Not for the application. He likely applied in June (graduate transfer application deadline), had to wait to get accepted, and then took time making his decision. There also could have been issues with the transfer application that took time to sort out.
You can enroll, register, pay much later. This year late registration went until 9/2.
So you could apply to 3-4 different schools, get accepted to all of them, and then make up your mind at the last minute.
My point was that people are already applying to different schools. They might not decide which one they’re going to until late, but they aren’t adding schools on the first day of the window.
People seem to think that athletes transferring have special rules. They still have to adhere to the transfer application and registration schedule of the schools.
I for one like the simplicity of how this is all playing out. Wren needs to just tell him, "Seth, if you beat UTSA in their home stadium in front of 45K fans you will keep your job and if you don't I will have to fire you as soon as it is over." It really is nothing personal.
I once had a sales job where we had an annual number we had to hit and the year I didn't hit mine my boss called me in the office and said hey man I hate to do this but I have to let you go. It stung for a bit, but I appreciated his honesty and I learned a lot about life on that day.