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No way Bru should have to sit out a season.

 

 

 

 

catf6grjiwnyotfgavix.jpg Photo: Norm Hall (AP)

In an otherwise disappointing 2019 recruiting class for a USC football team coming off a 5-7 season, wide receiver Bru McCoy was the undisputed gem. A five-star ranked by some as one of the top 10 players in the country, the California native McCoy, together with fellow wideout Kyle Ford, was primed to be part of an exciting, overhauled offense.

Speaking after an official visit at USC, McCoy seemed particularly excited to play for just-hired Trojans offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who made the move to California after losing his head coaching job at Texas Tech:

“First off, he’s a really cool guy, very relatable and comfortable with who he is as a person,” McCoy said. “So we immediately clicked and we spent a lot of time going over the offense and how they would use me. If you’re a receiver, you really can’t find a better fit. He showed me film of Texas Tech and it’s a great offense.

“They spread the field and have four wide outs on the field almost all the time. They’re going to throw the ball 40-50 times a game in that offense, it’s really hard to double team anyone because of how well they spread a defense out so it’s a ton of one on one matchup’s everywhere. He’s really excited to be at SC because of the talent that is there. He’s getting guys that weren’t even highly recruited players out of HS to put up big numbers and getting them drafted and you can just imagine what he could do with the kind of talent he’ll have at USC.”

 
 
 
 
 

McCoy didn’t make his commitment to USC public until Jan. 5, but he signed a few weeks earlier, and had already started taking classes as an early enrollee. But just a few days after McCoy’s commitment went public, Kingsbury left his barely touched job at USC to become the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. It was a step up for Kingsbury, but it unsurprisingly seems to have pulled the rug out from under McCoy, who, according to ESPN, has entered the transfer portal and most likely will go to Texas.

So far, so logical. A man backs out of his commitment, and a kid—having been misled—wants to do the same. But aside from the fact that there’s no guarantee USC allows him a release, here’s the brutal, unfair line from ESPN, about a player who has never played a single snap for USC:

If he does transfer, McCoy would have to sit out the 2019 season and would be eligible to play in 2020.

Kingsbury, meanwhile, will reportedly not have to sit out the 2019 season before coaching the Cardinals.

https://deadspin.com/five-star-usc-wideout-bru-mccoy-got-screwed-by-kliff-ki-1832049334

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35 minutes ago, primal defense said:

No way Bru should have to sit out a season.

 

 

 

 

catf6grjiwnyotfgavix.jpg Photo: Norm Hall (AP)

In an otherwise disappointing 2019 recruiting class for a USC football team coming off a 5-7 season, wide receiver Bru McCoy was the undisputed gem. A five-star ranked by some as one of the top 10 players in the country, the California native McCoy, together with fellow wideout Kyle Ford, was primed to be part of an exciting, overhauled offense.

Speaking after an official visit at USC, McCoy seemed particularly excited to play for just-hired Trojans offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who made the move to California after losing his head coaching job at Texas Tech:

“First off, he’s a really cool guy, very relatable and comfortable with who he is as a person,” McCoy said. “So we immediately clicked and we spent a lot of time going over the offense and how they would use me. If you’re a receiver, you really can’t find a better fit. He showed me film of Texas Tech and it’s a great offense.

“They spread the field and have four wide outs on the field almost all the time. They’re going to throw the ball 40-50 times a game in that offense, it’s really hard to double team anyone because of how well they spread a defense out so it’s a ton of one on one matchup’s everywhere. He’s really excited to be at SC because of the talent that is there. He’s getting guys that weren’t even highly recruited players out of HS to put up big numbers and getting them drafted and you can just imagine what he could do with the kind of talent he’ll have at USC.”

 
 
 
 
 

McCoy didn’t make his commitment to USC public until Jan. 5, but he signed a few weeks earlier, and had already started taking classes as an early enrollee. But just a few days after McCoy’s commitment went public, Kingsbury left his barely touched job at USC to become the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. It was a step up for Kingsbury, but it unsurprisingly seems to have pulled the rug out from under McCoy, who, according to ESPN, has entered the transfer portal and most likely will go to Texas.

So far, so logical. A man backs out of his commitment, and a kid—having been misled—wants to do the same. But aside from the fact that there’s no guarantee USC allows him a release, here’s the brutal, unfair line from ESPN, about a player who has never played a single snap for USC:

If he does transfer, McCoy would have to sit out the 2019 season and would be eligible to play in 2020.

Kingsbury, meanwhile, will reportedly not have to sit out the 2019 season before coaching the Cardinals.

https://deadspin.com/five-star-usc-wideout-bru-mccoy-got-screwed-by-kliff-ki-1832049334

I think that the university will petition the NCAA for a waiver that will allow Bru to play immediately.  From what I've read there's a pretty good chance it'll be granted... @Daniel Seahorn isn't that the case?

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14 hours ago, texasdalton said:

Do we keep him at WR or move him to LB?

Bru wants to play at WR, so that's where he should p;ay. In the old days it would be a case of playing him at WR which he would have more of an impact or LB/DE which the saying goes defense wins championships. 

However, now it's offense is just as important to win championships. OU would have never have gone to the playoffs the last two years in the old days with that defense. This year in the NFL playoffs the last four teams in the playoffs were the top four offensive teams. None were in the top eight in defense. 

I'd be happy if Bru can develop into another Mike Evans. He was a big factor in helping Johnny winning the Heisman at A&M.

 

Bru's Choice: 2-way sensation could be Mike Evans or Von Miller

https://247sports.com/Article/Bru-McCoy-recruit-USC-Texas-announcement-All-Star--127306837/

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14 hours ago, Sirhornsalot said:

 

I have heard that McCoy's hardship would likely get approval from the NCAA. Fingers crossed.

You got to want out of USC pretty bad to risk having to sit out a year before you get started.

I hope this thing with Texas goes down pretty quickly. I guess I'm snakebit and afraid I'll wake up and this is all a dream. lol

Oh and Happy Birthday!

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I expect the NCAA will allow Bru to play next week. They have made easier to transfer which they should. No reason a coach with a contract can go to another school even if it's going from one Big 12 team to another.

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13 minutes ago, texasdalton said:

Does he play as a true freshman? And does he have a chance to start?

I assume he will be in competition with Moore to replace LJH...that's just a guess.  Maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in...

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Just watched his film. Our offense is going to be stacked. He has amazing hands, he is amazing with picking up yards after the catch, physical, fast, shifty.

i now understand why he is a 5 star player. Between him, Jake smith, and whittingham we are stacked. This WR class is even better than last years class which were studs.

 

no clue who we give the ball to every play.

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3 hours ago, DBut82 said:

I think that the university will petition the NCAA for a waiver that will allow Bru to play immediately.  From what I've read there's a pretty good chance it'll be granted... @Daniel Seahorn isn't that the case?

The family feels like they will get it. But with the NCAA you never know. They are pretty back logged with these hardship waiver cases.

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52 minutes ago, MBHORNSFAN said:

He is moving to Austin this weekend... Per everyone..

Yup. And 247 allowing CBs to be logged leads me to think he is going to be added into the class calculator in their rankings. 

Prepare yourselves accordingly for the conspiracy theories. 

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