Stephen Rivers Transferring?

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  1. IATigerFan

    IATigerFan Tiger Fan in Iowa

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    I happened across this article where Philip Rivers talks about his brother transferring from LSU - it makes it sound like a done deal. I know there have been many discussions talking about the quarterback logjam and I don't know that I blame him but I always thought he might have a chance...Philip provides some insight on why as well...

    http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-c...p-rivers-on-michael-sam-its-about-performance

    I hadn't seen anything posted previously so wasn't sure if it was simply a case of living in Iowa and not being in the loop or if this was breaking news...
     
  2. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Juniors that get passed by freshman often transfer to find some playing time. If it is true that LSU does not want a drop-back passer, then Rettig may transfer as well. But I think it is more likely that Rivers just wasn't quite the quarterback that we had hoped. I can't imagine Cameron would limit himself to one type of quarterback.
     
  3. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Veteran Member Staff Member

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    Been rumblings about this since the season ended. He has been exploring options and the staff will support him either way. I haven't heard it as being official as of yet.
     
  4. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    Wouldn't surprise me, but I hate to lose one before the QB position is settled. If he does go I wish him the best.
     
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  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I figured they would all give it a shot at spring practice before making a decision.
     
  6. dudley

    dudley Veteran Member

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    If I were Rivers I'd be long gone, after I graduated.
     
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  7. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    Seems as though he would wait until after the spring practice if they are already in class.
     
  8. boblinfoto

    boblinfoto Ohio LSU fan/artist

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    Curious about something. It says he's a Sophomore, yet he's graduating. Graduating from what college at LSU and with what degree? How can someone get enough credits to graduate that quickly, or am I missing something?
     
  9. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    He redshirted, so he's been here three years. Business Administration with a 120-hour degree. You can do it in three years if you take 16 hours a semester and 8 in the summers. Heavy load for an athlete, but some do it.
     
  10. kluke

    kluke Senior Member

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    So the idea behind 'student athletes' is that you play football to pay for college and get a degree. However, its possible that you can graduate and still have a college support you for two years if you play football and take a bullshit online course. How this is not at least a semi professional athlete?
     
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