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Jalen Jones enters transfer portal

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by bobbybaker86, Apr 30, 2019.

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  1. grant1

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    being a dumbass he wouldn’t realize that.
     
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  2. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Potato, potahto...

    Hand out one more bag of ice.:D
     
  3. BLING

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    Wow.

    I don't exactly follow recruiting or even spring football much anymore (i totally missed that we even had a spring game), but weren't some predicting this kid would more likely be "the future" than Emory - based on talent? I double taked when I saw this headline. Like... what? I literally didn't even know this kid had already enrolled LOL.

    It obviously doesn't change much of anything for this upcoming season, but it makes us dangerously thin again at QB behind Franks (with Trask obviously being extremely injury prone). Seems like it really opens the door for Emory in the future. Not a big deal if Franks plays 2 more years, but if Franks has the type of season where he bolts, that QB position could be almost Emory or bust in 2020. Fortunately, this is the one position where we probably don't have much to worry about with Mullen. The lack of bodies is a concern, but most teams aren't going anywhere if they are down to 4th string QB.
     
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  4. 62gator

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    "It's Florida. I grew up watching Florida, watching Tim Tebow win the Heisman and going to the national championship, he said, "Watching him play the game, really, made me fall in love with football and made me realize this is something I really wanted to do.' "That was my ah-ha moment: I want to do what Tim Tebow is doing. I want to be that guy for that campus, for the city, for the state, and just be that type of player. I knew the best place I could do that is Florida. My goal is to put another statue in front of the stadium."

    Richmond VA to Gainesville FL - 666 miles - 9hrs 57min. Maybe someone from the Jones family or even a member of his posse should’ve probably broken out a Rand McNally a few months ago..
     
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  5. WhattaGator

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  6. gatorbite00

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    Hey. Maybe KC will sign him. Seems to be the Players they like...
     
  7. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    KC, huh??
    You DO realize that this is a true freshman we're talking about, right?
     
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  8. biggynugs

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    Actually, we would just have gotten a 5th year senior transfer who could never crack a starting job at a mid major, and put our hopes and faith in him.
     
  9. Bazza

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    Stop for a minute and consider what this young man is going through right now.

    We don't have all the details as I said earlier, but he's still a Gator. He has been one hell of a cheerleader for us through the recruiting process. Worked his butt off to get enrolled in one of the finest colleges in the country - if not the world.

    And now this. Having to leave a place where his heart has solidly been for the past 2 plus years. All his Gator teammates. Coaches. Staff.

    Future unknown.

    As fans, I know how easy it is to start posting a bunch of stuff on a talk forum - but if you stop and think about Jalen's situation for a minute - not as a fan - but as a fellow Gator and human being - maybe some here would have a different - maybe even more sensitive - perspective.

    I have no idea who reads our forum but its times like this when our character is revealed.

    Sorry for the long post but I just felt this had to be said.

    Good luck, Jalen - you'll always be a Gator and we wish you well.

    Go Gators!
     
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  10. hawaiigator

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    Just an honest question, and to start off with, I don’t wish him ill will or anything.....But I have to ask what makes you say he’ll always be a Gator? I mean if he played here for a year, maybe I can see why people would say that. But for whatever unknown reason to all of us, he decided to transfer....before even suiting up for a game! I’m sorry O&B game doesn’t count. Also, what if....and I say IF the rumors are true and something bad happened between him and a girl, will he still always be a Gator then? Honest question that’s not trying to get you riled up
     
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  11. orangeblue_coop

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    This came out of left field. Was actually looking forward to how Coach DM was going to incorporate his athleticism into the offense, maybe a little Wildcat or trick play here and there. Oh well, next man up.

    EDIT: Just read about the rumblings about why he's moving on. Is any of that stuff about him being in trouble verified?
     
  12. traveling gator

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    Not in my book. He can be a Gator fan but not a Gator.
     
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  13. Matherly87

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    Sometimes you don't get what you want.
     
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  14. gator4ever88

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    Not a Gator period. Contributed zero. Commitment zero. Move on. Life with the portal.
     
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  15. hawaiigator

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    I always recall the saying, “You’re either a Gator, or you’re Gator bait”...
     
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  16. BobK89

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    Buried on the depth chart. Best of luck to you, sir.
     
  17. GatorInTX2014

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    This transfer portal is terrible. 95% of these kids are using it to transfer out when they don’t win a starting job. I’ve only heard of 2 that were legit, and for some reason were both denied. Gotta love the NCAA :rolleyes:
     
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  18. maxgator

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    Well, didn't take long for our first casualty of the summer...
     
  19. Endless Excuses

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    ...and to think Jalon didnt even get to run our top secret 4th and 11 game ending play before he transferred. 4th and 11 is a gift that will forever keep on giving.
     
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  20. rpmGator

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    Hairy has been around a long time but we only get visits from him when Uga puts a couple wins together against us

    Dawg fans are the first to bark after a win and nowhere to be found after a loss

    Their fans are the worst and will give Kirby hell if it ain’t perfect and they win it all

    They will back a winner but ruin it by acting like losers

    So Hairy types will get back under the porch when we beat them
     
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