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If a vote passes next week at the SEC spring meetings, future transfer debacles could be avoided according to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY Sports.

The proposed rule change would allow any player to transfer to another school in the SEC without any restrictions if their program receives a postseason ban.

The Southeastern Conference will vote on a proposal at its spring meetings next week that would lift all conference restrictions on athletes who want to transfer from one league member to another if their original school receives a postseason ban, according to a copy of the proposal obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

The new rule would also enhance penalties for programs that receive postseason bans, according to Wolken.

Van Jefferson, as Wolken points out, would be one such player who could benefit from the rule because he's trying to transfer from Ole Miss to Florida following the sanctions levied against the Rebels.

It wouldn't have helped former Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson because he was trying to transfer out of the conference. Under the setup right now, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has to grant a waiver for transfers within the conference.

It's likely that the NCAA is trying to avoida similar PR nightmare like the one Ole Miss experienced as players tried to transfer out of the program.

The postReport: Proposed rule could change how players transfer within SEC appeared first onSEC Country.

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