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Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:01 pm
by Retiredterrier
Disappointing about Lyles and yes a head scratcher. Unlikely that a player will leave in his jr year. Wish him the best. As far as a replacement my pick is Brandon Brown. He is a R-Fr so he should know his way around. He was a tackling machine in HS - 133 in Sr year, 179 in Jr year and 102 in his So year - and he has other honors as well. However Robbie Armstrong might be the guy too as well as one of the three true Fr - Titus, Beckett and S. Moore. Other players that are not on the roster - Dalton Sullivan, Connor Jacobs and Julian Mina.

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:47 pm
by 19TERRIER19
Camp has been hard on us already. Need to have some good fortune these last 4 weeks of camp.

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:22 am
by crabbyterrier
19TERRIER19 wrote:Camp has been hard on us already. Need to have some good fortune these last 4 weeks of camp.


19, have there been injuries we have not heard about??

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:46 pm
by Retiredterrier
I do not like being the bearer of bad news but I do not see Cam Racke on the roster any more. I hope it is a mistake. Big big bummer !!!!! :cry: :shock:

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:16 pm
by 19TERRIER19
Not a mistake.

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:23 pm
by 19TERRIER19
Wofford is very difficult. As difficult and challenging of a football program and school as there is across the country. Young men come in and aren't prepared to handle the physical, mental, challenges of being here. There are roster casualties each and every year and this would appear to not be any different of a season.

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:55 pm
by crabbyterrier
Retiredterrier wrote:I do not like being the bearer of bad news but I do not see Cam Racke on the roster any more. I hope it is a mistake. Big big bummer !!!!! :cry: :shock:


Stinks! Maybe he saw himself as #4 in the line up and wanted playing time sooner???

GO TERRIERS!!!

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:57 pm
by crabbyterrier
Any word about Lyles? Was it a disciplinary issue?

We lost F kicker Julian Mina as well.

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:17 pm
by woffordgrad94
19TERRIER19 wrote:Wofford is very difficult. As difficult and challenging of a football program and school as there is across the country. Young men come in and aren't prepared to handle the physical, mental, challenges of being here. There are roster casualties each and every year and this would appear to not be any different of a season.

I guess there's some truth to that. Wofford is indeed a difficult school...challenging academics with no shortcuts and no joke class or fake majors. But college itself is always difficult, no matter where you go. People looking for shortcuts are going to be disappointed. Nothing worhwhile in life is easy. People who quit because things are hard will be in for rude awakenings. I just hope the kid doesn't resurface at The Citadel, a school which could arguably be harder than Wofford with all the marching, military stuff, and hazing.

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:45 pm
by youngterrier
on to the next one I guess

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:38 pm
by lawdog
Attrition happens in football and other athletic programs every season, and we are no exception. I would hazard an educated guess that there is less attrition here than most other places. Playing a college sport requires a great amount of time, energy, and focus. For various reasons, players sometimes decide playing or continuing to play a college sport is not for them. Usually it happens sooner rather than later. In any event, I wish the best for Tareik, Cam, Dalton, and any others who have made different plans; no doubt most will pursue their other interests with similar enthusiasm, and apply valuable lessons learned on the playing field to other arenas. They have energy and talent or they would not have been selected by Wofford in the first place.

On the flip side, we have had more post-signing-day talent come on board this year than perhaps ever before, and our depth is most encouraging.

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:51 pm
by boulder3m
Now that's an upbeat attitude! Going away for the first time is hard enough, but finding out that you are no longer the biggest dog in the kennel can be demoralizing.

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:31 pm
by mudrat43
Most of these kids come from winning HS programs (matters not the size), and for sure went through some tough training times. Most likely its girlfriends, unfamiliar environment, homesickness, or a perceived lack of acceptance. Maybe the QB figured he completed more passes in one game than WOF throws in a season, and the kennel wasn't big enough for the dog. Not team enhancing to lose good talent early (nor late either).........press on Terriers!

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:21 am
by lawdog
Good points Mudrat and Boulder. Certainly girlfriends, homesickness, acclimation, and style of play/opportunity have been big factors here and elsewhere in the past. Being on one's own for the first time, and fundamental change, can be a difficult adjustment. Timing is big in life. To adapt, the student and school need to "press on" the best they can.

Re: 2017 Season

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:29 am
by 19TERRIER19
My largest concern going into this season is first and foremost health going into the season. And secondly, how our kick game and special teams look. I am not worried about the young guys at this point. We are stacked in the 2 deep with seasoned veteran talent, we won't be asking too many young guys to jump into the fire right off the bat. Which is a great thing. Redshirt as many as possible continue building that depth. There will be spots where injuries and fatigue will play in where some young guys can plug in, especially special teams.

But can we find an efficient kick game to replace what was a SPECIAL kick game last season that was so instrumental in so many games.