Did anyone notice this was a majority decision and not a unanimous one? "The majority decision verdict " Wonder what the outcome would have been if there were 9 Board of Appeals Members there?
Guess there was some doubt by at least one or more of the members.
I also think it's odd that Brenard Childress and the TSSAA attorney get to continue participating in the deliberations. Doesn't matter if they have a vote if they get to continue giving their side of the story for 5+ hours without a representative from the school being present.
Colbert asked Price if, after marking that McClendon had made a bona fide chance of residence, he had checked the TSSAA bylaws' definition of "territory" to ensure that the player lived in his zone. "No, sir," Price said.
Why would Coach Price go check the bylaws for the definition of territory when the question was, did the student have a bona fide change of address? If Hargis is reporting correctly the question didn't ask if he was in the territory.
Also I decided to check the TSSAA handbook and in their section 12 Eligible Transfer Students this is what I found in paragraph "C. The student changes schools as a direct result of re-zoning or reassignment of students by the local school system;"
They seem to use zone and reassignment in the handbook but there isn't a definition for either.
Just saying I don't think this is as clear as some may believe or may want you to believe. Guess that's why no decision after 5 hours yesterday.