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I’m sure Chip Kelly was tampering to have the decision made in 4 hours. Whatever, its college football now.

Meanwhile Wilcox thinks its acceptable to not even have a Twitter account let alone use social media for recruiting. Amazing how incompetent our entire athletic department is.

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Maybe the player-to-be-named later will be Justyn Martin.

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Be nice.

Wilcox is up against it to keep his job.

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Wilcox has nothing but job security as long as he's under contract. That's the Knowlton way.

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This was not what I wanted to wake up to.....

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I love the transfer portal. Athletes should have the same flexibility as coaches. It's the college football version of free agency. Now...are we going to bemoan change or adapt and use it to our advantage?

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That’s a false comparison; coaches have contract anchors that have at least a hurdle to bind them compared to this free for all. I liked the old days where U can transfer all you want, but you’re sitting for a season. Or limit the number of transfers a team can take, or how many times one player can transfer, or…..

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And year to year scholarships aren't contracts?

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Not with buyout clauses that make it hard to move, no. And the very same “one year contract” is available at the next school they play for, as with Oladejo…..

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The buyout clauses provide security for the coach, not the school. Ask Texas A&M about the buyout clause and Jimbo. You think they wouldn't want to rethink that?

The athlete is on a one year scholarship that can arbitrarily removed for any reason. The transfer portal give athletes the power to shop their talent to any school that wants them. Why should we be against freedom of movement? And yes, every school they attend, one year scholarship. That's why JT Shroud has been at a bunch of schools. If there's a market for his skills, then more power to him.

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Just look at Cal and Wilcox buyout clause for an example.

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OK, this I agree with. Absolutely.

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Not arguing that it's good or bad, but remember when transferring within your conference was considered sedition?

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getting our players. Copying our colors. Copying our mascot. Copying our fight songs.

Little bro energy

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Stop whining and go get someone better! Hurry up......this is the new college football.

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Wilcox doesn’t do that. He plays nice.

Participation ribbons for everyone!!!

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If Wilcox was smart, he'd snap up every Alabama OL in the portal.

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We don’t even have an OL coach right now. You think some kids are going to come to Cal when they don’t know who their position coach will be or what kind of offense we are running.

This program is a rudderless mess right now with Wilcox.

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With a 4-8 team, other than the offensive skill players, I'm not really THAT moved by transfers.

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That’s true. We can have the worst O-line in FBS with or without Ben Coleman…

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Femi is different, way different. Please review his recruitment and his path to Cal. Then review his coaches' choices at Cal, which may or may not have caused Femi's choice to leave Cal. I'm open to discussion.

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Pretty sure it is a violation for the other school to be in contact with a player before they enter the transfer portal, but is there any enforcement?

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Fire wilcox

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just out of curiosity, how the fuck has an OC not been hired (yes I heard about the sanfu already), but Wilcox........WTF???''

Oh, and Avi put your TWEETS in this forum as well (if you haven't already).

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Dec 6, 2022·edited Dec 6, 2022

Unacceptable. Full stop.

Moving him to outside and then back to inside displayed the coaches incompetence regardless of "current" need for "the team". Oh well, now he gone.

Poor coaching, simple as that. You have playas that want to go league don't play them where the League won't play them. Femi is a talent....generation type talent.

Oh well. Perhaps more to come.

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And he wasn't starting for about 3 game stretch. Puzzling

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Apparently Chris Street is in the portal, too. Guess there's room to add a couple of RBs this year.

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I hate the transfer portal

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I hate that we have a coach who refuses to use it and is on the late train to adopt it to help improve our program.

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Extending Wilcox' contract last year may be the most self-defeating move that Cal football has seen since Bob Bockrath let Bruce Snyder get away to Arizona State 31 years ago. Can't blame these young men for wanting to be part of a winner.

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It was nothing more than AD incompetence…extending a losing HC whose contract wasn’t even up.

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