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Old 12-28-2013, 11:32 PM   #61
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...Nah....If he gets a strong 2 round grade he is gone and rightfully so.....

I agree with this statement and would add the top three rounds are certainly great reasons for players to go early.
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Cousin Andre' Ellington did not get drafted until round 6. Bruce knows what kind of money 6th round yields.
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I could be wrong about this, but I think Bear Bryant is a big reason for that.
Not surprising Bear Bryant didn't have many things he wouldn't do to win. I have very little respect for him. The whole junction boys things is a flipping joke and the guy shouldn't be glorified for his nehavior during that.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:11 AM   #64
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That would be unfortunate.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:40 AM   #65
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Not to sound completely stupid, but the Basketball team could use him this year!

of course it sounds completely stupid!
I highly disagree, I think the guys we got need need all the pt possible to develop, and they are already as good if not better than him
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If he can be a receiver in the NFL now then he can if he stays one more year. If he goes, I'd be willing to bet there will be a game next year we say, if only we had Bruce ala Ace in the Tennessee game. We need him to come back.
Or he could blow out his knee playing basketball or football and see what stock he has plummet.

You don't think any player should leave early, ever. We get it. I'm sure you would say Clowney should stay for another year as well. It's selfish reasoning. If Bruce goes be appreciative of all the amazing ways he represented the university in multiple sports and all of the wonderful plays he made during his time here. Be happy he chose to play at South Carolina and that he's a young man who has the potential to fulfill his dreams and support his family.
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Or he could blow out his knee playing basketball or football and see what stock he has plummet.



You don't think any player should leave early, ever. We get it. I'm sure you would say Clowney should stay for another year as well. It's selfish reasoning. If Bruce goes be appreciative of all the amazing ways he represented the university in multiple sports and all of the wonderful plays he made during his time here. Be happy he chose to play at South Carolina and that he's a young man who has the potential to fulfill his dreams and support his family.

No! That's too reasonable! If you come here we mandate that you stay 4 years, unless you're redshirted because then it's 5 years! And possibly 6 years if you're redshirted and granted a medical waiver!


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To be honest I really don't like the fact that college football has become a "puppy mill" for the NFL. But it is what it is and we have to play under the same rules that everyone else is upposed to play under. (obviously that doesn't happen, but thats another story). It would be nice to be able to get players, redshirt them a year, let them sit behind a starter for a year, then have a couple of years to become great, but most kids are looking for instant gratification and aren't willing to do that anymore.
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The division 1 "clock" is continuous so if he left for football he could not comeback to play D-1 basketball even though he had a year left. He would have to drop to D-2 and at that point what's the point?
Is this only if you leave for football because you have guys leave D1 baseball play pro baseball and then come back to play D1 football? Honest question as I don't know if the rule is different for football.
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His cousin Andre is the one he is looking at.
He saw him be a projected 4th rounder and drop to the sixth round.
He also just spent Christmas with him and saw him come up to his grandmas house with a nice car and see what playing in the nfl can do for you. Even if it's being a sixth round pick.

He also did graduate in 3 and 1/2 years so he can look at it as he has done everything he set out to do in college.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #71
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Is this only if you leave for football because you have guys leave D1 baseball play pro baseball and then come back to play D1 football? Honest question as I don't know if the rule is different for football.
Once you start playing a sport, the eligibility clock starts.

If he leaves, he is done.
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Once you start playing a sport, the eligibility clock starts.

If he leaves, he is done.
Once you enroll in college, your clock starts ticking. So..a guy(or girl) can't enroll in college at FSU and not play, then go to grad school at Duke and play, unless his 5 year window to play 4 is not completely up.



Folks that played baseball and come back to play football never enrolled in college.

this is how I understand it.
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Is this only if you leave for football because you have guys leave D1 baseball play pro baseball and then come back to play D1 football? Honest question as I don't know if the rule is different for football.
Like someone else said, those guys who played pro baseball, like a Brandon Weeden, never went to college. They we t straight out of high school and played then came back to football after the baseball career ended. It's like guys who serve in the military who then go to college and play. Once you set foot in a college classroom, as a full time student, you have 5 years to play 4 seasons in each sport.
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His cousin Andre is the one he is looking at.
He saw him be a projected 4th rounder and drop to the sixth round.
He also just spent Christmas with him and saw him come up to his grandmas house with a nice car and see what playing in the nfl can do for you. Even if it's being a sixth round pick.

He also did graduate in 3 and 1/2 years so he can look at it as he has done everything he set out to do in college.
Good point about having already earned his degree. Most students leave college after they earn their degree. Why should student athletes be any different. Maybe Bruce just wants to get on with the next phase of his life. NOTHING wrong with that and best of luck to a great Gamecock no matter what he decides.
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Is this only if you leave for football because you have guys leave D1 baseball play pro baseball and then come back to play D1 football? Honest question as I don't know if the rule is different for football.
I don't think so.
Those guys usually were drafted out of HS and never played college sports. (Chris Weinke and Brandon Weeden are 2 examples) so their clock never began.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:33 PM   #77
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Good point about having already earned his degree. Most students leave college after they earn their degree. Why should student athletes be any different. Maybe Bruce just wants to get on with the next phase of his life. NOTHING wrong with that and best of luck to a great Gamecock no matter what he decides.

It's actually not that good of a point, there have been a good bit of players who return after getting their degree.

Wasn't Kenny Mikes one of them?
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I want Bruce to come back... That being said... He has to do what is right for his family. I, like many others wish him the best
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It's actually not that good of a point, there have been a good bit of players who return after getting their degree.

Wasn't Kenny Mikes one of them?
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Can't blame him if he's confident he's going in one of the first 3 rounds. But I hope he comes back. This will kill us next year.
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