You're a junior running back. You came in as a five star recruit and now you're not happy. You decide you need to leave the team. You have 2 choices. Option A: Stay with the team for a few weeks, four more games until the season ends. At that point you can declare you are entering the draft. You will almost certainly be drafted and will be a millionaire in a matter of months. To get to this prize, you will need to endure four more weeks of practice with Butch Jones. You could opt to protect yourself and stay out of the bowl game and bowl practice as two other RBs in the draft will do the same. Option B: You quit immediately and decide you'll need to showcase your talents a bit more in college in order to be drafted. This will necessitate you using your redshirt season during your transfer penalty year. Then, you'll have one year to make an impact and hopefully you will still be considered a draft pick. You still might be a millionaire professional football player, but you'll be two years behind and potentially exposed to injuries that could end all of that. You also carry the stigma of being an upperclassman transfer, which could impact your attractiveness to scouts. Another scenario. You're a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman. You came in as a four star recruit and you're unhappy. You decide to leave. Again, 2 choices. Option A: Stay with the team for a few weeks. The coach will almost certainly be fired in a maximum of three weeks and two games. You could then decide whether or not the interim coach is worth you sticking with and you could keep your eye on who the permanent replacement will be. Things may turn out great and you could have a great one or two years of college left. You could still reach the NFL. However, you have to endure three more weeks of Butch Jones. Option B: Leave now. You'll have to waste one of your two years of eligibility due to transfer rules. That means you have one year to crack the roster and hopefully make enough of an impact to get drafted. You also just watched a 3rd year player that was far more accomplished than yourself try this midseason transfer thing and end up at the crappiest destination in all of the P5 conferences. Jalen Hurd and Venzell Boulware both chose option B. Things are super, super crappy over there. Jones needs to be gone ASAP.