CMU Football Roster Changes
Offensive Linemen Jon Czerwienski, Richard Hayes, and Aaron Kaczmarski, running back Malek Redd, and quarterback Derek Rifenbury are no longer part of the football team according to the latest rosters.
Redd was a small back with good speed, but he may not have fit well in Enos’ system, which looks for more a combination of speed and physicality.
Rifenbury quickly became the odd man out in the quarterback race as he fell behind Ryan Radcliff and Brandon Fricke on the depth chart and with A.J. Westendorp healthy along with Kyle Smith and Alex Niznak in the mix, Rifenbury didn’t have much to hope to see the field.
In terms of the offensive linemen, a number of things could have happened. Certainly losing Kaczmarski hurts, as he filled in during the season for injured players, and had some upside. I have heard from a pair of sources close to the program that he would not have been academically eligible next season.
Another note, CMU did land running back Austin White, a transfer from Michigan. White was a highly-recruited back that never seemed to fit with Rich Rodriguez. White will not be eligible until the 2012 season, which has to be a little concerning as he will go two years without active competition in the college football game.
Labels: CMU football