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Torrey Campbell is leaving to focus on track and Buford will transfer.
I think with Lile and Lomax back neither of them were going to get much, if any playing time soon. DB seems to have enough depth that this shouldn't hurt too much
If you don't like my opinion, at least you can enjoy the view
Not sure Campbell is a big loss other than maybe contributing on special teams, but losing Buford hurts. He played as a true freshman so the coaches obviously saw a lot in him.
Wow, downvoted for my post.
I agree that Buford is a bigger loss. Hopefully neither are that big of losses. Wish them both well.
ugh, I really liked Buford too but maybe Maurice or Draper passed him up or......who the hell knows I had a feeling this may happen with so much young and good depth at corner and even more coming in. Campbell not as huge. Ether way it sucks.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
2 deeps had Lowery/Lomax starters with Fleming/Draper as backups. Buford was a good player, but he just wasn't going to play much this year other than special teams or because of a rash of injuries.
Ya I agree but it is nice having quality depth. Either way I think we will be just fine, I just hope this is it for players leaving.
If it were 2 players leaving from the same position I'm glad it was CB. Personally I don't think it is that much of a loss. Iowa has a couple play makers coming in from the 2013 class and it looks like the rest of the 2012 class is really impressive. Personally I think it is the most loaded position on the team. Any other position would have really hurt but corner back not so much
Happens to every program every season, so I'm going to try to not get too worked up about it. Nevertheless, the degree of losses by our program is well above average (we've had something like 400% more than Wisconsin over the past five seasons, for example), so it is frustrating.
I'd like to see the law of averages come into play here, and maybe no transfers, quitting, etc., for about 3-4 seasons. As others have said, though, at least it was at a position of strength.
I definitely wish the best of luck to both of them. I got to know Kevin pretty well, and have nothing but great things to say about him.
Until now, I thought Malik Rucker and Desmond King would have a very difficult time cracking the rotation on defense this fall. But with a little less depth now on board, this obviously opens the door for Malik and/or Desmond to get on the field sooner than had been anticipated.
He may be a great kid, but you know I was never sold on his ability. Had Fleming been 100%, I doubt he sees the field last year. I do think he should've stuck it out, but then again with both of them leaving, we are now at 85 scholarship players. No need to look backwards, time to move on.
Cant have a guy that played as a true frosh leave and another scholarship player leave and say it doesnt hurt.
These guys were gonna contribute, whether on special teams or on defense. Attrition has killed Iowa in the past. Its gonna be a long summer. Figured something was up when Draper and Flemming were listed before Buford on the spring 2 deeps. Flemming switched back and forth so much I couldnt keep up. I guess attrition happens everywhere, but it seems like Iowa struggles with it.
I thought Buford was a little more raw than Draper coming out of high school, but he did well in the limited action he got on defense. He's a tough kid and a competitor, and I think his best ball is in front of him. It's possible that Reese would have beaten him out, but Reese didn't switch to defense until the middle of the season, whereas Buford had all of fall camp to learn the system.
Not too upset with Campbell leaving...Rare to minimal impact on the team so far. I'll take additionally schollys to be given to incoming Freshmen.
Buford, that one does hurt a bit. Even though we are stacked in the CB (DB's for that matter too) position, it is never a good sign to see a lot of talent leave Iowa city.
Good news is, Rucker is coming on to campus, and he will fill Buford's spot.
Plus. I would really like those extra schollys to go to a position we need like DE or LB.
Corner was likely the position Iowa could afford some attrition this offseason. I'm guessing Fleming surpassed Buford this Spring and he saw little opportunity to play in the future. It makes sense when you figure that Buford is in the same class or one ahead of all three Lomax, Draper, and Fleming. In his mind, and possibly in actuality, he wasn't going to ever be anything better than the 4th option at corner during his time here. Obviously it's all speculation at this point but that's my take on it.
No extras...puts us at 85
Well...there goes that theory.
You are right, Bloodrazor....anyone downvoting you for this is effed up, imho.
Torrey Campbell may be better suited, body size-wise for Track n Field. He's a state champ hurdler from Florida.
And he perhaps saw writing on the wall that other guys were going play in Def backfield, before him.
And Buford.......well, good luck to him on the dance team. Some people liked his dancing...........I didn't.
Play football......we don't no dancers.....play football. Hit people.
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Just pure speculation here, but there's still time for more attrition over the next few weeks. That period just after spring practice is when a lot of players decide to head elsewhere. Again, I'm not at all saying someone else is leaving, but just that it's still possible Iowa will be under 85 by the end of the school year.
Not sure what you're referring to here with Buford's dancing. He's a tough kid who came in and competed his butt off - and hit people - from day one at Iowa. He became a valuable member of multiple special teams units and got some playing time on defense as well, which is all pretty impressive for a true freshman in the B1G. He apparently decided Iowa isn't the best place for him. Whether or not you agree with his decision, I'm not sure there's a reason to bash him as you did here.
Don't say that Todd!!!! We don't need anymore players leaving!!
In all serious, you are right, this is when we will start hearing if more are leaving. Let's hope that it doesn't come at the LB or DL positions.
On the bright side, while this obviously isn't always true, I'd say the majority of players that decide to leave probably wouldn't have made a significant impact if they'd stayed. I think the key is to make sure you don't lose any players that you were really counting on.
I'd figure that Buford would/should redshirt but I guess he wants to play now. Get in line or...
I've been high on Campbell and been waiting for him to explode. You know talented fast athlete from Florida and all. =) Don't know why KF wouldn't want to spend so much time/effort recruiting down there anymore. =)
Agreed that Lomax and Lowery will be solid this year. Fleming and Draper are capable back ups. And excited about the young guys coming in- Rucker, King and Warfield. Rucker can hit. I think he will be like Spievey- CB in college and S in the next level if... King is a ball hog but hope he'll rs to spread the wealth out a little bit. Warfield- with that name, he gotta hit. He will see time on sp teams as well. And he's in line to take over Law.
Im guessing something happened with Buford. Havent heard anything but something like grades/home sickness/new coaches/...something.
A kid who was 1 of 7 true freshman to play last year doesnt look at the SPRING depth chart and say "oh man I got a SR(Lowery), a kid coming off injury and didnt play last year(Lomax), someone who practiced O and D last year(Flemming), and another kid in my same class(Draper), plus some true freshmen that are getting fitted for their Prom tux right now ahead of me. I quit."
No its something other than the SPRING depth chart imo. Either way hes gone.
At least we didn't just lose one of the QB's like Penn State. PSU just had one of their QB's that was in the mix to start decide to transfer. Bench (the QB) was playing in the spring game, and is not deciding PSU isn't where he wants to be.
Attrition happens everywhere. I'm glad ours came at a position of depth.
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