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    This is not intended to be a wise ass question.... Do we have a player who could be considered for this scenario? Allen's injury was a degenerative one. I'm not aware of any player for whom we do not expect a full recovery.
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    Not sure they would qualify as "degenerative," but both Carter and Graham are recovering from very serious injuries/surgeries that can easily prevent a kid from reaching his pre-injury capacity. Again, not necessarily saying this will happen, just that it is entirely conceivable.
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    Bullis has mentioned that Eli Carter's return from his broken leg has not progressed as hoped/expected. That's where the idea that Carter might be a hardship candidate is coming from.
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    We have been playing without thirteen quality bodies over the last couple of years due to injury, suspensions or transfers due to playing time. With the summer time coming up, grades or the forementioned problems have been cutting into our troops. I for one am patient and will allow this to play out. I know BD thought your same thoughts before he did this and all the coaches conferred over this. We will work it out, have faith that the solution is a fair one and not a Saban like deal. If it was he would be driving an Escalade with chrome wheels. Only Alabama or Miami can get away with those things! Well FSU maybe should be thrown into this due to all their fans giving improper benefits and looking the other way! LOL

    Everything will come out over time. Then we can all hash out what went down. For now go fishing and catch some large groupers!
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    Does anyone know if any of the team has a grades problem? I know that CW had to work very hard to get qualified and I am under the impression that our students have to take actual college courses, unlike some other famous basketball schools. I know that we cannot access grades as a negative but perhaps someone has heard that everyone currently enrolled is doing well?
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    This is big boy DI athletics and this happens all the time and at every school, especially in the non-revenue sports.

    The end of season "exit" meetings most all sports have can often get ugly. And personally, I have no problem with it. Just like I have no problem if a kid leaves early to transfer or go pro.
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    Nothing out there to indicate that, but it's a historically dead period for basketball news. We'll get a few tidbits over the summer months regarding workouts and stuff, but we may not get any answers to these questions until the fall semester starts.

    Anyone remember the last time we had a player academically ineligible?
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    What I have read so far is a lot of speculation. Some of it may, or may not, come to pass but I am not overly concerned about it at this point.
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    I suspect that Graham's injury might be degenerative, because he incurred the same ailment in BOTH hips. That doesn't sound good at all.
    I hope he's okay, because I see a lot more promise in him than a lot of other Gator fans have seen. Kid is quick and athletic, and had the reputation of a shooter in high school.
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    As for Carter, it seems rare that a broken bone is so reluctant to heal. Bone breaks seem to be most threatening and difficult for athletes when they are stress fractures in the foot.
    Just like with Graham, I sincerely hope he can play.
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    Dillon is fine, 2 months ahead of schedule with his rehab and on pace to be ready for individual workouts in Aug/Sept,...outside of a good discussion in this thread, there is zero concern, fall out, issue, etc on this situation by any HS, AAU, or other coach or anyone associated with any recruit....this is a total non issue....I love AKA, but not sure at all why this thread was started...except to stir up drama when there was none....
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    Thank you for the love!

    As for why it was started . . . I always try to 'call it like I see it' on these boards. At times, that will not be the most popular approach.
    In this scenario, I see us signing a kid that puts us over the limit. Perhaps it is not 'drama', but that does equate to a current player not having a scholarship and/or not playing at Florida next season. As I have said many times in this thread, I think the timing could create drama. . . real or otherwise. I do not like that . . . . and so I opted to open it up for discussion.

    I think you know me well enough . . . . and my love for Florida, that I would not seek to create issue. My intent was to address/discuss one that I see on the horizon.
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    Remember, all these scholarships are one year renewable deals. Yes, I know it's the perception if a coach doesn't renew kids frequently, but pretty sure I'm correct on the one year.
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    I'm told it has already been worked out. A player's status will change, opening an extra scholarship. That player will have the option to remain at UF but might choose to leave.
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    Why not just spill the beans then? It's the internet, that's what it's made for, rumor and innuendo!
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    And porn. Don't forget porn!
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    Great Dillon news! Thanks.
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    Injuries on athletes tend to be bilateral (eventually) because of anatomy (if you have a narrow intercondylar notch you are more prone to have ACL tear for example), unless they are traumatic. (Easley's ACL tears is probably an example). If they correct the problem in a satisfactory way, I don't see why this would be different than injury in one side.
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    Why even bring this up until we know what is going to transpire in relation to where the schollie is going to come from? The hand-wringing without knowledge of the situation is unbelievable. I suggest a Margarita and a hobby.
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I enjoy fishing, but I do not drink.

    As for your question. . . Much of this has already happened. We have already offered the scholly, thus putting us in a situation of having to address being over the limit. As I have said. . . I have concerns about that being addressed. . . at least publicly. . . after the fact. Sans billy having a time machine, this is what will happen. . . So my opinion is somewhat independent of where or how the scholly is obtained. I simply do not like the timing of the circumstances. If this opinion bothers you, enjoy a sip of that margarita! :)

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