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M.D.W.S.T
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/8/2024 6:55:21 PM 
SBH wrote:
Sears met with coaching staff on a Monday. They had developed a comprehensive plan to get him some money and, most important, publicity to aid in his plans to eventually enter the draft. He assured them he was all in. The next morning, Boals received a call from Chubb Hall advising him that Sears and his parents had just completed the paperwork to transfer. Never heard from him again.




$500K in a duffle bag delivered to Muscle Shoals.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/8/2024 7:21:32 PM 
SBH wrote:
Sears met with coaching staff on a Monday. They had developed a comprehensive plan to get him some money and, most important, publicity to aid in his plans to eventually enter the draft. He assured them he was all in. The next morning, Boals received a call from Chubb Hall advising him that Sears and his parents had just completed the paperwork to transfer. Never heard from him again.




Is this any worse than a coach signing an extension, saying he's committed to a program, and taking big-time bucks to leave? I'm not saying it's right, but it isn't like he signed a contract.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/8/2024 7:23:47 PM 
The portal is crazy- a Texas TE withdrew 22 minutes after he entered the portal. A record?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/8/2024 7:30:32 PM 
Idaho OL Tijada Cisse (Oakland, CA) transfers to Ohio. Nice looking tape. Bright kid who had offers from Yale, Columbia and Princeton out of high school.

Last Edited: 1/8/2024 7:34:38 PM by Mike Coleman

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L.C.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/8/2024 7:50:22 PM 
BryanHall wrote:
SBH wrote:
Sears met with coaching staff on a Monday. They had developed a comprehensive plan to get him some money and, most important, publicity to aid in his plans to eventually enter the draft. He assured them he was all in. The next morning, Boals received a call from Chubb Hall advising him that Sears and his parents had just completed the paperwork to transfer. Never heard from him again.




Is this any worse than a coach signing an extension, saying he's committed to a program, and taking big-time bucks to leave? I'm not saying it's right, but it isn't like he signed a contract.

I'd say it's exactly the same. Would you want him back, either?


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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/8/2024 8:57:41 PM 
L.C. wrote:
BryanHall wrote:
SBH wrote:
Sears met with coaching staff on a Monday. They had developed a comprehensive plan to get him some money and, most important, publicity to aid in his plans to eventually enter the draft. He assured them he was all in. The next morning, Boals received a call from Chubb Hall advising him that Sears and his parents had just completed the paperwork to transfer. Never heard from him again.




Is this any worse than a coach signing an extension, saying he's committed to a program, and taking big-time bucks to leave? I'm not saying it's right, but it isn't like he signed a contract.

I'd say it's exactly the same. Would you want him back, either?


Depends. What was he 20? I'm willing to forgive a bit with someone that age who is dealing with money for the first time. I wouldn't bring the coach back.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 9:06:02 AM 
Mike Coleman wrote:
Idaho OL Tijada Cisse (Oakland, CA) transfers to Ohio. Nice looking tape. Bright kid who had offers from Yale, Columbia and Princeton out of high school.



This is the type of kid we need. FCS playoff team. 9-4 record. This kid started as a freshman. Yep, he'll be a great addition to our returnees.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 9:51:41 AM 
Mike Coleman wrote:
Idaho OL Tijada Cisse (Oakland, CA) transfers to Ohio. Nice looking tape. Bright kid who had offers from Yale, Columbia and Princeton out of high school.



Imagine telling your parents you were turning down a scholarship to Yale to play FCS football in Idaho.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 1:22:17 PM 
SBH wrote:
Sears met with coaching staff on a Monday. They had developed a comprehensive plan to get him some money and, most important, publicity to aid in his plans to eventually enter the draft. He assured them he was all in. The next morning, Boals received a call from Chubb Hall advising him that Sears and his parents had just completed the paperwork to transfer. Never heard from him again.




We'll be debating the Sears transfer until the end of time. This makes sense as to why he never acknowledged Bobcat Nation nor his teammates/coaching staff when he left, like virtually every transfer does across the nation. No b***s.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 1:52:56 PM 
Please let me know if I am missing any offers of current portal or guys who went elsewhere:

Transfer Commits:
Blake Leake LB (Bucknell)
Dustin Johnson DB (Northern Colorado)
Jacob Proche CB (Coastal Carolina)
Tigana Cisse OL (Idaho)
Gunnar Gundy QB (Oklahoma St.)
Jake Bruno TE (St. Francis PA)

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

Still in Portal:
Coleman Owen WR (Northern Arizona)—>
Donovan Ollie WR (Cincinnati)—>
DJ Doggette Jr. DL (Cincinnati)—>
Ryan Barnes DB (Notre Dame)—>
Terez Traynor WR (Idaho)—>
DJ Wesolak LB/DE (Missouri)—>
Richard Toney Jr. DB (Nevada)—>
Siosifa Leota DE (North Texas) —>
Tellek Lockette OL (UL Monroe) —>

Last Edited: 1/13/2024 9:36:50 AM by MMGrad2022

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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 1:59:29 PM 
Can't wait to see the roster that shows who we lost and got.








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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 4:04:58 PM 
Keegan Wilburn into the portal
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 4:55:32 PM 
The Insider wrote:
Keegan Wilburn into the portal


Personally I see this as a shocker and head scratcher. I’d love to be wrong.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 6:01:43 PM 
M.D.W.S.T wrote:
Mike Coleman wrote:
Idaho OL Tijada Cisse (Oakland, CA) transfers to Ohio. Nice looking tape. Bright kid who had offers from Yale, Columbia and Princeton out of high school.



Imagine telling your parents you were turning down a scholarship to Yale to play FCS football in Idaho.


Problem is the Ivy League schools come with a giant price tag and no athletic scholarships. The ROI at those schools is off the chart but some kids can't afford them regardless of the "offer" that may have been presented.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 6:29:19 PM 
It will be nice when the Roster finally catches up. There are a few players in the portal who have yet to be deleted, such as Quinn and Wilburn. In addition to them, it's not clear to me whether all the other players still listed on the roster have eligibility remaining. There are several still on the roster who I thought were done, such as Wiglusz, Watkins, Houston, and Reynolds. I know that there will be more changes to the roster after the spring portal period, but it would be nice for all the players who will definitely not be playing this fall to be gone. That will at least give us a chance to start to get some idea of what the team may look like this fall.

One thing we know is that Ohio still has room for a lot more transfers in, as do most of the teams in the MAC. Ohio currently has 11 more transfers out than in, so they presumably can add about 11 more players from the portal before they are done. The rest of the MAC still needs players, too. Here is what I see so far:
WMU 19 out, 8 in, -11 net
Ohio 18 out, 7 in, -11 net
NIU 13 out, 4 in, -9 net
Akron 18 out, 10 in, -8 net
Buffalo 12 out, 4 in, -8 net
CMU 11 out, 3 in, -8 net
Kent 16 out, 8 in, -7 net
BG 12 out, 5 in, -7 net
Miami 8 out, 2 in, -6 net
Ball State, 10 out, 7 in, -3 net
Toledo 8 out, 5 in, -3 net
EMU 11 out, 10 in, -1 net

Last Edited: 1/9/2024 6:30:58 PM by L.C.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 7:20:05 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
The Insider wrote:
Keegan Wilburn into the portal


Personally I see this as a shocker and head scratcher. I’d love to be wrong.


I'm surprised as well. You wonder if someone needs a kick returner and was promising extra playing time on offense. His role on the team seemed to diminish this past season. After 2022 I thought he had the chance to be the next DL Knock. It never materialized.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 10:16:14 PM 
He was already a grad student, right? Really, no reason to stuck around a sixth year in this situation…maybe have a D2 pick up a year of grad school or, if not, just enter the workforce. Was he a scholarship player?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 11:31:27 PM 
He's in the Sports Ad program. Is he gonna leave that to play DII football?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/9/2024 11:52:17 PM 
He's MSM, not Sports Ad.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/10/2024 12:18:40 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
The Insider wrote:
Keegan Wilburn into the portal


Personally I see this as a shocker and head scratcher. I’d love to be wrong.


We're sure losing a lot without bringing much in.

Even if he's just our KR, he was a good one.
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   Posted: 1/10/2024 1:44:06 PM 
It is possible that he just wanted to get on the field more. He can do that at another school like Mike mentioned. Probably at a lower level. No shame in that.
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   Posted: 1/10/2024 5:16:08 PM 
Bobcat1996 wrote:
It is possible that he just wanted to get on the field more. He can do that at another school like Mike mentioned. Probably at a lower level. No shame in that.


You are not wrong on this in anyway shape or form. I guess I also failed to realize he’d been at OHIO long enough to graduate. Regardless, quality young man from a quality family.
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   Posted: 1/10/2024 7:38:44 PM 
A good kick returner is turning into an oxymoron. Love to know what percentage of kicks are going into the end zone nowadays.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/11/2024 8:43:32 AM 
Casper71 wrote:
A good kick returner is turning into an oxymoron. Love to know what percentage of kicks are going into the end zone nowadays.


Correct. And many fair catches. A crazy stat is Ohio had 15 kick returns as a team on the season!

Last Edited: 1/11/2024 9:08:28 AM by Mike Coleman

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  Message Not Read  RE: Transfer Portal
   Posted: 1/11/2024 11:18:57 AM 
Mike Coleman wrote:
Casper71 wrote:
A good kick returner is turning into an oxymoron. Love to know what percentage of kicks are going into the end zone nowadays.


Correct. And many fair catches. A crazy stat is Ohio had 15 kick returns as a team on the season!

Last year they returned 15 kicks for 273 yards, an average of 18.2 yards. In 2023, they returned 56 kicks for 1115 yards, an average of 19.9 yards. Unfortunately, in 2023, many of those kicks were returned from the endzone, or deep in Ohio territory, and resulted in Ohio starting many drives from inside their 25 yard line. I'd love to see a stat for the average starting position for drives after kickoff. I'm pretty sure that Ohio started drives with significantly better field position in 2023 than they did in 2022.


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