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Old 05-02-2017, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Dexter Wideman & Stephon Taylor Transferring per CWM

per reports, both these men are leaving the football team. Both were highly ranked and 4 star recruits as seniors
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:23 PM   #2
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Disappointed about Taylor leaving wish them both the best
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: DT's Dexter Wideman And Stephon Taylor

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per reports, both these men are leaving the football team. Both were highly ranked and 4 star recruits at as seniors
Clearly star power isn't everything. Surprised to see Taylor leave only after one RS season, but Wideman has done nothing since he got here. Hopefully it means the DL starters and backups are shaping up or the depth is really there.
Wish both of them the best of luck wherever they end up.
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dexter Wideman & Stephon Taylor Transferring per CWM

You never really know what is going on in these situations. Hard to believe there are that many more DLs with more talent. Both were very good HS players. Could be more than just football. We certainly need all the DL help we can get. Curious decision and timing.
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Default Re: Dexter Wideman & Stephon Taylor Transferring per CWM

https://www.seccountry.com/south-car...-transfer#free

Not good to lose 4 star guys, I wonder what happened?
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:14 PM   #6
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Default Re: Dexter Wideman & Stephon Taylor Transferring per CWM

But wait...I thought stars mattered!

Guess not
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:18 PM   #7
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Default Re: Dexter Wideman & Stephon Taylor Transferring per CWM

Someone called this about Wideman not too long ago. A video of him half-assing in the sled drills kinda solidified it.
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:23 PM   #8
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Someone called this about Wideman not too long ago. A video of him half-assing in the sled drills kinda solidified it.
Sadly It was me... I wanted him to come around but you could just see it so clearly he just didn't care. Surprised by Taylor, but we never know what goes on behind the scenes.
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Not good to lose 4 star guys, I wonder what happened?
that was high school. Taylor is homesick.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:15 PM   #10
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But wait...I thought stars mattered!

Guess not
prefer times when lower stars do well then, high stars leaving the team.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: Dexter Wideman & Stephon Taylor Transferring per CWM

Wideman just never came around but wish him and Taylor the best moving forward. They were good gamecocks while they were here.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:00 AM   #12
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This is going to be a long rebuild...
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:59 AM   #13
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These were 4* guys? Really? Best of luck to them but if they were 4* guys than they are all the proof you need that the star rating system is useless.
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You never really know what is going on in these situations. Hard to believe there are that many more DLs with more talent. Both were very good HS players. Could be more than just football. We certainly need all the DL help we can get. Curious decision and timing.
Goes to show....college football is a HUGE step up from high school.

I played at Coastal, and from a 4A high school, and the gap between SC 4A high school and FCS D1 is massive. And the gap between HS and FBS is even larger.

In college...EVERYONE can run. Everyone can hit. Everyone is strong. It truly is 90% mental that filters out who makes it from freshman backup to starting as a junior.

Freshman year is so critical. It starts the trajectory of your career. If you dont get off to a good start its gonna be hard to catch up....because 6 months into year 1 they sign a fresh batch of 20-25 new guys who were "All This All That 1st Team" in County High School. And they want your job.
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This is going to be a long rebuild...
Not as long as you might think. This next class should still take care of some of our defensive woes and I have a feeling the DL will be taken of in 2019.
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Not good to lose 4 star guys, I wonder what happened?
Shaq Roland was a 4* too.
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:03 AM   #17
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I had pretty much given up on Wideman ever contributing and there were whispers about lack of effort. Even his size seemed to be an issue - too big for DE, did not seem to want to work hard and put on the good weight needed for DT. I always lumped him in with Blackshear as two highly rated but underachieving D Lineman - but at least Blackshear has had extenuating circumstances, and actually started to get some PT last year. I still have hopes for him living up to his potential.

Taylor hurts - I think he just got homesick. But I don't think he was being counted on as a major contributor right away, so it will have minimal impact for next season. Just makes it that much more important to find guys for next year's class, with Sawyer/Ulric Jones/Stallworth being Seniors.
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Not surprising with Wideman.
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The other thing I always think about in these situations is who would've been the other two guys we could've gotten that year? Both of these kids were highly rated, so I would assume there would've been a three star player that perhaps got left out because of them.

Can't be right on all of them, and I know it comes out in the wash since it frees up scholarships, but it doesn't matter to the kid that we passed on because we were full that ended up not being able to give USC a shot.
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