You make a fair point, I don't agree with it completely but it is defendable. I don't think a player getting injured and losing his season is the same as institutions hitting the panic button and closing down the opportunity for everyone to play is the same, not really even similar.
My son is going to grad school as 5th year and will play, he was going to be going to grad school regardless if he was playing ball or not...I see no reason why a kid in that spot shouldn't be able to play.
I didn’t want to complicate my post by stating, “if the kid is going to grad school anyway.” I’ll bet there are kids heading for grad school who wouldn’t be without another year of eligibility.
I graduated from college during the Carter administration. After blaming him for all he did wrong administratively it’s also his fault we have so many lawyers. A lot of people with good college grades couldn’t find good jobs. They went to law school instead. A lot of my friends became lawyers.