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In Topic: Recruiting - 2016

29 April 2016 - 08:24 AM

Someone mentioned this already, but what is the difference then between receiving a release and not receiving a release?  It seems like that is always mentioned as part of the process.

See my response above

In Topic: Miles Reynolds to leave SLU

28 April 2016 - 06:31 PM

Check out @scottybscout's Tweet:

To just enroll or play basketball?  I am not sure I would have thought Valpo and Hawaii would be that interested in him. 

In Topic: Recruiting 2018 class

28 April 2016 - 03:27 PM


Unless Ford decides gives Jolly a redshirt year for extra development!

Interesting thought.  That along with Hines schollie might actually work. I guess RM did that to the kid from the East Side.

In Topic: Recruiting - 2016

28 April 2016 - 03:25 PM

You are misunderstanding the transfer process.

A release gets the player out of his scholarship at the original school. Doesn't absolve the player of sitting out a year. The common practice is for players to be granted the release from their scholarship, maybe with a 2 year sitting out period if the transfer occurs within the conference. Some schools will restrict some other schools as well.

I don't know what happens if a school refuses to grant the release, but it's very rare.

He stays or goes to a junior college or a non D1 school

In Topic: Coach on 590

28 April 2016 - 11:44 AM

So Sodie had a 9 win season and two years later had a 20 win season... hmm.... So after the 9 win debacle season, he goes 16-13 in TL and KL's freshman season. They actually were a very respectable 10-6 in the A-10, so there was a lot of optimism heading into the next season that they could contend for the conference title. Instead, for Ian's senior season, they were a very disappointing 8-8 in the A-10. With Ian graduating and the recruiting pipeline running dry, the program was clearly heading in the wrong direction when Sodie was fired after the "20 win season." 

I said I give him credit for the 20 win season so I am not sure what your point is.  The problem the program had under BS at that point was that attendance was not growing and in fact had taken a dip the previous years and he had not been recruiting well - he was leaving schollies unfilled and not even filling them the next year.  He had one kid ready to sign and that was it.  To say that BS had a team ready to contend for an A10 title is a bit of an overstatement.  We had no idea what to expect the next year given that the roster was getting thin.  My only problem with letting him go was the timing but as it turned out it was the right thing to do.  BS was never going to be the answer.