It’s not good for the game, it’s not good for the teams and quite frankly it’s not good for the overwhelming vast majority of players. The transfer portal along with NIL payments to players will drastically change college sports ... and absolutely not for the better. Once again, politicians and administrators implement something that’s politically correct without thinking about all of the unintended consequences.
I only know about UGA’s basketball team. They’ve had 9 players enter the portal since the end of the season. They only have one starter who didn’t enter the portal ... one! Their top 2020 recruit, second leading scorer and All-SEC Freshman KD Johnson announced his decision to leave yesterday. It’s like a fire sale. So, their coach, Tom Crean is bringing in transfer portal guys to replace them but on paper it looks like a huge drop in talent. Sports talk radio in Atlanta is filled with pup fans saying Tom Crean has to be fired. He says it’s just the new reality in college basketball. He’s right and it will make it impossible for a coach to discipline a player.For football, basketball or both?