Lunt not allowed to transfer to Big 12,SEC, or Southern Miss

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  1. Wolf

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf...ot-allowed-transfer-big-12-sec-221525359.html

    Pretty crappy of OSU. What are they afraid of? If they think the kid is that good, he'd probably be starting for them.
     
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    I can understand not allowing a transfer within conference or with someone who is on the schedule in the next year or two. But Okie St just seems to be trying to hold the kid back from going to a top tier school who may want him.
     
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    I think they're putting these restrictions on him not so much for him, but to eliminate issues with others in the future:
    - No Southern Mississippi: So that coaches can't leave and take their favorite OSU players with them. Otherwise you'd find coaches leaving and convincing some of their favorite players to move with them. Would be a horrible precedent.
    - No SEC: So that players can't use OSU as a stepping stone to a more prominent conference. More debatable, but you don't want players to think "I can go to OSU for now, and then later move on up to the SEC". I know there's a lot of debate about whether the SEC is really "up", but I think that's a somewhat common perception and allowing a move might again set a pretty bad precedent that a program could be a stepping stone. I bet they'd rather have said no transfer to a "better" program, but there's not an easy way to define that.
    - No Big12: No transfer to a conference rival (and also potentially to "better" programs, like with the SEC) - probably the most obvious.
     
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    The system is broken. Coaches can leave for whatever school they want no matter what contract is in place. The student athlete gets killed trying to transfer
     
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    If they aren't going to start the young man why go to all this trouble to make sure he doesn't play against them?
     
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    Unless schools/conferences/the NCAA levy those same restrictions on coaches, then, as 2012Champs said, the system is completely broken.
    ...and has been forever.
     
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    That's an interesting take, considering OSU is big time program and they lose a year of eligibility. I doubt many kids would even consider this unless they were way down the depth chart.
     
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    Gundy does not come off well. I hope this backfires on them in recruiting.

    Great Outkick the Coverage article on it. link

    Click on the link for more.
     
  9. Kaiser Toro

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    One is a professional, the other is an amateur that is subsidized strongly towards education.

    Based on top line growth, consistent investment, popularity of the sport and a constant funnel of talent I am not sure how anyone can say the system is broken.
     
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    Wouldn't you want what's in the best interest for the kid? Plus, its not like one player makes that much of a difference for a team...you still have 10 other guys that have to show up and play otherwise you're not going to win the game.
     
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    It's a complete joke.

    Luckily, there are still a few good conferences left. The B1G is a good conference and so is the Pac-12.

    Could also consider transferring to the MAC just because NFL teams tend to think that the MAC makes NFL QB's.

    Leftwich, Big Ben, Chad Pennington, Zac Dysert this year, etc.

    The kid still has options but it makes no sense why this university is trying so hard to keep him from playing at a top tier school. (Afraid of possibly getting revenge on OSU at some point?) (Would love to see him beat his Ex-Team in a Bowl Game or something a year or so down the road.)
     
  12. 2012Champs

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    The system is broken. The "professional" should be more restricted than the non. The professional can recruit kids in and leave before those kids ever get to work with what they were promised.


    Also of the subsidy what percentage of the choice of who to give it to is based on athletic ability vs education ?
     
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    It is not broken, it is more popular, and profitable than ever. FWIW, I deem college football as an exhibition sport, since there is no playoff system.
     
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    Well there is actually a playoff system now so Im not sure what you would call it. Profitability certainly doesnt mean as system isnt broken.
     
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    Please net out the current playoff system from this past season.
     
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    Im not sure what you are trying to say. There is now a playoff system in place. Why did they change the system? After all it was as profitable as its even been. Profit levels dont mean something isnt right. Ask Enron
     
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    How many teams entered into the playoff system this year and who advanced to the final?
     
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    Do you mean last season? If thats the case zero. Last season is somewhat irrelevant since they have committed to changing the system because it was broken despite the profit levels.
     
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    So next season must be relevant then. What is the format next season?
     
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    I think it is the four plus one format
     

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