2018/2019 Roster Changes

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:02 pm

WIU11DC wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:02 pm
tjk1985 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Also, going to have to find a new placekicker. Sam Crosa transferring, too.
damn, I am curios to know why he is. He saw the field a lot. Can WIU restrict where these players transfer to? Or can they transfer to someone in the MVFC?
Athletes have the ability to transfer anywhere they want. Depending on their status and where they transfer, they may have to sit out a season before playing. If he has finished his undergrad degree, he can do a "grad transfer" and go to any school without sitting out a year. If he has not completed his undergrad degree, I believe he can transfer "down" (DII or DIII) without sitting out a year, but if he transfers within the same division or up (FCS->FCS or FCS->FBS) then he has to sit out a year. I'm pretty sure this is how things are, although a few of the rules have changed within the last few years to allow more flexibility for the student (I think they removed the ability of the school to "block" a transfer though).
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:39 pm

ST_Lawson wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:02 pm
WIU11DC wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:02 pm
tjk1985 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Also, going to have to find a new placekicker. Sam Crosa transferring, too.
damn, I am curios to know why he is. He saw the field a lot. Can WIU restrict where these players transfer to? Or can they transfer to someone in the MVFC?
Athletes have the ability to transfer anywhere they want. Depending on their status and where they transfer, they may have to sit out a season before playing. If he has finished his undergrad degree, he can do a "grad transfer" and go to any school without sitting out a year. If he has not completed his undergrad degree, I believe he can transfer "down" (DII or DIII) without sitting out a year, but if he transfers within the same division or up (FCS->FCS or FCS->FBS) then he has to sit out a year. I'm pretty sure this is how things are, although a few of the rules have changed within the last few years to allow more flexibility for the student (I think they removed the ability of the school to "block" a transfer though).
Considering he transferred to WIU I would guess he graduated
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:24 pm

tjk1985 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Also, going to have to find a new placekicker. Sam Crosa transferring, too.
i would think he is probably a grad transfer too and if he is I wouldn't be surprised if he goes to a FBS school, he is good enough.

They still have Erickson for another year correct? he is listed as a junior, plus looks like there is a Freshman kicker listed on the roster.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:55 pm

meganeck wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:24 pm
tjk1985 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Also, going to have to find a new placekicker. Sam Crosa transferring, too.
i would think he is probably a grad transfer too and if he is I wouldn't be surprised if he goes to a FBS school, he is good enough.

They still have Erickson for another year correct? he is listed as a junior, plus looks like there is a Freshman kicker listed on the roster.
Yeah, Erickson will be a Senior...he can do placekicking too. Has a strong leg, but I think maybe not quite as accurate (they'd put him in on the long FG attempts usually).
The freshman is Luis Torres, a multi-sport athlete (football, soccer, swimming, and volleyball) from Blue Island, IL (south suburbs of Chicago): https://goleathernecks.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=17068

Seems like we've always had luck with kickers who were also soccer players (I know Justin Langan did both at WIU).
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