Funa was an OLB for MD. MD had a junior who has never started at LB (Nate White) and a sophomore who has yet to start anywhere (Raesjon Davis) at the OLB spots in spring practice. So there is really no "poor 3 year backup at OLB waiting for a shot" like Sondy and his minions love to cape for. No different than Bosco had no 3 year backup waiting to stand in when Spencer Lytle showed up at LB this offseason, or Ralen Goforth the summer before. UNless we are counting fellow transfer Jacob Jornadal. Nor when OLu had no 3 year backup waiting when Kyle Ford checked in last year at WR, unless we are counting now departed Josh Jackson who was then a rising sophomore.TomDrake wrote: I feel bad for the MD LB that has been working hard and committed for 3 years that was going to get a shot under some very very unfortunate circumstances (I’ve heard nothing but great things about Funa and his character - I wish him a speedy recovery). If such a player exists at MD I hope he stays the course and earns his spot on the field
Never thought of that. Great for him! Unless, of course, he’s replaced by yet another transfer.Omar Bongo wrote:Any feelings about the equally comitted & hard-working LH LB who is no longer looking at riding the pine for next two years?
That's true of almost every transfer in every sport at every high school in the country. That makes it kind of a pointless truism, doesn't it?Professor Fate wrote:Someone was going to play each of those spots before the transfers were brought in. And now they won't get to. Period!
Not at all surprising a writer from the Times would take this stance.SK80 wrote:Well at least it is now more "OPINION" from E. Sond. and he is showing his personal stance which many already knew...
I think this is all a mess now, that is my personal take. However i also live in the real world and in the moment, it is now what it is for various reasons. Maybe one day it will have different look, people will feel different than they do right now.
What IS surprising is some guys who lean conservatively on the political side would agree with him and hope for some form of regulation, while a liberal leaning guy is OK with MD dominating as the football school of choice.
SC should look into hiring MD’s recruiting coordinator.... very impressive collection of mercenaries he’s put together.
Thank You NotDonaldBren.. I was about to say exactly what you just posted...NotDonaldBren wrote:Funa was an OLB for MD. MD had a junior who has never started at LB (Nate White) and a sophomore who has yet to start anywhere (Raesjon Davis) at the OLB spots in spring practice. So there is really no "poor 3 year backup at OLB waiting for a shot" like Sondy and his minions love to cape for. No different than Bosco had no 3 year backup waiting to stand in when Spencer Lytle showed up at LB this offseason, or Ralen Goforth the summer before. UNless we are counting fellow transfer Jacob Jornadal. Nor when OLu had no 3 year backup waiting when Kyle Ford checked in last year at WR, unless we are counting now departed Josh Jackson who was then a rising sophomore.
I know I'm going to get heat for this, but the bottomline is, MD had no beyond Davis at LB. Yeah, there may have been kids who play service team LB, don't have it to play at this level. Those kids would never see the field. Everyone thinks MD has the incredible deep pool. And they don't. It compares nothing to what Bosco has in depth.Professor Fate wrote:Wow! Is that ever a lame answer. Someone was going to play each of those spots before the transfers were brought in. And now they won't get to. Period!
MD has its ones and goes straight to threes, or kids who would have trouble starting at other pubic schools. Depth is an issue.
And if you'll still try to use the argument, its still a kid who was a LB .. c'mon would want a kid who lacks the ability to play at this level wanting to be your starter? Times have changed, either accept it or move on..
If it isn’t obvious to all of us by now, you can’t stop transfers. On a side note, I love watching MDDad trying to compare all other schools with a transfer or two to his beloved MD. Talk about a false equivalency! He struggles reconciling all of those years touting how few transfers MD accepted while taking shots at those schools who accepted more of them only to do a dramatic about face in not criticizing MD now that they’re the biggest culprit.
One thing to support your school, another to show heavy bias, but his obvious struggle with his hypocrical stance is funny, just afraid his head will explode. Especially true when JSerra started to beat the Monarchs at their own game recently.
So let’s be done with this charade and open up all transfers. Schools can chose to accept or decline whomever they want based on the brand they want to build. Otherwise, if we keep the current system, all we’re doing is creating extra work for parents and schools alike without any real or meaningful barrier to switching schools.
It’s up to a school and program to offer a sufficiently competitive option and create the demand needed to attract and retain these kids. Survival of the fittest. MD finally discovered that notion. 4-6 will do the trick apparently.
If a school, such as Bosco, MD, the other Trinity programs, Narbonne and Cen10 want to pursue taking it to a higher level and build true all-star teams, then so be it. But segregate then into their own regional or national league with like minded programs (Trinity, Cen10, Narbonne, DeLaSalle, Gorman, etc). It is the envetible, logical conclusion to the current trajectory of HS football.
No, it IS the point.
Tough. Then that's what you go with. Servite bringing in McKibbin is the same thing. The Friars had very little returning talent at QB, but they did have people who could have played the position. I would have preferred they went with Damien Moun.
Sometimes you're going to have a week senior class, that's just the way life is.. Like MD did in 2011, and Servite did in 2012. That 2011 team was Rollinson's FINEST HOUR, in my opinion. While they missed the playoffs, they came within 7 points of beating the league champions, and were throwing a Hail Mary on the last play of the game, that could have tied it or won it with a 2pt. conversion. And, by the way, the MD QB who threw that Hail Mary, just hit his first major league homerun for the Colorado Rockies. Way to go Ryan McMahon!
I agree. Start a league with Mater Dei, Bosco, Centennial, Narbonne, De La Salle and Gorman. Either that or have them all go freelance.
And above all, have your ADs refuse to schedule them for non-league games. At least you can control that.
Freedom of choice is a distinctly American value, not a liberal or conservative one
"How stupid is our country?"
I keep saying it....eventually HS football will go the "club" format like it is in European sports. Face it, HS football at the top levels is a business, so it might as well start operating like one, out in the open, money freely exchanging like its no tomorrow. Get the money out of the game of HS football, get the mercenaries into clubs and all-star teams ala IMG, and everything will return to normal.SK80 wrote:This may eventually go intra-state play....... if many or most schools refuse to schedule these uber teams they will have to look elsewhere for games and competition... they will ramp it up get even more exposure and more money will come to the high school game.. FOX SPORTS here we come!