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2019 Transfer Portal Thread

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1 hour ago, auburn4ever said:

I thought Gus would start recruiting Junior College transfers rather than going after more grad transfers. JUCO players have 2 years. A grad transfer only has 1 year and then he moves on.

As I've told you a million times @auburn4ever grad transfers are much more reliable & pan out much more often than juco transfers.

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24 minutes ago, AUallday said:

Any intrest in these guys anyone?

Pettway is answered in that we have a thread for him. No word yet if AU has interest in the rest.

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I think we should be looking hard at the Illini, they have some kids that look pretty good on paper, are in the transfer portal and ready to go. 

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dumb question - maybe...

can a grad transfer come to Auburn, sit out a year, work on his grad work, then play the next year as he finishes his grad degree, graduating in that December?  Gives him two Spring practices and two summers!

 

You have to be patient, but you finish your masters and you will be fully integrated into Auburn and better prepared for the NFL, if that is your goal.   ( I know grad transfers are not NFL ready or they would be going to the NFL, but you see where I am going with this....)

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8 minutes ago, Beaker said:

can a grad transfer come to Auburn, sit out a year, work on his grad work, then play the next year as he finishes his grad degree, graduating in that December?  Gives him two Spring practices and two summers!

Only if he never redshirted at his previous school. No GT is going to do that that. They transfer expecting to play immediately & win a starting job.

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We need to bring in these guys from Illinois, they seem to be the best available in terms of undergraduate transfer talent. What is going on with that OL? They seem to be losing everyone. 

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Reuben Unije,  Larry Boyd, Andrew Trainer are the Illinois guys that have 2+ years of eligibility. 

Jesus Smith from SC also will have to sit one year. 

There's also a tackle from South Alabama named Ben Becker that is only a sophomore next season. 3* out of HS. Yes, he's from South Alabama, but sure wouldn't hurt depth, and he's in close by. 

 

Just my opinion, but these are the guys we need to get on. 

 

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2 minutes ago, tigerbrotha12 said:

Just my opinion, but these are the guys we need to get on. 

With Spring classes in full swing now there likely won't be many moves for guys already in the portal who haven't made a decision yet. The staff can afford to be patient & wait on the next wave of transfers to hit the portal after Spring ball to see if they like any better than the ones in the portal now.

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24 minutes ago, ellitor said:

With Spring classes in full swing now there likely won't be many moves for guys already in the portal who haven't made a decision yet. The staff can afford to be patient & wait on the next wave of transfers to hit the portal after Spring ball to see if they like any better than the ones in the portal now.

For better or worse we pretty much know who the starters and top subs will be this year.....so whatever we do should have 2020 impact....which pretty much means sitting out next season would be OK....as long as they are eligible for 2020.  

And JMO but not many, if any incoming frosh from the next (2020) recruiting class will play in 2020...so that big class Gus is talking about will be the guys playing in 2021 ?  or seems that way to me  :dunno:

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15 hours ago, AU64 said:

so whatever we do should have 2020 impact....which pretty much means sitting out next season would be OK....as long as they are eligible for 2020.  

Then you still run into the problem of having all new starters with no live reps at Auburn.

There's no putting a dress on this pig. 

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16 hours ago, ellitor said:

With Spring classes in full swing now there likely won't be many moves for guys already in the portal who haven't made a decision yet. The staff can afford to be patient & wait on the next wave of transfers to hit the portal after Spring ball to see if they like any better than the ones in the portal now.

Great point. 

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why does everyone keep saying that for 2020 the starters would have no live reps at Auburn? Troxell and Brahms have already started games and will play alot, maybe even start a game or two based on injuries or performance in 2019. With the new 4 game redshirt rule Osburne, Bell and Jones could all play in four games this year and still be counted as redshirt freshman in 2020. Finally, one would certainly expect that Manning, Stutts and Irvin among others will play some in 2019 maybe even Sammons. Thats 9 guys with some to starting experience. Number would be better if 12 or so with that experience plus the guys being brought in next class but other than super thin at OT not a disaster.  It has happened that people like Sammons have turned the corner and boy we need that to happen. Otherwise Osburne has to be good, fingers crossed, and we absolutely have to find another James or Driscoll in the transfer portal this year or GT next spring.

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8 minutes ago, auol72 said:

why does everyone keep saying that for 2020 the starters would have no live reps at Auburn? Troxell and Brahms have already started games and will play alot, maybe even start a game or two based on injuries or performance in 2019. With the new 4 game redshirt rule Osburne, Bell and Jones could all play in four games this year and still be counted as redshirt freshman in 2020. Finally, one would certainly expect that Manning, Stutts and Irvin among others will play some in 2019 maybe even Sammons. Thats 9 guys with some to starting experience. Number would be better if 12 or so with that experience plus the guys being brought in next class but other than super thin at OT not a disaster.  It has happened that people like Sammons have turned the corner and boy we need that to happen. Otherwise Osburne has to be good, fingers crossed, and we absolutely have to find another James or Driscoll in the transfer portal this year or GT next spring.

Touche. Gross exaggeration on my part.

Sammons is rumored to be going into the transfer portal. 

Good point about the redshirt rule.

We will still likely be going into 2020 with the least experienced OL in the SEC and, perhaps even worse, no 2 guys in consecutive positions left to right- ie a LT and LG or a C and an OG- who have ever started next to each other. In other words, it will be like 2018 but worse. 

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2 minutes ago, McLoofus said:

Touche. Gross exaggeration on my part.

Sammons is rumored to be going into the transfer portal. 

Good point about the redshirt rule.

We will still likely be going into 2020 with the least experienced OL in the SEC and, perhaps even worse, no 2 guys in consecutive positions left to right- ie a LT and LG or a C and an OG- who have ever started next to each other. In other words, it will be like 2018 but worse. 

What is Stats' 20 game rule?

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2 minutes ago, bigbird said:

What is Stats' 20 game rule?

Hah! Just found it using Google.

20 guys with 10 games worth of experience and 10 guys with 30. That's for the whole team, but OL counts for nearly 25% of the offensive and defensive positions. And we're losing 3 3-4 year starters on the DL after 2019. 

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1 hour ago, McLoofus said:

Touche. Gross exaggeration on my part.

Dammit! You’re one of my five favorite posters. You better not let Mikey infultrate you.

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Looks like you can strike Sammons from that list. I do not see how we cannot look for a transfer who would sit and a GT next spring unless we think we can sign in the 2020 class one of those rare guys who can play OT as a true freshman. Heaven forbid  anyone gets hurt.

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1 hour ago, auol72 said:

Looks like you can strike Sammons from that list. I do not see how we cannot look for a transfer who would sit and a GT next spring unless we think we can sign in the 2020 class one of those rare guys who can play OT as a true freshman. Heaven forbid  anyone gets hurt.

Better late to the party than never.

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19 hours ago, auol72 said:

Looks like you can strike Sammons from that list. I do not see how we cannot look for a transfer who would sit and a GT next spring unless we think we can sign in the 2020 class one of those rare guys who can play OT as a true freshman. Heaven forbid  anyone gets hurt.

I didn't expect anything from Sammons. He'd been here too long and hadn't shown a spark or received a public compliment from the coaching staff in all that time. When worrying about the 2020 season, we're looking 19 months ahead at a fluid situation. A lot can and will change before then.

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36 minutes ago, Mikey said:

I didn't expect anything from Sammons. He'd been here too long and hadn't shown a spark or received a public compliment from the coaching staff in all that time. When worrying about the 2020 season, we're looking 19 months ahead at a fluid situation. A lot can and will change before then.

That's weird since you've recently and repeatedly been counting  him as one of our OL reserves who can be depended upon. 

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2 hours ago, McLoofus said:
2 hours ago, Mikey said:

I didn't expect anything from Sammons. He'd been here too long and hadn't shown a spark or received a public compliment from the coaching staff in all that time. When worrying about the 2020 season, we're looking 19 months ahead at a fluid situation. A lot can and will change before then.

That's weird since you've recently and repeatedly been counting  him as one of our OL reserves who can be depended upon. 

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4 hours ago, McLoofus said:

That's weird since you've recently and repeatedly been counting  him as one of our OL reserves who can be depended upon. 

Sheesh

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26 minutes ago, CameronCrazy said:

FSU OL Landon Dickerson entered the transfer portal. Yet another highly recruited player where we finished as a finalist for his services. Will Malzahn pursue?

Now that is one you gotta go after imo. 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.tallahassee.com/amp/2865276002

 

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