DL Jordan Elliott is leaving

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Joe Fan, May 18, 2017.

  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    DL depth an even bigger issue now
  3. bystander

    bystander 1,000+ Posts

    Man this team is so snake-bit over the years at DT and TE.
  4. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Can't figure out if he's leaving because of the academic demands or if he's not the star he thinks he is under the new staff.
  5. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 500+ Posts

    maybe he just sees himself developing better for the next level in a different defense?
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  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I have been reading a few accounts on this, but its all somewhat nebulous.
    Both guys might want to transfer to Missouri where Brick Haley went.
    But we can block it, like we blocked transfers to USF.
    Nothing formal or public on this so far.

    The defensive staff is supposed to want to play more 4-man DL fronts this coming season and we were already thin on the interior line positions. So, however you look at it, these transfers do not help in that effort.
  7. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    The $EC is a run oriented league so the DL techniques are simple when compared to what is needed in the Big XII so Haley's unofficial "recruiting" of them is understandable. Since over the past 3 seasons Texas could not get constant pressure on the QB with the front 3/4, Texas isn't losing much because those two did not account for much. Looks like a win/win as it opens playing time to those who want to play for Texas.
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  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    But improper, and sanctionable, if true
  9. nashhorn

    nashhorn 1,000+ Posts

    well s**t. no further message.
  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Current Roster
    Charles Omenihu DE 6-7 270 Jr. 2L Rowlett, Texas Rowlett
    Malcolm Roach DE 6-3 270 So. 1L Baton Rouge, La. Madison Prep Academy
    Andrew Fitzgerald DE 6-6 265 Fr. RS Flower Mound, Texas Marcus
    (Naashon Hughes is a LB, mostly)

    Poona Ford DL 6-0 310 Sr. 3L Hilton Head, S.C. Hilton Head
    Chris Nelson DL 6-3 300 Jr. 2L Lakeland, Fla. Victory Christian
    D’Andre Christmas-Giles DL 6-2 315 So. 1L New Orleans, La. St. Augustine
    Gerald Wilbon DL 6-3 320 So. 1L Saint Rose, La. Destrehan
    Chris Daniels DL 6-3 330 Fr. RS Euless, Texas Trinity

    Taquon Graham DE 6-3 255 Temple (Temple, TX)
    Marqez Bimage DE 6-3 233 Brenham (Brenham, TX)
    Max Cummins DE 6-6 255 All Saints Episcopal (Fort Worth, TX)
    Jamari Chisholm DL 6-5 280 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (Miami, OK)
    Last edited: May 24, 2017 at 6:42 AM
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  11. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    There are enough bodies. Next issue?
  12. baoklhorn

    baoklhorn 1,000+ Posts

  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    More so even when the base is a 3-man front with one of the OLBs acting as the other DE when called for. 2018 might be more of an issue than this season. Also, we know they want more height/size with their DEs in the future.
  14. NRHorn

    NRHorn 500+ Posts

    Wasn't Elliot headed to BU, then jumped ship? Now at UT things don't go his way...so he jumps ship. Interesting, seen it before and never seen it work out for the 5 Star youngsters who have just found out they aren't playing HS ball anymore.
    That said, I sincerely hope these two do well.
  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Baylor, then UH, then Big Blue, then us
    (+ rumored unofficial ties to USC and Oregon and so forth)

    This cake is Texas, if its not clear
    Last edited: May 23, 2017 at 1:01 PM
  16. easy

    easy 1,000+ Posts

    some saying fowler gone also

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