February 16, 2012
By Jean-Jacques Taylor
Former SMU quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell transferred to Eastern Washington after losing his starting job during the 2009 season.
It worked out well for Mitchell, who won a Football Championship Subdivision national championship in 2010 and was one of nation's premier passers in 2011.
Kyle Padron is the latest SMU quarterback to transfer -- he's still looking for a home -- after losing his starting job during the 2011 season.
There's nothing wrong with that.
If it doesn't work out for a student-athlete at a program, and he has handled his business in the classroom and been a positive influence on the football program, then there's no good reason for a head coach to hinder that kid from transferring.
Give SMU coach June Jones a handclap because he gets it....