Column: Despite portal’s flaws, no doubting transfers’ impact on FSU

The transfer portal is a revolving door. There’s the fun on the way in, when prospects visit, thrilling when they choose your favorite program. There’s the frustration on the way out, when players you followed as recruits and watched develop (or not) have instead opted to move on.

There has always been the ability to transfer — even though we didn’t call it a transfer portal until 2018. Bobby Bowden transferred. So did Jimbo Fisher. Ask an old coach about what their version of the portal was back in the day and he might say . . .

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