after transferring between FBS schools. Of concern is when a player, who signs with a coach and a specific system, is no longer a good fit with the program after the coach departs. Former NFL quarterback Kent Graham’s son Taylor transferred from Ohio State to UH in December after the Buckeyes hired Urban Meyer as head coach. Unless an exemption is granted, Taylor Graham will have to redshirt this season.
The transfer rule has been part of an ongoing debate that has gained more traction, particularly in men’s basketball, where the transfer rate is soaring. There are some sports, such as men’s volleyball, where a player is not required to redshirt after transferring.
The rule also impacts linebacker Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson, who transferred from Washington State to UH.
Conversely, the rule probably would benefit receivers and quarterbacks who had signed with UH because of the run-and-shoot offense.
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Defensive end Dejon Allen has not received approval from the NCAA Clearinghouse to play for the Warriors this season. The Warriors will hold a scholarship for him if he decides to join the team as a grayshirt in January.
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