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WR Cason Grant transfer from Miss. State to Oklahoma, I don’t expect him to ever see the field there.

Boston College WR Christian McStravick is in the transfer portal now, he had 7 scholarship offers coming out of high school but never recorded a catch in his 4 years at BC.

RB Josh Foley transfers in-state from New Mexico State to New Mexico.

LB Eddie Hahn headed to Monmouth.

FB Joe Ludwig going from Iowa to Utah.



Also in regards to the transfer list above, I believe John Petrishen is transferring to Pitt from Penn State instead of the other way around.
 
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I messaged Grant and told him it was a bad decision unless he planned on growing 5 inches to play tight end lol. He had a much better chance at Miss St. Leach has started over a dozen White receivers and they were all around his size.
 

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Clemson DE Logan Rudolph is forgoing his last 2 years of eligibility to move to Hollywood and pursue an acting career after he graduates in May. I thought I had heard it all until this one, best of luck to Logan. Would be cool to see him in some future movies.
 

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Wow kind of a random decision for the Younger Rudolph. I'm assuming he's already been contacted about acting and has some work lined up? Hopefully they don't hold Mason's "racial slur" against him.
 

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I messaged Grant and told him it was a bad decision unless he planned on growing 5 inches to play tight end lol. He had a much better chance at Miss St. Leach has started over a dozen White receivers and they were all around his size.

Nice at least someone tells him! Not really sure why any White Athlete would commit to Oklahoma or school's of the like. Career suicide. Some guy's I think just have supreme confidence in themselves without realizing cards are stacked against them. The Old "work hard and you'll be noticed" "best players play"attitude. Not a bad attitude to have, just doesn't shake out that way nowadays.
 

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EWU faculty report suggests cuts to athletics budget - or even eliminating it entirely
By Wilson Criscione





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Frustrated with recent budget cuts, Eastern Washington University faculty prepared a report this month that takes a critical look at the athletics department and suggests possibly eliminating the athletics department entirely.

The report analyzed the cost of the athletics program to be around $12 million to $14 million per year, but says it has had "no positive impact on our student enrollment, retention or recruitment." It was commissioned by the faculty senate and has been sent to the EWU administration, including President Mary Cullinan. At the end of the month, it will be presented to the EWU Board of Trustees.

An EWU spokesman says between now and then, it will be "reviewing the report to assess the accuracy of the data/statistics provided."

David Syphers, an assistant professor of physics at EWU and an author of the report, tells the Inlander that he hopes the report can "start a conversation" with the athletics department and administration regarding the options to cut costs within the athletics department.

"We view this report as the beginning," Syphers says. "It's not an endpoint."

Eliminating the athletics department was just one of many suggestions laid out as an "alternative model" for athletics. The others include imposing budget cuts on athletics, eliminating only football, or transitioning to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, NCAA Division II or Division III.

EWU has seen dwindling enrollment in recent years, forcing the university to approve a $3.6 million budget cut in June of last year for 2020. Syphers says that because of the budget cuts, faculty have been interested in looking at what the benefits of the athletics department are, considering it's a large part of the budget.

The faculty report says that it "aims to weigh the costs and benefits of funded varsity intercollegiate athletics" at EWU. In 2019, EWU athletics spent $18.3 million, and $13.5 million came from the university through either direct institutional support, student fees or indirect institutional support. (That $18.3 million is a little bit inflated, however, since that was during the football team's run to the national championship game.)

"This means 74 percent of the budget of athletics is money coming from the institution that could be spent elsewhere," the report says, in addition to an extra $2 million per year allocated to the department.

And the report's analysis says that despite EWU's football success last decade, it has had no impact on enrollment or retention.

"Athletics has benefits," it says. "But so do those areas of the university being deprived of funds."

Lynn Hickey, the director of athletics at EWU, says she respects the work of the faculty and their interest in the university. She says they're currently reviewing the report to see where they differ with the findings.



"I think what you've got to be careful about when you see a report like this is that just putting together a narrative around numbers that you pull from charts and graphs can be interpreted in different ways, without maybe the full context of the program and how we fit in the university and community," Hickey tells the Inlander.

Hickey says that every program in the country has institutional support and few athletic departments actually make money.

The report does acknowledge that most athletics departments take more money than they generate, but it argues that athletics takes more than peer institutions.

Ticket sales, meanwhile, made up 3.7 percent of expenses of athletics, according to the report, and alumni contributions only made up 4.5 percent. And it argues that there are other needs that should be prioritized before athletics. Faculty is concerned that the university is not replacing retiring faculty members, that there are rising course fees for students, and that the reorganization of certain departments has been a burden.

Syphers says that faculty isn't expecting athletics to become self-sustaining, but perhaps that those who are in charge more closely examine the cost of athletics and the impact it's having on the larger university.

"When we're talking about the benefits of athletics, I understand some of them," Syphers says. "But is that really commensurate with the cost?"

Hickey says there are benefits to athletics that aren't necessarily quantifiable. She points to the fact that a million people watched EWU play in the national championship. And she says that when kids come see EWU games, even if they won't play sports in college, it is often a child's first exposure to a college campus.

"We're kind of the front porch, because oftentimes the first time anyone sees us, sees the university, is through some extracurricular activity," Hickey says. "We understand we're not the whole house, but we can be an asset by getting people on the porch and in the front door."

The report, however, identifies alternatives for the future of EWU athletics. The first option is eliminating the department entirely, which the report says would amount to savings of $11 million to $14 million per year.

In this model, the report says, "Eastern could become a national leader in resisting the ever-increasing costs of intercollegiate athletics, and become widely known for our commitment to academic excellence and controlling student cost burden."

The next three options involve transitioning to the NAIA, an alternative to the NCAA, which could save $7 million to $12 million per year, according to the faculty analysis. Moving to Division III would save the same amount roughly, and becoming a Division II school would save about $5 million to $7 million per year.

The report then examines what would happen if EWU maintained its Division I status, but eliminated football. That would save up to $3.5 million per year. The report calls this a "moral choice."

"This choice would anger a few vocal fans, but would show Eastern as standing up for the principles we publicly espouse: That we are here to help our students learn and successfully launch careers. We are not here to have them trade brain damage for a reduced-cost education," it says.

Another option suggests continuing with the current model, but with large budget cuts. And the seventh option in the report is "business as usual."

"Without a doubt, this is the emotionally easiest approach to take for the next year or two, for the university president and the Board of Trustees," the report says. "However, it will lead to catastrophe long term, and indeed even in the relatively near future."

Hickey says none of these options have been discussed. The athletics department understands that it needs to increase its philanthropic giving and its crowd sizes, but she says it does not happen overnight.

"The Board of Trustees has asked that we be a Division I FCS program," she says. "I was hired to do that and we're going to work very very hard to do that until the Board of Trustees changes their mind."
https://www.inlander.com/spokane/ew...-eliminating-it-entirely/Content?oid=19099082
 

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Not sure if anyone noted that Ed McCaffrey has been hired as the coach of Northern Colorado......I checked on Matt Gadek, the kid from Texas that rushed for nearly 600 yards in on game a couple years ago.....No D1 offers, of course....He’ll be a redshirt sophomore next year.....Hopefully Ed will give this kid some carries......
In the 1980's, Northern Colorado was know for having an excellent low brass musical program. It was also supposedly a beautiful campus.
 

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Wow Dox Aitken is a name I’m very familiar with! I have actually watched him play lacrosse in person twice since I’m a big lacrosse fan. He was a BEAST at Virginia and was their best player last year when they won they won the national championship. I’m excited to see how his football season goes, he was a football stud back in high school.

Maryland lacrosse player Jared Bernhardt has also announced his intentions to play football in 2020 as well.
 

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Good work gentleman. Better late than never. You never know. DE Patrick Kerney played a couple of season of lacrosse at Virginia and turned out to be a star in the NFL. And Chris Hogan we know about him.

I noticed both Bernhardt and Aitken are noted for their athleticism and speed.
 

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Good work gentleman. Better late than never. You never know. DE Patrick Kerney played a couple of season of lacrosse at Virginia and turned out to be a star in the NFL. And Chris Hogan we know about him.

I noticed both Bernhardt and Aitken are noted for their athleticism and speed.
Yes both of them are superb athletes who have accomplished a lot on the lacrosse field. Both are 3 time all-Americans. Bernhardt is interesting because he played option QB in high school so it remains to be seen what position he will play, he also hasn’t made a decision yet on where he will play. If you look through the bios of lacrosse rosters you will notice usually over half of the players were great football players in high school. But they are mostly small white guys so they choose the lacrosse route, and up north they get more lacrosse exposure than football exposure.
 

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Ohio State has moved highly ranked LB/DE Cade Stover to TE. He played RB in high school and had nearly 1500 rushing yards his senior year. Hopefully he can develop into a weapon, Ohio State hasn’t had a great tight end in a while.

BYU is moving LB/S Zayne Anderson to CORNERBACK for his final season. He’s a big athletic guy, I hope he can stay healthy and make an impact at CB.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.de...rnerback-shoulder-injury-byu-football-cougars
 

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Two sides of a coin.

Ohio State didn't have great production at TE last season but it wasn't for lack of talent. Senior Luke Farrell will likely get drafted and junior Jeremy Ruckert is seen as a diamond and some speculate if he progresses he has first round talent. He certainly looks the part. The feeling is the offense will feature the tight ends more this season. And if Ruckert has a productive season look for him to declare for the draft.

I do not like to see teams move white defensive players to offense. It is a pet peeve of mine. Once a player is slotted as a defensive player out of high school that is where I want to see him. That said I hope it works out for Stover.

On the other hand I have no problem with a white linebacker being moved to the defensive back field. Cornerback would be great for Anderson but I would have to see it to believe it. Maybe safety?

Anderson was discussed before the season as having NFL talent but injuries ( see article above) killed his 2019 season. Anderson will have to have an injury free season to keep the NFL interested because his injury history will keep the NFL away. So he needs to show them that his injury issues are behind him.

But back to tight ends. The thought is the 2021 class will be an upgrade over this year's group. Two names that are getting a lot of buzz are Penn State's Pat Freiermuth and Alabama's Major Tennison. I am really impressed with both of them. They exhibit front line talent.
 

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Ohio State has moved highly ranked LB/DE Cade Stover to TE. He played RB in high school and had nearly 1500 rushing yards his senior year. Hopefully he can develop into a weapon, Ohio State hasn’t had a great tight end in a while.

BYU is moving LB/S Zayne Anderson to CORNERBACK for his final season. He’s a big athletic guy, I hope he can stay healthy and make an impact at CB.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.de...rnerback-shoulder-injury-byu-football-cougars

Just another reason to hate Ohio St and their latest caste stooge coach Ryan Day.
 

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Just another reason to hate Ohio St and their latest caste stooge coach Ryan Day.

Maybe this is better for Stover, OSU is having plenty good players, even white D-line players, from 2020/2021 class they are recruiting some white kids with 4/5 stars.
OSU doesn't have too much white TE, maybe this is his chance.

Brian Hartline seems doing well there, star skill position (high school) white kids like Stellato and Shipley all put OSU/CLEMSON as their final cut.
 

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San Jose State WR Bailey Gaither who we all are familiar with has been granted a 6th year of eligility and will be returning this fall. This is huge news as he may be our most important senior in 2020. With another 800+ yard season he could be invited to the 2021 combine where he would almost certainly run a blazing fast 40 yard dash time. Lets hope this deep threat can remain healthy and have another big year!
 

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I read this as good news for Gaither too seeing that he was on nobody's radar for this draft. It will give him another full season to boost his stock.
 

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Following up on the Gaither news Ohio State WR/PR DJ Saunders who missed last year to a knee injury is awaiting news if he too qualifies for a sixth year of eligibility. Red raider wrote about him last year. His head coach Ryan Day is optimistic he will receive it and we should know sometime this month. While not a starter a lot was expected of DJ in 2019 so if he is granted another year expect him to make some noise.

His teammate senior LB Pete Werner is probably the most versatile LB in the entire 2021 draft. Nice article below on one of my favorite college football players.

https://lettermenrow.com/ohio-state...ckeyes-football-linebacker-spring-film-study/

Another player recovering from an injury is Utah's WR/KR/PR Britian Covey. He hobbled around last season and wasn't himself after tearing his ACL late in 2018 but word is now he is finally back up to full strength. When healthy his quickness is off the charts.

Meanwhile small school UT-Chattanooga senior WR Bryce Nunnelly ( Twentytwo and I have been on his case for over two years now) is coming off a down year but that shouldn't detract from his talent. Naturally the draft gurus pretend he doesn't exist but the hope here is he has a great senior season and starts to get noticed. See nice piece on him below.

https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/03/bryce-nunnelly/
 

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Screenshot_20200406-213334.png Leach apparently has offended black players by posting this, one is transferring. Apparently a noose makes it racist? Don't expect him to give White players a chance any time soon, probably gonna bend over backwards to show he's "not racist". He deleted the tweet and apologized.
 

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View attachment 2745 Leach apparently has offended black players by posting this, one is transferring. Apparently a noose makes it racist? Don't expect him to give White players a chance any time soon, probably gonna bend over backwards to show he's "not racist". He deleted the tweet and apologized.

Yes throughout history Noose's were only used for Black's, no one else. I wasn't expecting him to do **** for our cause at Mississippi State anyways, SEC is a lost cause.

*I typed in Lynchings on Google and one of the first articles was from Washington Post reads like this: Over 4,000 Lynched in US, and Trump isn't one of them. Imagine the manufactured outrage if a "reputable" paper said the same about Leftists wet dream Obama?
 
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So I have some connections at Texas Tech and with the football team and I was informed that Dalton Rigdon does not want to play in the NFL and has no intentions to do so. I would hope he would change his mind but who knows. I just hope he has a fantastic year next season.
 

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Terrible news that rising star WR Rigdon does not want to pursue the NFL down the road. Reading in between the lines I think this comes back to that terrible concussion he suffered last year just when he was hitting all the afterburners. I believe the deliberate assault was made by TCU CB Gladney who is penciled in as a first round draft pick. Rigdon's career is half ruined while this punk finds glory. It was the worst head shot I saw all of last season. Lucky his jaw didn't break.

I suspect Rigdon's parents have something to do with his decision. One hopes he changes his mind though. These head injuries are changing things. This is a new era and as we have seen head injury concerns are becoming more and more a focal point.

In fact athletic Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey suffered a similar brutish skull shot from a black Wisconsin DB last season as well. Dylan is showing up on 2021 draft lists but the younger brother of Christian will be monitored closely. How many more bad head shots will it take to prematurely end his promising career?

It is tough enough to shoehorn white players into the NFL and now with this added head injury ingredient it will only serve to limit the white player draft prospects. And at the NFL level key players like Luke Kuechly are calling it quits early effectively ending careers way too early.
 

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Not sure why Daniels did not transfer sooner. He is a good player - hopefully he ends up somewhere he can start for 3 years.

AL.com's Matt Zenitz reports USC redshirt sophomore QB JT Daniels entered the NCAA transfer portal.

With as well as Kedon Slovis played in place of an injured Daniels (6'3/210) last season, many rightly wondered whether Daniels would stick around to fight for his starting job back. Now we've got an answer. Daniels, a former five-star recruit and freshman starter from USC's 2018 signing class, is coming off of a knee injury that shorted his 2019 season to just one game. The silver lining is that because Daniels played fewer than four games, he was able to redshirt the year and retain that year of eligibility. Wherever Daniels transfers to, he will have three years of remaining eligibility, though he may have to sit for one season due to transfer rules. Daniels threw for 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing 60.7% of his passes in 12 games at USC.
 
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