The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Will The OL Be A Strength In 2020?

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Virginia Tech Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A

1) Let’s suppose that three conferences play, and the other two don’t.  Do you see a lot of premium players leaving those teams for those playing? Is that even possible? I mean do teams like us even have the numbers available to take more players etc.? Will it allow us to go after PSU, OSU recruits? – TopGunHokie

Chris Coleman: I personally don’t think so.  Many teams are up against the 85-man scholarship, and may only have room for 1-2 players anyway.  Plus, I think leaving a Big Ten or Pac-12 program right now would be a rash decision on the part of those players.

First of all, the NCAA hasn’t passed a one-time transfer rule that would give immediate eligibility to any player in that situation who wished to transfer, so there’s no guarantee that they’d even be ruled eligible if they did decide to switch schools.

Second, there’s no guarantee that the Big 12, ACC and SEC will actually play.  They plan to, but a week ago the Big Ten and Pac-12 were also planning to play.  Let’s say Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields got a wild hair and decided that he wanted to transfer to Virginia Tech.  Let’s say that he went so far as to leave school at Ohio State, enroll at Virginia