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June Jones right to let players transfer


The following story ran on on Feb. 8, 2012.

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....