Presidents voted on Friday that players who have received their degrees from SEC schools can move within the conference and play right away, without the need for a waiver.
He had been blocked by conference rules limiting transfers and immediate eligibility even for graduates.
The SEC did what a lot of people thought it would do on Friday by voting to change the league's rules regarding graduate transfers from within the conference.
The SEC also passed a proposal that would allow players at SEC schools that under NCAA-mandated postseason bans to transfer within the conference without having to sit out a season.
Greg Sankey, the SEC Commissioner, said at the conclusions of the league's annual meetings in Destin, Florida, that the proposal offered by the University of Georgia had passed by a "super-majority" by accumulating more than eight votes, although he did not identify which schools had voted for the legislation.
The rule exception might pave the way for outgoing Alabama offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy to transfer within the conference, given his reported preference for Auburn or Tennessee. But Sankey said "those rules may change" under the new NCAA transfer model.
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban was among a handful of SEC coaches who opposed the proposal, sponsored by Georgia at last year's meetings after controversy erupted when Crimson Tide defensive back Maurice Smith wanted to transfer to the Bulldogs before the 2016 season.
In blocking Kennedy, Saban said Tuesday he was upholding an existing SEC rule. Under the NCAA proposal, schools would be free to contact athletes when they notify their current coaches, along with stricter tampering rules and the creation of an NCAA-wide database which lists athletes who could be recruited.
It won't necessarily be that easy for players on teams facing NCAA institutions in the future, though.
The SEC also voted to expand its serious misconduct policy to include a ban on high school signees with a history of domestic, sexual and interpersonal violence. This rule gave more specific clarity, doing away with previous language that said the artificial noise must stop when the center "takes his place" over the ball.