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NCAA proposal will allow programs to replace up to seven transfers

The waiver would allow programs dealing with mass transfers to sign up to 32 players in a class
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Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 12:39 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A temporary waiver allowing college football programs to sign more than 25 players in a recruiting class as a means of replacing outgoing transfers could be passed next month.

The proposal, which allows programs to sign up to seven additional players in a class to replace up to seven transfers, sets the stage for a permanent rule change that would make life easier for coaches. Austin Price of Volquest.com says it would be big for any program experience a lot of turnover in a season.

The measure won’t come up for discussion until the Oct 5-6 meeting of the NCAA Council. This past spring, the NCAA gave Division I athletes in sports such as football and basketball the ability to transfer once without sitting out a season.

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