Jayden McDonald Transfer

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  1. Hawkfan7314

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    well crap.

     
  2. Hawk_4shur

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    What?
     
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    Interesting
     
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    he should slow down and earn some playing time. At this point he will loose 2 years
     
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    Though the timing of it would certainly suggest football, maybe there is more to it??

    *I've been curious about how the lean away from 4-3 would effect LBs that came into the program around this time. Maybe there is something to that as well? I honestly don't know how this effects numbers and reps for these guys overall.
     
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    I would say the timing would not say football. It’s the middle of fall camp and he is getting plays but at DE not LB.
     
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    Well fvck.
     
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    Shit!!! I was literally just asking about him yesterday in the practice photos thread. Wasn't he competing for a starting spot until he got hurt last year? This royally sucks as I thought he had a chance to be up there with some of the best LB's in KF's era.
     
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    We have a lot of young talent at LB. He probably feels like his opportunity is limited.

    Doyle, Campbell and Jacobs were all 247 4 stars.

    Niemann and Wade each have 2 seasons left. Colbert has 3.

    Juedy and Klempt are only freshman too. There was bound to be some attrition.

    Benson is drawing great reviews and is only a freshman.
     
  10. ctghawk

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    We all better get used to this whole portal thingie........
     
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    Don't believe he was ever healthy enough to have been legitimately competing last year for a starting spot. He is/was a very intriguing prospect. If he's moving on, best of luck to him. Barring a personal issue necessitating a transfer, I would advise him to stick it out at Iowa at least this year. Injuries and other things happen, guys end up getting a shot that were off the depth chart.
     
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    Well that really sucks I had really high hopes for this kid in an iowa uniform wherever he goes he'll make an impact guaranteed well we can only hope this is the only kick in the shorts we're going to get until game time Wish you well Jayden
     
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    No, definitely not. He came in pretty raw and injured his ankle just a week into camp. Ended up having to have surgery and didn't make it back to practice until bowl prep in December.

    Right now, he's No. 7 behind Welch, Colbert, Niemann, Doyle, Benson, and Wade with true freshmen Jacobs and Campbell off to a good start. That's all for 2 starting LB spots and Welch is the only one that graduates this year. Not everyone is going to stay patient and wait their turn.
     
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    Colbert could not possibly have three. Unless I'm mistaken this is his 3rd year in the program. He's not Jess Settles.....:rolleyes:
     
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    I think he's saying Colbert has 3 seasons of eligibility remaining counting this season. He redshirted in 2017, played in 2018, and will play in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

    Kristian Welch is the only scholarship LB on the roster that graduates after the 2019 season.
     
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    I wish him the best. A LOT of talent in that LB room to put it lightly
     
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    Isn't Wade sitting with an other injury? I keep root for him but I wonder if he will transfer by the next year. Iowa is going for big space eater like Dillion, Klemp and Niemannn and now Jacobs. 6'3"+ 240 body prototypes.
     
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    I remember when he committed I was so excited and kept waiting for him to make an impact, get lots of special teams action, etc.

    Too bad it worked out this way. I didn't realize he was that far behind the others competing for time... best of luck to him.
     
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    I agree. The blue bloods will use it to shore up weaknesses while the lesser powers will pick off backups from the blue bloods.

    My fear is that teams that don't regularly use it will get left behind. Kirk did occasionally go the Juco route but not frequently. I think Iowa is going to have to buy into it.
     
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    Didn't they pick up as many as 3 receivers through the portal this year? Can't recall if they were all portal but it would seem they are trying to embrace it...
     
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    That's too bad hope he sticks with iowa... just because his name is in the portal doesn't mean he will end up leaving, just gives him the opportunity. Hope he decides to stick it out but best of luck wherever he ends up
     
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    So how does this work, can he still practice,does he still practice? Do the coaches say get the heck out of here if you don't want to embrace the challenge....I'm curious how this works.
     
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    Natural camping trip......
     
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    Hopefully he stays, if not he is dead to me :)
     
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    Based on what ?
     
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    Wallace had just recently said that the LB room is as deep as it ever had been ... and he said that it would still be the case even if they were still with the old 4-3. Now that guys are competing for primarily two spots ... you had to figure that something had to give. I was as excited as any fan about McDonald ... but his entry into the portal, as much as anything, is an indicator of us having a very strong and healthy LB room.

    Besides ... kids want to play early ... and guys from far away tend to suffer even more from homesickness. I wish the young man well.
     
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    The kid isn’t going to play and wants to transfer through the Portal. He’s currently our #8 linebacker, with a bunch of good young guys ahead of him. Nothing to see here.
     
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    One thing to remember is this isnt officially the same as him being gone. Nixon explored the portal during the offseason and decided to stay here. I hope McDonald stays and becomes the player we hoped he would become.
     
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    I had people who were close to the program saying he was one of the top freshman coming in. Said he would of started had he not gotten hurt. Sucks that he’s transferring, but there are some quality Backers still in the system.
     
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    Hearing the reason he's leaving is because there are two other guys who have a chance to be up there with some of the best LB's in KF's era. We have rich people problems ;)
     
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    Yep if McDonald wants out, then I think we have a good problem on our hands. I had high hopes for him.

    Who are the two other guys? I’m assuming Doyle is one
     
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    Well ain't that a bitch...
     
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    You can’t leave...all the plants are going to die.
     
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    Im concerned he thought he would just jump right into a starting role as he joined the program. Unfortunately, it doesnt necessarily work like that and we are ultra deep at the postion. Wish he would stick around and give it more of a try but he thinks the grass may be greener elsewhere. Good luck to ya bud.
     
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    This. What I have heard from two insiders is that Doyle and Bensen are really turning heads this summer and Jacob's and Campbell are the real deal. Also the Cash position has been a highlight this summer as well. I've also heard that the DL will be among the best in the B1G and don't be surprised if Gholston ends up with over 7 sacks this year.
     
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    This blows. I was really looking forward to this kid playing for us. Sounds like he wanted to play sooner than he'd be able to.
     
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    It is my second-hand understanding that Benson and Doyle really impressed during their redshirt year. You have to believe that McDonald would have been right there with them but for the season-ending injury. Hope he decides to stay but his classmates have lapped him and are pulling away. The highly regarded true freshman LBs are looking to make their mark also. He had a long, long climb just to compete for a back-up spot.
     
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    Thinking about what it does to our pipeline and T. Goodson. I hope Tyler has some legit contributions this year and stays with us.
     
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    This is a bummer. Was hoping he'd help open up the Georgia recruiting pipeline. But listening to podcasts it is going to get tougher for LB playing time with Iowa dropping down to 2 LBs for most games and not to mention the LB is loaded with young talent.
     
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    I wish him well but it seems like an odd time of the year to transfer.
     

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