This really cuts at the core of the student athlete classification. While I understand the sentiment of not saddling these kids with arbitrary rules about where they attend school and play, this would undermine the education mission even more. Even regular students have issues with transferring. Can you imagine attending four different schools in four years during your undergrad? What are the chances you would actually have met graduation requirements? I submit that it’d be close to NONE. Which is why this is a sham.
It’s also a sham because it’s just another back door mechanic to effectuate a P5 breakaway without actually doing it. If they are going to make their own rules, then GTFO. Stop trying to rig the game more in your favor - all the benefits with none of the downside of actually going it alone. Life on the P5 side wouldn’t be rosy for all of those schools - I suspect half of them would grow to resent it, as their fanbases got tired of being punching bags, and the coach/admin churn became exhausting because the fans and boosters are all accustomed to being winners.
This crap needs to stop now. As I understand it, this is a D1 wide change, so all 300+ schools would have to vote for it. Any school not in the power football leagues that votes for this is stupid. On that basis, this should not have the votes to pass. Though Im sure there is some BS afoot to sidestep the vote.