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WHY????????? (Derek McCartney ACL)

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by GoonieBuff, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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  2. Bill Cody

    Bill Cody Well-Known Member

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    ****. This is VERY bad news
     
  3. LaserDeathHawk

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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Couldn't feel worse for Derek. One of the guys on the team I respect the most. Hate to hear that he is having to deal with this.
     
  6. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Yup, quality guy. Contributes much more than his actions on the field. We lose a lot of leadership.

    Hope he can come back 100% and play another year for us, should be able to get a RS year with only playing in three games.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Huh? He has already redshirted and it wasn't due to injury.
     
  8. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    can't he get the med hardship? he hasn't play 30% of the snaps, right?
     
  9. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Could get a medical for this one, sixth year.

    Don't know specific rules but have seen some other guys get sixth years when their second year is due to a major injury.
     
  10. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That's not how it works.

    There is a 5 year clock within which you are eligible to play 4 seasons.

    Sometimes, if you have a redshirt unused, the NCAA will grant a medical exemption to someone who went down in the first part of the season and missed the rest of the year. Gillam, for example, used this last year. It allows him to be a 4th year junior instead of that abbreviated season counting as if he'd played in 2015. But this was possible because he had a redshirt year available to him within the 5-year clock.

    Sometimes a player will miss 2 seasons due to injuries. When that happens, the player & school can apply to the NCAA for a medical hardship waiver to extend that 5-year clock a 6th year so that the player can play his 4 seasons. Irwin would be a candidate for this.

    Derek redshirted for non-medical reasons his first season of his eligibility clock. There is no redshirt still available to him and he would not be missing 2 seasons due to injury. Unless the NCAA decides to be generous beyond any expectation, 2017 is Derek's final season as a Buff.
     
  12. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    well, that sucks. ****. and particularly for it to happen to a guy who works hard to be a good guy on and off the field. ****.

    we're going to need to rally here.
     
  13. sackman

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    Very unfortunate. Let's see what the next guy up can do. We never expected to get through the year with zero injuries.
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

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    Speedy recovery, DM.
     
  15. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That's a bad spot for us.
     
  16. TSchekler

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    Yep, almost every team has to deal with them, but it's unfortunate that we've had 3 season enders, with one in all 3 phases of the game. We've shown to be fine at WR, but PK/KOS and DE/OLB is going to be highly questionable.
     
  17. BuffHerd

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    he has already redshirted, so does a 6th year of eligibility do anything for him?
     
  18. Back-the-Buffs

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    Feel bad for Derek and the team and wish him a speedy recovery. Looks like Falo is coming back at just the right time. I also feel confident that Shaver can step in and be productive. He seems like a very smart, athletic kid who is around the ball a lot.
     
  19. mdelpizzo_1

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    So I'm guessing you didn't read the previous posts in this thread.
     
  20. ZandiBuff

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    We are cursed.
     
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    Unless you're Marcus Houston.
     
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    That sucks, quality young man. This team just can't catch a break. 3 key injuries for this team after 3 games.
     
  23. DBT

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    We don't have the depth to continue taking these hits.
     
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    Even if the NCAA decided to be exceptionally generous and break their own rules, it wouldn't matter. This young man will be off to med school and continuing his life of serving others. Great kid, sad way to end his football career.
     
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    Rub some dirt on it!
     
  26. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Great buff, sad news. My last memory if him will be the scoop and score, not the injury. Heal well, DMac! (Dr. McCartney)
     
  27. Buffsrock85

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    Damn! This sucks!
     
  28. J.R. Ewing

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    Michigan game was costly. Hope that payday was worth it.
     
  29. darth-horax

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    well crap, this is NOT how I wanted to start my day today :(
     
  30. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    If you google 6th year of college eligibility, there are dozens of players who have received them, always for medical reason.

    Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams will play his 6th year this season.

    Would be surprised if Derek doesn't move on, though.
     
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