Well, here comes the SR transfer (the "mercenary") to Servite High School. I will be the first to say I don't like it, it's not my first choice, and I certainly don't like bringing in a kid who's on his third school in six months. However, this is not a total surprise simply due to the fact that our slated 2018 QB, Caden Bell, left in January for JSerra in the wake of Coach Scott Meyer's departure, leaving us with virtually no one with the ability to credibly (and safely) step in to direct the offense.
No, Servite is not joining the Bosco/MD revolving door free agency program. This is merely a stopgap measure, and I truly believe (and hope) this will not be a trend. This is not about winning at all costs, as few expect us to win any Trinity League games next year, McKibbon or no McKibbon. Perhaps in the Freeway League you could get away with an unproven frosh or soph QB, but not in the TL. And at least this allows the youngsters who will be the foundation of 2019 and beyond a chance to have someone who can get them the ball.
Nobody is getting aced out his rightful opportunity (e.g., Carter Freedland) by McKibbon and at least the kid has spent five of his six HS semesters in Catholic school. Considering that arguably our five best varsity players left the school before the hiring of Troy Thomas, the addition of McKibbon doesn't even get us close to getting back to the status quo ante
. We'll take out lumps this Fall, but we will be back in the years to come.
NotDonaldBren wrote:The glaring hypocrisy here is the real issue. I wonder how folks would react if backers of certain other Trinity schools went through such bungled, transparent machinations to excuse their recruitment of public school/senior "mercenaries." Oh wait, I feel like one fan base in particular was already beating that drum, right? Man, who was that? ...
That was me. But any comparison between McKibbon to Servite and Dollars/Criddel to MD doesn't hold up. It's like comparing someone with a flat tire who gets it fixed, to someone with four perfectly good tires who steals his neighbors' nicer tires. And we don't have to wonder how folks would react to above hypothetical scenario, since some of these other Trinity schools appear to have no scruples at all. My objection to SR transfers from public schools stands.