Do they stay on scholarship until they leave, or once they enter they are off? I know guys come back, but I find it hard to believe the school pays their tuition and food if they aren't students or may not even be. Member of the team.
They could come back, so yes they are on scholarship unless they leave school. Of course, it makes sense to enter the portal after talking with Saban and could simply be testing the waters. They also need to retain academic eligibility.
Bama problems. No other program in the country would just shrug their shoulders and wish him well. Other programs would be doing all kinds of hand wringing worried that the program was about to enter into a downward spiral.
There is one exception here that has been used with some of the upperclassmen. Is it being used with guys going into the portal? I don't know. I do know this effects the 85 total. This is what I was referencing yesterday: