Omersa Jarvis Omersa needs to transfer to football! He's getting less and less playing time and he's not demonstrating his usual enthusiasm.

hail minnesota

New member
Joined
Mar 2, 2020
Messages
18
Reaction score
14
Points
3
Omersa. Jarvis needs to transfer to football! He's getting less and less playing time and it's having an impact. He's not displaying his usual energy on the bench: probably because he sees the handwriting on the wall. He loves being a Gopher. With a redshirt year he could contribute on the field. He's a great athlete with a fantastic vertical. He seems fast and quick and seems to live contact. Wise receiver? linebacker? I hate to see such a great athlete wasting on the bench.
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
17,698
Reaction score
3,322
Points
113
Wouldn't be the first basketball player who switched to TE and made a living.

Who knows
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
17,698
Reaction score
3,322
Points
113
Those were good basketball players, though.
Perhaps you're thinking Gates. He was a freak, and he played football in high school. He legitimately wanted to play ball for both Izzo and Saban at Mich St, Saban said no. Turned out to be HM AA at Kent St.

But I'm thinking Jimmy Graham. Never played football, until one year at UMiami.

No idea if Omersa ever played at Orono?
 

John Galt

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
9,745
Reaction score
961
Points
113
It’s interesting to learn how easy the transition from D1 basketball to football would be. As long as you’re a good athlete, it will work out fine, right? Lots of guys do it, right?
 

GoldenRodents

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 5, 2010
Messages
1,642
Reaction score
322
Points
83
Is there any enthusiasm left on that bench? I can't bear to look. :confused:
 

MNVCGUY

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
8,922
Reaction score
1,617
Points
113
Well this thread ought to be entertaining.

Pretty sure we are at a point where we don't need to take on a basketball player with no experience and try to turn him into a player.
 

MennoSota

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 14, 2015
Messages
8,358
Reaction score
629
Points
113
With Faalele's football experience, he'd be the perfect coxswain on the rowing team! ?‍♂
 

John Galt

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
9,745
Reaction score
961
Points
113
Jacob Clark has a big arm and I hear the shot putters on the track and field team aren’t very deep this year?
 

John Galt

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
9,745
Reaction score
961
Points
113
Hail - what other nuggets do you have for us?
 

Veritas

Banned
Joined
Nov 5, 2019
Messages
2,064
Reaction score
573
Points
113
Well this thread ought to be entertaining.

Pretty sure we are at a point where we don't need to take on a basketball player with no experience and try to turn him into a player.
And, I believe, he would have to count as a football scholarship player if he made the roster.
 

fmlizard

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 19, 2012
Messages
2,442
Reaction score
771
Points
113
I think his package of skills is intriguing. If I were Jarvis, I would give football a try. There is absolutely zero chance he will be a NBA player. There is some small chance he could be an excellent football player with a lot of work.
If I were PJF, I wouldn't spend a scholarship on him until I saw something significant that indicates he's committed to football and has some skill at it.
 

A_Slab_of_Bacon

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 21, 2015
Messages
15,259
Reaction score
2,245
Points
113
Way back in the day Nebraska I believe had a number of multiple sport athletes who would take a scholarship on one sport and walk on in football.

The NCAA put an end to that and I believe a scholarship in one sport counts against all sports they play in
 
Joined
May 23, 2010
Messages
438
Reaction score
18
Points
18
He has zero chance of playing in the NBA. If he has any chance to catch passes from Tanner Morgan and actually get on the field he should do it. Assuming he wants to play a professional sport.
 

MNVCGUY

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 8, 2011
Messages
8,922
Reaction score
1,617
Points
113
He has zero chance of playing in the NBA. If he has any chance to catch passes from Tanner Morgan and actually get on the field he should do it. Assuming he wants to play a professional sport.
His odds of playing basektball professionally in some way shape or form (NBA, G-Leauge, Europe) are a million times higher then the odds of him making money playing professional football.

From everything I can tell, he never played football, at least not at the high school level. So anyone giving this any thought of being an actual possibility are probably the same people that thought we were going to line Faalele up in the backfield as a running back in an actual game.
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
17,698
Reaction score
3,322
Points
113
And, I believe, he would have to count as a football scholarship player if he made the roster.
I think that is correct, if he played both sports. Trying to prevent "basketball" players being given basketball scholarships, but are really football players. That type of thing.
 
Top Bottom