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RE: Minshew Leaves ECU to Attend to Family Issues
From SECCountry today:

Minshew, who was expected to be ECU’s No. 1 quarterback this spring, told SEC Country that the reason why he transferred from the program in late January was because of an emergency family situation. He sent his release out to schools “within driving distance” from his home in Brandon, Miss. Schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee received his release...

Minshew said he has received some negative backlash on social media for leaving ECU, but he wanted the message to be clear that the reason why he left the university had everything to do with what his family is going through right now.

“I had to come home immediately,” Minshew said. “That’s why I’m not in school this spring. I’m having to take off from everything. We thought about not going back at all in January, but we decided to try it. I went through a month, and it just wasn’t working for me. I’m home right now just working on things. I hope to go somewhere close to home.

“I absolutely love ECU. I’m leaving behind some incredible coaches and great teammates. They have one of the best fan bases in college football. It was certainly hard to leave, but there are circumstances outside of my control. It’s unfortunately been one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. I absolutely loved my time at ECU.”


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02-12-2018 06:07 PM
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Thanks mike, sounds exactly like my theory.
02-12-2018 09:26 PM
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(02-12-2018 09:26 PM)Chappy Wrote:  Thanks mike, sounds exactly like my theory.

I think the guy's trying to do the right thing. 03-thumbsup
There are things more important than sports. I wish him the best.
02-13-2018 12:12 AM
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Minshew was a 7th grader on the tennis team when I was a Senior at Brandon. Used to be so scrawny, but really bulked up and grew into a great QB. He's a good kid. Funny and likable. If he says something's wrong with family, I personally would have no reason to doubt him.
02-13-2018 12:19 PM
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Sorry to hear he's had some negative backlash for leaving. Sounds like it's a serious problem and he's doing the best he can to deal with it.
02-13-2018 02:27 PM
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(02-12-2018 06:07 PM)mikeinoki Wrote:  From SECCountry today:

Minshew, who was expected to be ECU’s No. 1 quarterback this spring, told SEC Country that the reason why he transferred from the program in late January was because of an emergency family situation. He sent his release out to schools “within driving distance” from his home in Brandon, Miss. Schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee received his release...

Minshew said he has received some negative backlash on social media for leaving ECU, but he wanted the message to be clear that the reason why he left the university had everything to do with what his family is going through right now.

“I had to come home immediately,” Minshew said. “That’s why I’m not in school this spring. I’m having to take off from everything. We thought about not going back at all in January, but we decided to try it. I went through a month, and it just wasn’t working for me. I’m home right now just working on things. I hope to go somewhere close to home.

“I absolutely love ECU. I’m leaving behind some incredible coaches and great teammates. They have one of the best fan bases in college football. It was certainly hard to leave, but there are circumstances outside of my control. It’s unfortunately been one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. I absolutely loved my time at ECU.”


Alabama leads for possible East Carolina graduate transfer QB Gardner Minshew

If you haven't, you might want to read the post by Stephen Igoe on Hoist the Colours about this.
02-13-2018 02:28 PM
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RE: Minshew Leaves ECU to Attend to Family Issues
Let's be honest... he was an average to below average QB by AAC standards. He was absolutely AWFUL in close games. Most of his big performances came in games where we were down big. His one shot at becoming a legitimate college QB came in his first game vs JMU and he absolutely shat his pants on national TV. He was flat out terrible.

This is not a loss for ECU, and is DEFINITELY not a gain for Alabama. The freshman they have is LIGHT YEARS better than Minshew, and if they signed any QB with a pulse for 2018, he will also likely be 10x better.

All this did is clear the way for Holton Ahlers to be our 4 year starter, unless Reid Herring finds a way to win the Spring.
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(02-14-2018 02:10 PM)ECUGrad07 Wrote:  Let's be honest... he was an average to below average QB by AAC standards. He was absolutely AWFUL in close games. Most of his big performances came in games where we were down big. His one shot at becoming a legitimate college QB came in his first game vs JMU and he absolutely shat his pants on national TV. He was flat out terrible.

This is not a loss for ECU, and is DEFINITELY not a gain for Alabama. The freshman they have is LIGHT YEARS better than Minshew, and if they signed any QB with a pulse for 2018, he will also likely be 10x better.

All this did is clear the way for Holton Ahlers to be our 4 year starter, unless Reid Herring finds a way to win the Spring.

They didn’t sign a QB and there is talk one of their three QBs is considering transferring.


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(02-14-2018 09:38 PM)PurpleReigns Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 02:10 PM)ECUGrad07 Wrote:  Let's be honest... he was an average to below average QB by AAC standards. He was absolutely AWFUL in close games. Most of his big performances came in games where we were down big. His one shot at becoming a legitimate college QB came in his first game vs JMU and he absolutely shat his pants on national TV. He was flat out terrible.

This is not a loss for ECU, and is DEFINITELY not a gain for Alabama. The freshman they have is LIGHT YEARS better than Minshew, and if they signed any QB with a pulse for 2018, he will also likely be 10x better.

All this did is clear the way for Holton Ahlers to be our 4 year starter, unless Reid Herring finds a way to win the Spring.

They didn’t sign a QB and there is talk one of their three QBs is considering transferring.


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So he'll be 3rd string. No way this kid moves up the depth chart. He just doesn't have it.
02-15-2018 10:04 AM
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(02-15-2018 10:04 AM)ECUGrad07 Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 09:38 PM)PurpleReigns Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 02:10 PM)ECUGrad07 Wrote:  Let's be honest... he was an average to below average QB by AAC standards. He was absolutely AWFUL in close games. Most of his big performances came in games where we were down big. His one shot at becoming a legitimate college QB came in his first game vs JMU and he absolutely shat his pants on national TV. He was flat out terrible.

This is not a loss for ECU, and is DEFINITELY not a gain for Alabama. The freshman they have is LIGHT YEARS better than Minshew, and if they signed any QB with a pulse for 2018, he will also likely be 10x better.

All this did is clear the way for Holton Ahlers to be our 4 year starter, unless Reid Herring finds a way to win the Spring.

They didn’t sign a QB and there is talk one of their three QBs is considering transferring.


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So he'll be 3rd string. No way this kid moves up the depth chart. He just doesn't have it.

Doubt Hurts leaves. The Red shirt Freshman that got busted for DUI is still a better option for 2nd string if Hurts leaves. End of the day they need a warm body for practice and the scout team so it could be a fun year for Gardner if he just wants to soak up the atmosphere and have great side lines view of the Best College Football Program in the Country.
I might go just to work out in their gym for a year. If he gets a ring out of the deal he will have a cool story to tell on the bar stool years from now
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