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Scholarship Numbers (Updated 8/18/17)

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Sani-Freeze    56
32 minutes ago, lkeel75 said:

So how do we get back up to around the 85 limit if we can only bring in 25 each year?  Do we just have to keep the attrition rate lower than it has been?

As @Sani-Freeze pointed out already, but we are border line probation numbers.  I understand attrition and kids leaving early, but to be down this far seems a bit much.

Ellitor can answer with specifics, but we should get closer to 85 in 2018 with another full class in Feb. We just had a couple of 2017 signees fail to qualify this year, along with some transfers/dismissals (and a couple of early departures to the NFL draft). 

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API    17

Yep, need to do a better job at retention.  I get the feeling that we never wanted to make someone feel unwelcome once they got here.  Other programs will overplace and run off anyone that is a marginal contributor.

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Mikey    1,407

There are probably a few senior walkons that will fill some of these slots, so it's not a total waste. Still, we've been going into August with lower than desirable numbers for the past several years. It's time our retention rate improved because we need quality, scholarship type players to practice against if for no other reason.

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Rednilla    338

Has Anders Carlson still not enrolled?

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API    17
59 minutes ago, Rednilla said:

Has Anders Carlson still not enrolled?

My understanding is that he has been practicing the kick offs, though we hope to red-shirt him.

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Rednilla    338
16 minutes ago, API said:

My understanding is that he has been practicing the kick offs, though we hope to red-shirt him.

He's listed in the OP as signed but not yet enrolled. That's what I was alluding to.

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API    17
15 hours ago, Rednilla said:

He's listed in the OP as signed but not yet enrolled. That's what I was alluding to.

So, an update is in order ?

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ellitor    4,506
On 8/2/2017 at 2:44 PM, 80Tiger said:

So just for clarification, your earlier post said a med RS could only be applied for a player trying to get a 6th year to play a 4th season. Based on the above comment a med RS can be applied any year.

The 6th year scenario, I believe comes into  play when a player is actually granted a 2nd med RS for a season ending injury. As an example, a 5th year player (previously RS) has a season ending knee injury in August of his final year of eligibility. He cannot play his final year. This type player can make a special request for 2nd med RS and have a 6th year to play a 4th season.

Honestly I'm not worried about the terms. I just know the NCAA is more leenient on giving players 6 years to play 4 seasons if they miss 2 seasons due to injury or 1 due to injury & 1 to due required transfer sitting rules. The NCAA has granted the next 2 years for PJ3 to have 6 years to play 4 seasons. It's possible Dean won't apply til he gets through his 5th year playing 3 seasons.

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ellitor    4,506
On 8/3/2017 at 9:14 PM, toddc said:

What's going on with Gonzalez going to Memphis rather than juco route? I thought he didn't qualify?

AU's admittance standards are higher than the NCAA's He passed the NCAA Clearing House but not AU. It's not the 1st time we lost a player that way and won't be the last.

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ellitor    4,506
On 8/9/2017 at 11:45 AM, lkeel75 said:

So how do we get back up to around the 85 limit if we can only bring in 25 each year?  Do we just have to keep the attrition rate lower than it has been?

As @Sani-Freeze pointed out already, but we are border line probation numbers.  I understand attrition and kids leaving early, but to be down this far seems a bit much.

Walk ons who have been at AU at least 2 years can get schollies & not count to the yearly 25 new scholly limit. And yeah I don't ever remember 9 open spots in August.

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80Tiger    258
6 minutes ago, ellitor said:

Honestly I'm not worried about the terms. I just know the NCAA is more leenient on giving players 6 years to play 4 seasons if they miss 2 seasons due to injury or 1 due to injury & 1 to due required transfer sitting rules. The NCAA has granted the next 2 years for PJ3 to have 6 years to play 4 seasons. It's possible Dean won't apply til he gets through his 5th year playing 3 seasons.

I think you are right about not applying until the 5th year is complete.

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ellitor    4,506

OP updated with JF3 & Carlito removed plus Anders Carlson enrolled.

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API    17

Thanks.  Can we get an update with Hastings and King, and perhaps an update to the thread title?

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ellitor    4,506
47 minutes ago, API said:

Thanks.  Can we get an update with Hastings and King, and perhaps an update to the thread title?

Not going to update the OP til the university makes an official announcement. There could be as many as 9 walk ons getting schollies & I'd rather just add them all at once.

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lkeel75    364
30 minutes ago, ellitor said:

Not going to update the OP til the university makes an official announcement. There could be as many as 9 walk ons getting schollies & I'd rather just add them all at once.

I like that we can do this.  I know that we are low on numbers and these guys work their tails off to be there.  With that said I would much rather have 80-82 players that are on scholly that are higher rated and vying for playing time on the field.  But happy these guys can get some recognition for their hard work! 

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