Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Football loses a pair

Well, the Central Michigan athletic department is losing athletes like flies these days.

I had it confirmed to me yesterday that defensive backs Chaz West and Taylor Bradley will not be with the football team because of academic ineligibility.

This is a big loss for the Chippewas. I left the spring feeling that the defensive secondary had some tremendous depth with West coming back from injury and Bradley making huge strides in his conversion to cornerback. I though Bradley may very well have been a starter on defense to open the season.

While I feel that the secondary still has a lot of strong talent and depth, I don't feel as good about it now as I did before.

It is too bad these two couldn't get their academics straight. I know that the demands of being a student-athlete are great, but both had to realize their importance to this team this season and found a way to make it work.

On a lighter note, I was also informed that these two were the only surprises to not be on the fall roster and that everyone else should be set in terms of being injury free and eligible to play.

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