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    Tyler Smith won't sit a year

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    I didn't see this anywhere else, so I thought I would post it.



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    Re: Tyler Smith won't sit a year

    Not trying to downplay cancer whatsoeve especially since my mom is battling breast cancer right now, but it seems like a lot of players could use that reason to not miss a year after transferring. Many people have close friends and family with cancer. I don't think I know anyone that does not know a person with cancer. nothing against Tyler or Tennessee, I was just curious why this does not happen more often.


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    Re: Tyler Smith won't sit a year

    A parent having cancer is all the more reason to sit a year. My dad had cancer my last year of college. It was hard helping him out as well as trying to pass all my classes. I cannot even imaging throwing a full time sport in it.


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    Re: Tyler Smith won't sit a year

    I suppose the other argument is that sports would provide an outlet to temporarily escape the reality of the situation.

    I definitely don't like the control that colleges have over the kids with the one year rule, but chaos would ensue without it. I guess I would support an easing of the restrictions so that, in more cases, kids could transfer with less penalty.



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    Re: Tyler Smith won't sit a year

    I would think the NCAA is hoping his dad would get to see him play one more year this way.




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    Re: Tyler Smith won't sit a year

    I agree with kgreeny.

    Nothing wrong with letting the kid play. Afterall his dad has cancer and his old coach quit. Kinda feel bad for him.



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