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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On Phelon Jones

Sorry, but I don't understand people getting worked up over Phelon Jones transferring to Alabama. Of course, I didn't understand Ole Miss people getting worked up over Malcolm White transferring to LSU in basketball.

See, here's where I'm coming from in regards to Jones. He's just one player. And in football, it's extremely rare for that one player to make a major difference, unlike basketball where one guy can make a difference just because of the fact there are fewer players.

Then there is the fact that Jones didn't exactly fit into LSU's plans in the secondary. It's not like Les Miles is losing a starter to another SEC team.

Now, where I do understand people getting worked up -- both LSU football and Ole Miss basketball fans -- is this whole thing about transferring within the conference. While I don't really think you should put restrictions on where a student-athlete transfers, it does seem a bit unseemly when you see athletes transferring not only within the conference but within the division.

But again, it's not worth losing any sleep over.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as Saban is at AL, some LSU fans will cringe when we lose a recruit, or a player, to AL. We should be grateful that Saban brought LSU football back to prominence ... and hope that Miles keeps it there.

6:13 AM  
Blogger GumboFilé said...

It's simple. If he wasn't a problem, you don't want to punish him. If he was a problem, you want your opponent to have your problem.

8:47 AM  

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