College Football is weird
I GIVE UP ON HATING WISCONSIN
He should have stuck with Michigan.
Michigan was a better fit at the time for his skill set.
but Michigan wasn't one. Not when you consider all the talk about transitioning to manball with a roster full of RR recruits.
Not the first time a big time recruit transfers. Every kid may think he is the best but if playing time is a concern I don't know why the Indianas or Purdues of the world don't recruit a little better than MAC schools.
I will say this... Ft Collins is an amazing town. Was just there last week. All of Colorado, really, but Ft Collins is like Ann Arbor with mountains and like 50 breweries...
And legal weed.
Bando partakes in recreational cannabis activities?!
I don't understand the downvotes. Why is it a bad thing to say that I don't believe in smoking anything (pot, cigarettes, pipes, etc.)? It's bad for your gums, teeth, lungs, makes you smell, etc. So no, I don't smoke ANYTHING (including cigars) and never will.
never had it, never will
never have, never will. Although I have been high twice in my life. Once was a few years ago at Pine Knob at a Kid Rock concert. There was a blue haze everywhere and it smelled like skunk. I should have worn a gas mask but that would have impeeded my dranking ability.
Dee Hart: "I've decided to transfer to Colorado State for the *cough* *cough* playing time"
Agree. Nice place. The only drawback I saw was the bloody railroad track through town/campus that had major freight trains going through at odd hours. But maybe Dee slept through it.
Anyway, good luck to Dee. Sure wish he would've sported the winged helmet these past few years.
And huge flash flooding
I visited Fort Collins 2 weeks ago, and I have to say, I was surprised to find out that I really liked that city. It's an outdoorsman's paradise. Rocky Mountain National Park is really close by, along with many beautiful lakes and rivers for fly fishing. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised by Ft. Collins.
Oh yeah, lots of tech companies in Ft. Collins too.
What could have been...
Between his injury and the insane talent/depth at Bama he was in a tough situation. Transferring seems like the best move.
Didn't Bama install new showers/locker room upgrades at his HS? At the time it was for 'local development' but everyone knew what was up. Imagine the money that they really spend when you consider that scenario.
Edit: money that Bama really spends...
Sorry - 4 happy hour Rita's <= good grammar.
At least someone's having fun tonight. Why don't you start a drinking thread?
They sure aren't spending it on mens basketball.
That was for HaHa. And was probably worth it because he was really good.
I wonder if he wonders what if as well....
well played, sir
Picture is the big sign on the wall in the background.
If the Alabama fans now think Saban can't develop talent.
I hate when I see this happen. Bag men and boosters can ruin lives.
....is linked right here (LINK)
According to this, he has indeed finished his degree at Alabama so he will be eligible right off the bat at CSU. It also mentions, and I didn't think about it before, McElwain was Alabama's OC when they nabbed Hart in 2011.
EDIT: Per the response to me, I missed the link - I blame insufficient light in the den plus beer.
Same link is in OP, unless he added it later.
At least he got his degree. Good for him. Best of luck.
been loaded at TB for awhile but didn't his injury really set him back?
It just never worked out.
In fairness, I'm not sure it would've worked out here, either. At Bama it's a footnote, but here we could easily regard it as a massive tragedy.
His college has been very interesting watching from a far. The injuries and never cracking the line up at Bama to transfering to Colorado St. Can't help but think what could've been. Even if the football didn't work out he would leave with a great degree. Hope everything works out for him.
and too slow at the high school all-star game that was televised (not sure what it was called.)
Hope everything works out for him....
"There's not one player, not one player, since I've been a head coach that I kicked off the team that ever went anywhere and amounted to anything and accomplished anything, playing or academically." - Nick Saban
by the makers of Summer's Eve.
Isn't that just another way of saying you don't kick anyone off your team that can contribute? As to the academics, I'm certain you didn't let them spend too much time in that arena anyway.
That he's transferring to a school where the guy who recruited him his currently the head coach?
All of the kids who can't stop smoking pot during school should just go to Colorado and CSU. Everybody wins.
Nice try, Matt Wile.
I really think the injuries de-railed his career at Bama. He enrolled early, and I remember reading Bama people thought he looks really impressive in his spring game. It's just amazing that Bama can lose a National Player of the Year recruit, and not even blink about it.
but I've spent a great deal of time in Colorado since I was a small kid, and it's an awesome state. Still kills me I'm not living out there.
I will always remember Dee Hart. I made an account earlier in the day so I could follow the live stream for his announcemt after his game. I was so pumped he committed to Michigan and was hooked on mgoblog since that day. Too bad it didnt work out. Hopefully he does well at CSU.
It's unfair for us to say what he should or shouldn't have done and we don't know the full story, but man, watching some of these guys try to find playing time at these programs completely filled with talent can be frustrating. Obviously we're biased, but even just having that Michigan education would have been a bonus. Again, I have no idea where he stands academically and whether he has a real shot at the NFL, but from an outside perspective, that Michigan degree looks like it might have been a better option.
Best of luck to him regardless.