My Dad was a University President
- Aug 26, 2011
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No link. But it's all over the various social media.
Once again the sad part about all of this is that the players get screwed! FUCRE obviously paid attention when other head coaches were doing this. I somehow wish head coaches could be held accountable for their actions if they leave prematurely. Notwithstanding that a scholarship student-athlete is aware that a coaches contract is up within a set period of time, I would hazard a guess that most of them expect that their head coach will be at the school the entire time they're there. If not, why not let the players be free to market their skills to the highest bidding school when a head coach leave...sans any monetary remuneration of course. The whole head coaching merry-go-round is a blight.
I don't have a problem with coaches leaving after the season. No different risk than your faculty advisor or favorite professor leaving at the end of the year. That the NCAA can't agree that member institutions won't poach each other's coaches before the end of a team's season is, in and of itself, enough to make me conclude that these are not really non-profit institutions and should not be treated as such.
Except that the student can leave the school after their faculty advisor leaves, transfer to another school (even the same school as the adviser) and not have to sit out a year before taking classes to help them get closer to their chosen profession.
It's not easy to transfer and be on path for your major after your first year at many colleges.
I have no issue letting players leave and not sit out a year if their coach leaves. But you can't tell a coach he can't leave because he has continuing players or he could never leave/