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RE: (Fake) spring ball thread
MAC to vote Friday whether to open up June 1.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-footba...r-reports/
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(05-20-2020 04:21 PM)emu steve Wrote:  MAC to vote Friday whether to open up June 1.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-footba...r-reports/
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Thanks for sharing Steve.
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RE: (Fake) spring ball thread
Any more word on Branham? Obviously still not on the roster, but he still list himself as an Eastern Michigan RB on twitter and is listed in the campus directory as a current student. Hoping he makes his way back on the roster for the fall.
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RE: (Fake) spring ball thread
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports...125305001/

One of the 'footnotes' to the article is that WMU got almost all of their spring ball practices in. We got one.

That hurts Helbig and other mid-year enrollees.
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RE: (Fake) spring ball thread
(06-03-2020 05:38 AM)emu steve Wrote:  https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports...125305001/

One of the 'footnotes' to the article is that WMU got almost all of their spring ball practices in. We got one.

That hurts Helbig and other mid-year enrollees.
That hurts "Hella bigly"
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https://twitter.com/ARAlvarado13/status/...44/photo/1

Another big dude TE who can block and leak out for some catches. Will help in short yardage situations, I'd think.

For whatever reason not many catches. That, presumably, is a function of the offense and also may allow him to 'fly under the radar."
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34 New players! Roughly 40 percent off the roster! Wow! That seems extremely high? This's CC make it, or break it season in my opinion! Year 7!
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(06-03-2020 06:49 PM)EMUGLORYDAYSthe90s Wrote:  34 New players! Roughly 40 percent off the roster! Wow! That seems extremely high? This's CC make it, or break it season in my opinion! Year 7!

Remember, say 8 - 10 might be walk-ons.

This isn't unusual to have a full compliment of new signees + say 6 - 10 PWOs.
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(Fake) spring ball thread
Branham is now in the transfer portal....

https://twitter.com/branham_jr_2019/stat...12384?s=21


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(06-04-2020 06:20 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  Branham is now in the transfer portal....

https://twitter.com/branham_jr_2019/stat...12384?s=21


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This raises more questions than answers. Why was his name dropped from the roster before he announced his plans to transfer???
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RE: (Fake) spring ball thread
(06-04-2020 06:39 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 06:20 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  Branham is now in the transfer portal....

https://twitter.com/branham_jr_2019/stat...12384?s=21


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This raises more questions than answers. Why was his name dropped from the roster before he announced his plans to transfer???

Maybe he didn't want to officially enter the portal until there was a little more clarity on the upcoming season. Whenever you are removed from the roster it's never a good sign. Either grades or they plan on leaving.
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(06-04-2020 07:30 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 06:39 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 06:20 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  Branham is now in the transfer portal....

https://twitter.com/branham_jr_2019/stat...12384?s=21


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This raises more questions than answers. Why was his name dropped from the roster before he announced his plans to transfer???

Maybe he didn't want to officially enter the portal until there was a little more clarity on the upcoming season. Whenever you are removed from the roster it's never a good sign. Either grades or they plan on leaving.

Agree. Sounds like there was an issue of which we don't know the reason.

Was he kind of the 'too good to be true' recruit???
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(06-04-2020 07:51 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 07:30 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 06:39 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 06:20 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  Branham is now in the transfer portal....

https://twitter.com/branham_jr_2019/stat...12384?s=21


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This raises more questions than answers. Why was his name dropped from the roster before he announced his plans to transfer???

Maybe he didn't want to officially enter the portal until there was a little more clarity on the upcoming season. Whenever you are removed from the roster it's never a good sign. Either grades or they plan on leaving.

Agree. Sounds like there was an issue of which we don't know the reason.

Was he kind of the 'too good to be true' recruit???

He might have been. His brother going to Michigan was a big factor I am sure. Next best thing if they could not go to the same school.
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(06-04-2020 07:57 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 07:51 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 07:30 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 06:39 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 06:20 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  Branham is now in the transfer portal....

https://twitter.com/branham_jr_2019/stat...12384?s=21


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This raises more questions than answers. Why was his name dropped from the roster before he announced his plans to transfer???

Maybe he didn't want to officially enter the portal until there was a little more clarity on the upcoming season. Whenever you are removed from the roster it's never a good sign. Either grades or they plan on leaving.

Agree. Sounds like there was an issue of which we don't know the reason.

Was he kind of the 'too good to be true' recruit???

He might have been. His brother going to Michigan was a big factor I am sure. Next best thing if they could not go to the same school.

A bummer to lose him for sure, still have some good options though. Obviously Parker has the most experience, and Mackey is going into his third season. My amateur opinion; Boone or DJ Smith end up as the #1 back by the end of the season. Both were pretty highly recruited (Boone did actually get a few carries last season while Branham did not). Long term I think those two could make for a really nice one-two punch along with Trey Bess as the change of pace guy.
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(06-04-2020 08:28 AM)Sellers dweller Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 07:57 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 07:51 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 07:30 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 06:39 AM)emu steve Wrote:  This raises more questions than answers. Why was his name dropped from the roster before he announced his plans to transfer???

Maybe he didn't want to officially enter the portal until there was a little more clarity on the upcoming season. Whenever you are removed from the roster it's never a good sign. Either grades or they plan on leaving.

Agree. Sounds like there was an issue of which we don't know the reason.

Was he kind of the 'too good to be true' recruit???

He might have been. His brother going to Michigan was a big factor I am sure. Next best thing if they could not go to the same school.

A bummer to lose him for sure, still have some good options though. Obviously Parker has the most experience, and Mackey is going into his third season. My amateur opinion; Boone or DJ Smith end up as the #1 back by the end of the season. Both were pretty highly recruited (Boone did actually get a few carries last season while Branham did not). Long term I think those two could make for a really nice one-two punch along with Trey Bess as the change of pace guy.

My only comment is that we need to be careful in pinning too much hopes on any single player or players.

Players can 'wash out' for any number of reasons, but it isn't fair to speculate.

It seems every year say 6 - 10 players drop out of the program for various reasons...
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I can see Branham Jr going to Kentucky! That's where his brother went after Harbaugh pulled his offer......They were both incredible in high school! Branham Jr was A dream commit on paper, had multiple P5 offers! He has 4 years of eligibility as well.........I would like to know what happened! He dressed for every game, including the bowl game.
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(06-04-2020 09:35 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 08:28 AM)Sellers dweller Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 07:57 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 07:51 AM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 07:30 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  Maybe he didn't want to officially enter the portal until there was a little more clarity on the upcoming season. Whenever you are removed from the roster it's never a good sign. Either grades or they plan on leaving.

Agree. Sounds like there was an issue of which we don't know the reason.

Was he kind of the 'too good to be true' recruit???

He might have been. His brother going to Michigan was a big factor I am sure. Next best thing if they could not go to the same school.

A bummer to lose him for sure, still have some good options though. Obviously Parker has the most experience, and Mackey is going into his third season. My amateur opinion; Boone or DJ Smith end up as the #1 back by the end of the season. Both were pretty highly recruited (Boone did actually get a few carries last season while Branham did not). Long term I think those two could make for a really nice one-two punch along with Trey Bess as the change of pace guy.

My only comment is that we need to be careful in pinning too much hopes on any single player or players.

Players can 'wash out' for any number of reasons, but it isn't fair to speculate.

It seems every year say 6 - 10 players drop out of the program for various reasons...

Oh for sure, I fully acknowledge none of those guys I mentioned could emerge, some new guy takes over, and those guys could all be out of the program within in a year or two.

It is just fun having some current players/recruits to get excited about over the last few years. If they don't make it, it is a bummer for us as fans, but really sucks for the players. They all work hard and I'd sure come to campus with hopes of being major contributors, so when it doesn't work out I'm sure its a tough pill to swallow for them.
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Branham Jr is football's Rafus Jr

Not to worry we have talent in the backfield and a solid offensive line if we can prove we have a passing attack we will have a productive running game
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(06-04-2020 11:20 AM)EMUGLORYDAYSthe90s Wrote:  I can see Branham Jr going to Kentucky! That's where his brother went after Harbaugh pulled his offer......They were both incredible in high school! Branham Jr was A dream commit on paper, had multiple P5 offers! He has 4 years of eligibility as well.........I would like to know what happened! He dressed for every game, including the bowl game.

W/out a waiver he would have 3 years.

He has used a redshirt season and would need to sit one.

That would leave him 3 years to play 3 seasons (after sitting 2020).

If I were him, I'd go JUCO and play there 2020 and get re-recruited and have 3 years to play 3 seasons.
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Haven't seen Jordan Crawford who verbally committed on May 19 added to the roster yet.
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