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jvilletiger25
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
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It's gonna take a while for the 4 and 5 stars to come though


Uh, it better not. 5* maybe, but he better not have a problem getting 4* players regularly.


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LanierSpots
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
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It sucks that Malzahn's incompetence ended up having that effect on them.

I don't blame Harsin at all. Gus is just the gift that will keep on giving for a season.








TemperdTiger
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
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Newkirk should stay
-alpinetiger
More at 10

Sorry just messing wit ya
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Lee County Tiger
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
Newkirk to Florida.

EDIT: Newkirk: I'm coming home
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AURaptor
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Member since Aug 2018
4866 posts

re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
Why refer to the Auburn family if he’s looking for a divorce?

I get a player going pro, but the TP??

I’m missing something.


metafour
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Member since Feb 2007
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
I'm kinda shocked that DJ ended up at FSU and Newkirk to Florida. Are either of those two guys going to even get much playing time? These aren't star players - they're average dudes coming from an average-to-bad team, going to schools that have guys already at their positions.

Maybe they just want to go back home and chose accordingly, but I'm struggling to see the purpose of these transfers if they actually intend on playing and trying to further their career. I assumed both guys would be transferring down to schools where they'd actually have the opportunity to stand out.


Lee County Tiger
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
DJ has a good shot at FSU I think. Their leading rusher was their QB with only 559 yards in 9 games, and they're in a major rebuild after everything that's happened the last few years.

Newkirk and BK, only thing I can think of is they just don't feel like they're going to fit into Mason's scheme.


alpinetiger
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
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I'm kinda shocked that DJ ended up at FSU and Newkirk to Florida. Are either of those two guys going to even get much playing time? These aren't star players - they're average dudes coming from an average-to-bad team, going to schools that have guys already at their positions.

Maybe they just want to go back home and chose accordingly, but I'm struggling to see the purpose of these transfers if they actually intend on playing and trying to further their career. I assumed both guys would be transferring down to schools where they'd actually have the opportunity to stand out.


Agree. I think Newkirk is an average 3-technique player. I know Garner used to hype him as an NFL guy but he was never that productive. Maybe he was out of shape, IDK. I think he could have been a really good 0-technique in a 3-4 but oh well.

I'm also beginning to think DJ is playing the wrong position and should be a LB or Safety. Someone else mentioned that so I'm certainly not taking credit for the thought. He just seems to lack instincts when carrying the ball.


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metafour
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
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DJ has a good shot at FSU I think. Their leading rusher was their QB with only 559 yards in 9 games, and they're in a major rebuild after everything that's happened the last few years.



Their QB may have been their leading rusher; but they have two backs - a sophomore and a freshman - who both played that were 4-star recruits. The one kid (Toafili) averaged almost 10 yards a carry on 37 attempts. DJ Williams has done nothing at Auburn to suggest that he's a "walk-in-and-start" type of back. Maybe he thinks of himself as that, but even with FSU "rebuilding" they have decent to good recruits at his position because they're FSU and RB's aren't hard to find.

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Newkirk and BK, only thing I can think of is they just don't feel like they're going to fit into Mason's scheme.



I think it's just guys who don't want to play in a transition, has nothing to do with defensive scheme. If anything Newkirk would absolutely fit as a NT type when Mason chooses to run 3-man fronts. This is where the transfers don't seem to make any sense: he's one of the only guys on the roster at DT who actually has the size/strength to fill that role which means that his likelihood of playing is high. But he's going to go to Florida which likely already has guys better than him who have established themselves in that defense? It seems to me that a guy like Newkirk would have a MUCH easier time getting playing time at Auburn then he will at Florida.


TTsTowel
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
BK to Tennessee

lol wut


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TheJones
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
Initially thought both would go there, honestly


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BuckFama334
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Member since Aug 2018
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
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BK to Tennessee

lol wut


His HS coach, Shelton Felton, is there.
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TTsTowel
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
That makes more sense. Saw he tagged him in his Twitter post and there was no mention of Kevin Steele.


BuckFama334
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Central Alabama
Member since Aug 2018
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
He tagged their DC Derrick Ansley also.

He has an excellent eye for talent, he recruited me to D3 Huntingdon College 13 years ago. Lol.
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Rhino5
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Member since Nov 2014
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
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His HS coach, Shelton Felton, is there.
I understand a coaching change is a big deal, but he still bailed on his teammates of 3 years.


TheRig
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
Quite surprised both end up at SEC programs. Good for them.


NorthGwinnettTiger
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
WTF would you sit out a year to play for ut?

Oh wait...covid?
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TTsTowel
RIP Bow9den/Coastie
Member since Feb 2010
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re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
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He has an excellent eye for talent, he recruited me to D3 Huntingdon College 13 years ago. Lol.
I remember those times, baw. I ‘member.

ETA: I was thinking back the other day on how we used to skip Anthropology class all the time.
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BuckFama334
Auburn Fan
Central Alabama
Member since Aug 2018
1729 posts

re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
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we used to skip Anthropology class all the time.


And made A's. Gotta love community college. Lol.


Rhino5
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Atlanta
Member since Nov 2014
22861 posts

re: Big Kat and Newkirk Enter the Transfer Portal
Yeah, I’m not knocking him (congrats to his coach btw), just figured he’d suck it up for a year at AU and go for the draft.



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