I wouldn't be shocked to see one or more of the WR leave (Carter, Gentry, Holland and Still all seem like potential candidates depending where they end up in the depth charts). Croft could go depending where he ends up (if he is behind Green, Morgan or against all odds Williams and especially if he's behind two of them). I'm sure there will be a couple of RS FR or SO's that will not like the new direction and may decide not to ride it out, but I don't see anyone obvious yet. I don't see OL or DB (too much opportunity to play).
As much as I know people do leave after spring ball, I just don't see that many players leaving this year. Probably the kiss of death that I just said that!
Maybe I'm nit-picking. Maybe I'm looking for the negative.
But - I would be happier if Fleck would have said something like this: "I have to get to know the returning players, and they have to get to know me. If it turns out that some of the players decide we're not a good fit for each other, then I won't stand in their way if they want to consider other options. I want players who want to be here, and vice-versa."
Instead, he presents it as some players "don't want to be elite in all four areas," - making it sound like it's the player's fault.
I would not be surprised if there are several transfers after the spring. I'll put the number between 4-8, with a midpoint of 6.
Never seen a fan base looking to be negative about a new coach as much as this one. Truly ridiculous.
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I tend to agree with the poster who says these "four elites" are fleckisms to sell his candy.
As for Pizza Hut, you'd be surprised by the the amount of athleticism, academics, social and spiritual eliteness required to clean up the spunk you left on the bathroom urinal.
Few, if any. I don't think the Fleck regime will be waking up a program full of lazy bums here...our guys are already used to having to work hard, play hard, meet standards, and go to class. This isn't a "come to Jesus" camp for a 1-11 wreck, and he's not inheriting an academic tire fire either.
One incident mostly involving guys who will no longer be here doesn't mean the whole program was a raft of failure and laziness. Fleck's just giving a mantra -- as he is wont to do -- to the values that already existed here.