I honestly believe that the NCAA is corrupt and uses the rules to keep their favorites at the top and to keep the great unwashed in line. It would almost be better to have no rules than to have rules enforced with bias, as we have now and for some time in fact.
I was more thinking of the strategy as a long term strategy, not specific to this year.
That's probably why we were seeing things differently.
For this single year I agree that there is no impact at all and in fact having guys at practice is better than not having bodies at practice.
Everything you said seems valid. I'll just make one small point, which is that if you always have two guys going through their sitout year, then you don't have 13 scholarship players to find 9-10 players from. You only have 11 and some of them may be freshmen, who can struggle to play P5...