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Burning Smothers Red Shirt


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24 minutes ago, krc1995 said:

Because your argument was he can have another red shirt year!  At his age, why would he want that? 

You are right, but my point is that him burning a redshirt this year doesn't mean much to him in the grand scheme of things. My guess is that he doesn't want to be playing college football at age 25, which is what redshirting this year or next year or any dang year would bring. Maybe we are having the same thought and just are saying it differently.

 

Redshirts are used to preserve a year of eligibility. Smothers is 21, is he really going to be concerned about having an extra year of eligibility at 25?  Now he has 3 years of eligibility left. Is that all that much different than having 4 years left. It's also the way it's been done since redshirt rules were established with freshman eligibility. COVID just changed things for one year, and allowed an extra year of eligibility "if players want that". 

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1 hour ago, ColoradoHusk said:

The point of the post you quoted is that Smothers still has a redshirt available, which can still be used in the future. It's not a big issue that he didn't "use his redshirt" this year.  You are one of a few who are making a big deal about this.

Umm ok most incoherent reply in the history of huskerboard congrats. Redshirt was burned let's stay on topic. The argument he can redshirt another is just bad so stop.

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42 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

You are right, but my point is that him burning a redshirt this year doesn't mean much to him in the grand scheme of things. My guess is that he doesn't want to be playing college football at age 25, which is what redshirting this year or next year or any dang year would bring. Maybe we are having the same thought and just are saying it differently.

 

Redshirts are used to preserve a year of eligibility. Smothers is 21, is he really going to be concerned about having an extra year of eligibility at 25?  Now he has 3 years of eligibility left. Is that all that much different than having 4 years left. It's also the way it's been done since redshirt rules were established with freshman eligibility. COVID just changed things for one year, and allowed an extra year of eligibility "if players want that". 

Im not going to act like I know how Smothers thinks, but Im pissed that he sat in games when Martinez obviously didn’t have the tools physically available to lead he offense.   He sat in those situations and then gets his shirt pulled for two meaningless snaps? I think the writing was on the wall regarding the likeliness he could ever be a starter before this game. The   best case scenario for him was to get out the year and have a freshman do over somewhere else next year.  Act like this year never happened and get somewhere you have a chance. 

 

And if he feels the same as me, I understand. 

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14 hours ago, 3rd and long said:

No matter if he’ll be wanting to play at 25 or not,  or no matter if they really don’t have him their future plans, it’s still just plain dumb to burn a year of eligibility on a couple of meaningless snaps. You just never know what will transpire down the road, and that extra year could be needed. Just makes zero sense. 

 

Exactly why you play your #2 if and when you need him. 

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On 11/20/2021 at 5:59 PM, theknife said:

You’re assuming it was known Adrian could return at that point 

 

On 11/21/2021 at 7:14 AM, theknife said:

It’s very possible Adrian was going to be evaluated at halftime for the injury he took on the previous drive and Frost didn’t know if he would be available. Plus Smothers is the back up and gets all the practice reps behind Adrian. People are raging we didn’t put our 3rd stringer in there on our own 10? 

Congrats for being absolute correct in the midst of the angst and overreaction of this thread.

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