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Ladies, Start Your Engines!
This is the line I use every year when I open up my fantasy football league. It means the season has started. It's time to start reading, learning and dreaming about the year to come. Here are some things I am looking forward to this year. Kirby cleaning up. It's going to be different this year. Georgia lost both coordinators, all their wide receivers and a ton of talent. But Fromm and Swift are back and the recruits are bound to impress. I will go more in-depth about the Dawgs in a later post but the D and O-line are supposed to be solid so I am looking forward to a great year. Jacob Eason is back. The former #1 QB recruit left Georgia when he was beaten out by Jake Fromm State Farm. After a year on the shelf, he is back at Washington and I think he is going to be great. I am taking Washington to make the CFP on the strength of this incredible quarterback. #1 pick in the 2020 draft. Justin Fields is back. Former #1 QB recruit left Georgia when he couldn't beat out Jake Fromm State Farm and headed to Oiho (bad move). I think he was cleared to play this year and he is awesome. I am taking Oiho to make the CFP even though Urban left. Fields should destroy the Big Ten and get them back in the tournament. Nick Saban has to prove himself again. I read an article and he lost tons of coaches in the off-season. He facing stiff competition throughout the SEC and has to make it happen with a new staff, again. He still has his quarterback and tons of talent. I think the competition is going to be tougher this year - if that's possible. No room for error Mr. Satan....excuse me, I meant Saban. Mel Tucker's first year in Colorado is destined to be uneventful. Tuck is going to have to go in and coach well to win some games so he can start pulling in the recruits. Colorado is a beautiful state and now has the added advantage of off-season cannabis employment so its just a matter of time before they are sky high again. He was in Jacksonville for a while so I know he can coach. It should be fun to watch the Buffs rise from the ashes. LSU has a quarterback. I think they have their quarterback back and their coach. LSU has been fighting through a lot of turmoil in the last couple of years but they always have talent. Look for LSU to give Bama a run for their money. Mizzou will be tough. I am a fan of Barry Odom. Some prognosticators think he will be 8-0 when they play Georgia. Wow, that will be a game. Odom is a great coach so I won't be surprised if he makes some noise this year. The have Kelley Bryant of Clemson fame which should help them a bit. Their strength is always their toughness. I expect great things from Barry this year. Tom Herman and Tejas are national contenders. I had Tejas picked for the CFP preseason last year and was disappointed...early in the season. Tejas came through later in the year including a win over the Dawgs in the Sugar Bowl. I am taking them to make the CFP again this year. I think the Big 12 may be on the upswing. Texas, Okla, Okla St and Texas Tech have been interesting lately. Jeremy Pruitt has to make it happen on the field for Tennessee. His first season was mostly unimpressive but don't let that fool you. Kirby lost to Vandy in his first season. It's not unusual for college coaches to take a year to get their ship right. He can recruit. Now he has to prove he can coach. On a side note, Jeremy stole our offensive coordinator during the off-season. Jim Chaney went from the penthouse to the outhouse. We are going to roll that port-o-potty down the hill. Scott Frost surprises the Big Ten. Speaking of second-year coaches, watch Frost get some big wins in the Big Ten. I don't think he is going to take the conference because he has too far to go but Big Red is back. He will put the Big Ten on notice. Dan Mullin has to take his medicine. In case you haven't noticed, Mullin has a little Steve Spurrier in him. He has been talking during the off-season. When asked about it Kirby said, "We'll let our helmets do our talking." I can't wait. FSU has to wake up. Their recruiting wasn't exceptional but Taggart should come into this year a little more settled than last year. Once again, it's his second year so watch him closely. I am not sold on him yet but the ACC is exceptionally weak so a little improvement puts him in the hunt. So that's just a few of the things I am looking forward to the year in college football. I may seem a little excited and too optimistic for being this far out. I am always that way. As my wise old Uncle Morgan used to say, "Optimism is for the morning. Regret is for the night. Don't get it backwards or you will eff up your whole day." Tell me the thing you are looking forward to or the thing you most want to see happen. Lick the stamp and drop it in the comments.
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robbijg
Ladies, Start Your Engines!
This is the line I use every year when I open up my fantasy football league. It means the season has started. It's time to start reading, learning and dreaming about the year to come. Here are some things I am looking forward to this year. Kirby cleaning up. It's going to be different this year. Georgia lost both coordinators, all their wide receivers and a ton of talent. But Fromm and Swift are back and the recruits are bound to impress. I will go more in-depth about the Dawgs in a later post but the D and O-line are supposed to be solid so I am looking forward to a great year. Jacob Eason is back. The former #1 QB recruit left Georgia when he was beaten out by Jake Fromm State Farm. After a year on the shelf, he is back at Washington and I think he is going to be great. I am taking Washington to make the CFP on the strength of this incredible quarterback. #1 pick in the 2020 draft. Justin Fields is back. Former #1 QB recruit left Georgia when he couldn't beat out Jake Fromm State Farm and headed to Oiho (bad move). I think he was cleared to play this year and he is awesome. I am taking Oiho to make the CFP even though Urban left. Fields should destroy the Big Ten and get them back in the tournament. Nick Saban has to prove himself again. I read an article and he lost tons of coaches in the off-season. He facing stiff competition throughout the SEC and has to make it happen with a new staff, again. He still has his quarterback and tons of talent. I think the competition is going to be tougher this year - if that's possible. No room for error Mr. Satan....excuse me, I meant Saban. Mel Tucker's first year in Colorado is destined to be uneventful. Tuck is going to have to go in and coach well to win some games so he can start pulling in the recruits. Colorado is a beautiful state and now has the added advantage of off-season cannabis employment so its just a matter of time before they are sky high again. He was in Jacksonville for a while so I know he can coach. It should be fun to watch the Buffs rise from the ashes. LSU has a quarterback. I think they have their quarterback back and their coach. LSU has been fighting through a lot of turmoil in the last couple of years but they always have talent. Look for LSU to give Bama a run for their money. Mizzou will be tough. I am a fan of Barry Odom. Some prognosticators think he will be 8-0 when they play Georgia. Wow, that will be a game. Odom is a great coach so I won't be surprised if he makes some noise this year. The have Kelley Bryant of Clemson fame which should help them a bit. Their strength is always their toughness. I expect great things from Barry this year. Tom Herman and Tejas are national contenders. I had Tejas picked for the CFP preseason last year and was disappointed...early in the season. Tejas came through later in the year including a win over the Dawgs in the Sugar Bowl. I am taking them to make the CFP again this year. I think the Big 12 may be on the upswing. Texas, Okla, Okla St and Texas Tech have been interesting lately. Jeremy Pruitt has to make it happen on the field for Tennessee. His first season was mostly unimpressive but don't let that fool you. Kirby lost to Vandy in his first season. It's not unusual for college coaches to take a year to get their ship right. He can recruit. Now he has to prove he can coach. On a side note, Jeremy stole our offensive coordinator during the off-season. Jim Chaney went from the penthouse to the outhouse. We are going to roll that port-o-potty down the hill. Scott Frost surprises the Big Ten. Speaking of second-year coaches, watch Frost get some big wins in the Big Ten. I don't think he is going to take the conference because he has too far to go but Big Red is back. He will put the Big Ten on notice. Dan Mullin has to take his medicine. In case you haven't noticed, Mullin has a little Steve Spurrier in him. He has been talking during the off-season. When asked about it Kirby said, "We'll let our helmets do our talking." I can't wait. FSU has to wake up. Their recruiting wasn't exceptional but Taggart should come into this year a little more settled than last year. Once again, it's his second year so watch him closely. I am not sold on him yet but the ACC is exceptionally weak so a little improvement puts him in the hunt. So that's just a few of the things I am looking forward to the year in college football. I may seem a little excited and too optimistic for being this far out. I am always that way. As my wise old Uncle Morgan used to say, "Optimism is for the morning. Regret is for the night. Don't get it backwards or you will eff up your whole day." Tell me the thing you are looking forward to or the thing you most want to see happen. Lick the stamp and drop it in the comments.
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robbijg
Ladies, Start Your Engines!
This is the line I use every year when I open up my fantasy football league. It means the season has started. It's time to start reading, learning and dreaming about the year to come. Here are some things I am looking forward to this year. Kirby cleaning up. It's going to be different this year. Georgia lost both coordinators, all their wide receivers and a ton of talent. But Fromm and Swift are back and the recruits are bound to impress. I will go more in-depth about the Dawgs in a later post but the D and O-line are supposed to be solid so I am looking forward to a great year. Jacob Eason is back. The former #1 QB recruit left Georgia when he was beaten out by Jake Fromm State Farm. After a year on the shelf, he is back at Washington and I think he is going to be great. I am taking Washington to make the CFP on the strength of this incredible quarterback. #1 pick in the 2020 draft. Justin Fields is back. Former #1 QB recruit left Georgia when he couldn't beat out Jake Fromm State Farm and headed to Oiho (bad move). I think he was cleared to play this year and he is awesome. I am taking Oiho to make the CFP even though Urban left. Fields should destroy the Big Ten and get them back in the tournament. Nick Saban has to prove himself again. I read an article and he lost tons of coaches in the off-season. He facing stiff competition throughout the SEC and has to make it happen with a new staff, again. He still has his quarterback and tons of talent. I think the competition is going to be tougher this year - if that's possible. No room for error Mr. Satan....excuse me, I meant Saban. Mel Tucker's first year in Colorado is destined to be uneventful. Tuck is going to have to go in and coach well to win some games so he can start pulling in the recruits. Colorado is a beautiful state and now has the added advantage of off-season cannabis employment so its just a matter of time before they are sky high again. He was in Jacksonville for a while so I know he can coach. It should be fun to watch the Buffs rise from the ashes. LSU has a quarterback. I think they have their quarterback back and their coach. LSU has been fighting through a lot of turmoil in the last couple of years but they always have talent. Look for LSU to give Bama a run for their money. Mizzou will be tough. I am a fan of Barry Odom. Some prognosticators think he will be 8-0 when they play Georgia. Wow, that will be a game. Odom is a great coach so I won't be surprised if he makes some noise this year. The have Kelley Bryant of Clemson fame which should help them a bit. Their strength is always their toughness. I expect great things from Barry this year. Tom Herman and Tejas are national contenders. I had Tejas picked for the CFP preseason last year and was disappointed...early in the season. Tejas came through later in the year including a win over the Dawgs in the Sugar Bowl. I am taking them to make the CFP again this year. I think the Big 12 may be on the upswing. Texas, Okla, Okla St and Texas Tech have been interesting lately. Jeremy Pruitt has to make it happen on the field for Tennessee. His first season was mostly unimpressive but don't let that fool you. Kirby lost to Vandy in his first season. It's not unusual for college coaches to take a year to get their ship right. He can recruit. Now he has to prove he can coach. On a side note, Jeremy stole our offensive coordinator during the off-season. Jim Chaney went from the penthouse to the outhouse. We are going to roll that port-o-potty down the hill. Scott Frost surprises the Big Ten. Speaking of second-year coaches, watch Frost get some big wins in the Big Ten. I don't think he is going to take the conference because he has too far to go but Big Red is back. He will put the Big Ten on notice. Dan Mullin has to take his medicine. In case you haven't noticed, Mullin has a little Steve Spurrier in him. He has been talking during the off-season. When asked about it Kirby said, "We'll let our helmets do our talking." I can't wait. FSU has to wake up. Their recruiting wasn't exceptional but Taggart should come into this year a little more settled than last year. Once again, it's his second year so watch him closely. I am not sold on him yet but the ACC is exceptionally weak so a little improvement puts him in the hunt. So that's just a few of the things I am looking forward to the year in college football. I may seem a little excited and too optimistic for being this far out. I am always that way. As my wise old Uncle Morgan used to say, "Optimism is for the morning. Regret is for the night. Don't get it backwards or you will eff up your whole day." Tell me the thing you are looking forward to or the thing you most want to see happen. Lick the stamp and drop it in the comments.
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SEC Coaches Conference
Coaches and the Commissioner Address the Transfer Portal Problem The annual SEC coaches conference has led to many discussions regarding the way forward for every sport played in the power conference. However, as usual, football ruled the day for most as some of the nation's most high profile coaches made their way to Destin, Florida to discuss the many different issues they are facing. The SEC had a number of issues to address, including the sale of alcohol at games and the problems posed to coaches by the arrival of the transfer portal. The number one takeaway for the SEC was the fact the conference is not going to eliminate the portal any time soon. The process for looking to transfer using the portal will also remain the same with each player from any SEC sport needing to ask their compliance office to be added to the online database. What was discussed, according to SEC Commissioner, Greg Sankey was the fact the portal is changing the way players make decisions about their futures. For those not in the know, the transfer portal is basically an online database of players who hope to take advantage of the friendly transfer policies being developed by the SEC and NCAA to move schools. The process can be begun at any time with the player notifying their compliance office of their intention to transfer to a new college if the right destination can be found. By mid-October of 2018, over 1,300 players from football and basketball alone had entered the portal as they hope to find a new college. Coaches from the SEC were largely in favor of the portal remaining in place with LSU Head Football Coach, Ed Orgeron being one of the few to speak out against the portal process. Orgeron himself transferred from LSU to Northwestern in 1980 and now states he regrets the decision. However, others believe the portal can be a blessing for those who are struggling to make it at a specific college and want to find an opportunity to play at another location. Tennessee Head Football Coach, Jeremy Pruitt sees things a little differently with the chance to explore the options on offer at other schools something he believes in. Pruitt himself transferred to Alabama in the mid-1990s. Coach Orgeron would explain his view is based on the more than 400 student-athletes who have registered but have failed to find a new home for their talents. Georgia's Kirby Smart continued to explain his belief the portal was an easy way out and could halt the development of some who had the ability to fight for their future within a sporting program. The transfer portal has been a success for many, particularly the quarterback Jalen Hurts could see his hopes of being drafted into the NFL revived after he was deposed as the starter for the Crimson Tide by Tua Tagovailoa. The fall of Hurts from starter to backup has been hard on the quarterback who had been ranked highly by draft experts before Tagovailoa made the starting spot his own before losing to Clemson in the National Championship Game. As a graduate transfer, the impressive Hurts is likely to take the starting job for Oklahoma in the Fall and build on his early college career momentum. Others have not been so lucky with their decision to place their name on the transfer portal database and found themselves stranded in a form of career limbo. The former Auburn quarterback starter, Malik Willis who did not want to lose a year of eligibility when he lost the starting job for the Tigers during Spring practice. Willis is still waiting on a call from an acceptable college to continue his career in a new location. Some coaches believe the transfer portal has been a bad idea for players in all sports who are not exploring the negatives of the policy as they look to extend their career. Not only have potential starters such as Malik Willis missed out on the chance to fight for their role in an existing program, but others have departed one school believing they would be immediately eligible to play for another school. Although most who have entered the transfer portal has been made eligible, others are having to sit out a year before they can play for their new college. Coaches have identified other problems with the transfer portal which have backed up their calls for new rules and regulations about various parts of the college sports experience. Obviously, the sheer size and success of football mean it is often seen as the testing ground for new rules in college sports. The transfer portal has raised an issue which has been bubbling under the surface of college sports for many years, which is that of how many scholarships each team has and how the transfer portal changes this policy. For football teams, the issue of maintaining their 85 scholarships is key to the success of most teams with coaches at the SEC conference questioning when a scholarship can be transferred to another student-athlete. Coaches in the football programs of the SEC are still restricted to the 25 signings number which was introduced before the recent changes involving the transfer portal and the desire to transition quickly to the NFL. 25 signings could be a problem for some teams if they have a number of players fail to start in the first four games of a season and opt to join the throng moving towards the transfer portal. This discussion about the transfer portal gave rise to another area of controversy, which is that of the number of student-athletes in football program looking to depart for the NFL after their third year of eligibility. Similar issues are expected to be seen in soccer programs with some SEC schools seeing players take the field at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France which could lead to the offer of professional contracts from Europe. If players continue to move around at such fast rates, SEC coaches believe the need for a change in scholarship regulations will be vital in keeping the playing field level for all schools in the coming years. This Has Been An SEC Special ReportAttributions:Photo of Destin, Florida by alex grichenkoPhoto of Ed Orgeron by Tammy Anthony Baker, [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]Photo of Jalen Hurts by Thomson200 on WikipediaSEC Map by Frank12, Monte17 and Pharos04 on Wikimedia Commons
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SEC Coaches Conference
Coaches and the Commissioner Address the Transfer Portal Problem The annual SEC coaches conference has led to many discussions regarding the way forward for every sport played in the power conference. However, as usual, football ruled the day for most as some of the nation's most high profile coaches made their way to Destin, Florida to discuss the many different issues they are facing. The SEC had a number of issues to address, including the sale of alcohol at games and the problems posed to coaches by the arrival of the transfer portal. The number one takeaway for the SEC was the fact the conference is not going to eliminate the portal any time soon. The process for looking to transfer using the portal will also remain the same with each player from any SEC sport needing to ask their compliance office to be added to the online database. What was discussed, according to SEC Commissioner, Greg Sankey was the fact the portal is changing the way players make decisions about their futures. For those not in the know, the transfer portal is basically an online database of players who hope to take advantage of the friendly transfer policies being developed by the SEC and NCAA to move schools. The process can be begun at any time with the player notifying their compliance office of their intention to transfer to a new college if the right destination can be found. By mid-October of 2018, over 1,300 players from football and basketball alone had entered the portal as they hope to find a new college. Coaches from the SEC were largely in favor of the portal remaining in place with LSU Head Football Coach, Ed Orgeron being one of the few to speak out against the portal process. Orgeron himself transferred from LSU to Northwestern in 1980 and now states he regrets the decision. However, others believe the portal can be a blessing for those who are struggling to make it at a specific college and want to find an opportunity to play at another location. Tennessee Head Football Coach, Jeremy Pruitt sees things a little differently with the chance to explore the options on offer at other schools something he believes in. Pruitt himself transferred to Alabama in the mid-1990s. Coach Orgeron would explain his view is based on the more than 400 student-athletes who have registered but have failed to find a new home for their talents. Georgia's Kirby Smart continued to explain his belief the portal was an easy way out and could halt the development of some who had the ability to fight for their future within a sporting program. The transfer portal has been a success for many, particularly the quarterback Jalen Hurts could see his hopes of being drafted into the NFL revived after he was deposed as the starter for the Crimson Tide by Tua Tagovailoa. The fall of Hurts from starter to backup has been hard on the quarterback who had been ranked highly by draft experts before Tagovailoa made the starting spot his own before losing to Clemson in the National Championship Game. As a graduate transfer, the impressive Hurts is likely to take the starting job for Oklahoma in the Fall and build on his early college career momentum. Others have not been so lucky with their decision to place their name on the transfer portal database and found themselves stranded in a form of career limbo. The former Auburn quarterback starter, Malik Willis who did not want to lose a year of eligibility when he lost the starting job for the Tigers during Spring practice. Willis is still waiting on a call from an acceptable college to continue his career in a new location. Some coaches believe the transfer portal has been a bad idea for players in all sports who are not exploring the negatives of the policy as they look to extend their career. Not only have potential starters such as Malik Willis missed out on the chance to fight for their role in an existing program, but others have departed one school believing they would be immediately eligible to play for another school. Although most who have entered the transfer portal has been made eligible, others are having to sit out a year before they can play for their new college. Coaches have identified other problems with the transfer portal which have backed up their calls for new rules and regulations about various parts of the college sports experience. Obviously, the sheer size and success of football mean it is often seen as the testing ground for new rules in college sports. The transfer portal has raised an issue which has been bubbling under the surface of college sports for many years, which is that of how many scholarships each team has and how the transfer portal changes this policy. For football teams, the issue of maintaining their 85 scholarships is key to the success of most teams with coaches at the SEC conference questioning when a scholarship can be transferred to another student-athlete. Coaches in the football programs of the SEC are still restricted to the 25 signings number which was introduced before the recent changes involving the transfer portal and the desire to transition quickly to the NFL. 25 signings could be a problem for some teams if they have a number of players fail to start in the first four games of a season and opt to join the throng moving towards the transfer portal. This discussion about the transfer portal gave rise to another area of controversy, which is that of the number of student-athletes in football program looking to depart for the NFL after their third year of eligibility. Similar issues are expected to be seen in soccer programs with some SEC schools seeing players take the field at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France which could lead to the offer of professional contracts from Europe. If players continue to move around at such fast rates, SEC coaches believe the need for a change in scholarship regulations will be vital in keeping the playing field level for all schools in the coming years. This Has Been An SEC Special ReportAttributions:Photo of Destin, Florida by alex grichenkoPhoto of Ed Orgeron by Tammy Anthony Baker, [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]Photo of Jalen Hurts by Thomson200 on WikipediaSEC Map by Frank12, Monte17 and Pharos04 on Wikimedia Commons
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SEC Coaches Conference
Coaches and the Commissioner Address the Transfer Portal Problem The annual SEC coaches conference has led to many discussions regarding the way forward for every sport played in the power conference. However, as usual, football ruled the day for most as some of the nation's most high profile coaches made their way to Destin, Florida to discuss the many different issues they are facing. The SEC had a number of issues to address, including the sale of alcohol at games and the problems posed to coaches by the arrival of the transfer portal. The number one takeaway for the SEC was the fact the conference is not going to eliminate the portal any time soon. The process for looking to transfer using the portal will also remain the same with each player from any SEC sport needing to ask their compliance office to be added to the online database. What was discussed, according to SEC Commissioner, Greg Sankey was the fact the portal is changing the way players make decisions about their futures. For those not in the know, the transfer portal is basically an online database of players who hope to take advantage of the friendly transfer policies being developed by the SEC and NCAA to move schools. The process can be begun at any time with the player notifying their compliance office of their intention to transfer to a new college if the right destination can be found. By mid-October of 2018, over 1,300 players from football and basketball alone had entered the portal as they hope to find a new college. Coaches from the SEC were largely in favor of the portal remaining in place with LSU Head Football Coach, Ed Orgeron being one of the few to speak out against the portal process. Orgeron himself transferred from LSU to Northwestern in 1980 and now states he regrets the decision. However, others believe the portal can be a blessing for those who are struggling to make it at a specific college and want to find an opportunity to play at another location. Tennessee Head Football Coach, Jeremy Pruitt sees things a little differently with the chance to explore the options on offer at other schools something he believes in. Pruitt himself transferred to Alabama in the mid-1990s. Coach Orgeron would explain his view is based on the more than 400 student-athletes who have registered but have failed to find a new home for their talents. Georgia's Kirby Smart continued to explain his belief the portal was an easy way out and could halt the development of some who had the ability to fight for their future within a sporting program. The transfer portal has been a success for many, particularly the quarterback Jalen Hurts could see his hopes of being drafted into the NFL revived after he was deposed as the starter for the Crimson Tide by Tua Tagovailoa. The fall of Hurts from starter to backup has been hard on the quarterback who had been ranked highly by draft experts before Tagovailoa made the starting spot his own before losing to Clemson in the National Championship Game. As a graduate transfer, the impressive Hurts is likely to take the starting job for Oklahoma in the Fall and build on his early college career momentum. Others have not been so lucky with their decision to place their name on the transfer portal database and found themselves stranded in a form of career limbo. The former Auburn quarterback starter, Malik Willis who did not want to lose a year of eligibility when he lost the starting job for the Tigers during Spring practice. Willis is still waiting on a call from an acceptable college to continue his career in a new location. Some coaches believe the transfer portal has been a bad idea for players in all sports who are not exploring the negatives of the policy as they look to extend their career. Not only have potential starters such as Malik Willis missed out on the chance to fight for their role in an existing program, but others have departed one school believing they would be immediately eligible to play for another school. Although most who have entered the transfer portal has been made eligible, others are having to sit out a year before they can play for their new college. Coaches have identified other problems with the transfer portal which have backed up their calls for new rules and regulations about various parts of the college sports experience. Obviously, the sheer size and success of football mean it is often seen as the testing ground for new rules in college sports. The transfer portal has raised an issue which has been bubbling under the surface of college sports for many years, which is that of how many scholarships each team has and how the transfer portal changes this policy. For football teams, the issue of maintaining their 85 scholarships is key to the success of most teams with coaches at the SEC conference questioning when a scholarship can be transferred to another student-athlete. Coaches in the football programs of the SEC are still restricted to the 25 signings number which was introduced before the recent changes involving the transfer portal and the desire to transition quickly to the NFL. 25 signings could be a problem for some teams if they have a number of players fail to start in the first four games of a season and opt to join the throng moving towards the transfer portal. This discussion about the transfer portal gave rise to another area of controversy, which is that of the number of student-athletes in football program looking to depart for the NFL after their third year of eligibility. Similar issues are expected to be seen in soccer programs with some SEC schools seeing players take the field at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France which could lead to the offer of professional contracts from Europe. If players continue to move around at such fast rates, SEC coaches believe the need for a change in scholarship regulations will be vital in keeping the playing field level for all schools in the coming years. This Has Been An SEC Special ReportAttributions:Photo of Destin, Florida by alex grichenkoPhoto of Ed Orgeron by Tammy Anthony Baker, [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]Photo of Jalen Hurts by Thomson200 on WikipediaSEC Map by Frank12, Monte17 and Pharos04 on Wikimedia Commons
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