If I was a head coach and a guy entered it without me having any clue about it, I'd question my abilities as a coach.
Is it just me, or is this Fields kid just expecting the world do whatever he wants? Goes to UGA, expects to get PT over a guy who took them to the playoff? Doesn't' beat him out, so wants to take his ball and leave after one year........and wants to be immediately eligible??'Scuse me, kiddo.....that's not how life works.
But that’s not how it works. Kid goes to school, school puts name in. So the coach will know. They might get blindsided by the request, but it doesn’t happen without a coach knowing.
A kid can go to his coach, but doesn't necessarily have to. But that isn't my point - a coach should be aware enough of his players that he would know what their future holds at the school and why they might want to transfer. It isn't as if transfers are bad things - lots and lots of people transfer schools that have nothing to do with sports. It would be dumb to think a kid would make a decision at 18 that he will automatically still be happy with at age 22. But the football coach should have a handle on these things, at least indirectly.
Are you suggesting that you don't find his grievance to be legit?