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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by wild4softball, Jun 22, 2022.

  1. ETGator1

    ETGator1 GC Hall of Fame

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    Barring injury, we now have enough pitchers for the 24 season having obtained the services of 3 of the top 12 pitchers in the 23 class. They will get their baptism of fire early so they should be good to go for SEC play.
     
  2. sweetpotato2

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    I'm not doubting anybody that says Olivia is immediately available. but I haven't seen an official word for gator softball yet and the day is almost over.
     
  3. paidinfull

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    They’re usually very timely with stuff like this.
     
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  4. gatorstevelp

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    I doubt Walton is going into the season with only 3 pitchers. Have yo imagine there will be more moves.
     
  5. ocalaman

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    While times have changed somewhat and it's not ideal, UF did win a national title in 2015 with only 3 pitchers - Haeger, Ocasio & Gourley. And in our 2014 title year Rogers, Haeger & Gourley threw all but 6 innings for the season. I do have to believe, though, that he'll be trying to get another pitcher or two, for sure.
     
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  6. rickjs1

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    Well, isn't this puff piece interesting. And, no, I don't buy a lot of it. Remember back several weeks when I posted that my engineering friend told me there was no way, at this late date, that Vawter would ever be accepted into grad school at Engineering Management? Well, she couldn't get into Stanford. Likely she couldn't get into UF. And claims Sports Management at USC is all she cares about and NIL had nothing to do with it. UF doesn't have better alternative programs than USC? Really? I also believe pigs fly and the moon is made out of swiss cheese. And the best....I have oceanfront property for sale in Nebraska if anyone is interested. Alana Vawter Dives Deep on Why She Left Stanford and Chose South Carolina
     
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  7. gatorstevelp

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    They were not 3 freshmen and if you have an injury you are cooked.
     
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  8. rickjs1

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    Why, in God's green earth, is a posting about an event relative to portal proceedings and posted in the portal thread "off topic"?
     
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  9. lg4uf_

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    I am a graduate of USC and I agree. Couldn’t get into Florida:/
     
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  10. rickjs1

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    Obviously, I don't know for sure. Especially why early on she couldn't get into Stanford, her current school. Not good. Perhaps her academics weren't up to par. I don't know that is the case. What I was told was if she wanted in with the grad Engineering Management program that there are very few openings in that and trying to get in at the last minute was impossible. For her or anyone. Plus, the engineering community would go ballistic if someone like Vawter was shoved in at the last minute just weeks before classes started over someone else qualified that was left out.
     
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  11. ufgator72sb

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    I did the research, tryouts are a regular softball event each year. Our pitching issues have made us fans more aware of the calendar; and for the first time that I could find, tryouts are position specific, pitchers and catchers. Usually, it’s a general tryout and fans don’t take notice.
     
  12. alysb21

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    I listened to the in the circle podcast about ehr transfer and she seems happy and is able to get 2 masters in 2 years at SC. Also I think she changed her mind on engineering she explains all that in the podcast about why she likes sport management and everything. She also wants to be a two way player.
     
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  13. ahudson

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    Olivia Miller, number 13 ranked recruit in 2023 class. Was committed to Ole Miss for nearly two years. We have our third pitcher!
     
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  14. ocalaman

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    See post #1346 and forward.
     
  15. ahudson

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    I missed that … stupid me
     
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  16. johnny_cakes

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    It was such awesome news, I didn't mind hearing it again!
     
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  17. scrappygator

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    I just came back from a Diamond Club meeting.
    CTW was the only speaker.
    From his mouth to God's ears. Olivia Miller is officially signed!
    I asked him why no official edit had been posted. He gave a blank stare and then said he would check on it.
    He talked a lot about NIL. We can donate through FV and designate for softball. He said any little bit would help.
    He also asked us to keep negative comments from social media, as it hurts recruiting.
    He said to discuss it on message boards.
     
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  18. ufgator72sb

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    I am currently a Home Run member, I’m planning to become a Grand Slam member. I live in Georgia, so how do I get summaries of when Tim speaks? I also plan to give directly to the softball scholarship fund and to FV Softball.
     
  19. johnny_cakes

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    For those of us who live 770 miles away, could you summarize what he said? Did he say we lost portal chances due to NIL? Does he think SB is turning into a $$$ arms race?

    Good to know that GatorCountry is not on the player's radar and we can be frank.
     
  20. rickjs1

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    Scrappy: So, she is signed, which she said on twitter (x, whatever) five days ago. Does that mean her having signed a NLI with Ole Miss has been fully resolved and she is eligible to play this year or is the possible NLI one year restriction still an issue? Some have speculated the tryout also has something to do with her and I could never understand why if she is already signed. Did he discuss the reason for the tryout?