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L.C.
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  Message Not Read  Transfer portal
   Posted: 6/19/2020 6:37:54 PM 
I'm not sure all what all the activity this year in the transfer portal has been, but I ran into this article, with NIU losing three starters in one day:
https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/12/nort... /


We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ― Epictetus

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OhioBobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer portal
   Posted: 6/20/2020 10:12:32 AM 
L.C. wrote:
I'm not sure all what all the activity this year in the transfer portal has been, but I ran into this article, with NIU losing three starters in one day:
https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/12/nort... /


This is yet another area that Ohio is not being hurt in compared to many other MAC schools in the last couple years. Ohio isn't losing all-conference players to the transfer portal like some have and are, and there are some schools trying to rebuild that keep losing players to it, which is a hurdle they are having a hard time clearing because they can't get their depth and numbers on even par. Ohio has been pretty much unphased by it, but there are several schools in the MAC who have been hammered by it.
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smc22
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer portal
   Posted: 6/27/2020 2:11:46 PM 
i thought i'll add this here.

the canadian college football season has been cancelled. it plays in fall (i thought i'd add this as canadian pro football plays summer and fall)..

anyway, now two elite canadian players have transferred to ole miss. ESPN has an article on one.

three players that come to mind that teams should target: 1) waterloo, a lesser team historically, has a simply amazing quarterback Tre Ford, 2) calgary has twin brother TB/WR the Philpotts. their father was long-time CFL tailback

probably many other worthwhile names to target......... calgary, western, laval and montreal are the perennial top teams.
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smc22
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer portal
   Posted: 6/27/2020 2:14:51 PM 
i think we will see alot of transfers........... will ucla, usc, michigan etc. even play this season?........ of course, maybe players won't want to burn a season of eligibility on this fiasco?

i think also it will affect recruiting...... players stay closer to home. good for LA teams. and my guess is it's a semi-permanent effect.. i realize somewhat contradiction of first paragraph but i think there are 2 effects.
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Rufusbobcat94
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer portal
   Posted: 6/27/2020 7:15:18 PM 
L.C. wrote:
I'm not sure all what all the activity this year in the transfer portal has been, but I ran into this article, with NIU losing three starters in one day:
https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/12/nort... /


It is a VERY bad sign for the NIU program. They also lost RB Tre Harbison, in addition to the other three, and Tre was third-team all-MAC in a conference LOADED with RB talent. How much of the exodus relates to the new coaching staff/head coach is an interesting question for NIU fans but undoubtedly a program red flag.

And the Loss of DT Jack Heflin was a major blow-not replaceable. The MAC, as a whole, is arguably position weakest at defensive tackle (maybe all conferences are, relatively speaking) and to lose a major talent at DT sucks for that squad. There are serious defensive implications there....

Last Edited: 6/27/2020 7:17:35 PM by Rufusbobcat94

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colobobcat66
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer portal
   Posted: 6/27/2020 9:27:48 PM 
Im breaking my 6 month silence here, but DeVante Mitchell tweeted that he was in the transfer portal a day ago. Tweet seems to have been shortly after taken down.
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RufusCat09
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer portal
   Posted: 6/28/2020 7:54:53 PM 
Tweet is still up there. Interesting move but I'm sure he is doing what's best for him and whatever situation he may be in.

Who will fill the void that he may have taken this season?

Ourlads has him backing up Hampton at SS.
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OhioBobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer portal
   Posted: 6/29/2020 8:00:21 AM 
Rufusbobcat94 wrote:
L.C. wrote:
I'm not sure all what all the activity this year in the transfer portal has been, but I ran into this article, with NIU losing three starters in one day:
https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/12/nort... /


It is a VERY bad sign for the NIU program. They also lost RB Tre Harbison, in addition to the other three, and Tre was third-team all-MAC in a conference LOADED with RB talent. How much of the exodus relates to the new coaching staff/head coach is an interesting question for NIU fans but undoubtedly a program red flag.

And the Loss of DT Jack Heflin was a major blow-not replaceable. The MAC, as a whole, is arguably position weakest at defensive tackle (maybe all conferences are, relatively speaking) and to lose a major talent at DT sucks for that squad. There are serious defensive implications there....


In relation to Harbison, I think it's important to point out that not only is he transferring from NIU, but he also transferred to NIU as well. He was at Virginia before he transferred to NIU. This seems to be a young man who can't seem to find the proper fit for himself (maybe both on and off the field), and the fact that he's going to Charlotte to be closer to home speaks to that. As for Heflin, a big loss no doubt, but this is the kind of thing many other G5 schools are facing now. When Gehrig Dieter left BG a few years ago for Alabama, I knew this was the beginning of something not good for the MAC. It's yet another obstacle for the MAC. Typically when a P5 guy transfers to the G5, it's because he's behind guys on the depth chart and wants to go somewhere he can play. Typically when you see a guy from the G5 go to a P5 program, the G5 school is losing a guy who really developed into an all-conference caliber player, and instead of being rewarded with a proven senior - or sometimes a proven junior and senior - that difference-making year or two is wiped away and used at another school. It's yet another uphill battle that G5 schools are facing, and this is something Ohio is very fortunate to not be experiencing while many of our MAC peers are or have over the past several years.
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