In truth, the decision left more questions than answers, and that’s why Smart wants to reserve judgment. He figures he’s like most coaches in that his chief concern is that it doesn’t create a competitive advantage for some teams over others.
“Our biggest concern as coaches across the country, is it going to be an even playing field? The biggest concern is state to state of not being balanced. If it comes out balanced state to state, we’re all playing on the same playing field.”
Smart said the NCAA’s actual proposal is not expected to be made until January 2021, so there’s time to work out the details.
“That still seems like a long way off in my mind,” Smart said. “We’ll have to prepare and whatever they decide to go with, we’ll deal with it. I don’t have enough information to form a complete opinion on it or understand it completely.”