One of Pennsylvania’s offensive linemen made the decision to move. offensive lineman Will Knutsson announced that he was moving to Northern Colorado.. In the 2018 season, Knutsson continued at Penn State and donned the red shirt like a real freshman.

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Knutsson hasn’t seen any game action with the Nittany Lions, but according to the team’s official website, he’s been named Development Team Offensive Player of the Week twice in the 2020 season. Although Penn State is losing Knutsson to a transfer portal, the team has added former Cornell offensive lineman. Hunter Noorzad earlier this offseason.

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Between the NCAA transfer portal and the NIL deals, college football has gone through rapid changes and Penn State head coach James Franklin called for a more unified set of rules across the board. Franklin advocated additional structure to give the sport an equal opportunity during the Rich Eisen show.

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“The reality is that you would like everyone to play by the same rules, and you would like student-athletes to be able to take advantage of the opportunities that they have – and perhaps the opportunity that they may not have. after college,” Franklin said. “So I think it should be — you need to get a group of people in a room, whether it’s from a government perspective, whether it’s from a state perspective, or from an NCAA perspective, and get the athletic directors and commissioners into the room and say, ‘OK. what do we need to do to make it in the best interests of student athletes and in the best interests of college football?”

The NCAA introduced the Transfer Portal on October 15, 2018, providing an opportunity for athletes to explore their options. Players do not need to ask permission from their coaching staff to transfer. They just need to request a match, enter their name. It usually takes 24-48 hours for a player to show up at their request. Schools can contact the player without restrictions as soon as his name appears on the portal.

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While a player entering their name on the transfer portal means they intend to explore their options, it does not necessarily mean they will leave. The player may withdraw his name at any time. However, schools are not required to keep a player on a scholarship once they have logged into the portal.