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Stephen Rivers Transferring?

Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by IATigerFan, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. IATigerFan

    IATigerFan Tiger Fan in Iowa

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    dudley Veteran Member

    If I were Rivers I'd be long gone, after I graduated.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2014
  7. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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

    boblinfoto Ohio LSU fan/artist

    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

    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

    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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