Howe: Setting the Record Straight on Oliver Martin

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. SpiderRico

    SpiderRico Well-Known Member

    There's speculation out there that Martin already lost his case a few weeks back and it's now in the appeal phase....similar to what happened to Ott....which is why we haven't heard anything....
  2. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    If Martin wins his waiver request, they might as well just throw out the rule that transfers need to sit out a year. Because I have not heard a single reason why Martin should get a waiver, unless there are private matters that have not been made public.
  3. tksirius

    tksirius HN's Love Doctor

    They really just need to allow each player one transfer without sitting out. Any additional transfers can be reviewed.
  4. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    I’ve also seen speculation that’s he’s already won and they haven’t released that information yet. That’s why they call it speculation I suppose.
  5. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    His case was that the position coach and offensive coordinator he committed to at Michigan both left. The new coaches that were hired are more of a spread system. People have had waivers granted for less, but there is no way of really knowing.
  6. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    As of Tuesday night, Iowa had not received any decision on Martin.

    That's the last time I looked into it. We have media day tomorrow.
  7. Xerxes

    Xerxes Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Every player should be allowed one transfer (as long as its not in-season) and still be eligible immediately.
  8. Hawk1960

    Hawk1960 Well-Known Member

    Would make sense to give an athlete one transfer without sitting out. These are 17 - 21 year old kids when they make their initial decision. Coaches don't have to sit out a year when they change teams. Neither do ADs, administrators, politicians or people in the business world. It's really just another way for the NCAA and the institutions to "own" the athlete and his/her revenue stream IMO.
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  9. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    What if Bama came and recruited players on your team based on their needs to fill?
  10. kameltoez102

    kameltoez102 Well-Known Member

    The same could be said about any team and including Iowa.. What if Iowa did that for recruits they had relationships with before the original school choice was made and a coaching change was made at that school? Is that unfair, I don't know if I have an answer to that but should the kids be punished for that one time?
  11. Hawk1960

    Hawk1960 Well-Known Member

    In the world of pro sports that would be considered "tampering" and that's a whole separate issue. NCAA already has rules in place to prevent that. All teams would continue to wait to contact until the kid enters the transfer portal. Actually a team like Bama would have more to lose than gain. They are filled with 4* and 5* kids languishing on their bench who would be more likely to transfer if they were not required to sit out.
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  12. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    Haha. No back door communications. Right.......................
  13. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    Sure, everyone would do it to one degree or another. Some likely more than others.
  14. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    And of course, U$C kid who left Florida--then committed to Oregon--after originally spurning U$C for Florida!--got his immediate eligibility waiver, as well.