Throwing darts may seem like it’s the NCAA’s preferred method of granting immediate eligibility waivers but that is not actually the case (we think). Predicting which ones are granted though, remains an inexact science that coaches, players and fans are still trying to sort out.
There was good news however for the Houston Cougars on Wednesday however as safety Jordan Moore confirmed his waiver was approved by the folks in Indianapolis and that he’ll be suiting up for the team in 2019 as a nice boost to the secondary’s depth.
Moore arrived on campus from just up the highway at Texas A&M, where he played sparingly early in his career and wound up announcing a transfer from in late December. He did wind up actually redshirting in 2018 but it was never quite clear as to what the specifics were on his waiver request.
While the news is welcome for Moore and the Cougars, it does come rather hot on the heels of the NCAA denying a similar waiver for Georgia-turned-Illinois tight end Luke Ford. That decision prompted plenty of people — inside and outside Champaign — to become upset and question the process overall.
Those same folks are probably not any happier seeing this latest approval but as the NCAA would correctly tell you, every case is different and judged in a vacuum on its own. It doesn’t always seem that way as the 2019 offseason starts to wind down but you won’t see UH complaining about that right now thanks to this latest move.