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2016-17 College Football Transfers, Rumors, and Packed Bags
« on: September 21, 2016, 07:15:20 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/778410343219462144

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Trojans coach Clay Helton told reporters that the Class of 2016 signee — a 4-star offensive tackle recruit out of high school — is trying to join a school closer to home, according to Ryan Abraham of USCFootball.com. Helton also denied an Internet rumor that Price punched him in the face and was being dismissed from the program.

Price is a Lawrenceville, Ga., native who took official visits to Georgia, Auburn and LSU leading up to National Signing Day, and was predicted by many to sign with the Bulldogs. He also considered Tennessee among his favorites at one point.

Price was ranked the No. 9 offensive tackle in his class...
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Re: 2016-17 College Football Transfers, Rumors, and Packed Bags
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 08:56:04 am »

I don't play much attention to transfer unless Arkansas has chance to get them
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Re: 2016-17 College Football Transfers, Rumors, and Packed Bags
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 09:01:40 am »

Scarblog: Blake Barnett leaving Alabama was only a matter of time



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Quarterbacks want to play quarterback. They don't want to mop up in games already decided. They don't want to wear baseball caps and hold up funny signs or flash signals to other quarterbacks.

With rare exceptions like Auburn vs. Clemson, only one of them can play at a time, and only one of them can be the man, and it's only a matter of time until the men behind the man look for another place to be the man themselves.

Looks like that time for Blake Barnett is now.

AL.com's Matt Zenitz reports that Barnett has left the Alabama football team with the intention to transfer to another school.

The timing may be surprising, but the decision isn't.

Barnett started the opener against USC, but when Jalen Hurts took over on the third series and didn't sit again until the game was in hand, it became obvious that Hurts was going to be Alabama's starting quarterback.

Hurts assumed that position in the second game against Western Kentucky and did nothing but solidify it in that win and victories over Ole Miss and Kent State. Barnett was relegated to second string, getting no snaps until the Western Kentucky and Kent State games were decided and none at all against Ole Miss.

Hurts is a true freshman, which means there's a good chance he'll be Alabama's starting quarterback for the next three or four years. Barnett is a redshirt freshman, and there was no way he was going to spend the rest of his college career as a backup.

All quarterbacks want to play, but Barnett isn't just any quarterback. He was a consensus five-star recruit from California who was named MVP of the 2014 Elite 11 Quarterback Competition, the No. 1 pocket passer in his class [mayber ever] by ESPN.com and the No. 1 dual-threat QB by Rivals.com.
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Re: 2016-17 College Football Transfers, Rumors, and Packed Bags
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 06:40:04 pm »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/781606590910701569

Punch in the gut to those coaches who wait until fall classes start to name their starter.
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Re: 2016-17 College Football Transfers, Rumors, and Packed Bags
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 08:50:38 am »

If Barnett's best case scenario unfolds, it could be a game-changer in college football — particularly at the quarterback position. We regularly see college coaches delay naming a starting quarterback in open competitions until the first game of the season. Sometimes the competition extends well into the season. That can be a tool used to limit the flexibility and motivation for a quarterback to transfer out.

Barnett is presenting a scenario that gives quarterbacks a counter, the opportunity to transfer to a different school and preserve eligibility even after the season has kicked off.


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The source who thinks Barnett might have all of 2017 available muses that by leaving Alabama now and arriving at a two-year institution with a mid-term date in mid-October, Barnett would be essentially wiping clean the fall of 2016 at Alabama from his academic record. Consequently, his midterm transfer to a two-year institution would allow him to retroactively start the clock to the beginning of the first semester, thus allowing him to be eligible for the 2017 season with three years remaining to fulfill three years of eligibility.
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 12:46:42 pm »

Two months ago, it was announced that inside linebacker Tim Kimbrough, who started seven games last year, was transferring from Georgia.

He revealed on his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Thursday that he has decided to enter the 2017 NFL draft.


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“I’ve been thinking very hard about what I should do best for my future and I have came to a final conclusion on what I have decided,” Kimbrough wrote on Instagram. “I would like to announce that I have decided to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.”

Kimbrough was Georgia’s leading returning tackler from last season, when he had 67 tackles, 5.5 for a loss, and one sack. But after being suspended for the TaxSlayer Bowl for unspecified reasons, then returning to the team with a clean slate, he fell behind Natrez Patrick and then Roquan Smith in the pecking order.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2016, 11:25:14 am »

Johnathan Abram left the SEC last winter, and it’s look like he will be making a return trip.

The former Georgia safety transferred from the Bulldogs shortly after coach Kirby Smart was hired in January.

Mississippi native ended up transferring to Jones County Junior College


SportsTalk @sportstalksc

#STRecruiting: DB Johnathan Abram of Jones County JC, MS said he's down to LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss & Tennessee. USC also was involved.
1:27 PM - 26 Oct 2016 · Charlotte, NC, United States

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Re: 2016-17 College Football Transfers, Rumors, and Packed Bags
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2016, 12:39:54 pm »

Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 1h1 hour ago

Butch Jones on Jalen Hurd: has informed me he intends to transfer. Thankful for everything he's done for program.

Hurd might look to transfer to UCLA or Cal since dad lives in Los Angeles area and is a trainer. Hurd also friends with Cal's Vic Wharton
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2016, 11:17:39 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/793477033003286528

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McElroy was highly critical of Hurd and compared the move to that of Blake Barnett, who decided to transfer out of Alabama in the middle of the season.

McElroy would go on to call Hurd selfish and a quitter.

To walk out at this time of the season is ridiculous and he’s always going to be he’s forever going to be remember as a quitter when times got tough.

McElroy added that if Tennessee had a better record Hurd would still be on the team.

The former Alabama quarterback also brought up that Hurd seems to be all about the NFL. And while a move like this could get him more reps at another position, he will now have a giant red flag next to his name.

“I can tell you thing, when he’s being evaluated by NFL Draft evaluators and front office personnel, there will be a massive red flag next to his name, knowing that when his team lost three in a row, he decided to walk out on his team. What does that tell you about his competitive spirit,” McElroy said.

McElroy is an analyst for the SEC Network.

He is currently doing game analysis including other conferences
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2016, 10:33:16 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/793848132866043905

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jalen Hurd’s name was never uttered, but Tennessee coach Butch Jones commented on the recent uptick of midseason transfers during the SEC Teleconference on Wednesday.

The Volunteers have lost a pair of former 5-star recruits in the last three weeks, as receiver Preston Williams left the team on Oct. 13 and then the Hurd — on pace to become the school’s all-time leading rusher — abruptly left the team Monday morning.

“I think every young man has their own reasoning why,” Jones said on kids leaving during a season.

“There’s a difference behind it. You can never devalue the team concept with everything that goes into it. I do think it’s becoming more prominent though. But every young every young man [sic] has their reason leaving a program.”
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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2016, 08:31:36 pm »

 Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 58m58 minutes ago

Zach’s Mail Stack: Which transfer QB does Florida have a chance with?

https://www.seccountry.com/florida/zachs-mail-stack-transfer-qb-florida-chance

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With Luke Del Rio’s struggles this season and the uncertainty surrounding true freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask, the quarterback position will once again be a question mark in 2017.

The Gators are in the mix for three quarterbacks: junior college players Blake Barnett (Alabama) and Jarrett Stidham (Baylor) and graduate transfer Malik Zaire. Of the three, UF has the best chance with Zaire.

Barnett and Stidham have had several schools after them for a while, and Florida is a little late to the party. One of them would need to officially visit this month for that to change.

Zaire, however, just announced his intentions to transfer this week and lists Florida as one of his favorites. He did not win the Irish’s starting job this year and suffered a season-ending injury in the second game of 2015, but the Elite 11 finalist had impressive performances against LSU, Texas and Southern Cal.

He’s a dual-threat quarterback with 816 passing yards and 324 rushing yards in basically four games of action. Zaire ...
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2016, 08:46:33 pm »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/804471816894955520

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Whitfield confirmed the news and announced he would head to Mississippi Gulf Coast.

6-foot-2, 286-pound freshman will have four seasons of eligibility.
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2016, 10:48:07 pm »

Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 20m20 minutes ago

Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett commits to Arizona State

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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2016, 10:54:59 pm »

Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 5h5 hours ago

Former Mississippi State quarterback Nick Tiano to transfer to UT-Chattanooga
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« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2016, 06:48:00 pm »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/806617319397060608

Can get beat up on scout team if John Parker and Blake Sims don't survive
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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2016, 09:17:15 am »

Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 4m4 minutes ago

Report: LSU OT Chidi Okeke to transfer out of program http://sptz.us/2hJfLZh
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« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2016, 11:42:50 am »

Marc Weiszer ‏@marcweiszer 37m37 minutes ago

Georgia WR Shaquery Wilson signals he’s leaving program
http://onlineathens.com/sports/2016-12-13/georgia-wr-shaquery-wilson-signals-he-s-leaving-program



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« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2016, 02:59:07 pm »

Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 1h1 hour ago

Former Gamecocks WR Shaq Roland signs with West Georgia
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« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2016, 05:32:17 pm »

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LSU WR announces plans to transfer out of program

https://t.co/ou4Dd3Hbv8

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Jazz Ferguson announced on Thursday that he intends to transfer out of the program.

At 6-foot-5 and 223 pounds, there were high hopes for Ferguson at LSU.
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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2017, 01:40:31 pm »

Glen Logan LSU DT   Possibly transferring.
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« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2017, 02:29:52 pm »

 Ross Dellenger ‏@RossDellenger 20h20 hours ago

Correction: #LSU walk-on QB Trey LaForge has left the Tigers to join the Loyola basketball team, Loyola announced today. He's 6-6.
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« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2017, 05:54:42 pm »

Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 1h1 hour ago

Ex-Minnesota C Tyler Moore announces he’s transferring to OKlahoma State
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« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2017, 05:58:57 pm »

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Derrick Gore announced on Wednesday he was leaving after two seasons in Tuscaloosa. This is the time of year for transfers and Gore is the first new one since the season ended.

A transfer from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, Gore played a limited role the past two seasons.

No. 1 recruit Najee Harris is also enrolled for spring practice this season, so Alabama will have plenty in the cupboard with running backs.
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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2017, 10:49:24 am »

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Top Kentucky receiver Jeff Badet announced his surprise transfer Friday morning.

Badet, who led the Wildcats with 670 receiving yards and more than 21 yards per catch, will graduate in May and be able to play immediately at his next school.

“I want to thank all the coaches, especially Coach Stoops, for everything they’ve done for me over the past four years,” Badet said in a statement released by the school.

https://twitter.com/uk_jb4/status/819923182023016448
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« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2017, 12:20:28 pm »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/819592927563358208

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Cincinnati is coached by former Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell. Additionally, former OSU quality control assistant Joker Phillips is the team’s wide receivers coach.
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« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2017, 09:34:51 am »

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Cornwell said he'll be headed to Nevada for his final two seasons of eligibility.

The Norman, Oklahoma product appeared in two games as a redshirt sophomore, but never threw a pass at Alabama. He competed for the starting job the last two seasons before Jake Coker (2015) and Jalen Hurts (2016) ultimately won the jobs.

Both Cornwell and fourth-year junior Cooper Bateman said they'd be transferring after the 2016 season after true freshman Hurts secured the job last fall.
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« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2017, 09:47:08 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/820113481861099520

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“We have received Robb’s official letter of resignation. I would like to thank Robb for his hard work over the last three seasons and wish he and his family the best of luck,” Bielema said in the statement. “My focus is on having a strong finish to our 2017 recruiting class and completing our coaching staff.”

Arkansas defense struggled this year as the Razorbacks gave up 39 rushing touchdowns, the most in the FBS.
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« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2017, 09:47:49 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/820106044412194816

Friday night of a three-day weekend is when you release bad news.
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« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2017, 02:10:24 pm »

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Okeke was a 4-star prospect for the Class of 2015. A Nigerian native, he played high school football at Faith Baptist

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« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2017, 02:49:03 pm »

Travonte Valentine DT LSU   Not any longer given the boot.   LSU sure didn't get their money out of this guy and he didn't come cheap.
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« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2017, 09:47:08 am »

Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 2m2 minutes ago

Report: Former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd visits Cal Bears
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« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2017, 06:27:06 pm »

FootballScoop Staff ‏@FootballScoop 2h2 hours ago

Down here at Senior Bowl...source tells FootballScoop Clint Trickett to join Nick Saban's staff at Alabama

http://FootballScoop.com/the-scoop
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« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2017, 06:17:35 am »

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He did not play in the Birmingham Bowl or in South Carolina’s final regular-season game at Clemson.

He was one of three players that South Carolina announced would be seeking to play their fifth season of college football as a grad transfer elsewhere. Wide receiver Jamari Smith and safety Jasper Sasser also are pursuing grad transfer options.

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