The story I'm reading in print indicates former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is going to be eligible right away at Oklahoma.

The NCAA guidelines in front of me say no such thing should be possible. Not even close.

I've got the 19-page -- deep breath, here -- Division I Legislative Council Subcommittee for Legislative Relief Information Standards, Guidelines and Directives. On page 15, is where DGB's situation/predicament/future is defined.

In applying for the waiver, Oklahoma apparently is invoking a little-known clause that allows players to transfer immediately “for reasons outside [their] control …”

Even the NCAA calls it the “run off” rule, meant to be applied if a team oversigns in recruiting. The interpretation protects a kid from being pressured out of a program or being “cut” for performance. Nowhere in the guidelines does it say anything about a stud receiver -- after three legal run-ins -- being eligible right away.

I was compelled again to write about what has become one of the celebrated issues of the offseason. More than one colleague has asked a) how Green-Beckham can be eligible immediately and b) why OU was pursuing the issue so rabidly.