Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Clemson has given out too many scholarships, so might revoke them from players

Post and Courier:

[The Clemson head coach ] doesn’t want to take a scholarship away from any of the three walk-ons who earned them


But, at the end of the day, they are walk-ons. They weren’t scholarship recruits.


“All those guys, we felt like, earned scholarships,” [the coach] said. “But in a situation like this, that’s where you have to start.”


At Clemson, [the coach] has been generous with his walk-ons, putting them on scholarship whenever possible, including his own sons ... when they worked their way up the depth chart as holders and receivers.


[The Clemson head coach] never said he was against the portal, but the veteran coach believes the process that allows any player at any point in their career to leave one school and join another without any penalty to their eligibility should come with some "tweaks" to slow down "hasty" transfers.


"If you're not a graduate or your coach is not fired, you should have to sit a year, get acclimated because I think right now we have no barriers. We have no reason for pause. We have no pain, no consequences. If your coach is not fired or left or you're not a graduate, you sit a year.