I don't like the idea of running kids off (and then saying it was the kids decision), but it happens. It really depends on if Tad can find a couple guys that he is willing to roll the dice on to improve the team. This is likely what happened at the school near you.
I have a couple names in mind, but I really don't like to perpetuate this idea so I'm not going to include them.
If there are truly between 700-1000 kids transferring in D1, nothing would surprise me.