The NCAA never misses a chance to shoot itself in the foot. It now says the one-time transfer might be approved by the Division I council in May, which contradicts its original statement, and could be enacted in time for the fall.
So let’s just review options for JT Daniels. Even if the NCAA does not approve the new proposal in May and waits until January, Daniels can still transfer and be eligible next season . . . if he can obtain a waiver. That means he needs USC’s approval.
I can’t imagine Clay Helton would deny a waiver for the Team Daniels, so that is an option. But in an ideal world, the NCAA would allow one-time transfers to be eligible this season.
Daniels can just keep checking to see what colleges are interested in him in the meantime.