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Topic:  A different kind of One (or Two or Three) and Done era?
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  Message Not Read  A different kind of One (or Two or Three) and Done era?
   Posted: 3/24/2021 5:02:05 PM 
With the change in the transfer rule allowing players to move on without sitting out a year, I wonder if it is possible that we may actually see an up-tick in the quality of players recruited by at least some mid-major programs. Im not talking about McDonalds All-Americans but those somewhere in between that level and those typically recruited by mid-majors now.

The recruit may not necessarily be guaranteed a starting role, or even a very significant one, in that first year or two with a major program and they might perceive that as not maximizing their exposure or development. They may be impatient to shine sooner. They can sign and play for the mid-major program for up to three years, show what they have, and enter the transfer portal. If they really have a connection with their mid-major coach, if and when that coach gets a bigger job, they could even go with him to the larger program. The coach might even recruit them and tell them they would help them transfer if and when the time came. Sort of a One and Done Lite in some respects. The coach may also think he might convince the player to stay once their relationship gets even stronger and if he is not moving on.

Im not saying this is a good thing. In fact, Id not like to see it. However, I cant help but think this might be one of the consequences of the rule change.
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  Message Not Read  RE: A different kind of gOne (or Two or Three) and Donehf era?
   Posted: 3/24/2021 6:59:48 PM 
Makes sense. I hadn't thought about this angle.

On the whole, however, I think the new transfer rules are going to badly hurt mid majors. High majors will be poaching mid major players year round. While all college rosters will be in a state of flux due to the new rules, I think the mid majors face a tougher road ahead.

Just what we needed. : (
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  Message Not Read  RE: A different kind of gOne (or Two or Three) and Donehf era?
   Posted: 3/24/2021 7:30:36 PM 
Jeff McKinney wrote:
Makes sense. I hadn't thought about this angle.

On the whole, however, I think the new transfer rules are going to badly hurt mid majors. High majors will be poaching mid major players year round. While all college rosters will be in a state of flux due to the new rules, I think the mid majors face a tougher rode ahead.

Just what we needed. : (


I very much agree with you that the transfer rule will greatly favor the majors overall. My thoughts here are basically the same theme as what you are saying, poaching by the majors. Just a different plan/path for that to occur that may be good or bad for mid-majors, depending upon how one looks at it. I dont necessarily think it will happen all that often but I think it could occur from time to time.
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  Message Not Read  RE: A different kind of gOne (or Two or Three) and Donehf era?
   Posted: 3/26/2021 12:39:15 AM 
Within a mid major conference there is a balance of power. In the MAC under the previous transfer rules it helped to keep quality talent at the lower rung programs, more talent than other mid major programs.

If the new transfer rules are going to lead to the weaker MAC programs facing constant personnel turnover the better situated programs (and I include Ohio as one of them after Boal's tourney run) will have an easier time running through the division. That could create a more top heavy MAC. Being top heavy has been the key to the WCC's success with Gonzaga, BYU, St. Mary's the best teams out of that conference every year.


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  Message Not Read  RE: A different kind of gOne (or Two or Three) and Donehf era?
   Posted: 3/29/2021 10:31:02 AM 
Club Hyatt wrote:
Within a mid major conference there is a balance of power. In the MAC under the previous transfer rules it helped to keep quality talent at the lower rung programs, more talent than other mid major programs.

If the new transfer rules are going to lead to the weaker MAC programs facing constant personnel turnover the better situated programs (and I include Ohio as one of them after Boal's tourney run) will have an easier time running through the division. That could create a more top heavy MAC. Being top heavy has been the key to the WCC's success with Gonzaga, BYU, St. Mary's the best teams out of that conference every year.


Gonzaga and Saint Mary's have been able to keep the same coaches, Mark Few and Randy Bennett respectively, for 20+ years. BYU was already a top tier program when they joined the conference. Until the MAC starts being able to keep their good coaches I don't see any teams becoming dominant especially now that the new transfer rules make us essentially AAA farm clubs.
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  Message Not Read  RE: A different kind of gOne (or Two or Three) and Donehf era?
   Posted: 3/29/2021 1:13:29 PM 
AAA farm clubs...that's an accurate analogy.
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  Message Not Read  RE: A different kind of gOne (or Two or Three) and Donehf era?
   Posted: 3/30/2021 9:50:22 AM 
Didn't Buffalo have a MAC record 6 seed two years ago? Set a MAC record for number of wins?

Greater downside risk but more upside potential for the MAC program. Two to the transfer portal allows Boals room to add for immediate needs.


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