SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – According to reports, Pac-12 should eliminate the year of the redshirt for undergraduate students who transfer within the conference.
This would make the transfer immediately eligible to play at your new Pac-12 school and eliminate the redshirt season. The rule would apply only to student-athletes who transfer from a Pac-12 school to another program at the conference as an undergraduate. Graduate transfers are already eligible immediately.
This will be in addition to allowing student-athletes to attend schools within the conference, which means that coaches cannot limit the transfer to which school they cannot go to.
Jon Wilner of San Jose Mercury News reported that Pac-12 “will only move forward if the NCAA provides coverage”. The NCAA is expected to decide to allow the immediate eligibility of transfers for the first time.
For years, there have been limitations to transfers. The coach can list the programs for which the transfer was unable to go. This would normally consist of opponents of the conference and opponents from outside the conference who are scheduled for the near future. Commissioner Larry Scott has eliminated that rule in recent years.
This would basically allow former Utah wide receiver Bryan Thompson to be immediately eligible for the state of Arizona. This would likely be the case because of the COVID-19 pandemic.