- Aug 28, 2011
He redshirted. And his decision to leave Nebraska might have had little to do with where he stood on the depth chart -- maybe he just didn't like Lincoln, or he wanted to shift closer to home, or decided to bail when the HC he committed to got let go.
Again, I understand your point -- he's unproven relative to Carter / Duce -- but he was an elite 2022 recruit. Not just a kid with potential -- a kid that ALL of the blue blood football programs pursued and would have gladly welcomed.
The question is, why aren't you choosing to view it through that lens?
I fully acknowledge that maybe he doesn't end up being as good as Carter. Or maybe he busts. But guys like Gould [and Bellamy] have the potential to have both higher floors and higher ceilings than the players we've lost, as evidenced by their eye-popping offer lists.
That’s definitely a positive way to look at things, but replacing proven starters, all-ACC caliber guys (who otherwise would be staying at SU most likely if not for the new system) with unproven commodities on an annual basis doesn’t really seem like an advantageous situation to be in. I recognize that we aren’t the only program being affected in this manner, but I still fail to see how the positives outweigh the negatives for our program as things currently stand.