In order to be a college athlete in America, one has to navigate the NCAA's gauntlet of rules, requirements, and by-laws.

For instance: A player can (usually) switch schools midway through their collegiate careers, though that (usually) comes with the penalty of having to sit out from competition in the NCAA for a full academic year.

For coaches, that rule does not apply. Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Kyle Kuzma pointed out as much while responding to news that ex-Oregon football coach Willie Taggart had left the program to take the top job at Florida State.

This the problem with college sports. Wanna bash players for leaving schools but the same coaches go into living rooms and tell parents how they are going to take care of their kids for 4 years. Why doesn't he have to sit out for a full year?— kuz (@kylekuzma) December 5, 2017

Taggart spent just one season as the Ducks' head coach, helping the program haul in what 247Sports ranked the 19th best 2017 recruit class in the country, including a quartet of four-star freshman. Their incoming 2018 class had been ranked No. 7 in the nation before Taggart's departure sparked a string of decommitments.

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