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I get it. If you're a true competitor, you want to play against the best.

But, in this case Dee Delaney is going to the NFL anyway.
And it's all about the combines now. 

He can stay put and be the THE MAN, or he can go to Miami and roll the dice.


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The more we win & recruit better players, the more this will be a "problem" for us.  I think this is a good problem to have.  Bad programs w/ bad teams, do not lose their "stars" to higher profile programs.  Good programs, w/ good players do.

Wonder what graduate degree he would pursue @ UM that is not offered @ El Cid.

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I agree with the above posts. At Miami he could easily loose the recognition and status he has here. I too wish he would have given us that final year. But it's his decision and he certainly did his part to elevate our program. Best of luck to him and his future.
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I hope DD stays in Charleston for 2017 season. If however it is best for him to go to the U to improve draft stock then I totally understand and support this decision. He graduates in May. You have represented our school well. Good Luck!
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Talk about some irony here.  Normally, we are the ones looking for and accepting Graduate Transfer Students.  Goes to show how far our program has come when we are now providing the transfer student. 
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The kid "flat-out balled" for us, he's a great teammate. His teammates love him and from their point of view it's time and an opportunity for "the next man to step up".  He will always be a "Bulldog" and I truly wish him all the best!
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He already wears the ring and will graduate in May. Now he has an opportunity to go play big time college football in Miami. Good for him, and I'll look forward to seeing him compete. If he ends up deciding to stay here, well that's gravy!
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I love the kid, and what he bring to the table, and yes he has manned up and balled for us.  I would be very disappointed if he left, but every person has to do what they think is best for them. 

Having said that, there is the potential, expressed above by some, that he might not even get the shot to be a first teamer at Miami, and his stats and playing time could be greatly reduced.  I believe with a certainty that if he stays with us (and if so has another great season, and plays well against Clemson) that he will be the #1 of #2 FCS player drafted in 2018.  He is high on everyone's radar, and he will be even better next season.  Who knows if Miami will do anything except make him a bit player?

Either way, I truly hope that he is drafted highly.  Good luck whatever path you take (but please stay with us!). 
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If he goes to Miami and becomes the 5th man in on the pass coverage package that doesn't help him. Being on the field 100% of the time and then maxing out at the combine is what helps, the Cortez Allen formula.  

Like I told Andre's parents a long time ago, the game reps that Andre got at The Citadel were more than he would have ever gotten at a big school and I think that helped him. He is still in the league and the higher profile SoCon'ers from that era are long gone.
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This story doesn't help our cause . . . . .

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18727493/db-cedrick-wright-leave-miami-football-program
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This story doesn't help our cause . . .

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18727493/db-cedrick-wright-leave-miami-football-program
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He has more to lose by transferring, the higher talent level could make him look like an average prospect. Show some loyalty and stay with YOUR school


Ok look it. I would love for the young man to stay. However, we need to all understand this. We granted him an athletic scholarship. In return he paid off like a silver dollar slot machine on the field, and in the classroom. He's obviously stayed out of trouble in the barracks as well. So he's fulfilled his obligation. We could get another year out of him, but that's his decision. And we need to support that decision and wish him the best in whatever he decides.

Just to be clear he's shown us all the loyalty we could've reasonably expected. He doesn't owe any of us or The Citadel another damn thing.

If we pressured him to stay, and for some reason it didn't work out with the draft, then a lot of fingers will be pointed for pressuring him into staying. NO ONE wants to be placed in the position of having blood on their hands.

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He's going to be a Citadel Man in a couple months and he can and should do what the hell he wants to. I personally want him to stay, but if we are really bought in to this program's philosophy - then there will be someone to step up to fill his void and carry the fight forward.
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Florida folks have an opinion of Mark Richt. The Gators were 4 out 6 with recruits Miami was after. May have even turned some.
So, Dee it may look good and sound good but, I would get my deal in writing.
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I don't owe The Citadel anything either but I give to The Citadel athletics and academics and I don't give money to Miami or to Clemson. Why because that is where my loyalty lies.

If it was me I would stay, why? because JP Gunter was at my basketball games with Kevin Higgins, in my house, watching my game film, getting to know me, working their tails off to show me The Citadel, it was  not the dumpster fire that is Miami. Miami is just poaching 5th year grads because they haven't had a plan for more than a couple of years. They will probably go after Pagano from Clemson and every other JUCO that gets their test scores in late this spring with 3 stars beside their name.  Not to mention the misfits that get kicked out of the big schools this summer for the latest drug/assault/ weapons of the day fiasco.

Same reason I didn't pull for that cat pitching in the world series that spent a cup of coffee at The Citadel.  

That's just the way I am.
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