Transfer Portal Will Only Get Bigger, However … 22 Thoughts For 2022, No. 17

22 College Football Thoughts for 2022, No. 17: The transfer portal will only get bigger and more prominent, and that’s going to be a problem.

22 College Football Thoughts For 2022

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17. The transfer portal will only become more important. However …

Don’t be stunned if the NCAA comes up with a way to clamp down a bit on how easy it is for the players to move around.

The NCAA and Mark Emmert might be going all Chicken Little on the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals, but that’s one cat that’s not going back into the bag. However, what they can start to work on and tweak is the transfer portal that might be a positive overall, but quickly went rogue.

Here’s the problem – now everyone has to recruit players from other schools all the time, all while coaches have to keep wooing their own guys. And if you’re not pinging around to see who might not be totally happy at whether they’re at, you’re not doing your job.

The transfer portal is the new recruiting. Outside of the elite prospects, why mess around with a guess when you can bring in ready-made men ready to play?

You ready to have some transfer portal fun? Wait until the depth charts start to come out – if they come out.

That’s like a list of Glengarry leads for a salesman – every No. 2 on the chart, especially at quarterback, will be offered the world. But coaches are going to wise up to this fast.

Get ready for this phrase over and over again …

“We’ll settle it in fall camp.”

You have to be insane if you come out with a depth chart that say anything but OR after every player’s name.

I’m a full proponent of players’ rights in every way, shape, and form, but on this I do get how there has to be something to tone this down, because it’s not…


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