I tend to agree. They have removed almost all restrictions. It may well develop into a free for all and programs will suffer most likely.With all of this transfer portal stuff....FCS is going to be dead in a few years, and it won’t be long before 2/3 of the schools in FBS suffer a similar fate. The player movement is going to ruin college football.
I think, I hope, we have to look at the short run and long run with this transfer business.I tend to agree. They have removed almost all restrictions. It may well develop into a free for all and programs will suffer most likely.
I disagree, I actually see more G5 conferences looking to move to FCS. The power five are making it harder for them to compete and costs are going up not down. Most universities do not have boosters willing to dish out big money.With all of this transfer portal stuff....FCS is going to be dead in a few years, and it won’t be long before 2/3 of the schools in FBS suffer a similar fate. The player movement is going to ruin college football.
I don't know that there are ANY all conference or standouts in the MVFC that would come in for clean up duty or for injury in the B10 or SEC. They seem to transfer into important roles on those teams.You know who isn't a fan of the transfer portal? The NFL. Imagine if a player like James Robinson or David Johnson just decided they were going to transfer to Ohio St or Iowa to play as 3rd down back or something. They would have never had enough tape to even consider putting them on a roster. This is going to make major programs second and third teams heavily comprised of players that would be all conference and standouts in FCS but only come in for clean up duty or for injury in the Big 10 or SEC.
I have seen a few articles where the idea of FCS moving to spring permanently was discussed but all sportswriters speculation. I have seen or heard nothing about a move like that being seriously discussed.With the FCS seriously thinking about moving the season to the spring, that will cause many programs to move out of the FCS to keep fall football, it would make sense believe that would include North Dakota State South Dakota State and Illinois state
Agree with all of it. What I never understood was the difference in transfer rules among the sports - if a wrestler or tennis player can transfer w/o sitting out, so should a football or basketball player. Or turn it the other way, but all student athletes should play by the same rules.FCS will never move to spring ... just plain dumb if anyone actually put that in print. Fan interest in football has always been associated with fall. And unless everyone gets an indoor practice facility, FCS spring football is a really really dumb idea.
And no, the transfer portal will not be the end of FCS. There is still the same # of starting spots and reps available in D-I, all levels. The door swings both ways. It will only mean a few less 4 year players at both FCS schools and FBS schools. I do think the 1 free transfer rule is more good than bad ... more importantly, it is fair to the student athlete ... but again, just 1.
In the end, while I have always liked restrictions on the ability of players to transfer willy nilly, I do love the idea of 1 free transfer, no restrictions. After that, it should be appropriately restrictive similar to current rules.