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Transfers - Outbound part duex

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Class act:

This is a completely class act to do. This man is gracious and respectful. I love when players are able to leave after a coaching change and still respect the incoming staff and wish them well.

Graduating with a degree in engineering while playing FBS football is No joke and amazing. Best of luck to him and I love that he always sees himself as a Husky.
 
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This is a completely class act to do. This man is gracious and respectful. I love when players are able to leave after a coaching change and still respect the incoming staff and wish them well.

Graduating with a degree in engineering while playing FBS football is No joke and amazing. Best of luck to him and I love that he always sees himself as a Husky.
I agree, a class act.

I am guessing his transfer has a lot more to do with academics than football. I bet he ends up at a program that will enhance the engineering degree he has earned.
 
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What's odd about the Lucien transfer is that he was on the UCF pre-game depth chart as the starter, but didn't play and enters the transfer portal days before the last game of the season. He wouldn't lose any eligibility if he played this week.
Now we know the reason, I wish him well in all endeavors of life. Hard to understand what a difference a week would make and with all the love he expressed for the school and his teammates. Why dump out on them before the last game, senior day?

I simply don't buy into the week early advantage or possibly an injury excuse. Again I wish him well but no Husky hug from this fan.

I for one will have a much deeper respect for any players that may hit the portal but stood by the team to the end. Thus walking the walk and not just talk'n the talk.
 
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Now we know the reason, I wish him well in all endeavors of life. Hard to understand what a difference a week would make and with all the love he expressed for the school and his teammates. Why dump out on them before the last game, senior day?

I simply don't buy into the week early advantage or possibly an injury excuse. Again I wish him well but no Husky hug from this fan.

I for one will have a much deeper respect for any players that may hit the portal but stood by the team to the end. Thus walking the walk and not just talk'n the talk.
From the player's viewpoint- Did the University uphold it's end of the agreement and put a competitive team on the field?

Clearly- he is a very smart kid earning an Engineering Degree. Hopefully, he graduated with zero debt - He will have a bright future no matter what path he chooses.
 

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Now we know the reason, I wish him well in all endeavors of life. Hard to understand what a difference a week would make and with all the love he expressed for the school and his teammates. Why dump out on them before the last game, senior day?

I simply don't buy into the week early advantage or possibly an injury excuse. Again I wish him well but no Husky hug from this fan.

I for one will have a much deeper respect for any players that may hit the portal but stood by the team to the end. Thus walking the walk and not just talk'n the talk.
Not everyone is healthy and can play this Saturday…. Consider that and if you can’t play this weekend, why wait on the portal.
 
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From the player's viewpoint- Did the University uphold it's end of the agreement and put a competitive team on the field?

Clearly- he is a very smart kid earning an Engineering Degree. Hopefully, he graduated with zero debt - He will have a bright future no matter what path he chooses.
He IS smart. Is he a football player that will help UConn progress? Does anyone want to ask the tough questions?
 
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From the player's viewpoint- Did the University uphold it's end of the agreement and put a competitive team on the field?
Again no attack @ Big Ten Fan: Who has no dog in the fight. So why be in this one? Please post the contract where a school guarantees to put a competitive team on the field. Do they do that in the Big Ten?
Not everyone is healthy and can play this Saturday…. Consider that and if you can’t play this weekend, why wait on the portal.
No attack @Exit 4 I appreciate many of your posts. Why wait on the portal? It's called being a teammate. ;)

I guess it's old fhats like me that will come early with a few other old fhats and stay until the end, not understanding how the love in print is not shown in reality.
Again I wish him nothing but the best.
 
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Again no attack @ Big Ten Fan: Who has no dog in the fight. So why be in this one? Please post the contract where a school guarantees to put a competitive team on the field. Do they do that in the Big Ten?

No attack @Exit 4 I appreciate many of your posts. Why wait on the portal? It's called being a teammate. ;)

I guess it's old fhats like me that will come early with a few other old fhats and stay until the end, not understanding how the love in print is not shown in reality.
Again I wish him nothing but the best.
I will say this- I remember when RE came in for part deux and sat a lot of the veterans and played his own young kids (which he had the right to do) the Yard for the most part discussed the merits of the decision from a context of wins and losses and being competitive. Very few people (not sure about you Woof) touched on the concept that behind closed doors (which some of the former players shined a light on) these veterans were told to basically leave town before the season even ended. They were told they weren’t good enough and they would never play another snap. So they had to endure coming to work at a place where they were told to take a hike.

Not saying that’s the case here but at minimum introduce that concept as a possibility, along with injuries or whatever else could have driven this decision and not be so stuck on what you think the optics of how his season should have ended because of what’s palatable to you- with literally no background info (unless you do know that this was totally selfish on his part- perhaps you know him or have eyes in that locker room? )

Everyone has a right to opine on what they think this young man should have done but if none of us are in the locker room or in these kids living rooms with their families then whatever opinion we hurl out there is pretty self absorbed and self serving.

These players are not chattel rolled out on Saturdays for the sole purpose of entertaining us. They want to succeed in life and be good teammates and good citizens and learning the balance of sport and doing what’s best for their lives.

And from what I saw, several teammates gave him a nice parting shot in response to his farewell which seems to indicate they were just fine with his decision and when he decided to take action for his own life.

Just my two cents(sense)
 

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I will say this- I remember when RE came in for part deux and sat a lot of the veterans and played his own young kids (which he had the right to do) the Yard for the most part discussed the merits of the decision from a context of wins and losses and being competitive. Very few people (not sure about you Woof) touched on the concept that behind closed doors (which some of the former players shined a light on) these veterans were told to basically leave town before the season even ended. They were told they weren’t good enough and they would never play another snap. So they had to endure coming to work at a place where they were told to take a hike.

Not saying that’s the case here but at minimum introduce that concept as a possibility, along with injuries or whatever else could have driven this decision and not be so stuck on what you think the optics of how his season should have ended because of what’s palatable to you- with literally no background info (unless you do know that this was totally selfish on his part- perhaps you know him or have eyes in that locker room? )

Everyone has a right to opine on what they think this young man should have done but if none of us are in the locker room or in these kids living rooms with their families then whatever opinion we hurl out there is pretty self absorbed and self serving.

These players are not chattel rolled out on Saturdays for the sole purpose of entertaining us. They want to succeed in life and be good teammates and good citizens and learning the balance of sport and doing what’s best for their lives.

And from what I saw, several teammates gave him a nice parting shot in response to his farewell which seems to indicate they were just fine with his decision and when he decided to take action for his own life.

Just my two cents(sense)

His decision to do that drove the program straight into oblivion.

It cratered the morale of the team and made us look so much worse than we really were.
 
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None of these recent de-commits and early portal entry announcements were voluntary moves. They were all asked to leave by Coach Mora. Fourth year players who were granted an extra (Covid) year were either offered a spot on the 2022 roster (a choice which some will accept and others decline) or they were told they're not in our plans for next year. To continue playing they were told to seek another landing place. Jeremy Lucien is merely the first of those to publicly announce he won't be back. Other names (some surprising) will soon be coming to light. Also, no one on the current football staff has been allowed to deal with recruits. The new staff will solely handle that function. Bottom line, we’re on the brink of a cosmic shift. As the sun sets Saturday afternoon, we will simultaneously witness the dawn of a new hopeful era for UConn Football. In Mora We Trust will become the new school motto. I'm all in. Go Huskies!
 
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None of these recent de-commits and early portal entry announcements were voluntary moves. They were all asked to leave by Coach Mora. Fourth year players who were granted an extra (Covid) year were either offered a spot on the 2022 roster (a choice which some will accept and others decline) or they were told they're not in our plans for next year. To continue playing they were told to seek another landing place. Jeremy Lucien is merely the first of those to publicly announce he won't be back. Other names (some surprising) will soon be coming to light. Also, no one on the current football staff has been allowed to deal with recruits. The new staff will solely handle that function. Bottom line, we’re on the brink of a cosmic shift. As the sun sets Saturday afternoon, we will simultaneously witness the dawn of a new hopeful era for UConn Football. In Mora We Trust will become the new school motto. I'm all in. Go Huskies!
Wait, Lucien is good enough for an SEC team, but not us? Did we slip into another universe?
 
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I don’t know what happened so I’m not going to knock Lucien, the old staff or the new staff. But I will say this — I have never accepted that it’s o.k. for a coach to walk out on a team before the season is over, and I’m hard pressed to see a situation where I think it’s o.k. for a player to do so.

But I recognize both now do it all the time, and I do wish him well. I assume Mora has a plan. I just hope it’s a successful one.
 
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I don’t know what happened so I’m not going to knock Lucien, the old staff or the new staff. But I will say this — I have never accepted that it’s o.k. for a coach to walk out on a team before the season is over, and I’m hard pressed to see a situation where I think it’s o.k. for a player to do so.

But I recognize both now do it all the time, and I do wish him well. I assume Mora has a plan. I just hope it’s a successful one.
I find it odd the kid left with one game left. this entire season has been a logistical nightmare So maybe he decided not to risk injury. I would expect a huge exodus, once again with regime change. mora JB is to just hammer that portal and juco ranks.
 
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I would expect the exodus to be huge. You don’t become one of if not the worst team in all of FBS with a ton of talent on sidelines. I know it’s romantic to hope kids stay and mora coaches them up to be respectable but honestly there are kids on that sideline who got a scholarship without the talent to justify it. No fault of theirs but it is what it is. If results are gonna change so too are the ingredients. Otherwise you have a different chef with same ingredients the dinner is not gonna be much better
 
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There are any number of FBS and FCS schools with great engineering programs. Not to mention UConn which is pretty good itself. Guessing that when the music stops he wants to make sure he has a billet. Probably a smart move. His billet at UConn was not assured. Smart guy. He knew that.

Engineers are trained to look at things from the outside in with brutal honesty. Not how they would like them to be.
 
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I would expect the exodus to be huge. You don’t become one of if not the worst team in all of FBS with a ton of talent on sidelines. I know it’s romantic to hope kids stay and mora coaches them up to be respectable but honestly there are kids on that sideline who got a scholarship without the talent to justify it. No fault of theirs but it is what it is. If results are gonna change so too are the ingredients. Otherwise you have a different chef with same ingredients the dinner is not gonna be much better

I think this is extraordinarily harsh. YOU may think they owe you a respectable football program. I think the thoughtful members of this fanbase know we can just be lacking certain components of a full team ... and we are just not gonna win against the cfb world that is a tough game. I don't think it is time to piss on the 2021 guys ... it hasn't been an easy year. And I think we saw lots of effort.
 

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I do not begrudge these men at all. They have to do what is in their best interest first. I wish them all success.

That said, I worry that so many of them are landing at programs that are WAY below competitive top tier college football. I hope the new coach recruits players that can compete at the highest level.
 
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I think this is extraordinarily harsh. YOU may think they owe you a respectable football program. I think the thoughtful members of this fanbase know we can just be lacking certain components of a full team ... and we are just not gonna win against the cfb world that is a tough game. I don't think it is time to piss on the 2021 guys ... it hasn't been an easy year. And I think we saw lots of effort.
Reality can be harsh. I don’t believe he said anything wrong here about the ingredients. It’s cool to call it how it is, without having to sugar coat things. These are men playing a man sport, not women. Men now and days are too emotional.
 
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None of these recent de-commits and early portal entry announcements were voluntary moves. They were all asked to leave by Coach Mora. Fourth year players who were granted an extra (Covid) year were either offered a spot on the 2022 roster (a choice which some will accept and others decline) or they were told they're not in our plans for next year. To continue playing they were told to seek another landing place. Jeremy Lucien is merely the first of those to publicly announce he won't be back. Other names (some surprising) will soon be coming to light. Also, no one on the current football staff has been allowed to deal with recruits. The new staff will solely handle that function. Bottom line, we’re on the brink of a cosmic shift. As the sun sets Saturday afternoon, we will simultaneously witness the dawn of a new hopeful era for UConn Football. In Mora We Trust will become the new school motto. I'm all in. Go Huskies!
If that’s the case wouldn’t it make more sense to cut players after the season? I’m sure some of the players are going into tomorrows game wondering if they’re next to be cut.
 

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