Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Any transfers in the works?

This would be the time that UMass should be getting letters from BCS/I-A players wanting to transfer. Usually, after the Spring Game, the player realizes that he is buried in the depth chart.

In my write up of the Spring Game I said "The roster given out at the scrimmage lists 66 active players. Since FCS/I-AA rules allows 63 scholarships spread over 85 players, it appears we have a couple of scholarships to give even with the recruits coming in."

Wonder if we have anything in the works. We are thin at TE, FB and LB.

This article states that I-A transfers may be getting scarcer .

That article does not make a lot a sense to me. If a player wants to leave, how could the I-A school stop him. I know the school does not have to sign a release, but if the player leaves, what good does it do the I-A school?

The Hampton Pirates' recruiting class has 13 out of 15 recruits from I-A transfers or JUCO.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

i don't suppose the school could stop a kid from transferring, however, they need to release him if he is on scholarship (i.e.- Flacco sat out one year at Delaware after transferring from Pitt because Pitt would not release him from his scholarship).

Anonymous said...

From joeflacco.com

SOPHMORE SEASON: Joe Flacco sat out season after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh...ineligible to play after not obtaining release from scholarship...will be eligible for the 2006 season at Delaware.

Please explain. Why transfer to an FCS school instead of a FBS school if you have to sit out a year.

I didn't know about Flacco. I thought that an athlete didn't have to sit out a year if he transferred from a IA to an IAA school nor have I ever never read any of our transfers requested or were given a release before coming here. Miles was given a release from his Naval commitment, not the football team. I doubt the Naval Academy football coach was happy he left.

Anonymous said...

Something we should undertake.

From the Hampton 2007 Media guide.

http://www.hamptonpirates.com/Pdfs/football/2007/8/15/HUFBMG_2007_for_Web.pdf

page 9 about Dr Harvey, President of Hampton University.

An astute businessman, Dr. Harvey initiated a university-owned commercial development consisting of a shopping center and 246 two-bedroom apartments. All after tax profits from the Hampton Harbor Project are primarily utilized for student scholarships.

Would also solve part of the housing shortage. Don't we own a lot of land in Sunderland?

Anonymous said...

how are we thin at tight end? 2 RS Seniors, 1 RS Junior, and 1 Sophmore.

Anonymous said...

Coaches from another college are not allowed, by NCAA restrictions, to have any contact with an athlete from another program. Tampering type violation. The athlete wishing to transfer must get a release from his current program, even if he is not on scholarship, to speak with another program. Almost always given. You do not have to sit out a year going from 1A to 1AA, if you get release. NCAA says that they want players to be able to drop a division to get playing time.

UMass74 said...

how are we thin at tight end? 2 RS Seniors, 1 RS Junior, and 1 Sophmore.

I see only two TE's on the spring roster, Jorgensen and silver. Who do you see?

Anonymous said...

I'm concerned mainly about untested/inexperience at LB and WR. O-line seems sound, albeit, inexperienced at depth; d-line seems the same, but more so. Kicking and punting will be a question. But I like the picture that is emerging thus far.

Anonymous said...

Krevis has moved to TE, so there are 3.

Anonymous said...

Where is he on the TE Depth Chart?

From his bio
Northridge High School - star lineman
Milford Academy - DL
Eastern Michigan 2006-Jan
UMass 2006-Fall RS
UMass 2007 moved to DT - RS-FR
UMass 2008 moved to TE - RS SO

After being recruited as a star DE/DL Why we would change his position every year?

When he came to UM he redshirted his first year to learn the Defensive UMass system. Now after playing DL his whole career why would we move him to TE where he would have to learn how to play offense for the first time in his life? He would also have to learn the UMass Offensive system.

Last year
-Where was he on the DL depth chart?
-Was he having trouble, too slow, too light/heavy at DE (freshman) or DT (sophomre)?

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Krevis was very deep on the DL depth chart, he wasn't going to be seeing any playing time. I don't know if he volunteered to move or was asked to, but he's at TE now. He hasn't been doing that poorly, needs some work catching, but every WR does too. Remember Stolte last year moved over to OL, and that was in the middle of summer camp; Krevis at least has more time to learn the system.

Anonymous said...

we have jorgensen, silver, krevis, and logan. logan moved from wr to te this year. plenty of depth there

Anonymous said...

Logan, you sure? He would probably be the smallest TE in FCS.

Anonymous said...

Positive. He is playing tight end this season.

Anonymous said...

I heard Coen is punting too

Anonymous said...

hahaha ok, you will see. watch the pregame this year.