College Football Star Goes Off On New Redshirt Rule. Do You Agree With His Comments?

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Clemson football star Hunter Renfrow is not happy with the NCAA’s new redshirt rule.

Prior to this year, a player’s redshirt was burned the moment he played in a game. Now, you can play up to four games while still being able to redshirt. It has led to a bunch of players transferring, and the Tigers star doesn’t like it.

Renfrow told the media, “Now Week 4 every year is going to be the trade deadline, and everyone is going to make decisions. I don’t like that part of it. When you commit to a school — when you commit to a team — that’s your team, right?”


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I understand the point Renfrow is making, especially considering the fact Clemson star quarterback Kelly Bryant transferred under this rule. (RELATED: ONE OF THE BEST QBS IN AMERICA ANNOUNCES HE’S TRANSFERRING. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW)

We need to understand, however, that players are going to make the best decisions for them under the rules available to them. If a player doesn’t get the reps he wants or doesn’t play, then why shouldn’t he be able to transfer? Again, players have to take care of themselves before anything else. It doesn’t make sense to ride the bench if you want to play.

For Renfrow, I’m sure it sucks to lose teammates. I know that’s not easy, but just because it’s hard doesn’t mean players should be stuck in bad situations.


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Personally, I’m all for this rule. Let players do what’s best for them, and everything else will work itself out.

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