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Cox (former UGA player) Signs with UF

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by pd_gator, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. nmd55

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    Dan Thompson reported on twitter that he was on campus yesterday. Others are reporting he was at practice. Would appear to be a done deal.

    Also UGa claims he was dismissed but didnt give a reason. The claims that it was for small issues at practice dont add up. UGa kept Holloman on scholarship and played him while he was under investigation for a felony. Cox was UGa's best performer at the spring game and was likely to be their best pass rusher. This smells like a kid wanted to transfer and Kirby dismissed him first to save face.
     
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  2. grouchygator

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    It's called the new normal.
     
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  3. your_perfect_enemy

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    I know there's no way of quantifying it, but I'd be curious to how many of these attitude issues go away after a transfer. Between just a change of scenery or being humbled by sitting out a year/not cutting it at the previous school.
     
  4. ugahairydawgs

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    This is not accurate.

    The incident with Holloman happened in April 2018. The victim did not report it to UGAPD until June 2nd of this year. Holloman was kicked off the team about 2 weeks later.
     
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  5. coach

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    I'm sure Mullen would thoroughly interview him to find out what the issues were. It's pretty easy to see if what the kid says rings true or if he looks to be a cultural fit at Florida. If the issues, other than weed, look Kirby/culture/promises induced you probably take a flyer on the kid.
     
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  6. bvgator789

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    I was on the 247 uga board and all they were doing is bashing the kid the whole time calling him a quiter and lazy. Seemed to be a bit but hurt and even a couple posters over there were saying to stop being butt hurt about him coming to Uf. Interested to see what position he plays seeing as he could play on the line or linebacker
     
  7. gator32405

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    I wonder if we can get him a waiver to play this year; the NCAA seems to be giving them out like candy at Halloween; wondering what’s up with Kelvin Joseph? These two are definitely upgrades from any that we lost due to transfer.
     
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  8. bobbybaker86

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  9. ugahairydawgs

    ugahairydawgs All American

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    SEC would require him to sit a year transferring in conference.
     
  10. gatortenor37

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    Not if you're Van Jefferson last season.
     
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  11. gatortenor37

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    I wonder if he was walking to practice the same day with Fields when the racial slurs happened? If it was approved for one, they can't deny the other.
     
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  12. MadduxFanII

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    I don't mind taking risks on guys with "character issues" when the issues are more about attitude/effort or consist of a string of small incidents. I don't want us bringing in violent sociopaths or guys with a record of serious crimes, obviously. But Dan Mullen gets paid a lot of money, and part of that salary is about a coach's ability to get the most out of a full range of personality types.

    Effort concerns, starting a fight with another player, smoking pot...those are things that good coaching and a personal connection can address. I don't see those as disqualifying.
     
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  13. bobbybaker86

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    They had penalties at Ole Miss thats why
     
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  14. coach

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    Do transfer rules apply if you are dismissed?
     
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  15. ugahairydawgs

    ugahairydawgs All American

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    There are carve outs for immediate eligibility for grad transfers and players leaving schools that are under NCAA sanctions.
     
  16. coach

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    Done deal.
    #6 on the Roster.
    That was quick
     
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  17. paidinfull

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    Happened during a game.
     
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  18. thekentuckygator

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  19. coach

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    Losing his DC and position coach enough to get him cleared?
    Might have to throw in, he feels uncomfortable the way Kirby looks at him when he comes out of the shower. LOL
     
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  20. bernie_lomax

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    Lol. Theoretically the ncaa has set the precedent for any Uga player to use fields excuse for an immediate eligibility waiver.

    Similarly a UF player could say “I’m uncomfortable with (whatever ridiculous story homesick Steele made up)”
     
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