This is confusing:
The announcement follows the one-time exemption of Policy 40.10.4.3.1.2 (Maximum Years in Men’s Football) announced last July – which permitted all currently-eligible student-athletes to participate in the 2021 football season, even if they exceed the policy and the age limit of 25 years old before the start of the 2021 campaign.

As of August 15, 2021, Policy 40.10.4.3.1.2 will be eliminated.
Hopefully the AUS will return to being more competitive.

It would be good to see the AUS more competitive.