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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/27/2023 6:43:26 PM 
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/27/2023 7:42:35 PM 
I saw Penny Boone entered portal. Losing a MAC Offensive POTY sucks for anyone in our conference.
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Bobcat1996
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/28/2023 8:29:56 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


BTC is spot on. Unreal expectations for many unfortunately.
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BryanHall
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/28/2023 8:59:01 AM 
Bobcat1996 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


BTC is spot on. Unreal expectations for many unfortunately.


I don't know if I agree. The portal entry window isn't even closed yet, and players can commit at any time. If this imitates MLB free agency in ant way, things move slowly until key players are signed. At that point, there is a scramble to sign the remaining players. Rourke would be an exception because there are relatively few starting QB opportunities out there--he needed to find one fast. I look at Keye Thompson being rumored going to Pitt. If he waits, could an SEC linebacker go down in a bowl game and he loses a chance to go to a higher-profile school with more money to throw at him?
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/28/2023 9:11:32 AM 
BryanHall wrote:
Bobcat1996 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


BTC is spot on. Unreal expectations for many unfortunately.


I don't know if I agree. The portal entry window isn't even closed yet, and players can commit at any time. If this imitates MLB free agency in ant way, things move slowly until key players are signed. At that point, there is a scramble to sign the remaining players. Rourke would be an exception because there are relatively few starting QB opportunities out there--he needed to find one fast. I look at Keye Thompson being rumored going to Pitt. If he waits, could an SEC linebacker go down in a bowl game and he loses a chance to go to a higher-profile school with more money to throw at him?


I get what you are saying and it is early. Heck, we still have the Spring portal. However, the statistics and data on the portal show that a good portion enter the portal and are never heard from again, or move to a level where they are now paying for school.
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BryanHall
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/28/2023 10:40:51 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
BryanHall wrote:
Bobcat1996 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


BTC is spot on. Unreal expectations for many unfortunately.


I don't know if I agree. The portal entry window isn't even closed yet, and players can commit at any time. If this imitates MLB free agency in ant way, things move slowly until key players are signed. At that point, there is a scramble to sign the remaining players. Rourke would be an exception because there are relatively few starting QB opportunities out there--he needed to find one fast. I look at Keye Thompson being rumored going to Pitt. If he waits, could an SEC linebacker go down in a bowl game and he loses a chance to go to a higher-profile school with more money to throw at him?


I get what you are saying and it is early. Heck, we still have the Spring portal. However, the statistics and data on the portal show that a good portion enter the portal and are never heard from again, or move to a level where they are now paying for school.


I'll agree with you that in some cases unrealistic expectations play a factor.

However, let's look at Bryce Kitrell. I don't think he even had a scholarship. He was here 4 years and rarely saw the field. I assume he graduated. He very likely does not end up at another school. However, there is a remote chance that some D-II school will help pay for his MBA. If he doesn't get picked up, was it unrealistic expectations, or did he grab a free scratch-off lottery ticket that was sitting on the table?



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thehawg27
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/29/2023 3:00:22 PM 
Will Kacmarek in the portal. Will be a Buckeye (i predict)
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colobobcat66
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/29/2023 3:06:56 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
BryanHall wrote:
Bobcat1996 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


BTC is spot on. Unreal expectations for many unfortunately.


I don't know if I agree. The portal entry window isn't even closed yet, and players can commit at any time. If this imitates MLB free agency in ant way, things move slowly until key players are signed. At that point, there is a scramble to sign the remaining players. Rourke would be an exception because there are relatively few starting QB opportunities out there--he needed to find one fast. I look at Keye Thompson being rumored going to Pitt. If he waits, could an SEC linebacker go down in a bowl game and he loses a chance to go to a higher-profile school with more money to throw at him?


I get what you are saying and it is early. Heck, we still have the Spring portal. However, the statistics and data on the portal show that a good portion enter the portal and are never heard from again, or move to a level where they are now paying for school.

This transfer portal window closes January 2. Getting pretty close to closing.
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M.D.W.S.T
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/29/2023 4:04:05 PM 
thehawg27 wrote:
Will Kacmarek in the portal. Will be a Buckeye (i predict)


Good luck at Nelsonville, Will!
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RufusCat09
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/29/2023 6:11:32 PM 
Looks like we offered a QB. Mike Gundy's son, Gunnar Gundy from Oklahoma State

https://twitter.com/GundyGunnar/status/1740843256819360082
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RufusCat09
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/29/2023 6:21:54 PM 
Bobcat1996 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


BTC is spot on. Unreal expectations for many unfortunately.


When your highlight film is solely from practice, that's usually not a great sign.

It looks like Tyler Foster, Kurt Danneker, Torrie Cox and Keye Thompson will likely end up at a P5/G5 school. Not so sure about the others.
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WxM
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/29/2023 10:08:46 PM 
RufusCat09 wrote:
Looks like we offered a QB. Mike Gundy's son, Gunnar Gundy from Oklahoma State

https://twitter.com/GundyGunnar/status/1740843256819360082

Only FBS offer for him so far, so I'd say we're in the lead.
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/30/2023 8:17:02 AM 
BryanHall wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
BryanHall wrote:
Bobcat1996 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


BTC is spot on. Unreal expectations for many unfortunately.


I don't know if I agree. The portal entry window isn't even closed yet, and players can commit at any time. If this imitates MLB free agency in ant way, things move slowly until key players are signed. At that point, there is a scramble to sign the remaining players. Rourke would be an exception because there are relatively few starting QB opportunities out there--he needed to find one fast. I look at Keye Thompson being rumored going to Pitt. If he waits, could an SEC linebacker go down in a bowl game and he loses a chance to go to a higher-profile school with more money to throw at him?


I get what you are saying and it is early. Heck, we still have the Spring portal. However, the statistics and data on the portal show that a good portion enter the portal and are never heard from again, or move to a level where they are now paying for school.


I'll agree with you that in some cases unrealistic expectations play a factor.

However, let's look at Bryce Kitrell. I don't think he even had a scholarship. He was here 4 years and rarely saw the field. I assume he graduated. He very likely does not end up at another school. However, there is a remote chance that some D-II school will help pay for his MBA. If he doesn't get picked up, was it unrealistic expectations, or did he grab a free scratch-off lottery ticket that was sitting on the table?






DII schools have 30 scholarships for 100+ players. There ain't much help for that advanced degree.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/30/2023 8:52:10 AM 
WxM wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Looks like we offered a QB. Mike Gundy's son, Gunnar Gundy from Oklahoma State

https://twitter.com/GundyGunnar/status/1740843256819360082

Only FBS offer for him so far, so I'd say we're in the lead.


He's kinda the Joe Burrow of Stillwater. Would love to have him. Or Seals. Or both, lol.
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M.D.W.S.T
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/30/2023 9:48:20 AM 
RufusCat09 wrote:
Looks like we offered a QB. Mike Gundy's son, Gunnar Gundy from Oklahoma State

https://twitter.com/GundyGunnar/status/1740843256819360082


Thanks Nardo!

Got any WR?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/30/2023 10:13:15 AM 
RufusCat09 wrote:
Bobcat1996 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


BTC is spot on. Unreal expectations for many unfortunately.


When your highlight film is solely from practice, that's usually not a great sign.

It looks like Tyler Foster, Kurt Danneker, Torrie Cox and Keye Thompson will likely end up at a P5/G5 school. Not so sure about the others.


My prediction would be P5 for Foster, Danneker, and Thompson. Cox probably headed to another G5. Had a great 2022 with a drop-off in 2023 mixed with some killer personal fouls. Not exactly what a major is looking for in a cornerback. Lots of talent, though.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/30/2023 10:15:00 AM 
thehawg27 wrote:
Will Kacmarek in the portal. Will be a Buckeye (i predict)


That one hurts. Was hoping we could keep him another year.
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colobobcat66
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/30/2023 11:16:49 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


I checked out Kitrell on google and he’s apparently getting married soon or has already gotten married in Ashland Nebraska so it sounds like he’s moving on with his life. BTW, Rourke and Navarro were/are groomsmen.
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   Posted: 12/30/2023 12:09:58 PM 
colobobcat66 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
RufusCat09 wrote:
Ben Johnson and Bryce Kitrell enter the portal. No surprises there.

We're up to 16 bobcats in the portal now with only 4 that have found a new home.


So question is, only 4 have found a home. Is that a result of unreal expectations on their part? Looking for a way to quit without quitting? Just doing the cool thing? Or something else?


I checked out Kitrell on google and he’s apparently getting married soon or has already gotten married in Ashland Nebraska so it sounds like he’s moving on with his life. BTW, Rourke and Navarro were/are groomsmen.


Best of luck to the young man!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/30/2023 3:53:00 PM 
Transfer Commits:
Blake Leake LB (Bucknell)
Dustin Johnson DB (Northern Colorado)
Jacob Proche CB (Coastal Carolina)
Ben Mcnaboe DE (North Dakota)
DJ Doggette Jr. DL (Cincinnati)

Tigana Cisse OL (Idaho)
Gunnar Gundy QB (Oklahoma St.)
Jake Bruno TE (St. Francis PA)
Charles Ross WR (San Jose St.)

Colby Garfield LS (ECU)

Transferred Elsewhere:
Luke Murphy LB (Kent State)—>EMU
Kendren Smith CB (Penn)—>UVA
Elijah Metcalf WR (MTSU)—> Marshall
Charles Looes DL (Dartmouth)—>Rice
Nick Norris DL (Northern Colorado)—>Oregon State
Kris Davis DB (Southern)—>Houston
Keagen Trost OL (Indiana St.)—>Wake Forest
Reid Carrico LB (Ohio State)—>WVU
Ken Seals QB (Vanderbilt)—>TCU
DT Sheffield WR (WSU)—>North Texas
Parker McKenna LB (Portland St.)—>Washington State
Dylan Downing RB (Purdue)—>Miami Ohio
Tavion Woodard DE (Ball St.)—>Boise St.
Jaylon Jackson RB (EMU)—>Iowa State
Zach Marcheselli LB (TCU)—>Tulsa
Terez Traynor WR (Idaho)—>Tulane
Richard Toney Jr. DB (Nevada)—>TCU
Tellek Lockette OL (UL Monroe) —>Texas St.

Still in Portal:
Donovan Ollie WR (Cincinnati)—>
Coleman Owen WR (Northern Arizona)—>
Ryan Barnes DB (Notre Dame)—>
DJ Wesolak LB/DE (Missouri)—>
Siosifa Leota DE (North Texas) —>

Last Edited: 1/14/2024 4:08:08 PM by MMGrad2022

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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 12/31/2023 2:15:25 PM 
Will Kaz to Ohio State
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   Posted: 12/31/2023 2:58:36 PM 
The Insider wrote:
Will Kaz to Ohio State


So "The" Ohio State University just gave our second-string tight end a scholarship? I like saying that. Maybe they were impressed by our bowl win.
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   Posted: 12/31/2023 3:27:34 PM 
BryanHall wrote:
The Insider wrote:
Will Kaz to Ohio State


So "The" Ohio State University just gave our second-string tight end a scholarship? I like saying that. Maybe they were impressed by our bowl win.


I am happy for Will but this is a perfect example of tampering imo. He goes in the portal a day before Buckeyes bowl game, no way he visited/built a relationship with OSU coaches in the past 48 hours. Boom gone. Again happy for Will and his family but this one smells.
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   Posted: 12/31/2023 3:27:51 PM 
The Insider wrote:
Will Kaz to Ohio State


Congrats to him!
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M.D.W.S.T
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   Posted: 12/31/2023 4:54:30 PM 
thehawg27 wrote:
BryanHall wrote:
The Insider wrote:
Will Kaz to Ohio State


So "The" Ohio State University just gave our second-string tight end a scholarship? I like saying that. Maybe they were impressed by our bowl win.


I am happy for Will but this is a perfect example of tampering imo. He goes in the portal a day before Buckeyes bowl game, no way he visited/built a relationship with OSU coaches in the past 48 hours. Boom gone. Again happy for Will and his family but this one smells.


I'm not saying hes not talented... but a zero-star TE out of HS, zero-star in the portal, the 2nd string TE at OU with 243 yards and 2 TD suddenly ends up on one of the best teams in the country... with 6 TE's on the roster already, including their current back-up and the #3 recruit in the country... as their first commitment... two days after he entered the portal...

Even they need tackling dummies, but I would LOVE to have been a fly on that wall.
https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2023/1...

Last Edited: 12/31/2023 5:09:30 PM by M.D.W.S.T

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