Transfers, Waivers, and James Franklin
Let me preface by saying, I hate James Franklin. I think he's a smarmy douchebag. BUT, he said something about the new trend of college football free agency in an ESPN article that I think really sums it up nicely of why it's a really bad idea.
"We have seen kids that have entered the transfer portal and haven't been on campus for a semester," Penn State coach James Franklin said. "How do you learn to overcome adversity and fight through battles and learn to compete? I worry about that for our sport; I worry about that for kids and our country. The path of least resistance very rarely is the answer. How do you have discipline and structure and tough conversations in your program if there's always a Plan B, an outlet with no real repercussions?"
I think he puts it very well. Plus, lost in all of this, is sitting out 1 stinking year really that bad of a deal to begin with? Even the ones transferring for sick family members. I think it's okay to be on the team, still on scholy, and just not be able to play in a live game for a year.
Here's a link to the full article for those that are interested.