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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Is it confirmed he's moving up? He could just be doing a lateral 'up' to a better program?
    Moving to a better program kind of defines "moving up"...Right? There's no such thing as a lateral move up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorVoice View Post
    Moving to a better program kind of defines "moving up"...Right? There's no such thing as a lateral move up...
    Whatever you wanna believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorVoice View Post
    Moving to a better program kind of defines "moving up"...Right? There's no such thing as a lateral move up...
    I think he was referring to lateral move in terms of competition but increased exposure. For example, moving to a program like Ferris, Grand Valley, or somewhere in the GSC or MIAA. Maybe, just maybe, the NEC. His best opportunity would have been somebody like Towson since he's from MD but they're pretty well-stocked at RB.

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    Say he doesn't want to be 90% of the team's offense next year and get his brains beat in for a team likely to be .500 at best.

    There are lots of 'A List' D2 schools that would roll out the red carpet for him.

    We're also all assuming a lot of things. Maybe he doesn't like the coach. Maybe he doesn't like Edinboro. Maybe the cafeteria food sucks. Maybe he doesn't want to play football past college but wants to go out on a winning team. Who knows.

    Only factual thing appears to be he's leaving.

    A big question would be is if he's leaving as a grad transfer. That opens a whole lot more doors -- potentially in the PSAC West (should he stay in D2). There were some rumblings about him heading to SRU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Say he doesn't want to be 90% of the team's offense next year and get his brains beat in for a team likely to be .500 at best.

    There are lots of 'A List' D2 schools that would roll out the red carpet for him.

    We're also all assuming a lot of things. Maybe he doesn't like the coach. Maybe he doesn't like Edinboro. Maybe the cafeteria food sucks. Maybe he doesn't want to play football past college but wants to go out on a winning team. Who knows.

    Only factual thing appears to be he's leaving.

    A big question would be is if he's leaving as a grad transfer. That opens a whole lot more doors -- potentially in the PSAC West (should he stay in D2). There were some rumblings about him heading to SRU.
    Yes. His announcement says he's doing the grad transfer. Wheeling Jesuit replied that they need him

    https://twitter.com/Freshfletch/stat...39255403196423

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    Sure - but what are the chances that he'll land somewhere that gets him better exposure? He'll only get exposure if he's starting. Its not likely he'll land "upward" and still start. To get looks at any level below FBS you need gonzo stats. He had those at Edinboro. Another big year and he could win the Harlon Hill and be the all-time greatest at Edinboro. A legend. That most likely isn't happening wherever he lands. Sure it stings because I'm an Edinboro football fan, but how many times have kids been able to transfer up and succeed? Its rare.

    Its a huge gamble on his part. He probably believes he has nothing to lose and he's right. He just walks away from being a legend in a small pond for a *chance* to get a shot. In my opinion he's living the Lloyd Christmas "so you're telling me there's a chance" philosophy.

    I wish him the best. From what I've been told he's a great kid. But I'd never advise or recommend this move even if it weren't Edinboro losing out.
    Let's just wait and see where he lands.

    After graduating from HS he attended a Prep School in Ga, then he landed at D-III Randolph Macon for a semester. Then came calling Edinboro. So although he never played at Randolph Macon I am only guessing he feels like he can continue to move up. But I do agree, if he's trying to move up to FCS it might be a little difficult. But I guess he won't know unless he tries. As far as Towson University's RB situation I would not call them stacked. Their top RB only ran for 711 yards. In fact their top runner 742 by the QB Tom Flacco (Yes, Joe's brother). We will just wait and see who where he lands though.

    FYI - I saw a response on his twitter page from Edinboro's RB Coach pretty much wishing him well.

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    He had to put it out now if he's gonna find a place to go. I think worst case for Fletcher is go to SRU and be the missing piece for them to make a run next year. I think he can play in the MAC or FCS though. Any team with a need at RB is crazy not to take a run at him. Its only a year of money and really only a semester of money.

    Boro now goes into GVSU with possibly a starting RB with no college carries. If Julian Riley is here and possibly a juco. I think I saw an offer to #21 from Lackawanna...but didnt see any stats for him last year there. Not that the GVSU game is in question but coming home to Bloom the next week just got more interesting without Fletcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinboroFB View Post
    He had to put it out now if he's gonna find a place to go. I think worst case for Fletcher is go to SRU and be the missing piece for them to make a run next year. I think he can play in the MAC or FCS though. Any team with a need at RB is crazy not to take a run at him. Its only a year of money and really only a semester of money.

    Boro now goes into GVSU with possibly a starting RB with no college carries. If Julian Riley is here and possibly a juco. I think I saw an offer to #21 from Lackawanna...but didnt see any stats for him last year there. Not that the GVSU game is in question but coming home to Bloom the next week just got more interesting without Fletcher.
    No, the worst case scenario would be for Fletcher is to go to a FCS school, that is not very good and his numbers slide. I think that the ROCK's playoff run could have only helped Hills' profile. IF he would go to the THE ROCK (again I don't think that will happen), he would not be the main focal point; in that the passing game is more developed and they want a balance, so actually his numbers could be potentially better than they were at Edinboro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    No, the worst case scenario would be for Fletcher is to go to a FCS school, that is not very good and his numbers slide. I think that the ROCK's playoff run could have only helped Hills' profile. IF he would go to the THE ROCK (again I don't think that will happen), he would not be the main focal point; in that the passing game is more developed and they want a balance, so actually his numbers could be potentially better than they were at Edinboro.
    I THINK him going to SRU would be a pretty good move. He could have similar numbers as Hills. He would be behind a better OL, and would have a QB that is a threat to run (50 yard per game last year) or pass (28 TDs). But I guess we have to wait and see. The ONLY THING I don't like about the situation is that he is will be going to a new team at the end of summer, not during the 2nd semester. Unless he's CLEARLY heads and shoulders over the other RBs it could be difficult for him to earn that starting spot.
    Last edited by ShoNuff; 01-12-2019 at 01:13 PM.

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    It was only a matter of time until a star walked away as a grad transfer. That's two this off-season counting the WR at Seton Hill.

    See, that's one advantage of IUP players not studying. Not many are graduating early.

    I do wonder how this now-crazed transfer world of college sports will alter how coaches redshirt players. On one hand, statistically, most of your freshmen class won't walk the field on Senior Day anyway. Twenty man class ... most cases lucky to see 7-8 on senior day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    It was only a matter of time until a star walked away as a grad transfer. That's two this off-season counting the WR at Seton Hill.

    See, that's one advantage of IUP players not studying. Not many are graduating early.

    I do wonder how this now-crazed transfer world of college sports will alter how coaches redshirt players. On one hand, statistically, most of your freshmen class won't walk the field on Senior Day anyway. Twenty man class ... most cases lucky to see 7-8 on senior day.
    the coaching approach has become to use 'em before you lose 'em

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    I meant SRU being his worst case but still a good situation. Worst case if you want to move up but still a good chance to be a key part of a good team. Hills missed a few games. I would think he would still do 1500+ at SRU in a pass O. And it wouldnt surprise me if the Rock coaches are thinking Hill couldve/shouldve been used more...benefiting the next rb to transfer in. When your worst case is a good move its a nice spot to be in.

    I also dont think he needs to match his Boro numbers if he moves up and it still not be better for him. And at 190 lbs if he cant run a 4.4 this is all for his own entertainment anyway. And Boro right now (before whoever shows up before Aug) is looking at 3-8 to 5-6 at best for 19' so put that in perspective of where he ends up. Losing 20+ of this years roster. 2/3 of the O playmakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinboroFB View Post
    I meant SRU being his worst case but still a good situation. Worst case if you want to move up but still a good chance to be a key part of a good team. Hills missed a few games. I would think he would still do 1500+ at SRU in a pass O. And it wouldnt surprise me if the Rock coaches are thinking Hill couldve/shouldve been used more...benefiting the next rb to transfer in. When your worst case is a good move its a nice spot to be in.

    I also dont think he needs to match his Boro numbers if he moves up and it still not be better for him. And at 190 lbs if he cant run a 4.4 this is all for his own entertainment anyway. And Boro right now (before whoever shows up before Aug) is looking at 3-8 to 5-6 at best for 19' so put that in perspective of where he ends up. Losing 20+ of this years roster. 2/3 of the O playmakers.
    I can't imagine he lands in the PSAC. That would be a pretty big F.U. to his friends at Edinboro.

    I'd guess he lands at a Youngstown State type. He has good film, speed and grades. Schools can never have enough RBs. His phone has likely been quite busy. I don't see him at the big level but who knows. Maybe Curt Cignetti comes calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    I can't imagine he lands in the PSAC. That would be a pretty big F.U. to his friends at Edinboro.

    I'd guess he lands at a Youngstown State type. He has good film, speed and grades. Schools can never have enough RBs. His phone has likely been quite busy. I don't see him at the big level but who knows. Maybe Curt Cignetti comes calling.
    I agree. In my opinion, anything less and it's a busted decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    I can't imagine he lands in the PSAC. That would be a pretty big F.U. to his friends at Edinboro.

    I'd guess he lands at a Youngstown State type. He has good film, speed and grades. Schools can never have enough RBs. His phone has likely been quite busy. I don't see him at the big level but who knows. Maybe Curt Cignetti comes calling.
    The only thing that makes me think SRU is a real possibilty is he graduates in May. Pushing things back for a D1 makes me think D2 is possible. And SRU having most of this past years team back minus a RB. YSU lost their RB too so I think YSU is in play. And didnt see a RB in their early signees.

    THey have a good football atmosphere and play the Dakota's. Its "basically" MAC level football and you get a Pitt or WVU early in the year now.

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    Slippery Rock RB coach Billy Fessler, who seemed to be a social media connection for Fletcher, is leaving SR for Mississippi State.

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    Fletcher announced he has an offer from Ball State. Ready to put my foot in my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    Fletcher announced he has an offer from Ball State. Ready to put my foot in my mouth.
    Why you are ready to put your foot in your mouth? Still must wait and see, and to me that is waiting until the end of next football season. If its at Ball St or another program he must get on the field and REALLY produce.

    I took a look at Ball St stats, and they don't run the ball well, with their top rusher gaining 659 yards, and who is returning. They also return their entire starting OL, graduating only 1 senior. While this situation looks somewhat promising, I would feel much better if he graduated this past Fall so he could transfer now to train with his new teammates. I still wish him well, no matter how it turns out.

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    Being that his first offer is Ball St you wonder if Lustig didnt put a good word in for him there. And it's better for boro if it keeps him out of the psac. I would think a mac offer would get the ball rolling with 1aa schools now. Hes no risk for a mac- 1aa school. Tie up one of your 65-85 rides for one fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinboroFB View Post
    Being that his first offer is Ball St you wonder if Lustig didnt put a good word in for him there. And it's better for boro if it keeps him out of the psac. I would think a mac offer would get the ball rolling with 1aa schools now. Hes no risk for a mac- 1aa school. Tie up one of your 65-85 rides for one fall.
    Interesting thread on Fletch, but if he wants exposure I wonder how Ball St checks that box. I guess one can take the approach that any D1 school offers exposure.

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