- Apr 6, 2015
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Suppose each player doesn't need his own thread
Frankly, it'd be even less a team distraction if they waited until after the impending bowl game.At least Clark and Gordon waited for the regular season to be over. Anderson and Cheney quit on their team before the season was over. Would you want them on your team? (OF COURSE, have no knowledge of what went on behind the scenes)
Add Cam WileyAll players in portal:
Aune was also out this year with an injury. He would clutter the mix at LB too.Add Cam Wiley
As for Gordon, that one surprised me, but I suppose MSM and Oliver are coming back, Lindenberg will get healthy, and we saw more of Willis and Burns than Gordon this year.
I hate kids transferring because we all get so excited about and invested in them after they commit and we see them on the field, but I can guarantee Fleck will almost always make a net gain out of the portal...so it doesn't really matter how i feel.
So these players leaving means that our recruit class for 2022, which was said was going to be smaller in numbers, can grow some correct? Provided we don’t use ALL the new roster spots on portal transfers.
MJ Anderson leaving hurts. Not sure we're that deep or talented at DE.The transfers today are conveniently located at positions of depth for us.
Convenient how that works out for us.
We didn't get a huge pass rush yesterday (we often only brought 3-4), but our DEs were fantastic in the run game yesterday. If Mafe, Otomewu, and Rush come back, we will have good DE play.MJ Anderson leaving hurts. Not sure we're that deep or talented at DE.
But who knows who might be the roster replacement. Could conceivably be an improvement.
wasn’t Gage Keys also a DE recruit? Injured this year?We didn't get a huge pass rush yesterday (we often only brought 3-4), but our DEs were fantastic in the run game yesterday. If Mafe, Otomewu, and Rush come back, we will have good DE play.
I think DE is one of our deepest positions and our highest rated recruit coming in is also a DE.
Just a quick note on Booker. He was one of the off season darlings with Fleck:
"Austin Booker is going to play a ton of football here. I hate throwing out the word, "freak", because people use it all the time, but he is a young freak. He's very talented and he's incredibly explosive. In summer conditioning, he won every single sprint. Every single one of them. He was running times like the wide outs and defensive backs. He can run. And he's getting thrown in there probably a little bit before he's ready as he's pretty thin and not as strong as he needs to be. But the minute he starts filling out, he's going to be a special player."
The portal taketh, and the portal giveth.Aune was also out this year with an injury. He would clutter the mix at LB too.
I hear you about watching some of our recruits enter the portal but at the same time, I sure liked watching Jack Gibbens this year.
his gopher bio is just video of him receiving snaps and running as a qb in HS. maybe could have been the next Seth Green? guess he still could be, in the portal but not every player transfers outHe just got here pretty much. I fear these kids are making mistakes by impatient. I'm surprised these kids don't value a free education more. Might not be another free ride offered to a kid like this.
Unfortunately there are still too many players that take the education part for granted because they truly believe they will be making millions in the NFL and therefore won't need anything to fall back on.He just got here pretty much. I fear these kids are making mistakes by impatient. I'm surprised these kids don't value a free education more. Might not be another free ride offered to a kid like this.