Should College Coaches Be Allowed to Cut Players?
Abolish the "sit out a year when you transfer rule and everything would be fine. A scholarships should be YEAR TO YEAR commitments, not four years. This way if things change over the course of the kids college years (which they almost certinaly will)either party can just walk away.
Of course, they should be year to year. You can be kicked out of a particular college for not meeting standards. Why shouldn't a new coach be able to raise his standards? If a coach had a consistent pattern of this, obiviously recruits would stay clear. It reminds me of Coach Knight cleaning out the Texas tEch program when he took the reins.
I totally agree. I understand that it prevents kids from going from school to school but the rule is completely one sided. Coaches are allowed to go from team to team. I think that a restriction on the amount of transfer times(maybe once) would be better.
All athletic scholarships are year to year
It's a tough idea to swallow, but those of use who went to college and had to pay our own way's without scholarships had to meet academic standards or get kicked out. These guys can still attend the college, and take out loans and apply for grants like the rest of the student body. A sports scholarship is not a right, it is something earned. Schols revoke academic scholarships all the time, why not athletics?
What ever happened to the idea that idea was that when you brought in a guy, he was going to stay there four years and graduate with his peers. It seems absolutely ridiculous that a student-athlete could, after doing what was asked of him, be tossed out on his ear.
Bzdelik is a jerk. And the administration of that school, which cannot seem to toss a plagiarist professor, is simply abandoning a student because he cannot measure up to a new coach's standards.
If one of those guys were my son, Bzdelik would get an earful of curses. What an ass. College athletes are not commodities.
I agree with it. It is his team and he can do whatever he wants to do however he wants to do it. Who says he cannot do whatever he wants to. If the current players cannot meet the new coaches expectations then they should be let go.
Scholarships should be for the full four years at least. The players bring in revenue and this is their form of payment. Coaches are not on 1 yr contracts and players should not be either. If a coach does not like the players he is inheriting then don't take the job.
I don't think they should have their scholarships ripped away from them. If the coach doesn't want them on the team that's fine, but the school should still have to pay for their education.
You guys are crazy. Most of these kids are committing to a school for a chance at a four-year education. To make the decision to accept a scholarship and commit yourself to not only a school but all the other standards that come with it should be rewarded with the school holding up its end of the deal. These kids shouldn't have the floor ripped out from under them and their education or even have to worry about it from year to year.
Anybody that wants to suggest schools or coachs should be able to reevaluate the scholarships of athletes yearly and "cut" kids that have met their end of the deal just because they want new/differnt or even better players should at least be prepared to extend the same right to the student athletes. At that point we have free-agency in college athletics. College athletics should be about more than the game, but about character builidng and honoring a contract is a two-way street that is part of having some integrity.
Athletic Scholarships are renewable. No one is given a guaranteed 4 years. This gives the coaches the choice to do exactly what this guy did.
It's tough, we feel for the kids, they wanted to be Buffs and committed to our university and now they are asked to leave. Obviously they weren't in coach B's plan and he told them that. What, would you rather them sit the bench the next 3 years or go some place where they can play? I wish the best for all of them. Go Buffs!
It's tough because they wanted to be Buffs and now they were asked to leave. They were not in Coach B's plans and he let them know that. What, would you rather them sit the bench for the next 3 years? The basketball attitude in Boulder has changed. Best of luck to Inge, Kowal, Van Burck, and Bay. Go Buffs!
Having two sons who played sports at Division I programs, I can tell you that NCAA athletic scholarships ARE on a year-to-year basis. A player literally serves at the pleasure of the coach who can decide not to renew it. Exceptions: If a player is injured and cannot play, the scholarship cannot be taken away; or, if the school drops the sport, the scholarship must be honored if the student chooses to stay and complete a degree in four years.
Read the NCAA rules, scholarships ARE Year to Year commitments. The new coach didn't feel the players were up to par so he took their scholarship, transfer and deal with the rules or come back as a walk on and prove the coach wrong and EARN a scholarship.
Rather than abolish the sit out a year rule for players, I think they should instate it for coaches. Maybe these completely ridiculous salaries would enter the realm of common sense again. You wouldn't have coaches jumping ship every year and threatening to walk if they don't get another 300k a year.
It is true that scholarships are on a year to year basis. There are limited reasons to take one away and the athlete has the right to appeal. But this is just one of the ironies of college sports today: the coaches and administration can treat it like a business but the athletes cannot. Clearly the AD at Colorado has given all of his power to the coaches to do whatever they want.
The "sit out a year" rule for transferring should be excused for 1 transfer. And sure having a scholarship is a privelage and they should be held up to their academic standards, but they shouldn't have to take our student loans and go to a new school just because the coach doesnt want them, they earned their spot on the team, so why should they have to leave without being able to prove themselves a year first?
I totally agree that the transfer rule should apply to coaches. The coaching changes are out of control. College sports are supposed to help teach young men and women about life as well. The coaching changes are teaching them to chase the almighty dollar with no regard to honesty or integrity.
Check me if I'm wrong Sandy but hasn't this been going on in D1A football for years?
This is appalling and is the latest in a long line of unethical goings on at CU (my son is an alumnus, by the way).
The only way an athletic scholarship should be revoked is if a kid can't make it academically or, as has been the case at CU more than once, gets in legal trouble. We all know that there have been many cases where a bad actor who was a star on the field should have been booted but wasn't.
There's no way a coach should be able to revoke a scholarship just because a kid doesn't measure up on the field or court. That's the hand the coach was dealt so play with it and respect the commitment that was made to that player.
The idea that both sides are making a four-year commitment to each other is a joke. That player is making a commitment to the team until his draft status looks promising, and then he's gone. While all or some or none of the four players may have ever been in the position to leave school early to enter the NBA draft, to say that when all athlete-students (oops, student-athletes) decide to go somewhere they are making a four-year commitment to that athletic program (oops, school) is absurd.
As a former college athlete and now a high school coach, I have mixed feelings. A coach should not have to "accept" what was left him by a coach that could not get the job done with that group of athletes. However, if an athlete is forced to leave, he/she should be allowed to transfer without sitting out. No scholarship is a 4-year scholarship. It is a 1 year renewable offer and if an athlete is not pulling his/her weight, then they have to go.
commitments by athletics are not binding so why should a coach not be able to dispose of a player who does not fit in. weh champaign, il.
This first must be addressed by changing the tranfer rule. Upon coaching changes, student-athletes should be allowed to transfer without penalty. However, transfers due to lack of playing time or better recruits coming in should not eliminate the current transfer process. As far as a new coach rescinding current scholarships, he should only be able to do it after he has a full season with the student-athletes and not just dismiss who he wants when he comes in. These players made their commitment to this particular university over others and should not be penalized over a new coach trying to change things around. Nonetheless if after one season the coach feels the player is not lving up to "scholarship value" he could dismiss him or the student could always transfer without penalty if he feels this is a threat when the new coach starts his regime.
Don't forget that the NCAA rule which forces kids to sit out a year in football or basketball if they transfer came into play when NC State stole David Thompson from the UNC roster, then won the national championship. It is a rule to prevent schools from raiding each other. The NCAA should institute an exception to the rule in cases where the player is cut (has their scholarship taken away).
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