There is no easy solution to the college football transfer mess

August 19, 2019 | The Week

Like the poor, bleeding-heart college football writers will be with us always. While their poverty is only sometimes of the physical as well as of the spiritual variety, I think they deserve our charity nonetheless. It must be really hard to devote your life to something that you neither like nor understand. But I don’t think I have ever felt as if sports journos were more disconnected from reality than when they all started complaining at the exact same time about how Clemson’s head coach Dabo Swinney is a meanie butt for not giving a national championship ring to his former quarterback Kelly Bryant, who quit the team in a huff and later transferred after being benched in favor of the more talented freshman Trevor Lawrence.

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