Attrition

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  1. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    Word is these 4 players will not be back on the team next year due to injuries and playing time.

    John Williams -- Medical Hardship
    Thomas Parsons -- Medical Hardship
    Jhyryn Taylor -- Transfer to Pearl River Community College???
    Cordian Hagans -- Transfer to ULL
    Kyle Prater -- Transfer to Rice
    Clay Spencer -- Medical Hardship
    Chris Garrett -- Transfer to Northwestern State
    Stavion Lowe -- Transfer to ????
    Elliott Porter -- Released to Kentucky
    Dominque Allen -- Kicked Off Team


    I added Prater to my original list but still no official word on Hagans. I will keep it updated.
     
  2. CParso

    CParso Founding Member

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    Thomas Parsons & Cordian Hagans are surprises. What happened to them?
     
  3. pharpe

    pharpe Founding Member

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    Of the 50 people signed in 2006 and 2007 only 16 are still on the roster. That's almost 70% attrition rate. These should be the leaders of the team. Granted some of the 2006 guys did not redshirt and were legit grads but not many.
     
  4. locoguano

    locoguano Founding Member

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    Taylor was a year behind coming out of high school... no suprise there...
     
  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Still, we have a full 85-man roster and there must be attrition to achieve that number annually. If a youngster outworks an upperclassman and takes his job away, he often finds some greener pastures. Practice slackers, troublemakers, and those in academic trouble will find themselves high on the coaches "expendable" list, too.
     
  6. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    So all four have experienced career ending injuries?
     
  7. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    I wouldn't say that...

    Most were hampered by injury and/or passed on the depth chart because of past injuries, etc... Might be some academics mixed in for one of them.
     
  8. pharpe

    pharpe Founding Member

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    True. I just think that the the loss of so many upperclassman has to have an impact on team leadership. It's a very powerful dynamic and even with all the talent in the world teams without leaders don't usually reach their full potential.
     
  9. gumborue

    gumborue Painfully Pessimistic

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    is there not an unwritten rule that an injured player keeps his scholarship?
     
  10. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    Not really we see this happen every year the same way. The staff discusses with them way before we hear anything, go over options, and help them find new schools and/or scholarships (Tops, etc...) to keep the education going. Half the time the player is in their last semester or finished with school already. LSU football aims to graduate players in 3 years.

    Academic problems are more cut throat but remedies are still pursued.
     

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