Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I'd just like some internal consistency. If a coach can jump from Program A to Program B without any NCAA penalty players should be free to do so as well.
I agree. It should be a rule that players should be able to freely transfer to another school with no penalty if certain events occur, one of them being if the coach who recruited you leaves.
I'd also like to see the system compensate the schools that lose their coach better. I'm thinking something like the transfer system in International Football. Say Coach Upandcomer has just signed a big multiyear extension with Midmajor University. After one good season, Football Factory University comes along and wants to hire Coach U. I think that in order for Coach U to leave, Football Factory University should have to pay Midmajor University a transfer fee. Once FFU pays the transfer fee, then they assume Coach U's contract and can then negotiate for an extension. You could even make the transfer contingent on the ability for FFU to get the extension/new contract. Then, MU can use that transfer fee money to attract a new coach, upgrade facilities and/or make other improvements to benefit the school and the student athletes recruited by Coach U.