Kurt Wermers Leaving Team, Grady Right Behind?

Submitted by Brian on May 17th, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Golf fundraiser thing this weekend nets $650,000, some actual newsbits:

As Kurt Wermers' uncle posted on premium message boards a few days ago, the redshirt freshman guard Wermers isn't returning. (I was trying to get a second source before loosing it into the wild; in retrospect that was probably excessive caution borne of the whole he-is-he-isn't-he-is McGuffie thing. I knew the poster was Wermers' uncle from his posts during Kurt's recruiting, and he posted that the decision had already been made.)

Wermers was a middling recruit who hadn't generated any practice buzz yet. He wasn't going to be in the two-deep this year, so the impact on 2009 should be nil. Down the road it'll depend on how many others end up leaving early; some level of attrition is fine but we saw the fruits of widespread losses last year.

I wonder who this is directed at: "Stay tuned. There's a couple guys I'm gonna sit with here. Just guys that maybe if they're not doing all their responsibilities and doing what they need to do to be part of our football program may not be back. I hope that's not too many."

Um… a couple? Obviously Grady is hanging by a frayed thread and will have to plead for his place, but I'm hoping "a couple" is just PR.



May 17th, 2009 at 8:19 PM ^

This makes a lot of sense for Kurt as he was a holdover from the Carr recruiting class of 2008 and was likely going to be buried deep on the depth chart behind guys like Schilling (Jr), R. Barnum (RS Fr), Q. Washington (True Fr) and, hopefully, Torrian Wilson (2010).

Then again, who thought Mark Huyge was probably going to be our starting RT in 2009?