Originally Posted by WCH
It's the only move the NCAA has, though. The idea is that these schools will be so afraid of losing as much money as USC has lost the past few years, that they won't hire guys like Carroll. Obviously this strategy has mostly failed in regard to USC. It worked much better with with SMU -- or in basketball, with the Michigan/Webber/Fisher situation, where Michigan's basketball program spent almost 15 years being irrelevant, and Fisher spent more than a decade doing very little that was noteworthy.
And the kids have the option of transferring.
i'd add that just the threat of it worked pretty well at cu. the entire recruiting process was drastically overhauled (ultimately resulting in our inability to even smell talent, but whatever).