Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
I believe he has or is going to graduate so he would need to apply for some type of graduate school. I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem if he wanted to come back, but he isn't so it doesn't really matter.
If he graduates then of course he'd have to take some graduate courses but this notion that Stanford operates like Notre Dame is unfounded:
Stanford Athletics Parents Guide to NCAA Rules
Student-athletes are permitted to compete in four
seasons of competition in any one sport within five
calendar years; this is sometimes referred to as the
“five-year clock.” This clock starts when a studentathlete
initially registers full-time and attends his/her
first day of classes for a term other than summer school
at a collegiate institution.
A student-athlete uses a season of competition if he/she
participates in any competition, regardless of the length
of time, during a season. For example, if an athlete
plays in one minute of one game, he/she has used
one season of competition. One exception to this rule
is during the athlete’s initial year of enrollment, when
a freshman may participate in preseason exhibition
contests and practice scrimmages without triggering a
season of competition (if applicable to his/her particular
sport). A student-athlete who does not compete at all
during a season is commonly referred to as a “redshirt.”
How do you know he's not going to come back? Has he said that or is that merely speculation on your part?
We really need to be careful about being loose with the facts here. That's what gives the internet a bad name. Clearly Stanford, unlike ND does allow for athletes to redshirt contrary to the impression given by some around here and I see no factual basis to say as of today that "he isn't coming back".