One of the reporters interviewing SOS (and Ronald Patrick) yesterday asked a few questions seeming to imply that the senior class was small because of some sort of troubling attrition.
Am I missing something? The senior class is small because virtually everyone in that class redshirted, right? I glanced at the recruiting list on rivals.com, and virtually all of the 2010 recruits have either left for the NFL or are still on the team. Of the 23 rivals lists in the class,
- 2 were JC guys who have finished their eligibility,
- 2 left for the NFL,
- 6 left or never enrolled (I think; the ones I'm looking at are Javon Bell, Brandon Golson, Du'Von Millsap, Cad Sanders, Corey Simmons, Tramell Williams),
- 2 are seniors (Legree, Sutton are redshirt seniors)
- 11 are redshirt juniors
That looks OK to me. How many of those 6 didn't ever enroll? At least Bell and Golson. Was Williams ever here? Millsap?
That sort of lazy reporting really is annoying; just trying to imply there's some sort of issue without bothering to see if there really is.