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K.J. Smith Denied Sixth Year by NCAA; Rivals Breaks Story

The NCAA makes another stupid decision

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Days Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA has denied K.J. Smith’s quest for a medical red-shirt and a sixth year of eligibility. Rivals broke the story.

Smith missed 11 games for the Bears last season. He’d been a program leader and wanted to return for another season. But the NCAA has denied him. The NCAA has found another way to make a bad decision.

Smith ends his Baylor career as one of the best defensive linemen in program history. He was well-respected by the league’s coaches, the media and advanced stats. He deserved another year, but the NCAA finds a new way to make a baffling decision.