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  1. Shadowlight

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    Although not official and we can only hope for the best, the miserable SEC conference just got even worse if that is all possible. Speedster Auburn slot WR Will Hastings whose role might have expanded in 2018 hurt his knee at spring practice. They think it might be his ACL.
    Talk about crap news.
     
  2. Heretic

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    Four players arrested for armed robbery
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    Houston junior S Collin Wilder will transfer.

    Wilder (5'10/195) was a three-star recruit in the 2016 class and went on to play in all 13 games for the Cougars as a true freshman. He mostly saw work on special teams and ended the campaign having registered nine tackles. Alas, a knee injury sustained last September cost him all but two games in the 2017 season. So far as we can ascertain, Wilder has not yet graduated from Houston, meaning that he will have to sit out the 2018 campaign to satisfy NCAA regulations unless he is to transfer out of the FBS.
     
  4. celticdb15

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    FCS route probably makes most sense for him. Another to keep an eye on.

    Former Michigan TE Ian Bunting is transferring to Cal.

    https://www.landof10.com/michigan/michigan-ian-bunting-california-graduate-transfer
     
  5. Heretic

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    I called that at the time. He had an offer from Northwestern as did his high school teammate (another White Safety) who accepted it. I knew this was going to happen. Hope he can find a decent opportunity somewhere else. At least he's probably more racially-aware now than he was a couple of years ago. Often, there's high price to pay that awareness, but it should serve him well into the future.
     
  6. Matt Prater

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    Not sure where to put this as I don't think he was talked about much here but BYU wr turned cb, Beau Tanner is being asked to possibly start next season. It looks like it will be up to this spring and summer camps to decide it. I know he was a transfer last year and as little as I try and watch BYU nowadays I did see him play a few snaps last year and he is allegedly BYY's fastest player but I was underwhelmed in his route running ability albeit it was like 5 plays. I wish him the best. If rb's Kafentzis and McChesney ever get some playing time I may start following again.
     
  7. celticdb15

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    Good news regarding Tanner at CB for BYU. Let's hope he sees significant playing time next season!

    Looks like Freshman Redshirt Scott Nelson is solidifying himself as Badgers starting FS! 6'2 195 nice potential!
     
  8. celticdb15

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    Yup I remember this well. Should have went to Northwestern with his HS teammates Paddy Fisher and Travis Whillock!
     
  9. rockybleier

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    Austin Kafentzis is moving to safely........
    Very disappointing.....
     
  10. celticdb15

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    Geez this guy has had one heck of a winding road in college.. Their poly coach is suspect, think he'll be out sooner than later. Especially with another subpar year at the helm, even the Mormons like to win lol .
     
  11. rockybleier

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    Just noticed that Jack Wegher transferred form Purdue to Northern Iowa....
    I’m a bit surprised. The Big 10 has been very white friendly, running back wise, compared to others. Groshek, Funk, Gest, Epstein, just off the top of my head.....Sam Brodner
    He seems to be slotted for second string.....
     
  12. Phil

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    Jack Wegher had almost no chance to start at running back at Purdue. These white high school running backs seem to be clueless. If Jack Wegher wants to play running back, he needs to be at a Division 2 school, or at most, an FCS school. Starting FBS white running backs like Christian McCaffrey are an outlier.
     
  13. celticdb15

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    Another positive outlook from Phil. Gee thanks for your input. These honkeys playing RB should know their place at D2 and FCS schools. FBS is for the real affletes!
     
  14. celticdb15

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    Speight transferring to UCLA.
     
  15. Leonardfan

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    Not sure how I feel about this one. Speight was pretty mediocre at UM. I had high hopes for him early in the 2016 season but for a guy with his frame, the arm strength did not seem to be there. Chip Kelly loved his non-white one read QBs (pretty sure he already recruited a quotaback) at Oregon so not sure how Speight will fit in. Mora already had a few quotabacks on the roster.
     
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  17. Phil

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    Yes, I believe caucasian players at running back and wide receiver positions should consider playing at FCS and Division 2 schools. The schools at those levels are MUCH more likely to play caucasian players at those positions, and those high level white players can shine at that level.
    Examples:

    Danny Woodhead(running back) at Division 2 Chadron State- He dominated at that level. Was able to develop, dominate and showcase his abilities because he WAS PLAYING, not sitting on the bench behind the "real athletes". Won the Harlon Hill trophy twice. NFL player from 2008-2017. Made millions in the NFL.

    Zach Zenner(running back) at FCS South Dakota State- Was able to showcase his abilites because he was ON THE FIELD dominating, not sitting on the bench behind the "real athletes". Currently playing for the Detroit Lions at running back.

    Adam Thielen(wide receiver)- played at Divistion 2 Minnesota State Mankato. Got lots of playing time at D2 Mankato. Plays for Minnesota Viking. Signed 19 million dollar contract.

    Kyle Juszczyk(fullback/running back) - played at FCS Harvard. Successful at Harvard. Plays in the Nfl for San Francisco 49ers.
    Signed a 21 million dollar contract.

    Jeff Janis(wide receiver)- Played at Division 2 Grand Valley State. Excelled there because he was on the field playing. Played for Green Bay Packers, now signed with Cleveland Browns.

    All of these players excelled at the lower levels. They were starting, getting loads of playing time, which allowed them to show their football skills and high level athleticism. They didn't have to sit behind the "real athletes".

    The coaches at the FBS level do believe that black players are the better athletes. That is a fact. A white player can't waste his limited number of years.
     
  18. Heretic

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    Ok fair enough. Plenty of fine examples there. One thing I'll say is that white guys don't have to consider playing at that level, because often small schools are their only option if they wish to continue playing. More or less pigeon holed into playing at that level.

    Your last sentence is a 100% true. But I don't blame our guys for chasing after that FBS glory. Playing in front of 50k fans in a major conference is what CFB is all about.
     
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    I noticed the Univ of AZ Wildcats have 2 white running backs. Both guys are 5'8 with speed and they
    both were former track guys in high school. They also have 2 receivers. We shall see if any of these guys get
    much playing time?
     
  22. Heretic

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    Unfortunately, head coach Rich Rodriguez was let go at the end of last year and Kevin Sumlin replaced him. Outside of quotabacks, whom Rodriguez undoubtedly loved, he was very White-friendly. He recruited and played RB Sam McGuffie when he was head coach at Michigan. Like I said in an earlier post, I think in their most-recent bowl game he played a White CB, although it could've been a very light-skinned mulatto, I don't know...and the defense was majority White. Expect all of this to go away now...except that they'll probably have a White QB now...or in the near future.
     
  23. Leonardfan

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    Celtic posted about Ohio St. QB Joe Burrow yesterday who is in a battle with a quotaback for the starting position. At Clemson their is a QB battle as well - the mediocre senior quotaback, a highly recruited white Sophomore QB - Hunter Johnson and the highly regarded true freshman Trevor Lawrence. Fago Swinney had no issue putting in a freshman quotaback in Watson so it will be interesting to see what happens with Lawrence. Hunter Johnson will probably need to transfer. Again, I hate seeing big time QB recruits committing to the same school.

    Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney said QB Kelly Bryant is "still, at this point, No. 1 if we played today."

    Despite Swinney's current assessment, there will still be a position battle before the 2018 season starts up. Bryant is the incumbent starter, getting the nod in all 14 games last season for the Tigers. He is being pushed by former five-star recruit sophomore Hunter Johnson and 2018's No. 1 overall recruit and true freshman Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence put on a show during Clemson's spring game, completing 11-of-16 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown while Bryant struggled and only completed 8-of-15 passes for 35 yards. If Lawrence continues to out-play Bryant throughout the summer Swinney will likely turn to the true freshman in 2018.
     
  24. Phil

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    "I hate seeing big time QB recruits committing to the same school"- Leonardfan

    Yes, it is just plain stupid. But every one of these qbs believe they will be the one to land the starting job. To see 4 star qbs spend their entire college career on the bench is maddening. And so unnecessary. There are 129 schools in the FBS. 129!!! There are 124 FCS schools. That is 253 schools that need a qb. There is no reason why a white 4 or 5 star high school qb should be sitting on the bench.

    The problem is that these high schoolers get suckered in by the big name of the school. What matters most is not the prestige of the school, it is the playing time that the qb will be able to get. If a qb spends his entire career on the bench at USC or Alabama, how is that going to get him to the NFL? It would be better for the QB to attend Sacramento St. or Ala-Birmingham and be the starter for 3 years while dominating.

    Look at the career of high school 4 star recruit Ricky Town. Signed with USC, but transferred before the season even began! Spent 2 years at Arkansas, but never played in a game. Then played a year at Ventura junior college. Now he is at Pittsburgh. Maybe things will change at Pitt.

    Check out what has happened at Georgia. Georgia, in recent years, has signed 5 star qb Jacob Eason(2016). In early 2017, in came 5 star qb Jake Fromm. Now they have signed 5 star qb Justin Fields. Jacob Eason has now transferred to Washington. Jake Fromm better start looking at other schools now.

    There are 129 FBS schools. And some good FCS schools. The parents of these white qbs are doing their sons a disservice by letting them attend schools that are already loaded with other 4 and 5 star qbs.
     
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  25. Heretic

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    A 4-star quotaback just committed to Clemson a few days ago, too.
     

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