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I find it hard to believe that with the 2012 football season on top of us, the NCAA has not or will not give this young man a Yes or No. That's all he needs to hear, yes or no, either way he will be able to move on with his football career at OU. I think Jalen understands either a yes or no but to be left in the dark for as long as he has been is a shame.
the ncaa flat out shits on college players
He's not the first and won't be the last player to be jacked around by the NCAA. Their priorities do not match the priorities of the teams or players they regulate.
It still CAN come at any time, but yes, you're correct, why the delay?
It should be a simple check of the facts and make a ruling.
its 100% stupid and 500% bull shi* that they are making this kid wait!!!
Perhaps its the NCAA's way of assessing a one-game suspension for transferring and then allowing him to play the remainder of the season.
To me it would look absolutely ridiculous if they finally rule next week that he is eligible to play. If that were to happen and they cost a kid a game when you only get 12 of them, that would be a joke. If i remember correctly when we waited all preseason on the ruling of Balogun, it finally came down on the Friday before the BYU game. Maybe the same will happen today. Im sure everyone would just love to know so we can move on one way or the other.
I have moved on. I pretty much stopped looking at the board for Saunders updates this past Monday. I think its safe to say that he isn't playing this year. If the NCAA decides to make him eligible 2 -3 games into the season, I think I would choose to redshirt. He only has two years of eligibility. Why waste one of them if you have already missed a quarter of the season?
Because the first few games don't really matter due to the lack of competition.
Things are rarely perfect or totally bad.
Reality=closer to the middle.
Never as bad as it seems, never as good as it seems.
What is the big deal? We have wr's coming out our ears and damn good ones. If he makes it in that just adds to a dynamic set of wr's, if he doesn't it is likely to not have any effect on the record. The NCAA is a bunch of dumb sh** yankees wanting to plaesa only themselves!!!
Say what you mean, mean what you say!!!
But they're great for experience. If it was me, I would want two full years to play, not one and three quarters. Those "warm-up" games are invaluable. Judy my opinion.
They should have laughed at OU and Sanders about 5 seconds after he applied for the waiver -- and the answer should have been no. He admitted he transferred because he did not like the new offense they would be running.
See his quotes to ESPN:
"I have nothing against the slot or the spread," said Saunders, whose role changed to a possession slot receiver under new coach Tim DeRuyter this spring. "It was the way I was being used in the slot. The offense wasn't for me. That's pretty much why I left."
What is the pretext for the waiver, allergies? He is allergic to playing the slot.
Jalen Saunders, a wide receiver from Fresno State who was selected first-team all-WAC season last season, will transfer to Oklahoma.
This post was edited by Randy Watson 20 months ago
Love the handle, Randy!
Looking ahead to the 2013 season, could we be any more loaded at wide receiver?
Imagine if we can keep Courtney Gardner!
The NCAA gave him an answer. It was no. He then appealed the ruling, and sent in more medical information for reconsideration. In truth, we won't be happy until they rule yes.
That is not going to happen. The rule is pretty clear on transfers. The fact that the coaching staff changed is no a valid reason to waive the rule. The fact the new coachs want him to play in the slot is not a vaid reason waive the rule. The fact that the Fresno coaching staff is supportive of the waiver is not a valid reason to waive the rule. His appeal is based upon the air quality difference between Fresno and Norman, given his asthesma.
An NCAA waiver would make open season for players in large cities to move around. Claim that the air quality is bad for your health. The NCAA has to question how much worse the air quality has gotten in the past year? It was fine a year ago, when Jalen led the conference in receiving yards. How did the coaching change cause the air pollution to increase?
Jalen will have to wait 'til next year to play for OU.
I wouldn't be that unhappy with a no ruling.I hope they say yes, but c'mon..all we really want is an answer. It probably should be no, according to the rules, but why does it take them so long to decide? It seems like something that an NCAA panel could read the petition, discuss, and decide on in a short amount of time. Maybe put a rush on this type of petition with the season starting this weekend?
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