July 24th, 2012 at 1:37 PM ^

We'll have to wait, last year we lost Barnet and Posada when the summer camp began and Carvin Johnson played well over a month before he decided to transfer, Greg Brown also waited until the season IIRC to call it quits, Ja'ron Stokes is another example I believe, I don't like losing kids but it's bound to happen, once the roster settles down there will be players who don't feel like they'll see much playing time and will start looking somewhere else, at this point thinking about names is pointless, those who stay...


July 24th, 2012 at 1:17 PM ^

The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. It doesn't make sense to stop recruiting other great CBs and then offer Douglas unless something has changed and we're at 25. If Frank Clark's alledged theft actually happened (and Hoke would know), there's no way he would stay on the team, thus pushing us to 25. So we're probably back where we were, Treadwell + Green/Whoever else.


July 24th, 2012 at 1:26 PM ^

Dismissing a kid for his first minor offense like this would be harsh.  Disciplining him of course.  Sit out half a season?  Sure.  But to dismiss him wouldn't make much sense.  He'll still have to answer in court and pay penalties that way.  Absent violence or actions that cause serious damage, I can't see how you don't give an 18 year old kid a second chance after he is punished.

And it's not like keeping him on the team and punishing him would be anywhere near the equivalent of say, when Tom Osbourne started Lawrence Philips in the NC game against Miami after he had choked his girlfriend...