NCAA announces transfer, football redshirt rule changes

Former Alabama offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy works through drills during Alabama football practice Monday Nov. 28 2016 at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility in Tuscaloosa Ala

The NCAA announced changes to rules involving transfers and redshirt procedures Wednesday.

The long-awaited transfer reform ended up being a narrow change, but should provide more freedom for athletes to transfer when and where they want. Instead, the NCAA is creating a database in which schools must input a transfer candidate's information within two business days of that player filing their transfer paperwork. That rule was meant to stop DI coaches from recruiting athletes from other DI schools. The NCAA also adopted a new policy this week that prevents schools from telling student-athletes where they can and can't transfer to.

In years past, if a player wanted to leave a school, the school, if it granted the player permission to contact other schools, could place restrictions on the school the player speaks to.

Additionally, in the next week or so, legislation regarding financial aid could be modified.

"This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being", said council chair Blake James, who is the athletic director at Miami. Last spring at Kansas State, reserve receiver Corey Sutton said he was blocked him from transferring to 35 schools by coach Bill Snyder before the school finally relented amid public pressure.

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Nicholas Clark, a former Coastal Carolina football player and member of the Division I transfer group, offered up these comments on the new rule.

As we've seen in recent weeks with the SEC voting to allow inter-conference graduate transfers, the Power Five conferences can implement their own nuances to a national rule. "I'm proud of the effort the Transfer Working Group put forth to make this happen for student-athletes, coaches and schools".

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The change will allow players to maintain a year of eligibility in the event of injuries of other factors require them to play and opens the door to greater development earlier in a players' college career. If he played in one more game, he would not have been eligible for a medical redshirt. That idea has fallen off the table amid concerns about creating an inequitable system that could face legal challenges. Currently, a student's notification of intent to transfer at the end of a term is not a listed reason a school can use to cancel aid. The autonomy conferences will consider, by an electronic vote, two different proposals to allow schools to cancel the aid.

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