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Xavier "Do you want fries with that" Lee

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Wyo Buff, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Wyo Buff

    Wyo Buff Club Member Club Member

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    I kind of wish this spoiled "rocket scientist" was going to be starting at QB for the 'Noles next year. The only good thing is that he will probably be paying more taxes with his new job at the McDonald's after he gets cut from the Arena League.



    Florida State QB Lee files paperwork to enter NFL draft
    ESPN.com news services

    Updated: January 14, 2008, 5:49 PM ET
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    Xavier Lee's turbulent career at Florida State is over after the Seminoles asked him to move from quarterback to tight end, his father told the Orlando Sentinel.



    Xavier Lee's mystifying career with Florida State included coming off the bench and directing a 21-14 victory against Alabama.

    Lee's father, Willie, said Xavier, a redshirt junior, was told by Florida State coaches he no longer would be playing quarterback, and that offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher had asked him to play tight end instead.

    Lee, who was a much-heralded recruit out of high school but started only six games for the Seminoles, is not enrolled in spring classes at Florida State.

    According to Willie Lee, Xavier will prepare for an anticipated invitation to the NFL scouting combine, and will not transfer to another school.

    Florida State officials on Monday confirmed that Lee has filed paperwork to enter the next NFL draft.




    "Can't blame him, man," Willie Lee said of his son's decision to leave school, according to the Sentinel. "What else is he going to do -- sit around there and watch other kids go ahead of him?"

    Two of Lee's junior classmates also chose that route: Linebacker Geno Hayes, the team's second-leading tackler, and Letroy Guion, one of the Seminoles' most talented interior defensive linemen.

    Lee's time at Florida State had been rocky, at best. Lee was 2-4 in six starts during his Florida State career. This season, he began as the backup to Drew Weatherford, but came off the bench and engineered a 21-14 victory against Alabama. He started the next three games, but was benched again Oct. 20 after throwing two interceptions and fumbling twice in Florida State's loss to Miami.

    After that, he was suspended for two games for violating the team's class attendance rules. He also never took the field for Florida State again. He had told reporters he would be eligible to play in the Music City Bowl, but when the Seminoles traveled to Nashville for the game, Lee was not with them.

    Guion made 31 tackles in 12 games, including 6 1/2 for loss. His departure, along with senior Andre Fluellen, leaves the Seminoles without their two most experienced interior linemen going into the 2008 season.

    Guion was among three dozen Seminoles players who missed the Dec. 31 loss to Kentucky for either being involved in a test-cheating scandal, poor grades, injury or violating team rules.

    As a result of the scandal, more than a dozen players will be sidelined for the first three games of next season.

    At 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds with a powerful throwing arm, Lee failed to reach the potential coaches and fans had hoped for during a three-year competition with Weatherford.

    Lee's mother, Gloria, told the Sentinel on Sunday that she has been "heartbroken" by her son's turbulent FSU career. "As a single parent, I'm pretty much upset, heartbroken, because of the situation they put him in and how they treated him over the years," Gloria Lee said.

    The 22-year-old Lee completed 155 of 402 passes for 2,323 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. His best game came in a loss at Maryland in 2006 when he completed 22 of 36 passes for 286 yards and two TDs with no interceptions.

    Sophomore tight end Charlie Graham transferred to nearby Tallahassee Community College, where he hopes to graduate by August and later rejoin the team.

    Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
     
  2. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    So he isn't going to get to play QB at FSU (which isn't exactly starting Tim Tebow backed by John David Booty), so he's going to go to the NFL? Does he think somebody there is going to let him play QB when he can't even start at FSU? Or does he just think a position switch will be easier without spending a year at FSU learning the ropes?

    What an idot. Sad part is, he is screwing up the best opportunity he is likely to have in his life - get prepared for the NFL or get an education. Preferrably both. But don't walk away without a degree or a prayer of making it in the pros. That's just sad.
     
  3. Wyo Buff

    Wyo Buff Club Member Club Member

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    My favorite part is when his Mom suggests he has been victimized by Florida State. Give me a break. I started two years, had a cup of coffee in the pros, was a double major at CU with a B+ GPA and went to law school with what I managed to scrape together from football. I was on reduced lunches and had the whole Rustler, velcrow K-Mart shoes wardrobe as a kid! I don't feel sorry for any of these jackasses. You are resonsible for your own success in college. This guy just wasted what many from lower socio-economic classes would give their left arm for. I don't think its sad, I think it is sacrilege.
     
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  4. buffalo30

    buffalo30 Active Member

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    Agree, Wyo Buff.
    BTW, I'm proud of you with what you did with school on top of football.
     
  5. IDBUFF

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    :yeahthat:

    I know that kids have to work very hard in sports for their scholy but there were also those of us busting a$$ on construction jobs or washing dishes to pay the freight for college. Neither route is easy

    I will say that MANY CFB players really do believe they are NFL material - I think that is part of what drives them
     
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    Education? At Florida State? :rofl::rofl::yeahright:
     
  7. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Hey Xavier, meet your shift manager Blackshirts!:lol:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFQyib5ZQZY"]YouTube - ding fries are done[/ame]
     
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  8. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    I wish I could've had the chance to play football - at any level.
     
  9. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Exactly. It's too bad that these young men let their ego's get in the way of what is really best for them, not to mention the influence of agents.
     

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