I remember 3x a day practices in August when I played HS football. I loved football but all of us were sucking wind by the end of the wind sprints. No one had the energy to smile Now the spin material makes more sense...
The 3x days were of course well before practices and sports were as regulated. heck I remember the coach kicking over the ice and water because we were getting distracted and not staying focused. A much different time indeed.
I still don't know how the NCAA thought the Transfer Portal, as defined, was going to have a happy ending when they opened the floodgates. Now they want to put more qualifying definition with the universities. Which they already possessed before the NCAA lost their minds. I guess, being thought of as arbitrary is apparently too embarrassing for the NCAA's image, such as it is these days.
Two facts I'm most convinced of here, one, kids would rather not confront the coaches when they get the itch to leave. Two, they don't like sitting out a year, regardless of remaining eligibility.