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Oregon steals EWU QB Adams as Graduate Transfer

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  1. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Interesting article. FCS schools feel like they are developing talent for FBS.

    Personally don't like the rule, because it benefits the top teams who may have had recruiting mistakes along the way. Oregon is not happy with their QB situation and they can avoid disaster by signing a free agent. Hurts the competitive balance of CFB. Hope they get rid of this rule asap.

    Yahoo Article

    Won't be allowed to use EWU facilities this spring to prepare for next year. EWU plays Oregon in the opener.....
    ESPN
     
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  2. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Agreed. Between Adams (Oregon), Golson (possibly LSU) and Braxton Miller (possibly FSU), this rule allows the rich to get richer. It takes away any chance at parity in college football and is just another item on the list that separates the haves from the have nots in college football.
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Man, I hope we can land a graduate linebacker transfer or two.
     
  4. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    That's my issue with the rule. The recipients of the top transfers are typically the teams that are playing for all the marbles. The top two QBs that are going to the NFL are being replaced by 5th year grad transfers (Mariota and Braxton).

    With recruiting, the rich get richer - but at least there's some risk that teams mis-evaluate talent or fail to develop it. Especially at QB. This rule is allowing those teams to cover their mistakes by signing Free Agents.
     
  5. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    I'm torn on it. It has the downsides that you mentioned, but it also allows guys buried on the depth chart to transfer and play. In the past it has also helped guys like Russell Wilson who was pushed aside at his original school find a spot to play.
     
  6. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    ^This^
     
  7. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I dont recall any of you having this issue when we picked up grad transfers.
     
  8. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    If a player can make it at a top school, why should he not get the chance? He enhanced where ever he was for his first few years (I'd assume), and very very few FCS players are going to get romanced by the likes of Oregon.
     
  9. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Meh, too many mistakes will equalize results.
     
  10. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Competitive balance?
     
  11. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Aside from Fortune in Bball, who have we landed as grad. transfer? I'm coming up blank with football.
     
  12. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    So if a kid gets screwed during his recruitment for any number of reasons, or is a late bloomer, or is surpassed by politics or another player on his original team's depth chart, and he gets a chance to move on ... he should be penalized because we want FCS to be competitive?
     
  13. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Um, that quarterback from Kansas that Embree liked because he was Embree's son's roommate at KU. Jordan something? Can't remember.
    Punter Mark Brundage from Rice - whom Embree didn't like.
    We've also had quite a few graduate and leave CU, so there's that.
     
  14. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Fortune is a junior, not a grad transfer
     
  15. Creebuzz

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    Free market is good. Let 'em transfer to where they want.
     
  16. Bufffan68

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    Most of the rules, and the big money involved in CFB, benefit the top teams. Not good...IMO...
     
  17. BuffNut99

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    Jordan. Webb.
     
  18. SuperiorBuff

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    If they have graduated, I have no problem with them being able to transfer. This reeks of jealousy. Just like complaining about teams running up the score, if you don't like it do something to make yourself better.
     
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  19. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Jordan Webb and Logan Gray both came in recently, most of us were pretty happy when Hirschman went out via the same route.
     
  20. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    NM. Same thing others have posted
     
  21. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Fortune isn't a grad transfer. The only grad transfer I can remember was the WR from USC that came here for one year. And now I can't even remember the kid's name.
     
  22. sackman

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    And these guys, too.

    I had totally forgotten about those two.
     
  23. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Shay Fields.
     
  24. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Lol how could you forget the immortal Jordan Webb???
     
  25. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    No, Fields was recruited straight outta hs.
     
  26. NW Buff

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    I have no issue with graduate transfers. It rewards the players for completing their education. That's something that should be encouraged.
     
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  27. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    travon Patterson
     
  28. CUFan

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    My bad. I meant Travon Patterson.
     
  29. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Travon Patterson

    EDIT: Travon Patterson trifecta!
     
  30. sackman

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    Shay Fields is a Sophomore. I looked it up. The guy I was thinking of was Travon Patterson.

    edit: what comes after a trifecta?
     

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