Darn college football and its rules.
At least a handful of FBS football coaches must feel that way each year when they come across game film or catch highlights of players from other teams, particularly those at lower levels, who somehow managed to get this superstar to play for them.
Never mind the fact that those standouts were completely up for grabs at some point in the past, yet in most cases the big boys either weren't aware of them or didn't think it was worth their time to offer one of those 85 precious scholarship. Even more frustrating: when said player is from a school's general area, yet some other program "stole" them away.
There's no doubt some variation of the phrase "I wish I could get him on this team next year" has been uttered countless times by men with multiyear, million-dollar contracts who are looking for that one player that will put their team over the top.
Alas, transfer rules call for players to sit out a season when switching schools, except in certain situations involving hardship or early graduation.
But that doesn't mean we can't dream, does it? Of a college football landscape that somehow mimicked pro sports, where free agency encourages the almost constant shuffling of players from one team to the other in search of a great "fit" for both sides?
If such a world existed, these are some of the moves that would go down prior to the start of the 2014 college football season.