Urban Meyer believes B1G, Pac-12 players should be allowed to transfer, but details why it's problematic
Right now, two Power 5 conferences have opted out of fall sports while three are left standing. Two Group of 5 leagues have backed out and three are pushing forward.
It’s a difficult time for football players, and all fall sports student-athletes, in the B1G and Pac-12, especially when they see other leagues preparing to play sports in the coming weeks. And because of that, Urban Meyer believes players in those conferences should be allowed to transfer and play immediately wherever they land.
However, Meyer acknowledges that’s not going to be an easy fix, especially considering how late the two conferences made the decision to scrap fall sports.
“I think the problem is — and I asked that question to (Ohio State head coach) Ryan Day the other day, he says, ‘They’re already in training camp. So they have to learn the system. You have to fall inside the 85 (scholarship limit) for the team that’s getting (the transfer),'” Meyer said on 850 AM radio channel WRUF in Gainesville, Florida. “So I’m surprised you haven’t heard about a couple. But yeah, certainly. Certainly, they should be able to.”
Not only are those concerns, but what if any — or all — of the remaining leagues also cancels football this fall? At this point, that could also be an issue.
So, while the idea is nice, it just doesn’t seem like a realistic option, at least for most student-athletes right now.