So, let me see if I've got this right:
John L. Smith, the wacky guy who used to coach Michigan State, leaves his alma mater, Weber State, to take a 10-month gig at Arkansas, without ever having coached a game at Weber. And all the Weber State people have to say about it is the timing was "problematical."
Meanwhile, a kid who decides the same thing gets told he can't transfer to an entire laundry list of schools by a vindictive coach because the kid wasn't clear on why he wanted to transfer. And a whole lot of people come out of the woodwork to back the coach because, God forbid, we can't have these kids changing schools on, you know, a whim, because that would threaten the schools' control over a lucrative labor force.
Of course, changing schools on a whim is exactly what John L. Smith did. And no one seems to have a problem with it.
Yeah. No double standard there.