How anybody thinks we should let Case transfer is simply beyond me. Allowing Brewer to redshirt is only slightly less important than developing Ash and we can't do that is Case leaves. He is a good backup who has proven he can make it happen (however ugly it may look) on the field when needed. We need proven depth at QB and Case is it. Without him, our true soph. QB is being backed up by two true freshmen and a walk-on. That is unacceptable.
Porter? Harris? Jackson? Overstreet? Cole? Echols? Jesus man you are $#@!ing retarded.
Case knows he's a backup. I'm not saying it would be good for the team, but if Case wants to play, it won't be here.
If Case transfers I hope it is after this season so we don't have to burn a redshirt with a younger guy.
I think Jalen will surprise a lot of people at QB.
Tim Cole is good. I am not sure where it came from that he is a JAG, because it wasn't always the case.
Who else lately am I missing?
Article from ESPN
Transfers might be good thing for Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas needed a wide receiver.
A threat for the quarterback. A toy for the offensive coordinator. A nightmare for the defense. Another No. 4.
Then it happened. That player was signed. And the hyperbole that had started with his commitment hit a crescendo with Mack Brown’s comments.
“He looks like some of the No. 4s [on film] that we have had around here,” the coach said. “He is tall, can run, and can make a difference for you.”
Now, he is gone.
Darius White transferred. He is one of 17 Texas players who have either elected to transfer or left the program for various reasons in the last 11 months. Texas signed 28 players in February. So the Longhorns are still plus 11 on the ledger.
Still, at first glance, the attrition rate for Texas has been alarming. Eighteen members of the 2009 and 2010 classes were gone before their eligibility expired. But a look back, and more importantly, a look ahead provides clear evidence that the panic button need not be pressed and the outrage should be stifled.
Quite simply the majority of the 17 players who have left in the past 11 months were not as good as the 22 players Texas signed in February of 2011.
Jaxon Shipley was a better wide receiver than White or Chris Jones. David Ash was a better quarterback than Garrett Gilbert. M.J. McFarland was a better tight end than Darius Terrell. And on it went.
Of the 17, only two, Calvin Howell, who was forced to leave Texas after an arrest for possession of a controlled substance, and Nolan Brewster, who had to quit for medical reasons, might have contributed in 2012.
What this spate of transfers does indicate is that Texas got lazy in its recruiting evaluations prior to the new assistants arriving in early 2011. Brown knows that. And he has at least talked about changing his ways.
“Everybody has a good recruiting class. It never changes,” he said. “The truth is, what will it look like in four years? What will it look like in five years? If you go back and study, that's our job. That's the young man's job. This is a starting point. This isn't the finishing.
“We need to make sure that we do a great job of bringing these guys along, making them productive players and hoping that their experience is good at The University of Texas and that they can win a lot of football games.”
The other clear signals sent by the transfers are that Texas now has a young core of players that it believes in and those players are buying into the system. The older players, those from the ‘09-‘10 classes, look around and realize their chances of playing are slim.
Ultimately, players want to play. And if they can’t play at Texas there are still places where they can play.
Adding to the pressures of the youth movement is the new zero tolerance attitude of the coaching staff. Because there are now younger players in the program who produce, the coaching staff is not so hesitant to hold everyone accountable to a higher standard.
The staff can push harder and if an older player who is used to coasting wants to leave, so be it, it will not adversely affect the product on the field. Essentially, the staff is telling the players they now have to prove their worth each and every day. In the past there was an attitude that if a player had received a scholarship, he was worthy enough to be a part of the team. Judging from the numbers, that attitude was pervasive.
Now what is sweeping through Texas is change. That means changing faces, attitudes and, above all, the expectations of those new players who are signed to scholarships for the express purpose of making those changes.
Some jagoff at lunch told me he read 3 more transfers are expected. A TE, OL, and LB. I forgot which site he read it on. Interesting.
Why are you taking jagoffs to lunch?
Surprised Bellmont let that article get through. I suppose ESPN is granted more grace than the local outlets.
How many more attrition losses before Naashon gets upgraded from greyshirt status?
I would be shocked if we didn't lose a couple of OL guys.
I don't think we can afford to lose any more TEs.
You can't play AT ALL. If you go in to kneel the ball at the end of a 49-0 route, you burn your red shirt.
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