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BirdGrad2011

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Boyd isn't here next year. He's in Dan's doghouse constantly. He doesn't want to be here and Dan doesn't want him. With the new transfer rule he's out without sitting next season whether he graduates or not. Still 2 years of eligibility. He had such a great freshman year at EKU. I feel sorry for him wasting 3 years here. Covid did him a favor and only made him use 1 year of eligibility here in 3 years. I hope he finds success elsewhere.
I wouldn’t call his freshman year great. He shot 35% on 12 shots a game. He’s always been a chucker that doesn’t do anything else.
 

redbirdron1

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He's a chucker but not a Maker for Birds. This year he's really slumped and though Dan says we have good shooters who missed shots last night - at this point of season how can anyone classify Boyd as a good shooter. Stats don't support.
 

gobirds85

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I won't go out and bash a kid for making a decision like this. We have no idea what's going on in his life as none of us have had to lace up his Nikes.

The only observation I will make is that there seems to be a pattern of players leaving this program well before graduation. The constant churn of Redbird bball players should be disconcerting to everyone involved in the program. This, of course, leaves the team short handed and forced to bring in jc transfers, mid major transfers and players that might not normally get a shot at wearing the Redbird uni. The fact that we are always "so young" isn't by accident. Maybe there is a reason for this, hmmm...
 

ISU86

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I won't go out and bash a kid for making a decision like this. We have no idea what's going on in his life as none of us have had to lace up his Nikes.

The only observation I will make is that there seems to be a pattern of players leaving this program well before graduation. The constant churn of Redbird bball players should be disconcerting to everyone involved in the program. This, of course, leaves the team short handed and forced to bring in jc transfers, mid major transfers and players that might not normally get a shot at wearing the Redbird uni. The fact that we are always "so young" isn't by accident. Maybe there is a reason for this, hmmm...
Personally, I wonder how much we are above/below the curve in terms of "mid-major" student athletes transferring. It certainly feels like we have to be at or near the top.

Used to be, for the most part, kids were moving (generally downward) to find a level where they would get playing time (Beyers, Murdock, Oguchi come to mind). Now it there is almost a baseball minor league setup to it (Oregon calls up MiKyle McIntosh from Illinois State). Programs have "unofficial" feelers gauging potential interest all the time.

Be interesting to know what the "movement" rate has been for the program in general (and Dan inparticular) versus (as an example) other MVC schools. Not begrudging anyone from improving their lot.
 

crazzymark

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It was up to the university if the scholarship was removed or not. That was the rule
 
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