Transfer Portal News

AJBlack_BC

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Former BC quarterback Matt Valecce who transferred to Colorado State to join former head coach Steve Addazio last year, has re-entered the transfer portal.
 

CDB

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Hope he already has his degree or he finds a college where he can earn it. Everyone forgets the negative affects of the transfer portal on a kid. Only the suburb athletes are going to always have choices in the transfer portal. Less talented kids may not find another college. But you cannot blame the college they leave if it is their choice to enter.
 

AJBlack_BC

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Hope he already has his degree or he finds a college where he can earn it. Everyone forgets the negative affects of the transfer portal on a kid. Only the suburb athletes are going to always have choices in the transfer portal. Less talented kids may not find another college. But you cannot blame the college they leave if it is their choice to enter.
He has his undergrad degree. Going as a grad transfer
 

Eagle Esquire

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He has his undergrad degree. Going as a grad transfer
Could be wrong, but I think he was projected during pre-season to start at CSU before getting injured. Seems like bad luck more than the portal burning him. Granted, if he stayed at BC I’m sure he would have saw some action last year but never would be in contention to be QB 1 withstanding injuries. After Daz rightfully got canned, I guess he figured he needed to find another coach who believed in him
 

AJBlack_BC

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Could be wrong, but I think he was projected during pre-season to start at CSU before getting injured. Seems like bad luck more than the portal burning him. Granted, if he stayed at BC I’m sure he would have saw some action last year but never would be in contention to be QB 1 withstanding injuries. After Daz rightfully got canned, I guess he figured he needed to find another coach who believed in him
Think you are right. Great kid, hopefully he finds a gig FBS or FCS where he can start.
 

BCEagle74

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This is more truth.

College sports as we knew it ended with the legal ruling.

It’s done.
It’s over.

The NCAA was made an official professional sport by SCOTUS because the old NCAA was greedy and arrogant with its huge staff along with big programs wanting a bigger share and an 4/5 year free education was deemed insufficient.

Stipends were an band-aid option and in reality chump change, but the exploitation of student athletes was the ruling and injustice and hence the NIL, ergo paid student athletes, and you shall soon see $3M a year or more NIL.

Bobby Knight, who unbeknownst taught classes and built libraries and was very generous, never had 1 NCAA violation.

BK warned of the NCAA greed and staff abuses for years and was targeted whether you agree with his firing or not.

BK always said the NCAA actions will lead to paying players.

Duke is reloading one and dones this next year too. I want to find out their NIL per player, or maybe the NBA prep by Coach K and future staff is enough value?
Caleb Williams is the biggest name in the NCAA Transfer Portal, as the former Sooners quarterback announced he would be entering the portal.

It’s unclear exactly which direction Williams may be eaning currently; however, former Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch took to social media to tell Williams that GameAbove Capital is offering him $1 million to transfer to his alma mater Eastern Michigan.

You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!
 
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BCEagle74

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Yup, I agree and sadly it’s over.

There will never be any limits, it’s just too complicated and complex. It’s a free market economic business so anything goes.

Alas, you are seeing the downfall before many DE68 and there is no turning back.

“I’ll put your face on our car dealership ads for $1M a year as long as you are our starting QB, or worse, as long as you enroll and stay for 2 years,etc., so many NIL variables.

Some will transfer with the lure of, if you start and win, etc; I’ll NIL you $500K and if it isn’t in writing, who knows.

There are so many NIL variables snd possibilities that any restrictions are useless, they will work around it.

The only way is to limit the number of TP transfers you can accept, say 3 more than transfer out, but you have graduating players, etc; and of course, a Judge would rule against it.
Some will transfer with the lure of, if you start and win, etc; I’ll NIL you $500K and if it isn’t in writing, who knows.

I missed by a country mile.

$1M.

How is that Jesuit Catholic degree looking versus Eastern Michigan & $1M to start your life?

It’s all about the Benjamins.
 

BCEagle74

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Like I keep telling ya, its all about the TRANSFER PORTAL!

Georgia, Alabama boosted by prized transfer portal pickups


BY JOHN ZENOR
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Georgia and Alabama have used the transfer portal to supplement their annual bounties of top recruits.
Sure, virtually every college football team has utilized the portal to bolster rosters. But Alabama and Georgia did what they do, landing talented gems to help lead them to a national championship.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide filled two big needs with deep threat wide receiver Jameson Williams from Ohio State and savvy middle linebacker Henry To’oTo’o from rival Tennessee.

Georgia helped fill a gaping void in its secondary with former Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick. The pick-ups have played significant roles in their teams’ road to the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night in Indianapolis.

Other teams had much bigger transfer hauls, but also more spots to fill.

Georgia and Alabama were choice destinations for a few top transfers who, like some NFL free agents, want to play for another contender. And were good enough to start for the powerhouse programs.
“You know, it is similar to free agency but without the rules, to be honest with you,” said Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, a former Houston Texans head coach.

“There are some rules in college, but the portal is an interesting deal.”

And a gold mine for his offense, which had to replace Heisman Trophy-winning receiver DeVonta Smith and fellow NFL first-rounder Jaylen Waddle.



Alabama’s offense would not be as potent without the All-American Williams, who had seven catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns against the Bulldogs in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Said O’Brien, “Obviously he’s a huge part of our success.”

The Tide have already landed LSU cornerback Eli Ricks and Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs to fortify those positions next season.

After catching 15 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons with the Buckeyes, the speedy Williams emerged this season as a likely first-round NFL draft pick whenever he turns pro.
Williams essentially quintupled those two-year numbers with 75 catches for 1,507 yards and 15 touchdowns to earn first-team AP All-America honors.
Williams left the receiving logjam at Ohio State to play for a team where he could get more opportunities. He said the Tide’s recruiting pitch was “that I would be an excellent add-on to the offense.”


“And as the season went on, we kind of all saw how I was used in the offense and everything,” Williams said. “Complemented me, complemented the other receivers. We all just came together and we had a great offense this year.”

Kendrick fit right into the nation’s top defense at Georgia.
He arrived in Athens after earning first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors at Clemson and has started all 14 games for Georgia. The Bulldogs had lost four starters in the secondary and six other defensive backs.
They also signed West Virginia’s Tykee Smith, a third-team AP All-American in 2020 who only played in one game because of injuries.
Kendrick, meanwhile, intercepted two passes in the Orange Bowl against Michigan to earn defensive MVP honors.


Unlike Williams and To’oTo’o, off-the-field issues at Clemson left him looking for a new team. Kendrick missed three games last season and was dismissed after being arrested in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He was charged with unlawful possession of a gun and simple possession of marijuana.

The charges were expunged from his record after Kendrick completed a pretrial intervention program.
“If you follow football, everybody knows what happened in my situation,” Kendrick said. “Being thrown into the portal, nobody had to take a chance on me at all but they did.
“And when I got here, I mean, I just fit in, just doing what I do. Just came in, put my head down and put in the work. They accepted me for who I was and not what happened in the past.”
Unlike his Georgia teammates, Kendrick has been on the winning end of a game against the Tide. Clemson won the national championship game against Alabama in the 2018 season, when as a freshman Kendrick played wide receiver and on special teams.


To’oTo’o is the only one of the three who came from a struggling program. He left Tennessee after a 3-7 season that ended with the firing of coach Jeremy Pruitt.

Already familiar with the defense after playing under Pruitt, a former Alabama defensive coordinator, To’oTo’o stepped right in as starter and signal caller.
He leads the team with 106 tackles and has eight tackles for loss and four sacks.
“It’s been a huge blessing to be able to be in the position that I am and being able to be in this game with the group of guys and the coaches,” To’oTo’o said. “It’s been a blessing. I can’t complain about anything I’ve been through.
 

BCEagle74

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In transfer portal, Colorado’s Mark Perry likes what he’s seeing in TCU football

DAVID ZALUBOWSKI AP

Colorado safety Mark Perry, top, tackles Minnesota wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell in a game last season. Transfer prospect Perry visited TCU this week and was impressed with what he saw from the program.

TCU football is going to be active in utilizing the NCAA transfer portal to bolster its roster under Sonny Dykes.

The Horned Frogs have already landed a few transfers and are targeting several others.
Among the latter group includes Colorado safety Mark Perry, who visited the Fort Worth campus this week and was impressed with what he saw from the program. Plus, he likes the idea of joining a team where can compete for significant playing time immediately.
The Horned Frogs are losing two starting safeties from last season in T.J. Carter and La’Kendrick Van Zandt.


“TCU stands out due to obviously losing two safeties that played a lot of ball, so the secondary has some spots open,” Perry said. “With my experience of coaching changes, I feel I’d be able to come here and adjust pretty well and learn a new defense because I’ve had to deal with change a couple of times before.

“I love it up here. Really chill place with alums all over to really connect with and the coaching staff is really cool,” he added.
Perry has a history with a couple of coaches on staff, too. Defensive line coach Chidera Uzo-Diribe and safeties coach Paul Gonzales both recruited Perry when he was coming out of Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School as a four-star prospect in 2019.
But TCU has competition to land Perry. He’s also considering UCLA, Mississippi State, Baylor and Cal. Perry hopes to make his decision this weekend.
“At the next program, I’m looking for a great opportunity to come in and be a factor right away,” Perry said. “I want to play for a coach who has a vision for me and maximizes my potential while also keeping it real with me and being a true mentor.”


Perry entered the portal after starting 12 games at free safety for the Buffaloes last season, finishing with 72 tackles and three interceptions.

Perry’s best asset may be his speed. He was a sprinter on Colorado’s track and field team last spring, running the 100 meters and the 4x100-meter relay. His best 100-meter time last spring was 10.65 seconds.
Perry believes his speed gives him versatility to play any position in the secondary. He played both safety positions and cornerback during his time at Colorado.
TCU views Perry as a safety for now. And, hey, maybe TCU track coach Darryl Anderson is interested in him as a sprinter. Perry likes the idea of remaining a two-sport athlete at his next school.
As he said, “I really want to do both to help showcase what I can do.”


TCU returns to classes on Monday with the final day to enroll for the spring semester next Friday, Jan. 14. That’s when transfers would have to enroll by in order to be eligible to participate in spring football.

BLUE-ELI, ALI COMMIT
TCU landed a couple of commitments Friday from JUCO defensive tackle Doug Blue-Eli and former SMU offensive lineman Alan Ali.
Blue-Eli announced his commitment on social media, saying he’s “100%” committed to the Frogs. Ali, a local product who played at Timber Creek, followed shortly after saying he’d be finishing his college career out at TCU.
Blue-Eli, who is listed at 6-foot-3, 305 pounds, played last season at Monroe College in New Rochelle, N.Y. He finished the season with 25 tackles, including five tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.


Blue-Eli brings immediate depth to TCU’s defensive tackle group that saw multiple players depart this offseason.

Ali, meanwhile, was a second-team player in the American Athletic Conference this season. He’s started 39 games and played every offensive line position in his career at SMU.
Drew Davison: 817-390-7760, @drewdavison
 

BCEagle74

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Most BC fans and some posters over last 20 or more years fall into my universal portal of doom:

NEVERGONNAGETIT!

During 2020-2021, 2,626 players entered the transfer portal.


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That is up almost a thousand players from the 2019-2020 season. Now, it is worth mentioning that number is total players, which includes scholarship players and walk-ons who enter the transfer portal with the hope of finding a scholarship. Walk-ons especially deserve the right to go and shop the transfer portal to find a school willing to give them a scholarship for their services; they work just as hard as the scholarship players, and all the while they are paying to attend the school.

We don’t have full numbers for the 2021-22 year at this point, but it is going to be bigger. Student-athletes should absolutely have the right to transfer and, for that right, part of the risk they incur is they may lose their scholarship entirely.

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If you count BYU and ND there are 66 or so Power 5 teams with 85 limit scholarships.

That is 5,610 Football Scholarships.

I can't find this week's number but mind blowing incredible: 50% or half of the Power 5 schools scholarships that can be filled are in the TP.

It's all about the TP.


This is the complex business BC chose by joining D1 sports and the ACC.

Love it. Embrace it. BC needs to hire up more talent and spend more ACC Revenue within its Football Recruiting Team that supports our Coaches!

Reggie Terry, Joe Sullivan, Brendan Bishop, Shane Morin, Jason Kwan, Josh Beekman and Alan Kurtz, and whomever I am forgetting:

BC need a new expanded Recruiting Program profile with a NETJETS budget and a new list of BC "AngelAlums", CEO's and other major donors who are willing to help target and BC bring top level Football Talent to the program with supporting competitive NIL deals.

Same goes for the smaller Hoops Recruiting team.

That is my latest Mission Statement for BC Athletics which in the past has failed miserably and incompetently to comprehend the lucrative big business of high profile College Sports.

As always......

ENJOY!
 
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AGPennyPacker

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IMO, the Transfer Portal is a designed to allow the Big Boys to always remain big.

Many of us see the Star system as the premise for how kids will play at the college level but that sometimes fails and now the Big Boys can start luring the success stories from smaller programs and keep staying on the top of the charts.

Fact is, that a player like Gibbs was never coming to BC the moment an Alabama would call and BC will never have the boosters that will want to pay the big bucks to change that.

The "System" wants the Big Boys to stay big...

It would be basically impossible that tomorrows game could be affected by "Covid Protocols" like BC was...
 
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