You were correct. Thanks for the head's up!
It seems unnecessarily complicated to have it that early. I think it should be after senior seasons end.
I think it's just a numbers game. Seven WRs caught passes this year. For 2017, you have 2 SR, 2 JR, 2 SO. I don't think it's a terrible idea to have more young talent.
It's after the first wave of coaching dismissals too, but they'll need to plan around that.
Rutgers is a running joke until there's evidence to the contrary.
The younger guys will definitely benefit from another year with Allen.
46 shots and no goals. OSU goalie must have been unreal.
Would be a good spot to go in the 3rd or 4th.
Yes, definitely. And you hope the coach has the best interests of the player and the team in mind.
Roster management is important, regardless of how it looks or makes people feel. I'm not saying we should be cutting kids, but being honest and letting them choose the path they want is fine. A lot of kids love PSU. A lot of them would also rather be playing football than riding the pine and getting destroyed on the scout team every week. Regardless, there is always some attrition.
You can't move a recruited player to walk-on status after they were a scholarship player. There also aren't many/any 5th year guys that don't contribute. Your 5th years for 2017 are Hamilton, Nelson, Mahon, Cothren, Cothran and Tyler Davis. Those are all starters. There may be some younger guys that see the writing on the wall and want to leave to get PT somewhere else. But there aren't a ton of transfer options.
66 - 75: NR, 10, 2, 2, 18, 5, 10, 5, 7, 10
I'm here for this. My father, on a 5 year plan, was a freshman in 69 and graduated in Dec of 73. Through those 5 seasons he saw 5 losses.
Not having Bell and Bowen was pretty big, IMO. Brown and Farmer weren't great.
And having bodies is one thing, coaching a scheme overhaul is entirely different. Has Pry ever called a 3-4 base? Have we recruited for a 3-4 base?
Thanks for sharing. Love hearing game stories.
Agree on the OL depth. There will be 4 talented backups and a lot of flexibility. I can't see Nelson or Mahon getting replaced. I don't think they're returning to be backups.
Seriously, you can drop the condescending tone. Sickels is probably not returning. But please, share your front 7 4-deep.