Football Players Coming Back in 2021

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Jostate

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I remind myself of the final scene in the movie "The Big Fan".

Many on here would find the comedy in it.
 
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I always find a way to rationalize a bright future for us, but I am optimistic about next year.

There are years where we have big names returning in high profile positions more than we will next year, but in the trenches and in many less visible ways we will have some solid core returning.

Plus Sanders. We have gotten a little dismissive of what he brings to the table but he will return with the same size and athleticism, now combined with pretty solid experience. Look at this thread, you would think we were without a QB next year.
A real, full off-season with Rattay should help Sanders. His talent is undeniable.
 
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I’m pretty excited about JBC and Thomas Harper (at least I thought the plan was him going back to CB). That’s 2 really good players


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Agree that both are good players. However, Rodarius Williams evolved into a shutdown corner this season. The defense was noticeably shakier when he wasn't on the field.
For sure, but Rodarius is great example of how players get better. Roddy wasn’t this guy last year or the year before. That kind of jump isn’t the norm, but I can definitely see JBC being a lock down corner sooner rather than later.


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Interesting thing about "super Srs" is that it is expected that they won't count against the 85 scholarship limit.

So a team with lots of good players may lose 10-15 players moving on and thus at or only be a few above the 85 number.

But a team that gets many of their super Srs to return . . . could be in the 90s in terms of scholarships which could be a big advantage. If you don't think so, think about the punishments' that NCAA used to hand out with scholarship reductions and getting 4-5 less was a big deal. So getting 4-5 more should also be a big deal (unless everyone ends up with about the same # on scholarship).
 

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Interesting thing about "super Srs" is that it is expected that they won't count against the 85 scholarship limit.

So a team with lots of good players may lose 10-15 players moving on and thus at or only be a few above the 85 number.

But a team that gets many of their super Srs to return . . . could be in the 90s in terms of scholarships which could be a big advantage. If you don't think so, think about the punishments' that NCAA used to hand out with scholarship reductions and getting 4-5 less was a big deal. So getting 4-5 more should also be a big deal (unless everyone ends up with about the same # on scholarship).
Well the big dogs will mostly have their seniors heading for the NFL and a lot of other teams did not have that many seniors. So yeah I think some teams might get ahead with this setup including us possibly.
 
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Doesn't seem like returning for another season is appealing for any of the 5th year seniors on the roster. I could see wanting to move on to the next stage of my life at that point.

Someone like Tay Martin benefits the most from the extra year. Suddenly, he gets to lead a position group missing Wallace, Stoner & Wolf. This might get him drafted in 2022.
 
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Doesn't seem like returning for another season is appealing for any of the 5th year seniors on the roster. I could see wanting to move on to the next stage of my life at that point.

Someone like Tay Martin benefits the most from the extra year. Suddenly, he gets to lead a position group missing Wallace, Stoner & Wolf. This might get him drafted in 2022.
I could see Bundage making the decision to stay if the coaches would commit to letting him play LB instead of just using him as a pass rush specialist. If he's going to have a shot at the next level, he needs to show he can be a more complete player.
 
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If a school was willing to pay for the scholarships, could a team bring in in say 5/10/20 additional grad transfers (with used up eligibility) and not have them count against the 85 scholarship limit since the NCAA says last year doesn't count? I know it may create ill will with current players and it is probably not a good idea. I was just curious if it is possible.
 

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Love these players, but one of the things that makes college football what it is today is roster turnover. It’s fun to see new players step up to the plate when it’s their turn.

I have mixed feelings


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If a school was willing to pay for the scholarships, could a team bring in in say 5/10/20 additional grad transfers (with used up eligibility) and not have them count against the 85 scholarship limit since the NCAA says last year doesn't count? I know it may create ill will with current players and it is probably not a good idea. I was just curious if it is possible.
nope
Super is just a free year of eligibility

The 25 “new” players per year is still in effect, no matter if you are a regular transfer or a Super

The “over 85” applies to Supers staying on your current team.
 
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Kid was probably tired of being a gadget player...probably could use another year but at the same time coming back to be a situational pass rusher isn’t as appealing to him obviously
 
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Kid was probably tired of being a gadget player...probably could use another year but at the same time coming back to be a situational pass rusher isn’t as appealing to him obviously
Might as well see if he can make some money on a practice squad. Put in 5 years in Stillwater and dealt with injuries. Good luck to him, hopefully him and Stoner both find a niche in the NFL.
 
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All of the guys that play in these type bowl games are paid. I guess the only question would be if he turned down the offer to play in the game but I don't think the Hula Bowl would go through the effort to announce it on twitter with custom graphics just to invite the guy.
He can always tell his kids he played in the last game at Aloha Stadium!
 
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All of the guys that play in these type bowl games are paid. I guess the only question would be if he turned down the offer to play in the game but I don't think the Hula Bowl would go through the effort to announce it on twitter with custom graphics just to invite the guy.
Ah, didn't realize that. Well, tough blow for us but can't blame him, best of luck.