Mizzou Man wrote:I don't recall KJ Walton seeking an NCAA waiver to play immediately. If he did and Mizzou didn't assist then I agree with Ryan O'Gara. But I don't recall that happening. Obviously the NCAA has become a lot more lenient in just the past couple of years.
I remember when Jonathan Williams III transferred about four years ago, Mizzou caught a lot of flak nationally because we were restricting some Pac-12 and Big XII schools. Bilas called them out for that and I think we might have dropped it to just SEC schools. Things ended up okay for him at Gonzaga however.
So, Mr. Frederickson. You say you don’t recall that, but the truth is, you were more than ok that he sat out last year. After all, he was leaving the all powerful Mizzou Tigers, and they just can’t have that, now can they? But now that it is reversed with a player coming in, you want to call us “petty”? And why would that be? Because Evansville used the last protection that they had against a P6 school, and because we didn’t quiver and back off and give your mighty Mizzou Tigers everything they wanted, we are in the wrong?
You say on Twitter that you don’t want transfers to become the wild wild west, but that is exactly what is happening, and I for one applaud any midmajor who fights to not become a feeder team for the P6. You wanted the kid? Should have recruited him before he was in college. Now, let him sit. Oh, and before you go there, I don’t give a (split) about the deal your almighty Tigers worked up with Illinois for the other Smith. I’m quite sure that we will see a home and home series pop up in a couple of years, and it won’t surprise me one bit. But, I digress.
Plain and simple. As soon as open transfers are approved, all but 75 basketball programs might as well shut it down because they won’t be able to keep their top talent. But hey. That would just put your almighty Mizzou Tigers closer to the bottom, and will make them the ones getting eaten by the sharks.
Have a nice day. This whole topic is nothing more than a joke anyways.