Scholarships have always been a series of 1 year scholarships. That protected the schools in cases where players left early for the draft, could no longer play due to injury, got kicked off of the team for grades or conduct, etc.,. Pulling the scholarship if a player withdraws from the portal is kind of a dick move, IMO. Coaches can leave anytime and every other student is allowed to go to a different school if it behooves them. Why can't football players assess their options as well?