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TNET: Tavien Feaster officially enters NCAA Transfer Portal

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:18 PM
 

 
Tavien Feaster officially enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Clemson senior running back Tavien Feaster has entered his name into NCAA transfer portal, TigerNet has confirmed with a school official. Feaster still could re Read Update »



These things have a way of working out for the best.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:24 PM
 

It's been my experience when someone wants to leave an organization, it is best for ALL that they do.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:26 PM
 

Tavien I would love to see you remain a Tiger, but hope for you you find the answer you are looking for! You are an exceptional athlete, the very best to you Tiger!


Tavien Feaster

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:31 PM
 

Feaster is a Two-Time Champion Tiger if he stays
Feaster is a Two-Time Champion Tiger if he goes somewhere else
Feaster has a chance at being a Three-Time Champion Tiger if he stays
Feaster has a chance at more playing time if he goes
Feaster will be a former Clemson Tiger in the Pros in future years if he stays
Feaster will be a former Clemson Tiger in the Pros in future years if he goes
Feaster will have my support if he stays - both individually and for the team
Feaster will have my support if he goes - but just individually

In the end, Feaster needs to weigh his options and do whatever is best for him. The same thing any graduate transfer is entitled to. Because whatever Feaster chooses, it will be as a Clemson grad and as a Clemson Tiger.

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Re: Tavien Feaster

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 9:38 PM
 

Well dayam.


Loved watching this dude play...

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:34 PM
 

Wishing him the best! I hope it pays off in a big way this time next year.

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Best of Luck!!!! Always a Tiger!!!

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:34 PM
 

We will definitely miss you.


Hope they have that thing tuned up right, so that he

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:34 PM
 

doesn't come out with his feet on his shoulders or some other horrific snafu.

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Re: Hope they have that thing tuned up right, so that he

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:45 PM
 

Ha! Had to read that one a couple times before I got it lol


Re: TNET: Tavien Feaster officially enters NCAA Transfer Portal

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:46 PM
 

Well, Good bye, and thank you for being a Tiger, and if you don't talk any crap about our coaches, you will always be a Clemson Tiger to me. Everybody has to do what they feel is best for them, and it can be done without burning bridges behind you. I wish you the very best of luck to you Tavien #28!!! I knew who ever wore that #28 after CJ Spiller, that those shoes were going to be some big shoes to fill....

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Re: TNET: Tavien Feaster officially enters NCAA Transfer Portal

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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 12:33 AM
 

Good luck was enough...smh


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:03 PM
 

Good luck Young Man and thanks for the memories !

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I’m okay with this

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:20 PM
 

Like I was okay with the QB exodus. Like T-Law was the real deal. And this mean Lyn-J is also the real deal. If Feaster is leaving that means we are going to be really special at RB

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Re: I’m okay with this

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 8:19 PM
 

I’d rather have the senior leadership of Feaster and the depth at the position.


Dang straight!!!

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 9:23 PM
 

Anyone who thinks we won’t miss having Feaster in the rotation this season, anyone who thinks losing guys like Tavien Feaster and Amari Rodgers isn’t going to impact our offense, you’re clueless.

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Re: TNET: Tavien Feaster officially enters NCAA Transfer Portal

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:26 PM
 

When Etienne became so much more of a featured back last year, it made our running game so effective, yet i worried about this possible moment for Feaster.

Now it's here. I'm sickened by our potential loss, even while acknowledging how much better it might be for him to play elsewhere.

It seems to me--i'm not a coach, nor a competent evaluator of RBs-- that a spread offense requires consistency and split second timing between its many meshing parts in order to be productive in the running game. If a RB hits a hole before a pulling tackle or TE has created it, he will end up blasting full speed into the back of his teammate. If he delays that split second and follows the block in good timing, the smallest crease becomes a huge gap and he can have a big gain before even being touched.

My point is that in a spread, the entire offense seems to take on the timing of the primary RB, which right now is Etienne. He adds the little delay tactics in the backfield that allow him to hit the hole or crease with precise timing. Feaster and Choice both seemed to be in Blast mode--get the ball and blast through the hole on a straight line towards the end zone.

I thought our success in the running game using multiple backs last year usually came from using multiple sets and varying the looks we gave defenses. Good play callers can do that. And don't forget that we flat wore out a few defenses, too.

In short, i think the only way Feaster could show out for us in 2019 is if--God forbid--Etienne went down, and the offense had to mesh around him. He certainly has all the factors to allow him to play successfully in the NFL (I'm told). So while it hurts to say this, i hope he can go somewhere that will feature him for this year. He's always been a great Tiger. I love me some Feaster. Gonna miss him bigtime.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:28 PM
 

we are doomed. what will we do without our underachieving 3rd string rb.

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Re: TNET: Tavien Feaster officially enters NCAA Transfer Portal

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:42 PM
 

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Re: TNET: Tavien Feaster officially enters NCAA Transfer Portal

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:29 PM
 

You are a hole


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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 8:44 AM
 

Gee, you Really Are a jerk!


Re: TNET: Tavien Feaster officially enters NCAA Transfer Portal

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:28 PM
 

Dang write a book.


The right place...at the wrong time....

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:40 PM
 

He happened to be at Clemson behind two of the best RB's every to suit up at Clemson with Gallman and Etienne

Best of luck to you where you go.

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Disagree

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:25 PM
 

He’s had every opportunity to be The Guy for us. I’m pretty sure he was a higher rated recruit out of HS than any of our current backs. I could be wrong about that. But I’m not wrong in saying he’s had opportunities and not capitalized on them. Productive, yes, but not to the extent of others. I thank him for being an outstanding and supportive teammate and ambassador for Clemson if he in fact leaves.

But I also do not agree with him leaving. I’m of the opinion his best shot at the NFL is as the first off the bench for the defending National Champions.

I cannot wait to see how the Huggins situation pans out... Seriously. Either way, neither of the aforementioned players should be synonymous with KB.


Re: Disagree


Posted: Apr 25, 2019 3:17 PM
 

If Feaster does transfer, I think he is really rolling the dice. Staying at Clemson, he would be a lock for the NFL, and the rotation with other backs would spare him a real physical pounding. I just don't see the gain for him in transferring out of what is likely the top collegiate program in the country to a totally new program. He gets somewhere else and suddenly realizes that he's made a terrible mistake, then it's too late. The whistle's blown and the train is gone. He's stuck! He stays here, he's almost certainly a 1st round NFL draft pick, and very possibly will have played in another national championship game. Whatever, I wish him the very best, but suspect that he may be on the verge of a major mistake.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:51 PM
 

I love Tavien, always have. I hate to see him go. He is a great, great back and has done much for the tigers. But face it. Tavien deserves more playing time. The tigers just can't give it to him. He should go somewhere he'll be the feature back. Thanks Tavien!!


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:59 PM
 

yep good luck to feaster. he is a good back

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:57 PM
 

Feaster has done everything right. He’s kept his grades up, he’s on track to graduate, he’s run and blocked hard. He’s about to earn his degree. Now it’s about Feaster. He’s earned it. I can see him running for 1200+ yards for the right team. Wishing him the best!!

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Re: TNET: Tavien Feaster officially enters NCAA Transfer Portal

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 8:00 PM
 

I'm sure Spiller is happy with how he honored his #28 that he begged for...


Hope he Stays!

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 8:10 PM
 

I get it. Players want to play! I think it was Parcels that said, "everybody thinks it's about the money for a pro football player. But, threaten to take away a starting job or significant playing time works better"!

Players want to play! Every kid that signs envisions themselves making plays in a Clemson uniform. When you get to campus and come to realize; oh snap; all these other guys who have perhaps more ability or other more desirable strengths than me have that same vision. Etienne and Dixon both have been said to have pass pro problems. Feaster had made himself in the best. Straight line speed where the play is blocked perfect; he is your guy b/c of his pure speed. I just don't think his vision is all as good as Etienne. He has good vision and is a really good RB. Could start for most teams! But, it's not about how long you been on campus. It's not about anything other than: "how productive of a player are you when the lights are on"!
Our coaches are nice guys! But, they are also in the business of winning! Coach Swinney has said many times they recruit the kid 1st(the person 1st). I believe that 100%. But, people may get that confused and muddy the water to mean something else. That man wants to win! He wants to win; but win doing it his way! Grind hard and do it with kids who buy in!
You have to have more talent than the guy in the position room to get the start or get significant playing time! If not, you can't complain about it. You have to grind and get better! TF has worked his butt off; but me may be making a emotional decision right now! I wish him the best regardless of course!
But, unless he goes to Michigan St. or Wisconsin who still have a #1 TB - more than likely he will be sharing carries! If that's what this is about!
If it's about something else; odd that it comes at the start of year 4.


Re: Hope he Stays!


Posted: Apr 25, 2019 3:33 PM
 

Just curious. What top-line program is he going to transfer to that doesn't already have top-line running backs? Are these guys going to just lay down and say "Oh yeah Tabien, come on in and take our jobs?" What school would that be? Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, LSU, Florida etc., etc? I don't think so. Is there any big-time program out there that is going to give him some kind of guarantee coming in? No!
There may be more to this than we know. Is there a fox in the hen house here?


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:59 PM
 

There is so much that is being and will be said about this decision. I'll just say this.... No matter what happens, Tavien, you and your family are welcome at the Gallman family tailgate on Cemetery Hill for as long as you live. You showed love to my son at youth day every time he chased you down. You showed him love in La at the children's hospital for the playoff and after home games too. You will always be one of our favorite Tigers and you were key to every championship and season you played at Clemson. Go be great where ever you are led!


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 8:18 PM
 

Here is what I don’t understand. We know running backs only have so many carries in those legs. The knock on Bama running backs is they never pan out in the NFL because there is too much wear and tear by the time they finish college. Feasted has an opportunity to shine on a prominent team without being way overused, which would hurt his NFL career long-term. That seems like a dream scenario. Is the issue that Lynn-J surpassed him?


Portal Question(s)

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 9:33 PM
 

Are you obligated to leave once you enter the portal? Or is it a deal where; you are with school A until you sign elsewhere? And, when do you have to leave, etc. Is there an official forfeit of your scholarship required to go into the portal?


It is my understanding . . .

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 9:42 PM
 

That once you enter the portal, you may come back to the original school if they want you.

It is also my understanding, the original school no longer has to honor your scholarship once you enter the portal.

Just my take from listening to various Sports Talk Shows (on XM84).

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Re: It is my understanding . . .

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 9:44 PM
 

Skeeta56® Thanks for that! Sounds fair!


Re: It is my understanding . . .

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:03 PM
 

ESPN has a Transfer Portal link on their website.

From the jist of its contents, you're right.


^^^ Gets it ^^^***

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:29 PM
 




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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 3:41 PM
 

Great post. Feaster should be grateful that he is at a program where he won't be run into the ground. In the past, so many great backs were such physical wrecks by the time they reached the NFL that they just couldn't perform in that venue. It's common knowledge that Dabo plays so many players that we reach the playoffs in typically good shape. The common term for this is, "Smart!"


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 9:15 PM
 

No bueno


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 9:56 PM
 

I was afraid he would reach this decision. I really hope he stays. CU had so much to offer his future. He a good younger man and I'm glad he is a Tiger.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:12 PM
 

Good luck To #28. I've enjoyed watching TF with the Tigers. Please know that if you stay in big boy football you'll need to have your degree or you'll be required to sit out for a year.


Thank you Tavien Feaster for selecting Clemson...

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:15 PM
 

And Earning your Clemson Degree...

Always a Tiger in my Heart...

:(


This would seem to really hurt depth at RB...

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:22 PM
 

I don't like hearing this. Seems like he will get plenty of carries.

J. Marc Edwards
Cary, NC


Re: This would seem to really hurt depth at RB...


Posted: Apr 25, 2019 3:45 PM
 

He would get a ton of carries at Clemson, but not get beat to pieces. With his history of injury, you'd think he's realize this. Man, talk about a roll of the dice!


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:26 PM
 

Man I hate this whole transfer portal deal. Seeing Clemson players you have followed since we began recruiting them now wearing another college’s uniform just seems so wrong. From a player’s perspective I suppose I get it, but I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to it.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:48 PM
 

I don't like it either. But he got his degree, so that is great for him as a person. he gets a choice at this point. You would think he might like another run at the gold . . but it's his choice. Choices are not always the best, life is about making good choices. As long as he doesn't bad mouth, I hope he does well.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 11:57 PM
 

He doesn’t have his degree, yet. He MAY be able to graduate in August. Maybe.

Graduating in August, transferring to another school, and learning a new offense prior to the season doesn’t
seem better than the hand dealt staying.

I hope it works out for him, and the change of scenery helps- but without a redshirt year that will be tough.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 3:47 PM
 

Really bad decision on his part. I wonder if he discussed this with Dabo or the RB coach?


I agree. I really HATE the transfer portal.***

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 11:17 PM
 



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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 10:54 PM
 

We love you Feaster. You have done so much in raising the bar for the Tigers each year. I’ll be sad if you decide to leave but wish you nothing but success wherever you go. Your breakaways will be missed


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Posted: Apr 24, 2019 11:45 PM
 

I want to congratulate Tavien for his dedication on getting his degree from Clemson University. Therefore, Tavien will now be for all time a Clemson MAN and I wish for him the best results wherever he go (or if he stays). Football is only a minor part of what makes each player a man of the future.


It upsets me for people to be sarcastic about Tavien Feaster, Kelly Bryant or others for leaving if they have graduated on time. Tavien should not be vilified for his desire to improve himself by transferring because he was a dedicate player that played a major roll in two of Clemson’s National titles.

Most fans that criticize players and coaches have no idea what a physical grind it is to be a football player. They spend 20 to 30 more hours practicing than game playing. If the coach assigns him to be third sting behind two others players with reduced playing time, then, Tavien must do what is best for him. It’s a lock that he will be 1st string and can showcase his potential elsewhere.

He needs be be somewhere that he can be a featured player. His decision is no more than any other person changing work professions seeking the best circumstances for him to be successful for his family and himself.


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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 4:02 PM
 

Are you really equating Kelly Bryant and Tavien Feaster?? And pray tell, who has "vilified" Feaster???
Please name names and posts. There has been an honest discussion on this thread as to the wisdom of his decision, but virtually everyone has expressed a desire that he stay and remain a tiger. It is this kind of gross disinformation that lowers the tone and tenor of frank discussion on this site, and makes it more difficult for fans to openly and frankly discuss issues related to the football program. And, how do you know that he will be a "lock" to be first string at another school. What school? What other RB's will he beat out? Please share your inside information with us less-informed plebians.


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I hope it works out for him

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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 12:00 AM
 

I'm afraid it might not, though. Either way, I wish him well and think he'll be glad he's got that Clemson diploma. As for us, I look at it in the same light as if he'd bolted for the NFL. I don't think Dabo will have a hard time finding somebody worthy to give that scholarship to.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 12:47 AM
 

I hate to hear this, but wish him good luck.
He has been a solid Tiger.

I will always remember his 89-yard run in Raleigh to put the dagger in N.C. State.

Question for the board...

Who is now our #3 RB behind Etienne and Dixon?


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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 4:21 AM
 

Remember we have two backs coming to Clemson in a few weeks and they both could be very special. They both are very talented. We might be surprised as to how good they are. Darion Rencher has looked good in cleanup time and this kid has worked to earn anything he gets as a walk on.

Tony has a knack for finding RB’s with special talent if we look at ETN and lyn-J. I can’t wait to see these two guys after getting coached up and muscled up over the Summer. Don’t Forget we have a CB recruit that came in last year that was considered a better RB than CB.

We aren’t hurting for talent at RB no matter what Feast mode picks, personally I’d like to see him stay and grow but I’m thankful for his play up to now. He’s a local kid an I’m very proud of Him. ( the good Lord would have to help me be at peace if he chooses to go to the Coots)

Go Tigers!

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“Let’s make the others want to be like us” Dabo Swinney!!
We’ll make it 4 fingers and two thumbs over the U of s_c.???????
This team is ready to grow, get better & peak the 1st week of January 2020!!
We will win our 4th National Championship at 15-0 making it 3 Championships over the last 4 years!


Once a Tiger, always a Tiger-

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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 12:49 AM
 

As with so many here who’ve witnessed your potential, I wish you’d have stayed. Thank you for choosing to be a Tiger Tavien, but most importantly congrats on soon becoming a Clemson alumnus. Take all that you’ve learned at Clemson and apply the best parts of it to your faith, family, career, and life.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2019 5:55 AM
 

Good luck to him.

He has been a fine student, fine athlete, and fine young man for us. If he feels is chance at the NFL is better served by having more playing time elsewhere, then so be it, and I wish him well.

All kids fall into two categories during their time in College. Either, they are playing their last 4 seasons of football ever (barring messing around with their kids in the back garden, somewhere in the future); or they have just 4 seasons to impress NFL coaches and scouts in order to get drafted. Either way, as much as we may want them to stay loyal to our team, and warm the bench, they have to maximise their time at College.


He gets enough playing time to get in the NFL.


Posted: Apr 25, 2019 9:22 AM
 

And less carries means he has less injury chances.

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Re: He gets enough playing time to get in the NFL.


Posted: Apr 25, 2019 4:17 PM
 

Yes! Absolutely. And think of the exposure of playing in two national championship games! So he'd rather be crippled by being pounded as an every-down back?? What? Hello? Alabama regularly rotates three RB's.


This young man will make a lot of fans happy.


Posted: Apr 25, 2019 3:45 PM
 

I wish him all the best and a ton of money when he gets finished with college ball.

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Re: This young man will make a lot of fans happy.


Posted: Apr 25, 2019 4:19 PM
 

If he doesn't allow some program to get him injured during his final year.


If he cant stand the heat here, hows he going to stand nfl competition?!


Posted: Apr 30, 2019 4:37 PM
 

I knew giving him the hallowed 28 was a mistake. I wanted to be Feaster’s biggest fan. We share a hometown. If he chooses to leave, he becomes the next quitter who took his ball, and went home. I’m not a cheerleader who pays guys on the back who leave, and tell them “you’ll always be a Tiger!” Nope. Like Russel Wilson. He lost the right to be a Wolfpack member, and is forever a quitter who ran to be a Badger! Go ahead, Feaster. Run away. Because you aren’t driven enough to out work a kid with 3 stars by his name. SMDH. We will be fine with, or without you. You’ve bought shame on Spartanburg, SC. You made a commitment to Clemson University. It’s like a marriage. You don’t run away when things get tough. You work harder!


Maybe ...just maybe


Posted: Apr 30, 2019 7:54 PM
 

He heard about some sort of silient commitment from one or 2 of the five star rb's we are recruiting . Whatever the case I wish him luck. Really enjoyed watching him play .


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