The NCAA’s Division I council has approved two major rule changes regarding players that will drastically alter the landscape of college football. If Dana Holgorsen is smart, he’s already hiring a team of lawyers to find a way to use this to every advantage he can.
The first major rule change is the removal of an institution to block a “student-athlete” from transferring to specific schools. Currently, when a player, like Lamonte McDougle makes the decision to transfer to another school, his current institution may block specific schools from contacting the player. In most cases schools will block all conference schools and any future opponents that would fall within the players eligibility. For McDougle, the Mountaineers blocked all 9 Big 12 schools and all future non-conference teams (Tennessee, Florida State, Missouri, Virginia Tech, etc.).


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