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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by Efawcett7, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

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    I generally do not like it either, but who would you argue was recruited over?
    Maybe Stokes and Gak, but neither could be relied upon physically.
     
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  2. tegator80

    tegator80 GC Hall of Fame

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    To me the only kind of player who could be called "recruited over" is someone who is a 3-year talent. And those are damn rare. The only one who could be called that, potentially, was Chase and he was damaged. If he was prepared to play and Mike signed Kerry over him then that applies.

    Otherwise, no one fits the description on this team.
     
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  3. Okauru?
     
  4. ncafgator

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    Wasn't capable of being an effective starter at this level.
     
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  5. oneatatime

    oneatatime GC Hall of Fame

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    Is he in town?
     
  6. cincinnatigator

    cincinnatigator GC Hall of Fame

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    Well now we're the #4 preseason team. Imagine had we kept Johnson, Ballard, Okauru, and Stokes in fear of hurting feelings. The coaching staff is responsible for managing a winning program. When you have the opportunity to make your roster better, take it. This isn't a youth league. We gave all of them plenty of time to improve. And we didn't recruit Blackshear without a roster spot available like Rick Barnes did.
     
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  7. Matherly87

    Matherly87 GC Hall of Fame

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    In hindsight if we had kept Ballard, Okauru and Stokes, signed the class we long ago had signed, and added Blackshear, this team still would have become a top 5 team. I think our rise in interest is all about adding Blackshear as just the right player that this team needs and the top GT out there, not a team transformation because of all the players leaving and the coaches managing the process. Yes we gave them time to improve but we also gave them an opportunity to stay. The portal is what gave them the opportunity to leave. As for Blackshear, the rumors were already out there in mid March by some of our insiders that we were getting him. By adding Blackshear and becoming a top 5 team simply means plenty of other people also believed we were one key big man away from becoming a contender.
     
  8. alietigator

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    I don’t understand if he is there weekend, then why is the entire staff watching PJ hall today??
     
  9. gatortenor37

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    His family knows Mike. They don't need to know that side of it.
     
  10. toddrl

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    Staff already otw back for the visit. Kid doesn't get in until tonight. Fyi
     
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  11. alietigator

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    Thanks. That makes a lot more sense. I’m assuming we are in the drivers seat? If he comes, our practices will be intense!!
     
  12. Gatorryder

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    See that Cleveland State just fired their entire basketball staff. Wonder if Appleby knew what the future held for the CS program. Dennis Fenton was the HC.
     
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  13. GatorLurker

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    Looming probation due to the NCAA being mad at blue bloods?

    RIP Jerry Tarkanian
     
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  14. channingcrowderhungry

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    Could he petition to not sit a year if the entire coaching staff was canned?
     
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  15. G8R8U2

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    That would certainly make things interesting.
     
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  16. channingcrowderhungry

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    I'd assume he would have had to enter the portal after they were fired. And we may not even want him to petition. Just a thought.
     
  17. GatorTodd

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    I don't think that is one of the reasons you can transfer and get a waiver. If you were an incoming FR you might be able to sign with another team.
     
  18. GATOR_4Life

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    It is if it's for ncaa violations.
     
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  19. luvtruthg8r

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    I don't think it's to Appleby's or UF's benefit for him to play this coming season. Given our talent at the position, he would not play much this year (not a bad reflection on him....not many minutes available), and that would be a waste to the team and to him.

    Instead of wasting that year playing a few minutes we really don't need, he can play two seasons while getting lots of action, which the team will need him to do. Plus, he will have had a year to have gotten accustomed to our system and to have gone through the conditioning program. Win/win for both player and program.
     
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  20. HallGator

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    I'm in the camp with those who believe him taking a redshirt, if he comes, as being the best option.
     
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