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New Story: Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:11 AM
 

 
Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft

Senior offensive tackle Isaiah Battle will enter the NFL Supplemental Draft. Head Coach Dabo Swinney made the announcement on Thursday. Full Story »



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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:12 AM
 



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He couldn't have stayed for a year....


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:49 AM
 

with a kid and then gone possibly first or second round in the draft next year? He let the team down imo. Huge loss.

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maybe he cood have, but he did knot. good luck to him.***


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:50 AM
 



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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:51 AM
 

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:14 AM
 



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I have a feeling there is more to this story

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:16 AM
 

Oh well, good luck Battle.


Re: I have a feeling there is more to this story


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:21 AM
 

Agreed. If it was all about the child being due this summer, well he should have known about that late last year and would have been better off entering the draft.

With that said, best of luck to him! I look forward to watching him in the pros.

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Yep sounds like a resign or be fired deal


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:23 AM
 

.


Re: Yep sounds like a resign or be fired deal


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:24 AM
 

So you think he got the CTB treatment?

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:24 AM
 



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Re: He does not do this if he could play at Clemson.***

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:26 AM
 

Maybe Hyatt is killing it in the workouts and he knew his draft stock would suffer when Hyatt passed him. I'm just pumping Sunshine here but I want to believe it.


Re: He does not do this if he could play at Clemson.***


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:38 AM
 

I agree. I think there were several factors leading to this including pressure from Hyatt. His good technique and hands are more important than his lack of strength at this point. We know Hyatt will have some growing pains, and Wofford and App St. will help counter those, but my only question is who will step in to provide depth?

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Battle is not ready for the NFL


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:56 AM
 

He needed another year of Development. He only started 16 games. He will be a Practice Squad player AT BEST this coming season!


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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:59 AM
 

Maybe he's worried about playing time Hyatt is a BEAST!!


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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:37 AM
 

Agreed. He may have been afraid he'd lose the starting job and lose his luster completely. I wish him the best. I still think we are fine. We have a number of very capable reserves, but they lack experience. That is huge.

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Re: He does not do this if he could play at Clemson.***


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:38 AM
 

Agreed. He may have been afraid he'd lose the starting job and lose his luster completely. I wish him the best. I still think we are fine. We have a number of very capable reserves, but they lack experience. That is huge.

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Sorry for double post.


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:39 AM
 

Darned text!

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Could be a grades deal in his summer courses and he


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:26 AM
 

wasn't going to be qualified for the fall semester.

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That would be my guess


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:28 AM
 

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Re: I have a feeling there is more to this story


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 3:31 PM
 

could be he didn't know he had a baby momma that was expecting - that does happen every now and then

more likely something more to the story.

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Re: I have a feeling...


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:35 AM
 

it doesn't matter one way or the other. He's gone on to life after college. For his sake I hope he returns to graduate someday.

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Re: I have a feeling there is more to this story

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:45 AM
 

Oh for sure. But people will get defensive and say don't assume when it's just common sense.


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Enter . . .

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:20 AM
 

Mitch Hyatt


Or move Gore over to left tackle and let Hyatt and


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:30 AM
 

Fruhmorgen man the right side with Hyatt backing up Gore at left tackle. Hyatt may be technically sound, but he doesn't look like he has the necessary strength yet.

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Re: Or move Gore over to left tackle and let Hyatt and


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:32 AM
 

You mean, he can get longer?

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Gore is not moving to LT. Hyatt is better than him.***


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:33 AM
 



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Aaand this is what I was kind of thinking

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:36 AM
 

He didn't do anything wrong, he just didn't want to play college football anymore.

Really, really hurts our team though.

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Re: Aaand this is what I was kind of thinking

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:45 AM
 

With Guillermo's return to the team, Maybe Norton can move back to guard and MacLain can play OT. Hopefully Falcineli, Hearn and Morris grow up in a hurry and provide depth. Nonetheless, we have to move on and I think we have some pieces there that can help. Keeping Hyatt, Norton, Guillermo, Crowder, Gore, Fruh, and MacLain healthy will be huge though.

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Re: Aaand this is what I was kind of thinking


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:58 AM
 

Very good summary. This is what my gut is feeling as well.

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A college degree would help the kid more than anything


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:55 AM
 

Even if you do get rich in the NFL

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Re: New Story: Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:18 AM
 

Battle never reached his full potential. From the outside looking in, this looks like a big mistake. I hope things turn out ok for him and his family, but this is a huge loss for the team. Hyatt might turn out to be the most talented OT Clemson has ever seen, but I'd like to have Battle starting in the fall. I really hate these summer months. Best of luck to you, Isaiah.


Attention Baby Mama


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:20 AM
 

You would get more money if he stayed and was a first round pick next year...


Re: Attention Baby Mama


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:34 AM
 

exactly.


If they had foresight like that they'd have avoided the

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:41 AM
 

whole problem.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:24 AM
 

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How many football players have had kids while at Clemson?


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:40 AM
 

CJ Spiller had a little girl before he even stepped on campus. Martavius Bryant had 2 kids i believe while at Clemson. There are many more players that i can't think of so obviously there is something else that is making him leave Clemson. I don't know what it is but i wish nothing but the best for him. Really hurts our team though, fingers crossed our OL don't get the injury bug like last year


martavis left early, cj had one foot out the door to return

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:48 AM
 

to florida.

there may be something else, but not every situation or person is the same.

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Re: martavis left early, cj had one foot out the door to return


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:57 AM
 

Good luck to him. He will need it.
Next Man Up !!


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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 3:07 PM
 

guessing javon hasnt been arrested to possession of pot. just a guess.

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 6:44 PM
 

Didn't know javon was playing @ clemson......


Re: New Story: Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:58 AM
 

This just seems like a band-aid fix. If it's truly about the child, then OK, I can see why he needs the money. However, what does this supplemental draft thing guarantee? He couldn't make it work for an additional 9 months, increase his draft stock, then go on to make real money? Wouldn't that be "easier"? Dabo couldn't help him figure out a better plan?

On the other hand, if he was scared a freshman was going to take his spot, then how will he win the job in the NFL?

Or perhaps his grades were slipping and was embarrassed to admit it.

Or something else really dumb happened and he doesn't want that to surface.

It could be anything. At any rate, good luck to him.


Re: New Story: Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 2:12 PM
 

Dang! Was looking like he was gonna be one of the key members of this years O-line, especially with all the young O-lineman and him being a senior...Hope things go well in the NFL:)


Re: New Story: Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 2:29 PM
 

Battle got caught with weed 2 wks ago...Dabo prob told him to enter the supplemental draft b/c he was gonna get the boot from team and he has a baby on the way.
Classic summertime senior shenanigans....I think we need a summertime "big brother" for these kids.


Re: New Story: Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 3:43 PM
 

I think it's smart for Battle to go honestly, he was quoted saying, “I have some family matters to address, with a child due this summer, and I feel it is in my best interest to enter the NFL Supplemental Draft”. He's good enough and wouldn't want to do another year and risk injury.

The article I found on it was http://www.campussports.net/clemson-tackle-isaiah-battle-to-enter-nfl-supplemental-draft/


Re: New Story: Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 4:51 PM
 

I think it has been 3 or 4 years since ANY player has been taken in the supplemental draft. If a team takes a player in the supplemental then they lose the corresponding pick next April for the same round.

The supplemental is a crap shot at best for the team and the player. Each team has to submit a bid for the player and which round they want to take him. Best offer / highest round offered wins the player.

I would be shocked if he is not an unrestricted free agent come next month. No one will take him, they value those draft picks way too much.


Denver or Atlanta will take him.


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 4:52 PM
 

Denver lost their franchise LT a few weeks ago.

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Re: Denver or Atlanta will take him.


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 4:58 PM
 

You might be right, someone could take a late flyer on him.

He was probably a 2nd to 3rd round talent coming back for his Sr season, subtract 2 rounds or so for behavior issues and maybe a team will submit a 5th round or so bid.


Three strikes, you're out?

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 5:34 PM
 

According to this article, he was more or less asked to leave.

http://theclemsoninsider.com/2015/06/25/battle-was-caught-with-simple-possession-of-marijuana/


Re: Three strikes, you're out?


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 5:57 PM
 

Yuppers!...I posted that earlier. Everybody is just posting all the same stuff with out knowledge of this. Good work brother.


Re: Three strikes, you're out?


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 7:58 PM
 

This is the case. Caught speeding with no insurance and the. An oz of weed. Sounds like it was either a leave or be asked to leave situation.
Don't know why the team has blown up the past few days.
Anyway looking forward to Mitch!

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So this was the rumor about IB?


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 6:37 PM
 

Ok.....


Didn't Chris Hairston have a child while at Clemson?


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 6:41 PM
 

Just saying?....


Big loss for us. Love his attitude.


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 7:17 PM
 

Like #2 on defense, he does not take any crap. We need more like him.

Best of luck dude.

Note to the rest of the team - wrap that rascal. Please.

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Big loss for us. Love his attitude.


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 7:17 PM
 

Like #2 on defense, he does not take any crap. We need more like him.

Best of luck dude.

Note to the rest of the team - wrap that rascal. Please.

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another bad apple fell from the tree. . .


Posted: Jun 25, 2015 10:04 PM
 

the tree looks better every day.


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