Merely an opinion but it seems if the school you are transferring from has no objections to immediate eligibility, they will quite often grant it. We are definitely heading toward immediate eligibility so it soon will be moot.
I agree with Soulberries, the cuse makes a lot of sense. That zone will cover up his tendency to freelance on defense. Personally, he saw what is coming in plus what the two transfers bring to the table. It is very possible he didn't like what he saw.
where does this idea come from? If you’re not guarding the ball you still have a specific place to be on defense based on where the ball is and the scouting report on the other teams players. If you’re not in that spot you’re probably gonna get burned in man or zone.