Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 7/24/12
As everyone across the college football world continues to discuss the fallout of the NCAA’s sanctions at Penn State, there are few who doubt one thing: Of all the crippling sanctions the school was hit with, none is more devastating than the rule that allows every player on Penn State’s roster to transfer immediately and play right away. It is a sanction unlike any that we’ve seen since SMU in 1987, at least as far as this writer is personally aware of. That’s right, for anyone trying to compare the sanctions at Penn State to the ones USC and who are saying “Well, the Trojans ended up alright,” think again. The biggest difference with what happened in Los Angeles and what was announced yesterday in State College is that at USC only juniors and seniors were allowed to transfer and receive immediate eligibility. As for those freshmen and sophomores who were forced to stick around? Well, they’re now the core of a team that will likely be No. 1 in the country this year. At Penn State,...
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