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  1. Shadowlight

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    I guess dynamic dual threat Ohio State QB Tate Martell may not stick around after all. He is seeking a transfer and will likely have to red shirt which sucks.

    Incoming transfer QB Justin Fields will likely have his red shirt waved due to a bogus "racism" hardship claim. It is worth noting Michigan QB Shea Patterson was able to claim a hardship too and didn't have to redshirt.

    A pattern is developing. If you can hire a fancy lawyer you might be able to declare a hardship and thus skip redshirting. Curious about WR McClane Mannix who transferred to Texas Tech. He should claim hardship since he transferred back home for legitimate family reasons. Which in my mind carries a hell of a lot more weight than this ginned up tale by Fields.

    See below the written reason why Mannix transferred back home. If his reason doesn't qualify as a hardship then the whole system is a joke.

    http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/rep...s-the-reason-he-has-to-transfer-out-of-nevada
     
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  2. Bucky

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    Yup Martell to transfer. Of course, Ohio State always adheres to the quotaback. Knew this was coming but still pissed me off.
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    Surprised Martell gave up so quickly. He seemed confident - I am sure there is more to the story.
     
  4. Bucky

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    What's the point of staying any longer? Id say he sees the writing on the wall. Even if he outperforms Fragile Fields, he wont be handed the job. Ohio State has barely played a White QB this decade!! He's better off transferring and getting into a better situation like Burrow did last year.
     
  5. Leonardfan

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    I agree. He just seemed very confident that he was going to be the guy once Haskins moved on. Pretty sad to see these racial politics play out in front of everyone and no one bats an eye.
     
  6. Bucky

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    Yeah it gets old!
     
  7. ximasa

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    Timing Ryan Day took the job, Fields transferring and caught watching the game with Urban Meyer, that's done deal for Tate.
    If there's only one who transfer, he might be not good enough, but now

    Cam /Baker
    Kyler / Joe Burrow / Shea Paterson all have their field of sky in another team, Tate has made the right choice.

    Let's see if Jacob Eason and Hunter Johnson can both play well 230 days later...
     
  8. Bucky

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    Good point Ximasa. Looking forward to both Johnson and Eason starting next year. Especially Johnson at Northwestern, one of my favorite teams.
     
  9. northwinds

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    The Clemson football team is going to the White House on Monday.........hopefully no defections from the black players.......should be a great photo op for Trevor Lawrence
     
  10. Heretic

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    OU QB Austin Kendall enters transfer portal.
     
  11. Shadowlight

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    As I have been unsuccessfully trying to figure out the extent of WR Trent Irwin's leg injury, yesterday it was shockingly revealed that media hero RB Bryce Love had ACL surgery. No one knew. He blew his knee out in the last game of the season against Cal.

    Injury riddled ( ankle) and brittle I would not draft this hyped up speedster.

    I am still in the dark regarding Irwin.

    They sure keep things hidden over there at Stanford.
     
  12. Red raider

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    I’ve never seen a player go from as explosive as Love was in 2017 to how little he could do in 2018. He probably went from likely first rounder to 3rd rounder now. I wouldn’t even take him as a 3rd rounder, I look at him as a 5-7 round guy now. He’s just too small, might have value as a return man though. As for Irwin I hope he is at least ready for his pro day because he’ll have lots of scouts watching him and I assume he’s a pretty fast guy since he was used as an oversized return man throughout his career. His size is fantastic to play outside receiver or slot, almost identical to Cooper Kupp or Chad Hansen.
     
  13. Thrashwolf

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    Sounds like Tate Martell will choose between West Virginia, Louisville or Miami
     
  14. Bucky

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    Good news. Personally hoping he chooses West Virginia.
     
  15. Heretic

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    Looks like some black malcontents on Clemson's football team boycotted the visit to the White House this evening. If one didn't know any better, they'd think the team was 80-90% White based upon those that did show up.

    He singled out Hunter Renfrow and had some nice words for him, basically saying that he was responsible for the other receivers getting the receptions and yards because Alabama was double-teaming him. Not sure if that is true...I think he really said it as a dig to the other WRs that didn't show up to the event. He had some really nice words for Lawrence as well.
     
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  16. Shadowlight

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    Clemson S Tanner Muse has decided to stay at Clemson for his senior year. Perhaps his "NFL draft grade" wasn't as high as he wanted so back to the drawing board. I have him graded as a solid mid round pick but the powers to be always downgrade skill white players. Always.

    A part of me is disappointed as I was hoping Muse would get drafted allowing rising star junior S Nolan Turner to slide into the starter's role.

    Often though these things have a way of working out so hopefully Tanner gets a much higher grade for 2020 where I anticipate him getting drafted. And Turner continues to blossom and by the time he is a senior he too gets drafted.

    The key as always is that both players remain healthy.
     
  17. Shadowlight

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    More on Tanner. He comes form a close knit family and he is close to his mom. Also Tanner has a younger brother Nick who is a 6'5" 240 pound TE for William and Mary. He compiled a 30-453-1 stat line last season and will be a junior this year. Another pro prospect?

    Below is a picture of Tanner and his mom and pop. Notice the resemblance to his dad and how "burly" his dad is which makes you think the whole family is athletic. His younger brother is a moose.

    Muse looks like one of those old school football players that eats nails for kicks. Look at the size of his neck.

    When he collided with the Alabama QB Tua in the title game just think that was probably the only time Tua has faced or been hit by a white safety in his entire college career! And well the result of that hit was he went down like a sack of potatoes, short of a crucial first down when the game was still up for grabs.

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  18. Carolina Speed

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    Thanks Shadowlight for the picture. I haven't spoke to Tanner's family for a while. He and my son played on the same travel baseball team when they were 13. Tanner was a great baseball player as well. I thought he got drafted out of high school. Anyway, back in those days, Tanner's father also coached a little baseball and we thought Tanner was going to play college baseball. Back then, travel team players came from all over the west side of the state practically. My son, although the same age was a grade higher than Tanner and played HS football in several counties away. We kind of lost touch as they got older, as my son went on to play and concentrate on football only. Tanner's dad was a very nice man. I remember once during one of our travel baseball games, my son launched a long HR over the CF fence about 390 ft., again these kids were like 13. Tanner's dad asked me if I was going to get the ball? I said no he does that a lot. We have plenty of baseballs. So, he goes all the way out behind the CF fence, down a hill and back up and gets the HR ball for my son.
    Very nice family. I'm so happy for them and look forward to seeing Tanner play in the NFL! I hope I can run into his dad again someday and catch up on old times.
    BTW, Luke Maye, UNC basketball player played some in that travel league as well. Lots of great white athletes in baseball.
     
  19. Leonardfan

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    Super screwed over former Az St RB Nick Ralston transferring to Louisiana. I hope he gets some carries and isn't used as a blocking fullback/wstd or jerked around between offense and defense all year.

    Redshirt senior RB Nick Ralston announced Friday that he will be joining the Louisiana program as a grad transfer.

    Ralston (6'0/221) heads to Louisiana by way of Arizona State, where he served primarily as a lead blocker for Eno Benjamin last season. The redshirt senior running back spent his first three seasons at running back before transitioning to linebacker in the spring of 2018, only to be moved back to the offensive side of the ball after the first four weeks of the season. At Louisiana he'll reunite with HC Billy Napier, who was Arizona State's offensive coordinator this past season.
     
  20. Bucky

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    Thanks for the update. Hoping for a productive SR year carrying the ball in the Dark Sun Belt. If I'm not mistaken Louisiana also has a White WR/RB commit in Brandon LeGendre.
     

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