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Exodus Continues

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Exodus Continues
« on: January 27, 2022, 05:09:11 PM »
D-lineman, Marquis Robinson, has now hit the pork hole.  6'3" 310 lb. lineman who played in one game this past season against FUGA.  That's the 8th D-lineman to leave.  He was a 4* player out of Milton, Florida.

With the loss of Lee Hunter, Ian Matthews and now Robinson, that about wipes out the D-line signing class for last season. 
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Re: Exodus Continues
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2022, 08:31:52 AM »
This free agency thing is teh awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2022, 09:35:06 AM »
its more a case of it being what was a very crowded DL room. Before the exodus we were literally 4, even in some cases 5 deep, at every position across the DL. Now were solidly 3 deep with a ton of talent at every level. Other than Pegues, most of these guys either - weren't huge contributors or weren't going to be big contributors.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2022, 09:40:17 AM »
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Re: Exodus Continues
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2022, 10:55:03 AM »
LET MY PEOPLE GO!
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Re: Exodus Continues
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2022, 11:44:49 AM »
its more a case of it being what was a very crowded DL room. Before the exodus we were literally 4, even in some cases 5 deep, at every position across the DL. Now were solidly 3 deep with a ton of talent at every level. Other than Pegues, most of these guys either - weren't huge contributors or weren't going to be big contributors.

Let me throw in a "Yeah, but...."

The only signees remaining from the 21' class on the D-line are Dylan Brooks 6'4" 227, and Tobechi Okoli 6'5" 255.  Neither played a down this year.  We signed three D-linemen this year, all 300+ pounders, JUCO Jeffrey M'Baaaaaa, Enyce Sledge and Oregon transfer Jayson Jones. That's one port hole guy in the bunch.

The problem shouldn't be this year.  I think we're fine.  The problem comes in a year or two from now when you have a class that basically had no D-linemen in it.  Marcus Harris and Tony Fair were great finds last year through the portal.  Hopefully, Jones will be a plug and play too. 

But the bottom line, is that if we don't get any more D-linemen by February 2nd, we'll have 2 recruiting classes with 5 total, two of which may not be ready for prime time.  May put us in the same boat as our O-line recruiting in a couple of years if we're not successful in the portal.     
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Re: Exodus Continues
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2022, 05:17:22 PM »
Let me throw in a "Yeah, but...."

The only signees remaining from the 21' class on the D-line are Dylan Brooks 6'4" 227, and Tobechi Okoli 6'5" 255.  Neither played a down this year.  We signed three D-linemen this year, all 300+ pounders, JUCO Jeffrey M'Baaaaaa, Enyce Sledge and Oregon transfer Jayson Jones. That's one port hole guy in the bunch.

The problem shouldn't be this year.  I think we're fine.  The problem comes in a year or two from now when you have a class that basically had no D-linemen in it.  Marcus Harris and Tony Fair were great finds last year through the portal.  Hopefully, Jones will be a plug and play too. 

But the bottom line, is that if we don't get any more D-linemen by February 2nd, we'll have 2 recruiting classes with 5 total, two of which may not be ready for prime time.  May put us in the same boat as our O-line recruiting in a couple of years if we're not successful in the portal.   

I think you're right to be concerned about the future.  I also think this attrition was to be expected when their position coach/lead recruiter left.

The portal will make four-year recruiting prognostication a thing of the past.  Plug and play, baby.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2022, 05:46:30 PM »
I think you're right to be concerned about the future.  I also think this attrition was to be expected when their position coach/lead recruiter left.

The portal will make four-year recruiting prognostication a thing of the past.  Plug and play, baby.

I hate it, but I'm afraid you are spot on.

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Re: Exodus Continues
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2022, 07:46:56 PM »
I think you're right to be concerned about the future.  I also think this attrition was to be expected when their position coach/lead recruiter left.

The portal will make four-year recruiting prognostication a thing of the past.  Plug and play, baby.

2022 is fine for the entire D. But the nutless lawyer from Dothan is def right about the future beyond that. We have to have a great haul this next recruiting cycle to keep that depth. Else the dline will look as thin as the oline in a few years.
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Re: Exodus Continues
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2022, 05:15:27 PM »
Dematrius Davis hitting the portal.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2022, 05:17:35 PM »
Dematrius Davis hitting the portal.

I think I would have gone ahead and finished spring training. You can't fake practice.
But good luck to him. I think he could be an exciting player for a smaller school.
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2022, 05:21:12 PM »
Dematrius Davis hitting the portal.

not many successful 5'10" Qbs in the SEC
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Re: Exodus Continues
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2022, 07:14:28 PM »
Ro Torrence out.
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2022, 12:37:50 AM »
Ro Torrence out.

Too tall. I tried to tell you guys…
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2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2022, 08:39:43 AM »
Ro Torrence out.
Was hearing so many good things about him last spring...then nothing for 12 months.  Good luck to the kid wherever he goes.
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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2022, 08:41:54 AM »
Was hearing so many good things about him last spring...then nothing for 12 months.  Good luck to the kid wherever he goes.

Good luck? Yeah.  That’s never my position.

Fuck ‘em. 
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2022, 11:40:43 AM »
Good luck? Yeah.  That’s never my position.

Fuck ‘em.

Way to live up to your rep as a 'round-the-clock sour asshole.

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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2022, 11:59:35 AM »
Was hearing so many good things about him last spring...then nothing for 12 months.  Good luck to the kid wherever he goes.

Same.  I was reading stuff like nobody completed a pass on him in JUCO.  Good size, speed etc.  Then crickets.

I imagine DD leaving surprises no one.  He was 3rd string at best last season, and then we sign Geriner, and bring in Calzone and the QB from Oregon. That's writing on the will in all CAPS.
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Re: Exodus Continues
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2022, 02:18:07 PM »
That's writing on the will in all CAPS.

Wait...this guy's dead?
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Re: Exodus Continues
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2022, 02:21:34 PM »
Wait...this guy's dead?

Cross him off then.
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