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deeprig9
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Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
I initially thought the portal would help bring parity to cfb. Traditionally, high tier teams like Bama would hoard 4/5* athletes on the bench who would have started on 100 other teams. I thought the portal would allow alot of those guys to spread out across the landscape.

But so far, it's been the other way around. The upper tier schools are using it to pluck what few diamonds in the rough from the lesser schools.

Instead of Wake Forest getting some badass linebackers and db's riding the bench from the SEC, the SEC goes and takes their one good player in Jamie La'Jai Newman.

And alot of high quality bench riders that are leaving the SEC are going to other top tier schools. No parity is growing.


What do yall think?


ImayGoLesMiles
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
It's good for college football. Why would it not be? They have always had transfers man, so the only difference is the portal being there so programs can know who is available for transfer.


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Sid E Walker
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
I don’t care for it.


mistaken4193
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
Jamie Newman is not a diamond in the rough. He sucks. Completion percentage was below 60% in all but 3 games. And below 50% in 4 of last 5. Dude is another Jalen Hurts. He sucks


ImayGoLesMiles
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
So, you think that the transfer portal is the reason why Wake Forest can't compete with the top tier programs in football? Come on now man, Wake Forest wouldn't be relevant with or without Newman and the portal being there. This is the exact reason why I believe they need to create another division of fcs football. The programs that honestly have no chance at ever playing for a title in fbs can have their own division, with other programs like them and compete in a more evenly matched league than they're in right now. That's the only way to fix this. They need to split the fbs into 2 divisions and match the elite teams with other elite programs and the ones like Wake Forest etc need to be competing against other programs like themselves.


deeprig9
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
You have no reading comprehension.


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AtlantaLSUfan
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
Grad transfer rule > Do anything you want portal


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deeprig9
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
Instead of schools like Wake losing their star player, how about using the portal to add a few pieces to make them more competitive? That's not happening. That's what I thought the portal would bring to the cfb landscape.


PorkSammich
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
It’s terrible and why the same teams will always compete for playoff spots.


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RB10
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
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Instead of schools like Wake losing their star player, how about using the portal to add a few pieces to make them more competitive? That's not happening. That's what I thought the portal would bring to the cfb landscape.



Issue is players who sign with Bama/LSU/tOSU/Clemson/OU/UGA and get buried on the depth chart are leaving for whichever of those schools listed above have depth issues, if they’re good enough. Which most of them are. If they don’t go to one of those they go to UF, aTm, Michigan or FSU. Basically the major programs are just swapping players. Then, on top of that, the big schools are poaching the more talented players from the also-rans.

This has always been one of the major negative points about the portal. Essentially it’s just a way for the rich to get richer.


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JustGetItRight
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
quote:

I initially thought the portal would help bring parity to cfb. Traditionally, high tier teams like Bama would hoard 4/5* athletes on the bench who would have started on 100 other teams. I thought the portal would allow alot of those guys to spread out across the landscape.

But so far, it's been the other way around. The upper tier schools are using it to pluck what few diamonds in the rough from the lesser schools.

Instead of Wake Forest getting some badass linebackers and db's riding the bench from the SEC, the SEC goes and takes their one good player in Jamie La'Jai Newman.

And alot of high quality bench riders that are leaving the SEC are going to other top tier schools. No parity is growing.


What do yall think?



I'm not sure how you could have thought it would work out any way other than like it has done.

Think it's bad now, wait until they get to profit from their likenesses. You think the better profit is at Wake Forest or UGA?


ColoradoAg
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
The portal essentially prepares CFB players for the NFL. It's basically Free Agency, when the first stop in your career doesn't work out the way it was planned


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narddogg81
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
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Jamie La'Jai Newman.

quote:

good player

Lol


ImayGoLesMiles
LSU Fan
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Member since Feb 2015
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
It works both ways. LSU has lost a several players in the portal. Kelvin joseph went to Kentucky for instance. Now, whether Joseph ends up being the "missing piece" to uk being able to compete with the big-time programs in the sec is highly doubtful. Why? Bc Kentucky has far less talent overall compared to programs like LSU, bama, etc...however, it is good for the athletes to get a fresh start at a new program to possibly make something or their career, where they probably wouldn't get the opportunity to start at the program they transfered from. In short, the portal was created to help the student athletes make the most of their college careers and find the best fit for them to maximize their potential. If a player believes it's in their best interest to leave a lesser program like Wake Forest to go to a better one like uga, then that's a good thing in my opinion. It works both ways though. There are players that enter the portal all the time that leave a big-time program where they aren't playing much to go to another where they will get a better chance to play. This has all happened way before the portal was created though is my point. The portal was just a way to make it more efficient and more organized...that's all it is for.


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GurleyGirl
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
No doubt it's perceived as better for the players but not for the teams losing star players and the associated fans. Georgia was definitely better off losing the #1 QB recruit and Wake Forest will likely be worse without Newman.


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StrawsDrawnAtRandom
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Member since Sep 2013
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
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Jamie La'Jai Newman.


good player


Lol


They are really going to build this guy up. Worse yet, he's only going to give them one year at most.


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Cornelius
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
Probably an unpopular take, but the only way to create parity is to cut scholarships. Going from 85 to 70 would move a lot of talent around.


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uofarolltide
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
That's exactly what Saban said would happen.

People should listen to him more. He's a pretty smart guy


StrawsDrawnAtRandom
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Member since Sep 2013
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
I think it actually helps recruits when coaches want to bull shite them, though. Fake promises and all of that. "You can compete for the job, I swear!!"

It doesn't punish them for believing in bull shite artist coaches.


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LouisvilleKat
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re: Portal Hurting or Helping CFB?
I don't understand how the portal is any different from traditional transfer rules. Kids have always been able to transfer, the portal just makes it easier to find a new place to go.

I think it's the same as always just less hassle for the student.


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