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DawgsLife
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re: Arik Gilbert enters the portal
Ah! I know what i was doing wrong now. Thanks!


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re: Arik Gilbert enters the portal
The kid is weird


DawgsLife
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re: Arik Gilbert enters the portal
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The kid is weird



How so?


whitefoot
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re: Arik Gilbert enters the portal
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The kid is weird

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How so?

He's weird because LSU totally flubbed how they handled his situation. If the rumors of what really happened are true, then LSU should have just treated him like an injured player and said nothing. Instead, LSU said he was considering opting out because he was "sore". Then all of the mouth breathers on the rant (and even local media) went nuts calling him a soft quitter and talking all kinds of shite about him.

The SITUATION is weird for sure, but a lot of the weirdness is on LSU's handling of it.


LSUFM
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If the rumors of what really happened are true, then LSU should have just treated him like an injured player and said nothing. Instead, LSU said he was considering opting out because he was "sore". Then all of the mouth breathers on the rant (and even local media) went nuts calling him a soft quitter and talking all kinds of shite about him.

The SITUATION is weird for sure, but a lot of the weirdness is on LSU's handling of it.


If they would have treated him like an injured player, then speculation would have run rampant anyway. Orgeron was just trying to protect him and keep him from embarrassment. It backfired because the excuse was lame. True maybe, but lame. Hence the “soft” and “quitter” attacks.

But, after the original snafu, once they realized the extent of their mistake (former players attacking Gilbert on social media), they have handled matters admirably. They haven’t even pulled his financial aid, which is almost always done once a player enters the portal.

However, once his situation was more widely known, it has mostly been the media and fans’ reactions driving the attacks and making the situation worse.


DawgsLife
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re: Arik Gilbert enters the portal
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He's weird because LSU totally flubbed how they handled his situation. If the rumors of what really happened are true, then LSU should have just treated him like an injured player and said nothing. Instead, LSU said he was considering opting out because he was "sore". Then all of the mouth breathers on the rant (and even local media) went nuts calling him a soft quitter and talking all kinds of shite about him.

The SITUATION is weird for sure, but a lot of the weirdness is on LSU's handling of it.



FWIW, what I have heard is he was homesick. Unable to go home much during the year due to covid and distance, etc. IF this is true, I can see him saying he was sore, because it sounds better than saying "I'm homesick."
Just a guess on my part, though. It seems most of the stuff some people (Not you) are going by is what posters are saying on twitter and on this board. Those are not good things to make an opinion around.


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DawgsLife
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If they would have treated him like an injured player, then speculation would have run rampant anyway.

I get it and see your point, but the speculation would not have been sprinkled with stuff that any person would find insulting. Stuff like:
He's Bi-Polar
He's soft.
He's addicted/drugs
Stuff like that.
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Orgeron was just trying to protect him and keep him from embarrassment.
Instead that is exactly what it caused. Saying he is injured would have done the opposite.

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They haven’t even pulled his financial aid, which is almost always done once a player enters the portal.
Are you sure about this? I mean, once in the portal a player can, and has returned to his team and removed their name. You may be privy to other information, but i have not heard of a player having his scholarship revoked just because he entered the portal.


LSUFM
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that any person would find insulting. Stuff like:
He's Bi-Polar
He's soft.
He's addicted/drugs


That was the narrative from media, former players, and shite fans. Those “fans” are still going on about it.
Heck, I even made a couple of posts about his issues, mostly to defend him from what was being said about him.

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If they would have treated him like an injured player, then speculation would have run rampant anyway.


That’s my quote and it relates to how the football administration has handled things. I think you thought I was referring to others.

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Orgeron was just trying to protect him and keep him from embarrassment.

Instead that is exactly what it caused. Saying he is injured would have done the opposite.


That’s exactly what I said.

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Financial Aid

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Are you sure about this?


It has been reported widely by multiple outlets. Also, Orgeron said it in an interview. I think he’s leaving all avenues open for Gilbert to return, which is smart.


Terrific Tales
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re: Arik Gilbert enters the portal
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LSU totally flubbed how they handled his situation

If he ends up coming back, then I don’t see how we could have possibly handled the situation worse


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boXerrumble
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re: Arik Gilbert enters the portal
He’s going to Tennessee.


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Porter Osborne Jr
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Sure, sure. UT makes sense. They threw the ball even less to the TE this year than UGA and their coach is on the verge of being fired.

Not that any of this makes sense


thunderbird1100
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Sure, sure. UT makes sense. They threw the ball even less to the TE this year than UGA and their coach is on the verge of being fired.


His high school QB is there.

I have no clue where he ends up, but still I say I hope he works on himself and gets better for sure.


Porter Osborne Jr
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His high school QB is there.


Yep, so is another of his teammates. It still doesn't make much sense with everything going on there. Especially with Bailey's dad saying they committed to Pruitt and not UT.


boXerrumble
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re: Arik Gilbert enters the portal
Pruitt isn’t going anywhere. He’s gonna be there at least through next season.


TrueLefty
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Looking like its Tennessee lol

good luck with that


Why not Mizzou? Drinkwitz will used him right away!


diddlydawg7
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re: Arik Gilbert enters the portal
Gilbert liked a tweet saying he will probably go to Georgia.

0% chance we get him now.
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TidalSurge1
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Are you sure about this? I mean, once in the portal a player can, and has returned to his team and removed their name. You may be privy to other information, but i have not heard of a player having his scholarship revoked just because he entered the portal.

Per NCCA bylaws, if a player enters the transfer portal, the school can choose to not renew his scholarship, regardless of whether he actually transfers to another school.

ETA: I'm pretty sure the rule doesn't enable schools to cancel financial aid for the current academic term in which they enter the portal, but does allow them to cancel it for the next term.
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whitefoot
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Pruitt isn’t going anywhere
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He’s gonna be there at least through next season.

That long, huh?


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whitefoot
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Per NCCA bylaws, if a player enters the transfer portal, the school can choose to not renew his scholarship, regardless of whether he actually transfers to another school.


LSU has apparently kept his financial aid in place, leaving the door open for him to return.


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TidalSurge1
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Pruitt isn’t going anywhere. He’s gonna be there at least through next season.

Maybe not. UT has an investigation underway, by the same lawyer UT hired to investigate NCAA violations and terminate Bruce Pearl with cause.

Tennessee releases first statement on football investigation (247Sports)
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Under contract until Jan. 2026, Pruitt is entitled to a $12.7 million buyout if terminated without cause.

Tennessee not extending contracts, pauses hiring amid football investigation (espn)

'Difficult' to see Jeremy Pruitt keeping his job (espn)
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Andrew Perloff @andrewperloff
Dan says that he's heard from source that Tennessee football will face a serious investigation. He also said UGA could be next. "I was told Georgia got sloppy in recruiting." @dpshow
8:11 AM · Jan 8, 2021
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