NCAA Redshirt Rule Change for this year

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Tmelker
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:32 pm

It appears the NCAA has changed the redshirt rule for football this year, which allows a freshman to play in 4 games and still be considered a redshirt.

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/med ... RU.twitter
GV Dad
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:11 pm

This is a great rule change. No brainer for all involved. Just wish we had a few scrubs on the schedule to take full advantage of it! Indiana St at home I guess.
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:19 am

Another NCAA change ==> Western Illinois prepared for new transfer NCAA rules.

From today's McDonough County Voice:
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/20 ... ncaa-rules
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:38 am

I like this new rule as well. And the biggest piece that I think benefits us is they will be creating a database that the Coaches will place the players name into that is wishing to transfer. That DB will be available for all other schools to view. Should make for some interesting new recruiting avenues. Especially for the FCS level coaches. As the rules for sitting a year in FBS won't be changing.
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm

So, do we have any players that are wanting to leave? I sure hope not.
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:52 pm

rocki wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm
So, do we have any players that are wanting to leave? I sure hope not.
At this point, I think anyone who wanted to leave has left. We had a few guys step down due to more significant injuries, had maybe one or two transfer to smaller schools (more playing time, generally), but for the most part, everyone is sticking around I think.
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ST_Lawson wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:52 pm
rocki wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm
So, do we have any players that are wanting to leave? I sure hope not.
At this point, I think anyone who wanted to leave has left. We had a few guys step down due to more significant injuries, had maybe one or two transfer to smaller schools (more playing time, generally), but for the most part, everyone is sticking around I think.
Who's hurt?
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:26 pm

rocki wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:20 pm
ST_Lawson wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:52 pm
rocki wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm
So, do we have any players that are wanting to leave? I sure hope not.
At this point, I think anyone who wanted to leave has left. We had a few guys step down due to more significant injuries, had maybe one or two transfer to smaller schools (more playing time, generally), but for the most part, everyone is sticking around I think.
Who's hurt?
R-Fr. Matt Kielbasa. From the 2018 roster updates thread: "Matt had to give up Football as advised by his doctor. Has to have career ending shoulder surgery. It’s too bad...Good player but better kid!"

I guess it was just the one, not "a few".
A couple of guys just didn't fit with the program or didn't do well enough with their grades.
TE Jackson Riley had a few issues, was suspended for violating team rules last year (4 games) and is transferring to UM-Duluth.
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