oh well, I'm on Bo Ryan's side obviously. He was just doing what was allowed in the rules. It's not his fault that this jerk off kid complained to the media. Whatever school he goes to, I hope he burns out and never amounts to anything.
Doesn't make it right. Why would Bo Ryan even want to limit him from going to ACC schools? Because there is a less than 10% chance he might have to play the team he might be on 2 years from now? That's fucking insane.
Likewise, the bullshit excuse he came up with was the kid wouldn't tell him why he was transferring. Well, blocking his ability to go anywhere probably makes it pretty clear why he's leaving; he thinks your a controlling dick.
I like Bo Ryan, but to put any restriction on his movement beyond the conference is wrong. I have problems restricting movement in conference, but, at least it makes a little sense
The school and coaches do not own these players -- the ones that the coaches make their millions upon millions of dollars on the backs of -- no matter how "readable the fine print" is.
It's equally hilarious when a coach just up and leaves for another school for better money. He doesn't have to sit out a year of coaching; he doesn't have limitations on where he can go. Half the time they don't even need permission to talk to other schools. Happens all the time. But the player who went to player for a specific coach, who then leaves, well, that kid gets restrictions put on his transfer that he can't go play for that coach.
That exact scenario happened at MD in football. Danny O'Brien hated the new coach (who fucking blows), wanted to go to Vandy where his old OC was. They blocked it, basically for the reason of "he wants to go there".
Its all this background noise that makes it impossible for me to stick with NCAA sports for long. Schools have infinite power, and players have to go crying to the media just to get simple things accomplished