Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CMU Football Roster Turnover

A lot of buzz right now about player departures with the CMU football team. As of now I know that Dannie Bolden, Taylor Bradley, and Will Schwarz will not be returning to the team next season.

In terms of the hot name right now, I have nothing to report on LaVarus Williams. He has made some statements on facebook about his status with the team, but I can't really take that and run with it as it could be 1. fake, 2. emotional responses to something that hasn't fully played out yet. Enos is out on the road right now doing recruiting things for Signing Day on Feb. 2. I hope to speak with him upon his return to do a follow up on the season. I will be sure to get to most of the questions you all have.

If I hear anything else on the team or specific players, I will be sure to post it here. I would anticipate some roster turnover, it happens with each year and every coach, no matter if it was a winning season or losing season.

*At the request of representatives for Dannie Bolden they ask I provide a correction and state that he did not have "off the field issues" as part of his departure for the team. Perhaps my wording was questionable. Bolden was suspended mid-season for a violation of team policy and didn't return and will not be part of the team next season. My apologies if anyone interpreted my statement as Bolden doing any sort of wrong doing in a legal sense.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please ask Enos what it will take for him to return to an adult, spread-option, offense.

December 14, 2010 at 8:46 AM 
Anonymous Chris said...

Anon, what is an "adult" offense? Is is safe for kids to watch?

December 14, 2010 at 8:55 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! A spread-option offense is a scheme that the talent Enos inherited this year (and next) was recruited and trained to execute. Why Enos turned his back on this highly successful offense is bewildering and disturbing.

Drew, you may want to ask Enos why he didn't use the spread-option. Not using it was the primary reason why CMU had its first losing season since 2005! The talent was there for a winner, although not necessarily for a championship. Enos sacrificed them both for an outdated, highly predictable offense that didn't match his player's skills or experience.

December 14, 2010 at 9:21 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew, please ask Coach Enos if he plans to recruit an Antonio Brown or Eric Page type of player in this year's class after missing out in last year's class.

December 14, 2010 at 10:10 AM 
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February 9, 2011 at 12:38 AM 

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