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RE: Pat Casey Leaving Montana State for Oklahoma!
then you all should write the NCAA and tell them that you don't want the new legislation that allows for multi year or 4 year scholarships to be signed out of high school. No way you can sign a 4 year scholarship, but then think you can transfer without recourse.

if a kid wants to come to a coach, like an adult, at the very beginning of a school year and inform them that they want to transfer for the following year, then that is fine. but all too often the kids are immature and won't talk to the coach because they are afraid of the reaction. the hide their dissatisfaction. they explore other options secretly and even illegally. their parents explore options outside of the rules.

all the while, the coach is unaware and carrying on with recruiting in a normal fashion. Then at some point, when the kid has secured his future elsewhere, they then approach the coach to ask about a transfer. by that point, it is too late for a coach to do an adequate job of recruiting to replace the student-athlete.

if you want kids to be able to transfer at any time without consequence, then you will also have to allow for the coach to recruit to replace every kid on their roster every year. and you'd be PISSED if the coach called YOU into the office and said "I think you should transfer, because I found a kid as good or better than you who will come here for less money."

there has to be some control over the process.

and while it has been stated that coaches can just cut any scholarship for any reason, that just simply is incorrect. the kid is well protected against such a thing by existing rules and appeals process.

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