Bishop in the transfer portal


MaxyJR1

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
10,181
Reaction score
3,660
Points
113
Got his studies done and is shopping around. Interesting.
 



Bob_Loblaw

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 23, 2009
Messages
18,422
Reaction score
11,388
Points
113
Yep, this one hurts.

Unless there is something more going on, he must think he can land at a premier program. He is in a really good situation here playing opposite a really good CB and backed by a really good S. He also gets to play some crap offenses (making him look better).

Weird timing. Weird choice.
 



gopherphil

Active member
Joined
Nov 28, 2021
Messages
188
Reaction score
172
Points
43
All I can say his teammates/competition must be better than he is and he sees the writing on the wall.
 

GophersInIowa

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 21, 2008
Messages
35,613
Reaction score
14,744
Points
113
Yep, this one hurts.

Unless there is something more going on, he must think he can land at a premier program. He is in a really good situation here playing opposite a really good CB and backed by a really good S. He also gets to play some crap offenses (making him look better).

Weird timing. Weird choice.
That's why I have to wonder if there's more to it. If it's simply about getting to a better program, why not put yourself out there earlier? Unless he was just monitoring and there's a shortage of quality CBs in the portal this year? Certainly possible I guess.
 





swelna

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 20, 2016
Messages
991
Reaction score
603
Points
93
Timing is indeed weird, if he was thinking about it a few months back, why not enter then? If not, what changed before Spring practice that led to this?
 


hungan1

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 20, 2011
Messages
13,375
Reaction score
3,580
Points
113
He is striking while the iron is still hot. If not for a better NIL, he can up his draft stock by going elsewhere to a premier program. That is my two cents' worth. It is a bummer for the Gophers. Why was it so late to announce his decision?
 




Gophers_4life

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 27, 2018
Messages
14,267
Reaction score
3,435
Points
113
[Wild speculation]

Either he does not get along well with the new CB coach and/or that guy came in, looked at film, and told Beanie something he didn't want to hear like "your job is open this spring and you'll have to earn the starting spot"

??


A dynamic recruiter who has recruited and developed NFL talent, Nick Monroe returns to his home state after seven seasons at Syracuse. He joined the Orange staff in 2016 and served as Syracuse's secondary coach for two seasons before narrowing his focus to the team's safeties and nickelbacks in 2018 and safeties and rovers in 2020, before taking on his role last season of defensive passing game coordinator..

A native of Mahtomedi, Minn., and a graduate of St Cloud State, Monroe is known for his elite recruiting ability, bringing in and developing of Andre Cisco (Jacksonville Jaguars), Trill Williams (Miami Dolphins) and Ifeatu Melifonwu (Detroit Lions), the three defensive backs in the Orange's 2021 NFL Draft Class that all went on to ink rookie contracts with the aforementioned teams.

Over the past five seasons, Monroe co-directed a Syracuse pass defense that thrived on creating turnovers. The Orange intercepted 58 passes in 60 games (0.97 per game) since the start of 2018, including a streak of 17 straight games with a pick from Aug. 31, 2018 to Sept. 21, 2019. The streak tied for the third-longest in major college football since 2004.

Monroe, whose father Marty was a GA for the Gophers under Jim Wacker in 1994-95, was elevated to defensive passing game coordinator in the winter prior to the 2022 season, yielding one of the best passing defenses in recent memory for the Orange. Syracuse finished 14th in the nation and second in the ACC, surrendering just 184.8 yards per game through the air in 2022. As a whole, the defense finished 21st nationally in total defense, allowing 328.6 yards per game. After defensive coordinator Tony White left to pursue another coaching opportunity, Monroe took over play calling duties for the Orange in the 2022 Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl against Minnesota.
 

Plato

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 14, 2019
Messages
1,710
Reaction score
1,176
Points
113
It will all become clear when one and all find out where he lands.
 



Gophers7NatTitlesBadgers0

New Orleans 2020
Joined
Jul 27, 2013
Messages
8,435
Reaction score
1,987
Points
113
He is striking while the iron is still hot. If not for a better NIL, he can up his draft stock by going elsewhere to a premier program. That is my two cents' worth. It is a bummer for the Gophers. Why was it so late to announce his decision?
It's not like Minnesota doesn't have a solid record of putting dbs in the NFL! If he can't improve his draft stock here, I'm not sure another program will help him much!
 

A_Slab_of_Bacon

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 21, 2015
Messages
21,166
Reaction score
9,251
Points
113
It's not like Minnesota doesn't have a solid record of putting dbs in the NFL! If he can't improve his draft stock here, I'm not sure another program will help him much!
Yeah I'm a bit skeptical about this idea too.

Granted if you need more playing time (I have no idea if that was the concern) then ... of course you need playing time. But if you're getting playing time I don't see moving automatically making you more draft-able. Potentially the opposite.
 



MNVCGUY

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
16,158
Reaction score
13,369
Points
113
We can always use the depth, but Beanie struggled quite a bit last season. Maybe Stapp has beaten him out?

He also came in as a lauded kick returner, and then never returned a kick or a punt last year.
Yeah, even without him we still have 14 DBs on the roster to fill 4/5 spots. Sorry to see him go but might not be a huge loss in the grand scheme of things.
 

WAGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
2,766
Reaction score
949
Points
113
He was one of our smallest corners, but had wheels and football smarts. Sorry to see him go. Maybe the new coach wants bigger CBs.
 
Last edited:


Gophergrandpa

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 17, 2018
Messages
2,718
Reaction score
3,231
Points
113
Just read that Beanie Bishop has entered the portal. Good luck to him. Somebody might be threatening to pass him up, I suppose. Jack Henderson? Maybe he had other reasons. He saw the field a lot last year.
 




btowngopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 23, 2008
Messages
6,489
Reaction score
2,809
Points
113
CB is really a big need now. Weird timing.

Agree on weird timing. Not sure CB is a really big need now. Someone will need to step up into the role Beanie had, but there are plenty of candidates already on the roster.
 




Top Bottom