a bit demoralizing as a fan... the only thing that fixes this is we win with what we got.. BUT, we gotta try and win games.. moral victories are no longer in play....To be fair I think the staff are engaging players in the portal. The problem is - UCONN is not a destination many want to transfer to. Is what it is.
I know bro.. It's just so bothersome to see all of what we have right at these athletes' fingertips and noone wants to even take advantage of it.. Not that noone, but the top tier talent type kids (no disrespect to the kids we already have... they're just not immediate impact kids.. they get thrown in the fire way too soon.)You can only bring in those who want to come in. They are hitting the portal, but you can't make someone come or even visit.
Actually, if you check the transfer portal, G5 to P5 transfers are not common. What is more common are P5 to G5 (or lower) transfers, P5 to P5 transfers, and G5 to G5 or lower transfers. Here is the current data:P5 will use intermediaries to recruit right off G5 rosters. Bagmen in full effect.
The Coyle situation is somewhat odd. He hasn’t graduated yet, so I would think he has to finish up the Spring semester at UConn to graduate and be immediately eligible as a grad transfer next year. So, that means if you are going to recruit him now, you have to be certain he will graduate and that he is good enough to play. And, he would miss Spring practice at a new school and miss strength and conditioning this winter. I think these issues complicate his transfer.
I think by bringing up Coyle you are actually confirming Jim’s point. Out of all of our transfers, MAYBE one will have a shot at P5. As he states, not as common as people want to think