The NCAA Division I Council will vote at its next meeting in June on a proposal to abolish the bylaw allowing schools to control the destination of transferring athletes — something commonly referred to as blocking transfers.
Blocking transfers is not rare in college football, but only recently has attention — and scrutiny — fallen on the coaches who restrict their transferring players from speaking to or visiting potential landing spots. In most of these cases, coaches block players from transferring to schools within the same conference or those on their future schedules.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron has restricted at least one transferring player, barring tackle Willie Allen last spring from leaving for TCU. Allen instead went to junior college before landing this spring at Louisiana Tech.