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1 hour ago, I love Zippy said:

Williams walked away from the team last year when he lost his position to better talent. We could have used him late in the season due to injuries if he had stuck it out. If he’s the type of guy who walks away instead of working hard to get back in the game, I’d prefer he keep walking. If he’s back now it’s only because no one else picked him up, not because he has a newfound love for all things Zippy. 

We went 0-12 last season. We need players that can play. If Arth thought we had much better options than Williams at the WR positions, he wouldn't have taken him back.

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Just an FYI, doesn’t have any real affect, Arth has built numbers in the QB room, ones with no chance are going to move on

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3 minutes ago, 94zipgrad said:

Just an FYI, doesn’t have any real affect, Arth has built numbers in the QB room, ones with no chance are going to move on

Walk on before anyone comes on here and acts like the world is falling.

 

Looks like we may be replacing him with a former NIU quarterback.

 

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I was looking at the transfer portal this morning before the Holday activities start, and I noticed the following.  I know that everything is not up to date, but 247 does a pretty good job keeping up to date.  

Transfers to Akron, (hopefully both decent pickups these are positions of need for next year)

-Cole Gest

-Zach Leininger

 

Akron transfers to other schools

-Keyondre White to Hampton

-Brandon Council to Auburn (this is a big loss)

-Keyshawn Swanson to Troy, (looks like a good move for him)

-Nick Demchuk to Gannon 

 

Transfer to return to Akron

-Andre Williams (I would never allow this return, this may be a bad move)

 

Those who have not found a new school

-Alex Ramhart (I think he found a small school)

-Devanier Floyd

-Malik Woodridge

-Deandre Brimage

-Tyson Mcdonald

-Zaire Jacobs

-Keyshod Mack

-Jerome Cooper

-JJ Mack

 

This shows the talent level of the Bowden recruits that these players cannot get another division 1 scholarship.  I said this before, but in reality, I am hoping that another 10 or more Bowden recruits who do not have Division 1 talent get in the portal.  For one thing, they could play at a lower level and I hope they move in that direction Also, this could be a significant cost savings to the University.  I believe that the talent that Arth has recruited over the last 2 years is far significant to that of Bowden.  I do not know if this will translate into wins in 2020 because the upper class talent is so bare, but the future is being set.  Now, one person who can change this is Kato Nelson.  Several years back, we all wanted to have Bowden burn his redshirt when the starting QB was hurt, since we thought we had a chance with him.  The last couple of years have been disappointing.  I hope he has a monster senior year for the Zips.  More to come in the future.  

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Thanks for the post.  I like everything I see until Nelson. Hoping for him to have a big season as a changeup and NOT starting QB.

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6 hours ago, bigjim said:

I was looking at the transfer portal this morning before the Holday activities start, and I noticed the following.  I know that everything is not up to date, but 247 does a pretty good job keeping up to date.  

Transfers to Akron, (hopefully both decent pickups these are positions of need for next year)

-Cole Gest

-Zach Leininger

 

Akron transfers to other schools

-Keyondre White to Hampton

-Brandon Council to Auburn (this is a big loss)

-Keyshawn Swanson to Troy, (looks like a good move for him)

-Nick Demchuk to Gannon 

 

Transfer to return to Akron

-Andre Williams (I would never allow this return, this may be a bad move)

 

Those who have not found a new school

-Alex Ramhart (I think he found a small school)

-Devanier Floyd

-Malik Woodridge

-Deandre Brimage

-Tyson Mcdonald

-Zaire Jacobs

-Keyshod Mack

-Jerome Cooper

-JJ Mack

 

This shows the talent level of the Bowden recruits that these players cannot get another division 1 scholarship.  I said this before, but in reality, I am hoping that another 10 or more Bowden recruits who do not have Division 1 talent get in the portal.  For one thing, they could play at a lower level and I hope they move in that direction Also, this could be a significant cost savings to the University.  I believe that the talent that Arth has recruited over the last 2 years is far significant to that of Bowden.  I do not know if this will translate into wins in 2020 because the upper class talent is so bare, but the future is being set.  Now, one person who can change this is Kato Nelson.  Several years back, we all wanted to have Bowden burn his redshirt when the starting QB was hurt, since we thought we had a chance with him.  The last couple of years have been disappointing.  I hope he has a monster senior year for the Zips.  More to come in the future.  

Have to do some digging but I think Floyd, Brimage, & Woolridge signed with Ashland.  Ramart with Indiana University of Pennsylvania & Mack got on with a small school somewhere 

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7 hours ago, zippypitt said:

Thanks for the post.  I like everything I see until Nelson. Hoping for him to have a big season as a changeup and NOT starting QB.

I think we need good QB play to win some games.  I see the young guys as having potential but they may not be ready yet.  I am hoping that Nelson steps up.  If someone else does, that is great.  

 

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Have to do some digging but I think Floyd, Brimage, & Woolridge signed with Ashland.  Ramart with Indiana University of Pennsylvania & Mack got on with a small school somewhere D

 

As I stated, I hope they land at a school and play.  But they are not getting Division 1 offers.  Bowden had too many non-Division 1 players.  We need to get them in the transfer portal and add D1 athletes.  So what if we get down to 60 athletes, as long as they are D1 athletes.  Having 20-25 guys who cannot play does not help.

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11 hours ago, bigjim said:

 I believe that the talent that Arth has recruited over the last 2 years is far significant to that of Bowden.  I do not know if this will translate into wins in 2020 because the upper class talent is so bare, but the future is being set.  

 

 

This is some great Memorial Day optimism!  Hope you are right.

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2 hours ago, 94zipgrad said:

 

Subtle way at letting us know we got a new transfer? DB from Michigan. Two years to play and eligible immediately. 4 star coming out of HS.

https://www.si.com/college/michigan/football/michigan-football-jaylen-kelly-powell-transfer-destination-akron-george-floyd-message

https://247sports.com/Player/Jaylen-Kelly-Powell-78974/ 

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3 hours ago, LZIp said:

Subtle way at letting us know we got a new transfer? DB from Michigan. Two years to play and eligible immediately. 4 star coming out of HS.

https://www.si.com/college/michigan/football/michigan-football-jaylen-kelly-powell-transfer-destination-akron-george-floyd-message

https://247sports.com/Player/Jaylen-Kelly-Powell-78974/ 

To be honest, it tells me who is interested in Akron’s football program & who is just here bashing.  That is a pretty big pick up.  Let’s hope it works out for both sides.  I was really just seeing if anyone noticed.

 

I could have put it on one of the cutting threads & stirred up some negative comments about the program 😂 

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6 hours ago, 94zipgrad said:

To be honest, it tells me who is interested in Akron’s football program & who is just here bashing.  That is a pretty big pick up.  Let’s hope it works out for both sides.  I was really just seeing if anyone noticed.

 

I could have put it on one of the cutting threads & stirred up some negative comments about the program 😂 

It's now safe to say one can see a pattern has developed which shows what kind of player Arth is interested in and what kind of player is interested in Arth.  The article notes Kelley-Powell's intelligence, quiet nature,  and cerebral approach to the game.  Arth is recruiting a bunch of sincerely well-rounded, intelligent student athletes.  If these guys can win it really looks like Arth is building a culture which we, as fans, should be able to take a whole lot of pride in.

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1 hour ago, Blue & Gold said:

It's now safe to say one can see a pattern has developed which shows what kind of player Arth is interested in and what kind of player is interested in Arth.  The article notes Kelley-Powell's intelligence, quiet nature,  and cerebral approach to the game.  Arth is recruiting a bunch of sincerely well-rounded, intelligent student athletes.  If these guys can win it really looks like Arth is building a culture which we, as fans, should be able to take a whole lot of pride in.

He had a parent meeting that addressed exactly that.  He was not happy with the classroom & off the field behavior.  Two semesters & both GPA’s have went up & highest team GPA’s in school history for football.  He also emphasized the importance of special teams & that we didn’t have enough big, fast WR, CB, S, LB’s, those are the types of athletes you need to run down the field on special teams plus give you depth & flexibility 

 

He has been true to his words & hit the JUCO hard for these type of players.  I’m not expecting a complete turn around this year.  You will see an improvement but he again weeded out some non D1 players or so called bad apples that didn’t want to buy in & is working with less than 85 schollies but should be able to have roster close to where where he wants after another season of getting his guys

 

 

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6 hours ago, Blue & Gold said:

It's now safe to say one can see a pattern has developed which shows what kind of player Arth is interested in and what kind of player is interested in Arth.  The article notes Kelley-Powell's intelligence, quiet nature,  and cerebral approach to the game.  Arth is recruiting a bunch of sincerely well-rounded, intelligent student athletes.  If these guys can win it really looks like Arth is building a culture which we, as fans, should be able to take a whole lot of pride in.

Seems like a good get for us. Let's hope his original 4 star potential is still there. We need a big play maker.

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1 hour ago, blueandgold said:

Seems like a good get for us. Let's hope his original 4 star potential is still there. We need a big play maker.

Reading up on him, it seems like he had some injury problems. That's been the case with a lot of our P5 transfers over the years (Ryan Bain, Warren Ball, Deltron Sands, etc.). They couldn't stay on the field. I hope he's healthy.

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Rich Hall, who I was high on as freshman from performance in the spring game, is certainly becoming well traveled. Akron year 1 -> Indy CC year 2 -> NMSU beginning of year 3 -> ??

 

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1 hour ago, LZIp said:

Rich Hall, who I was high on as freshman from performance in the spring game, is certainly becoming well traveled. Akron year 1 -> Indy CC year 2 -> NMSU beginning of year 3 -> ??

 

 

Transfer + Transfer + Transfer = Malcontent

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