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BigDogIsHere

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While the rest of the football world waits for the playoffs and championship games in FBS and FCS football, I wait to hear what former Bulldog players have decided The Citadel was not for them.

Over-under is at 7.

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(the REAL Dogs, the one who knew what they were getting into when they chose the road less traveled)
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Significantly under 7.
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Whiteside is done among others
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Was it grades or not being able to be in shape?  He never could get in good enough shape to play more than three or four continuous plays as I remember.
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So very happy to report that I am hearing the over-under of 7 was a bit high. However, as I mentioned before, there were 2 starters who stated they "probably" wouldn't be back, but friends, family, teammates or coaches convinced them that the green was not necessarily greener somewhere else. Those 2 would have put us "over" the magic number.

Now to shore up another stellar recruiting class and get back to the grind this Spring.

Prepared for the Bounce Back in 2018!

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Glick, Brooks, Whiteside - who else left??????
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2 other players, I am pretty sure. Also, a couple walkons and scout team guys, but I didn't count them.

Oh, and the punter who left mid-season, obviously.
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I don’t understand some of these kids. In baseball, I can at least understand all the transferring around, because a good baseball player has a much better chance of getting paid at the next level than a football player. So they move around to increase their draft chances/experience/exposure.

But in football it makes no sense, especially at this level. I mean, other than deciding that The Citadel isn’t where you want to be for non- football reasons, what could possibly be the motivation for transferring to a lower division school to play football?

I am almost certainly missing something.

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The coach that Malik Brooks was so fond of has now left Limestone. Oh well.
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I think we have to always temper our judgement of kids. Well, they are kids.

Playing sports for military institutions is a tricky business in many regards. A large number of our football players just want to play ball, go to some classes and... well, play ball.

They often think "oh, I can deal with the cadet stuff, just as long as I get to play football."

Once they arrive, they are quickly flustered and frustrated with how much "military " there really is when dealing with everyday stuff.

Should they know better? Should they do their homework to have a clue what is coming? Of course. But, again, these are 17 and 18 year old kids who just want to play college football.

I don't blame the kids or get mad at them, I guess I just feel disappointed that I get all excited about the talent level we bring in, then lose because military life is not for them. If you hit them with all the military stuff on their official visits, you run the risks of not getting them on campus at all. Some get here and figure out they can deal with it, and thrive.

Like I said, it's tricky.
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I think we have to always temper our judgement of kids. Well, they are kids. Playing sports for military institutions is a tricky business in many regards. A large number of our football players just want to play ball, go to some classes and... well, play ball. They often think "oh, I can deal with the cadet stuff, just as long as I get to play football." Once they arrive, they are quickly flustered and frustrated with how much "military " there really is when dealing with everyday stuff. Should they know better? Should they do their homework to have a clue what is coming? Of course. But, again, these are 17 and 18 year old kids who just want to play college football. I don't blame the kids or get mad at them, I guess I just feel disappointed that I get all excited about the talent level we bring in, then lose because military life is not for them. If you hit them with all the military stuff on their official visits, you run the risks of not getting them on campus at all. Some get here and figure out they can deal with it, and thrive. Like I said, it's tricky.


Well said, "BIGDOG", well said.  and it's not just military schools like The Citadel.  Happens at those civilian schools too.  Many of these kids are on their own for the first time & have to learn how to really manage & prioritize their time, and know when to say "NO" to the distractions.  Some never figure it out, and/or get a great big reality check when they realize that "this ain't HS no more". 

There's also the ego thing.  All of these kids were the BMOC in HS and everybody was going goo goo over them & how great a FB player they are and the NFL is in their future.  They get to college and realize that everyone else there is just as good as them or better.

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We have pushed the big picture for years. Looks USC will now be doing the same.

http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/josh-kendall-blog/article194572199.html
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We have pushed the big picture for years. Looks USC will now be doing the same.

http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/josh-kendall-blog/article194572199.html
They can’t play that game as well as we can. We trounce them in earnings after college.

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