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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    So you can disagree all you want, but the reasoning for disallowing it isn't just pulled out fo thin air.
    The reasonong for disallowing it was created decades ago, and it was all about schools controlling players. It had nothing to do with telling other schools about your playbook.

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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeterpop View Post
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    Transfer but you cant go to a team your old team plays against the next year. You have to maintain some level of privacy with teams you are about ti play. Anyone who disagrees has not coached at a competitive level or been held accountable for W and L.
    You really believe that this is about the playbook? I believe it is about weakening the competition by not allowing them to add a very good player who might help them beat you on the field. Nothing wrong with that, in and of itself. I just don't think that players who graduate should be a part of the that calculation. They have earned the right, by graduating, to play wherever they wish.

    Want him to stay at Alabama and not transfer to a rival - let him start. Don't have room for him as a starter - let him go wherever he feels he has the best chance to prepare for the rest of his life.

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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeterpop View Post
    Dont forget many high profile companies and jobs have a "Non Compete" clause. When you take that position you sign an agreement which every student athlete does the exact same thing. They entered into a contract of their own choosing. If they decide to leave for whatever reason they must honor their end of that committment. You have been a part of something proprietary, something unique and in order for that company or school to stay unique in its own way they have to maintain a sense of control and ownership over what makes them different and unique. Major sports programs are no different in this sense. They want to keep that edge over the competition at least in the short term and immediate future.

    These student athletes are not being punished, nor are they being handcuffed. There are 100+ other D1 schools they are free to transfer too. The problem with society today is no one wants to ultimately be responsible for their choices and actions. They want to do as they please no matter what they agree too or commit too. Its the everyone gets a trophy syndrome and rules dont matter if I decide I dont agree with them later. Life is not always fair or constant chocolates and rainbows. Its time to grow up and realize they are in the real world now.
    For that reasoning to apply to the players then it would also have to apply to the coaches. Lance Thompson bounced between Bama and Auburn, Kirby stole our recruiting board on his way out the door, and Pruitt just went to Tennessee. All of those guys know all of the ďproprietaryĒ information and they are free to walk out the door to any rival at just about any moment. A player isnít going to come close to being as damaging as a coach as far as knowledge passed to a rival program goes.

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    Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by RollTARDIS View Post
    I donít like what Iím about to say from a competitive standpoint, but as he is a graduate of the university, they shouldnít appear to own him or be able to dictate anything about his future if he chooses to leave after earning a degree. I donít blame UA for using the stipulation, and I even think it was generous to apply it so minimally. It is allowed and it would be a disadvantage to not apply the rule. But I think the rule should be changed, especially for graduates.
    As a graduate of the University he can go to any school he wants. He just canít play NCAA football at another school in the same conference. I think this rule makes some sense and helps stem the flood of transfers at least just a little bit


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    Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Want him to stay at Alabama and not transfer to a rival - let him start.
    Whoís controlling whom in this scenario?

    This line of thinking could open the door to any number of ďif I donít start Iím going to transferď situations That a coach/program has to deal with it.



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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigD View Post
    As a graduate of the University he can go to any school he wants. He just can’t play NCAA football at another school in the same conference. I think this rule makes some sense and helps stem the flood of transfers at least just a little bit


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    I agree. This whole victimization scenario that is painted by some folks seems ludicrous to me. These guys already have a very sweet deal despite what some people try to say, and they FREELY choose which school to attend and know the rules regarding transfers. If they want to transfer, they are FREE to do so. They can attend any of 120 other schools that will offer them a scholarship, or they are FREE to pay their own way to any school. This insane notion that it makes it seem like the schools own the players is just twisted beyond rational comprehension. If being owned meant that I would have had my tuition, room, books, food, some clothing, medical care, and athletic training paid for me while I got to play a game that I loved and be treated like royalty on campus and be FREE to walk away from the deal WHENEVER I FELT LIKE IT, then UA could have come out and said they owned me for all I care because I would have recognized what a great deal I had. That is, of course, just my opinion.
    Edit- I will add this to stay with the original post. I wish Brandon Kennedy nothing but the best of luck in his future and thank him for his time at UA. I hope he enjoyed his time in Tuscaloosa as much as I did.
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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by teamplayer View Post
    I agree. This whole victimization scenario that is painted by some folks seems ludicrous to me. These guys already have a very sweet deal despite what some people try to say, and they FREELY choose which school to attend and know the rules regarding transfers. .
    I agree with this, and few players play the victim card. As far as I know, Kennedy has not. But the rule needs to be changed, IMO. Clearly I am not in the majority.

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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    I think the rule ought to be changed but the rule shouldn't be bent whenever it involves an Alabama graduate transfer. If Sankey does this again as with Maurice Smith in 2016, I think Greg Bryne ought to go talk with the ACC commish just to sweat Sankey a bit and maybe see if the grass is greener. Lets change the rule for next academic year but Brandon Kennedy is gonna have to adjust his expectations.
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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    I think the rule ought to be changed but the rule shouldn't be bent whenever it involves an Alabama graduate transfer. If Sankey does this again as with Maurice Smith in 2016, I think Greg Bryne ought to go talk with the ACC commish just to sweat Sankey a bit and maybe see if the grass is greener. Lets change the rule for next academic year but Brandon Kennedy is gonna have to adjust his expectations.
    Totally agree with this. Change the rule. But until it is changed, it should apply to everyone. Sadly that just doesn't happen anymore. Rules are applied selectively.

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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    I think the rule ought to be changed but the rule shouldn't be bent whenever it involves an Alabama graduate transfer. If Sankey does this again as with Maurice Smith in 2016, I think Greg Bryne ought to go talk with the ACC commish just to sweat Sankey a bit and maybe see if the grass is greener. Lets change the rule for next academic year but Brandon Kennedy is gonna have to adjust his expectations.
    This right here.

    I am sick and bloody tired of UA being the test case every time this stuff happens. Byrne and Saban should tell Sankey to pound sand.


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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Because I trust that he won't betray his Alabama family and do that.
    You are an intelligent poster but this is just naÔve. So if he were to transfer to AU you don't think he would be sitting in GM's office the week before the game answering questions?

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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMark. View Post
    You are an intelligent poster but this is just naÔve. So if he were to transfer to AU you don't think he would be sitting in GM's office the week before the game answering questions?
    Have I posted in a manner which leads you to believe me naive?

    Honestly, what can he say that would help Auburn beat you? They have all of your film. They know all of your formations. They play you EVERY year.

    Saban dominates his assistants when he faces them on the field. They know far more about your plays and formations and strategies than players. But Kennedy is going to make a difference? This is not about that. It is about making them weaker by not allowing them access to a very good player.
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    Re: Brandon Kennedy Reportedly Transferring From UA (Will be Grad-Transfer)

    Has he said at any point that he wanted to transfer to Auburn, 10RC, or any other SEC school?

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