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Miami wants Roche.
Who knows where Centeio will go.
Imagine opening the season facing our own best player from a year ago.
What does espn have to say on that storyline?
I think it’s more likely Todd ends up at a place like FIU or FAU than Miami
Miami wants ex-Houston qb d’eriq king, Centeio isn’t on their radar
after considering these portal outbound xfers , and unless we get quality xfers inbound I have concluded, since coaches are simply ‘ whores ‘ any more, why be angry with the actual assets, the student players.
As Mike asks : 2020, ‘ a whole new world ?’
This is a sad but good way to see if Carey can recruit, so far not lookin’ good.
Who wants to join into the TU team as a Senior this year ?
I post comments only occasionally. When I do, they tend to be a little lengthy. (Also sitting around with little to do after a hip replacement last week.). So bear with me.
Okay, the backup QB is now in the portal. Disappointing, yes, but so what? He’s the backup for goodness sake. There are two other backup QB’s that were 3 star recruits on the roster (Beattie and Stewart). I realize those ratings don’t guarantee anything when it comes to how they play at a high college level. But 3 stars is an above average rating for TU recruits. I have to think we’re going to be okay here. But I’d love to hear some opinions on these two kids from anyone with some insights on their prospects.
Now, losing Roche hurts. As does, kids declaring early for the NFL. But the transfer portal is part of a new reality in college football. And leaving early affects the P5 and the G5 teams. So that’s a push.
Will a P5 school poach a good G5 player occasionally? Yes. But I continue to think the portal can have potentially more upside than downside for a G5 program that aggressively works it. For a few reasons:
1. SMU is an example of it working. And working well.
2. We’re still in the early stages of the transfer portal. There will be some high profile G5 transfers that flop at their new school. I’m not wishing anyone bad luck. Let’s see how it works for the kids that go from G5 to P5 in a year or two.
3. Conversely, there will be many more examples of “under appreciated” players that successfully transferred out of a P5 program (be it to another P5 or a G5 program) than there will be of G5 kids that successfully transferred up (i.e. to P5).
All of which remarkably brings me back to Al Golden. He was my choice when Diaz left. And one of the recent articles to this blog posed the question about his possible return. Long shot of that happening I thought, until he was fired at Detroit combined with Fran Brown’s departure. Golden could find TU type kids and sell them on coming here. I thought (hoped) there was a chance of hiring him as Asst HC and/or DC combined with some high level recruiting duties. Included with that would be Golden resurrecting his summer player camps and coaches clinics. (None of which is likely to happen with AG apparently taking a job with the Bengals).
In my mind, TU’s future success in this new player will hinge more on a HC’s recruiting AND “portal management” skills than X and O’s. If the HC can’t do it, he better have someone who can.
Coach Carey, if you’re reading this, give AG a call. His hiring at Cincinnati was announced just yesterday. Maybe it’s not too late.
With regard to Golden once you’ve seen Paree so to speak there’s little chance of his returning to TU and if he does come back and again has some success, he will again be out the door with a “better” job. I do not believe that Golden would sign a contract with a huge buyout as Carey did because Carey got a huge promotion and his prospects for a better job aren’t all that good whereas Golden already has parlayed the TU job into life changing money. He would again be looking for that if he took the TU job. Golden was not a great game day head coach, a fault that followed him to Miami. Until I see an improvement in that area I am not as enamored of him as some of TU supporters.
JB: Thanks for the response. The idea about Carey calling AG was more of a tongue-in-cheek suggestion than anything. What I was really getting at was facing the new reality of the transfer portal and taking an aggressive and opportunistic attitude towards it, like SMU. Carey should expect to lose, say, 2 contributing players a year to the portal. But he should be working to add 3 or 4 players a year via the portal. I admit this is easier said than done. And I also have little understanding of the rules about what is permitted in the way of recruiting of players at other schools. But, in MHO, a CFB coach can’t be passive in this portal area, especially at a high level G5 program. I’m guessing an AG or MR would’ve been opportunistic (if still at TU) with the portal the way they were so connected to this recruiting area via their camps and clinics. So that a local kid that goes P5 out of HS, puts TU at the top of his list when he looks to transfer. They’d know which kids were portal prospects from the time those kids committed to the P5 school.
Anyway, does anyone have an opinion on who is the best back-up QB prospect?
I would say Trad Beatty. He got into the game at the end of UCF. That says what the coaching staff is thinking. Can that change? Yes but at least it’s an indication that Trad has a head start.
Yeboah is gone to Ole Miss.
Beautiful school and great campus, but….
A lot of racism
It’s not the 50’s or even the 80’s or 90’s Mike. That’s clearly not the case any more.
Golden to Bengals
Do I think there’s “less” racism than the 1960s in Mississippi? Yes. Completely gone? No. More racism there than Philadelphia? Most definitely.
In this current scheme on offense, the TE’s job is to block. catching passes is an afterthought. Yeboah wanted more catches and the OC wanted a hand in the dirt TE. The OC won.
You get a conference player of the year once every 5-7 years. Losing Roche is the biggest non-graduating single season loss in the history of TUFB. Carey’s watch is ticking.
It would be nice if Carey were able to replace Roche with a conference rookie of the year type player. The 2020 roster is talent challenged.
Indiana takes Kraft is my biggest wish for 2020. New AD comes in 2021 and Carey is gone in 2022.