Both these transfers puzzle me. Why would either guy transfer now?
To answer your question, the 2 most obvious/popular answers would be Debose & Jacoby. I'll guess one of the o-linemen (Jordan or Thurman maybe), and a LB (Darrin Kitchens?). Also, one or two of our WRs, a QB, and a punter. Not sure how many of those guys buried on the depth chart are walk-ons, but we'll probably have to make room for this large incoming class.
I don't know. Patchan was getting playing time his freshman year on both sides of the ball (maybe his sophomore year??). If he was healthy, he would've easily started over Nixon/Green this last year, IMO.
Neither are a big loss, Patchan has been hurt for years and probably wouldn't start next year and Pop, although talented can't stay out of trouble with Coach Boom. We needed the space to sign more players this year so I wouldn't doubt that both were shown the door. I look for a couple more transfers after the bowl game and before signing day.
I don't think Patchan's heart is in it for some reason... maybe because I saw him grinding on some club hoe at 101 downtown before both the USCe and LSU game. I know he is injured and all but it just seemed kinda weird for him to be out late the night befroe the game.