Kaleb Oliver in the portal

agt45

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Looks like he is leaving as a grad transfer. Bummer.
 

JJacket

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He has looked pretty good out there. Does make sense to broaden your horizons when getting a master's degree
 

Architorture23

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Good luck to Kaleb. He was a good player for us and glad he got that degree. He should land in a good spot and hopefully not have to share so many snaps.
 

smokey_wasp

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I imagine we'd have been happy to keep him, but grad transfers make a lot of sense for many players.
 

The Champ

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Good player. Seemed to take a step back this year, like most of our secondary. I think he’s a better fit for a traditional safety spot vs trying to stay with Syracuse’s slot receiver in man-to-man from the nickle
 

GoGATech

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Good player. Seemed to take a step back this year, like most of our secondary. I think he’s a better fit for a traditional safety spot vs trying to stay with Syracuse’s slot receiver in man-to-man from the nickle
Agree. With Kenyatta Watson transferring in, we may see him at corner and have Tre take on that nickel role more.
 

gtrower

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Loved watching him play. Played hard and hit hard. Hope he lands in a good spot.
 

rain

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The portal giveth and the portal taketh away.
I think that the portal, while helpful to the cause now, will end up being a net negative in a few years. Much like the one and dones destroyed Cremins’ building plans.
 
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Techbert

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I think that the portal, while helpful to the cause now, will end up being a net negative in a few years. Much like the one and fines destroyed Cremins’ building plans.
It's a stopgap while our babies grow up, since their is a vacuum in non-transfer senior numbers.
 

The Champ

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No idea how good he’d be at nickel, but he’s too slow to play outside in the NFL.
I thought the Nickle had to be really quick since you’re going to matchup with more small slot WRs. A boundry corner has the benefit of the sideline, and is more likely to be dropping into a 2 or 3 deep shell anyway. That’s where you want a physical corner that understands leverage and can play the ball which Tre does pretty well.
 

Techbert

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Right now the portal is propping up a slip in recruiting.
Pretty sure Johnson recruited all the people who should be non-transfer seniors right now, and the year before, and the year before.

The slip happened on your hero's watch. We are just repairing the damage.
 
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