Delic: NCAA didn’t give me a reason for denying request — updated

Georgia State’s Nermin Delic said the NCAA didn’t give a reason for rejecting his request to be allowed to play at Georgia State this year.

Delic, a defensive tackle who transferred from Kentucky, said he submitted three, three-page letters to the NCAA the first week of August. He was told he would receive a reply by Aug. 17. He received the decision on Monday. An NCAA official said the organization doesn’t comment on waiver requests. Georgia State can appeal, but only if there’s new documentation (i.e. new information) that can be submitted.

Delic said he thinks the NCAA assumed that he was trying to move from one FBS school to another and play immediately, which would violate the rules. Players that transfer from one FBS school to another are required to sit out a year, though there are exceptions. Players that transfer from one FBS school to an FCS are usually immediately eligible.

Georgia State announced they were moving up to FBS in April and are in the first year of a two-year transition. Delic and Georgia State began talking in May. He enrolled for the summer semester. The NCAA approved two other FBS transfers, Theo Agnew and Ronnie Bell, who began talking with Georgia State before the move to the Sun Belt Conference was announced.

Delic said he transferred because Georgia State is an hour away from his home in Tunnel Hill, it’s in-state, and he liked the coaching staff.

“I really wish I could play for them this year,” he said.

Delic suffered a high-ankle sprain in early August that has limited his practice time for the past three weeks. He described it as the most frustrating sprain he has had.

Now that he knows he won’t be playing this year, Delic said he will do his best on the scout team to help his teammates prepare. He will have two years of eligibility with the Panthers, starting next year.

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9 comments Add your comment

Orlando Panther

September 11th, 2012
10:59 am

NCAA…looking out for the student athletes is obviously their first priority.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 11th, 2012
11:50 am

Good thing they denied his request. Even without him, GSU would destroy my Jackets right about now.

Orlando Panther

September 11th, 2012
12:30 pm

@Supersize that order, mutt…not sure if serious


September 11th, 2012
2:39 pm

And we will never get a reason…

Orlando Panther

September 11th, 2012
2:58 pm

“Curry on the NCAA Delic ruling – Was a very big one. NCAA has procedures, and we understand, and we have worked diligently. We were told reasons that we will not reveal. It’s a big loss. He will get stronger. He promised us that he would do everything he could to help us on the scout team. We have been told there isn’t any kind of appeal, but if there is I would recommend we do it.”

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Atlanta Mafia

September 11th, 2012
7:10 pm

I understand the need for limitations on transferring but I don’t see this decision as benefiting anyone and certainly not college football.

Chicken Bone

September 12th, 2012
12:56 pm

Great job NCAA! This was a very important decision in the total scheme of College Athletics!

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September 14th, 2012
1:49 am

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