With the unexpected results of Covid-19, college programs and coaches must figure out how to deal with doling out scholarships now that existing college athletes have another year of eligibility. This could mean revoking scholarships from recruits OR asking your seniors to not take a fifth year - but either way, tough decisions will have to be made.
Most NCAA players have been given the opportunity to add another year of eligibility; but for coaches, that could be a hard predicament when deciding your roster - do you take a scholarship away from a recruit and give it to a senior who now has a fifth year of eligibility? Conversations about deciding your roster, who to keep and who to lose, will certainly be hard. But as we learn from the pros, the only way to deal with those decisions is to attack them head on with total transparency, honesty and direct communication.