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Honestly, I think this generation is entitled

From a very young age, kids are encouraged to move teams, find the right coach, get the most playing time, etc., do whatever will get them seen.

This goes double for kids talented enough to attract D1 offers. I think of very few that skilled who aren't entertaining thoughts of playing at the next level, despite the fact that 97% or so won't make it. For years, their heads have been filled with how great they are, if only given the right opportunity, part of the right program, the right coaches, etc.

The one-year rule was the only deterrent for many kids looking for greener pastures. The days of working your way up the depth chart and working hard until your time comes are waning. Stories like that of Brian Robinson are increasingly rare and, if not for playing for Alabama, you wonder if even he would have stuck it out.

Yes, coaches have something to do with it. In the case of CU, a bad record combined with nearly the whole staff leaving is the perfect storm. Kids are losing the guys who recruited them and who they worked under.

Still, I put the biggest driver for transfers on the players and their often misguided and delusional pursuit of the big prize.

(In response to this post by CUKev)

Posted: 01/14/2022 at 5:18PM


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