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“I would be lying if I tell you, ‘Yeah.’ It’s a yes and no,” Dukes said. “I’m just taking it one game at a time. I still don’t know my decision to stay next year or to declare for the NFL draft. I’m really just taking it one day at a time. As the days go on, I’m thinking about what I want to do, what’s my next move.”
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
What can you say about that. This young man needs to stop embarrassing himself.
Hahaha. Oh man.
He needs to transfer to a Division I-AA school and become the featured back ... carry the rock and show the scouts what he can do before even considering declaring for the draft. I have a hard time believing he will be back.
In other news I'm considering dating Kate Upton.
yea - i would be shocked if he came back - we need Zwinak to stay healthy for next year to be our power back complimented by Belton and Lynch
If he wants carries, he will have to leave. Especially with the emergence of Zwinak, he lost his niche as a bruiser, and his ball security issues certainly won't help.
His biggest issue is the same one ones had. They could not handle the play book.
With Day and Zordich gone, and another year with the Playbook, he should stay. He's more likely to get a chance next year.
Belton, Zwinak and Lynch. He couldn't get the playbook under the old regime and that was basic. This is a Paul Jones situation IMO.
I'm sure BOB and company will tell him straight up that if he aspires to be in the NFL, he needs to work on X, Y, and Z and he probably only has part of X down pat. I think this staff knows what they are talking about when kids come to them with inquiries about going pro. Curtis would be smart to listen to them but I agree with an above poster, he may be better suited to go to FCS or Division II to get the exposure and playing time that he wants.
I hear you, but an injury or two and he'll be guaranteed getting some time next year.
I keep hearing everyone say he doesn't know the playbook. Has any of the coaches said this specifically?
He has a child so he's also thinking as a provider. Cut him some slack
Why else would he not be in the mix for carries during this time when we are going with a RB by committee approach? Is he in the doghouse for grades or something then? Either way, I think it points to him not knowing the playbook AND especially not having his pass protection responsibilities down pat.
He hasn't picked up the pass protections that is for sure. To me that is knowing the playbook. He also wasn't on the team this spring learning the playbook because he has grade issues so he lost a lot of ground to the other backs that are playing.
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WE ARE! And we will always be...
Without the shitty pic I would have given you an upvote.
The best thing he can do to support that child is to earn a Penn State degree and use it in the professional world. The NFL is not his future career path.
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep"- Glenn Carson
Wrong, Bill will wish him luck next year trying out for an NFL team. Goodbye.
He may be thinking that way but that doesn't make him any less delusional. What chance does a kid who couldn't get on the field have at even being invited to camp somewhere? If he wants to be a provider get your education, graduate and get a job.
He should stay and get his degree IMO. Not much of a chance of sticking in the NFL, but a legit degree and four years as a varsity letterman would go a long way on an application. Even if it is parks and recreation.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
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