Rule change will allow football players 4 games without a redshirt

Rule change will allow football players 4 games without a redshirt

They still have 4 seasons of eligibility to complete in 5 years, but the new legislation will benefit true freshmen who can get snaps in Year 1 without losing one of those years.

The NCAA has made several attempts in recent years to change transfer rules, but this is the first to come up with something substantive - if not comprehensive. "Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to remain engaged with the team, and starters will be less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries". Had this redshirt rule already been in effect, he would just be a sophomore since he played in only three games as a freshman at Ole Miss in 2016.

American Football Coaches Association executive director Todd Berry lobbied for the redshirt rule change for years and reiterated it had "unanimous" support from the coaches.

Much of the talk about transfers focuses on the so-called year-in-residence, the one year a player in the most high-profile sports such as football and basketball must sit out after switching schools. Essentially, if a coach wants to use a player, or more appropriately "try out" a player, they can do so and can then decide to keep the player's redshirt intact by discontinue their playing time as long as it does not exceed four games. Currently, players have five years to compete in up to four seasons. Once the athlete's name is in the database, other coaches are free to contact that individual.

"This creates a safe place for student-athletes to have a conversation with their coaches and makes the whole process more transparent", former Coastal Carolina football player Nicholas Clark said in the NCAA statement.

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The previous system required student-athletes wishing to transfer to get permission from their current school before contacting another school, and receiving a post-transfer scholarship offer.

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. Linebacker Kyrei Fisher played in the first game of the season against Florida A&M and the regular-season finale against Missouri, and receiver Jarrod Barnes did not play after the season opener.

With the new rule, a coach can emphasize to all players, even potential redshirts, that they need to prepare every week as if they were going to play.

The Division I Council passed the "notification-of-tranfer" rule that allows athletes to enter a national transfer database. While those discussions continue, that rule has yet to be changed. But there are some student-athletes (like many of their peers in college) that work very hard to get a 2.75 or a 2.9 so why should they not be given the same rights as other student-athletes?

The new "notification-of-transfer" model ends the controversial practice in which certain coaches or programs would bar players from suiting up for rivals or other schools on the schedule.

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