Over the weekend it was learned that Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy was blocking quarterback Wes Lunt from transferring to Southern Miss, Central Michigan, Pac-12 schools, SEC schools, any schools whose names end in R or start with Q, etc.
Yesterday, we wrote that it was time for the NCAA to create a uniform transfer policy that — for the most part — would take the power from coaches’ hands in such situations.
Now, a day later, there’s yet another such situation. This time Vanderbilt hoops coach Kevin Stallings is reportedly blocking sophomore-to-be Sheldon Jeter from transferring to Pittsburgh. Jeter is a native of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Over the weekend, Stallings had said: “Sheldon has indicated that he’d like to play closer to home and we wish him the best.”
Not sure about your take, but Pittsburgh would indeed seem closer to Beaver Falls than Nashville.
According to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, however, Stallings — for an unknown reason — has decided to place a black-and-gold roadblock between Jeter and Pitt. One would guess that Stallings feels someone in the Steel City has tampered with his ex-player.
If Jeter still wants to attend Pitt, he can transfer there and pay tuition for his first year or he can appeal Stallings’ decision to the Vandy athletic department (though it’s doubtful the Commodore brass with take the ex-player’s side over the current coach’s).
The irony here is that Vanderbilt was one of the schools OSU’s Gundy scratched from Lunt’s list of options. Round and round we go.