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What happened with tate? He comit elsewhere or what's going on?

I never understood why people assumed that he was coming here. Because of the Rod Smith connection? Unless the QB-OC relationship was extraordinarily close or something, it's pretty rare for a kid to leave a school for the purpose of following an OC somewhere.

Unlike Tommy Stevens, Tate will obviously be starting at his original school if he stays. Why would a California kid leave a guaranteed starting position at a school he already knows to play for a worse team 2,000 miles away that lacks WRs?
 
I never understood why people assumed that he was coming here. Because of the Rod Smith connection? Unless the QB-OC relationship was extraordinarily close or something, it's pretty rare for a kid to leave a school for the purpose of following an OC somewhere.

Unlike Tommy Stevens, Tate will obviously be starting at his original school if he stays. Why would a California kid leave a guaranteed starting position at a school he already knows to play for a worse team 2,000 miles away that lacks WRs?
He has a close relationship. At the end of the season he had told people he was planning to leave. Sumlin system doesn’t highlight his strengths.

From what I’ve heard, he had a huge summer/off season and immersed himself in sunlins system and is developing himself to be a force.
 
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A few game times announced today. And there won't be a Friday night game this season.

Aug. 31____Akron_____________________11:00am BTN
Sept. 7____at UConn__________________2:30pm CBSSN
Sept. 14___Eastern Michigan__________11:00am BTN
Sept. 21___Nebraska__________________
Sept. 28___BYE
Oct. 5_____at Minnesota______________2:30pm/3:00pm
Oct. 12____Michigan__________________
Oct. 19____Wisconsin (Homecoming)____11:00am
Oct. 26____at Purdue_________________
Nov. 2_____Rutgers (Dads Day)________
Nov. 9_____at Michigan State_________
Nov. 16____BYE
Nov. 23____at Iowa___________________
Nov. 30____Northwestern______________


All times CT


https://twitter.com/IlliniFootball/
https://bigten.org/news/2019/5/30/football-btn-espn-and-fox-announce-early-season-schedules.aspx
 
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A few game times announced today. And there won't be a Friday night game this season.

Aug. 31____Akron_____________________11:00am BTN
Sept. 7____at UConn__________________2:30pm CBSSN
Sept. 14___Eastern Michigan__________11:00am BTN
Sept. 21___Nebraska__________________
Sept. 28___BYE
Oct. 5_____at Minnesota______________2:30pm/3:00pm
Oct. 12____Michigan__________________
Oct. 19____Wisconsin (Homecoming)____11:00am
Oct. 26____at Purdue_________________
Nov. 2_____Rutgers (Dads Day)________
Nov. 9_____at Michigan State_________
Nov. 16____BYE
Nov. 23____at Iowa___________________
Nov. 30____Northwestern______________


All times CT


https://twitter.com/IlliniFootball/
https://bigten.org/news/2019/5/30/football-btn-espn-and-fox-announce-early-season-schedules.aspx
In past years, I would complain about not getting a 2:30 start for Homecoming. But I have resigned myself that until we're good that I'm content with 11:00 starts so that I can watch the better teams play while tailgating.
 
I never understood why people assumed that he was coming here. Because of the Rod Smith connection? Unless the QB-OC relationship was extraordinarily close or something, it's pretty rare for a kid to leave a school for the purpose of following an OC somewhere.

Unlike Tommy Stevens, Tate will obviously be starting at his original school if he stays. Why would a California kid leave a guaranteed starting position at a school he already knows to play for a worse team 2,000 miles away that lacks WRs?
Maybe it was because there was a lot of chatter coming from Arizona that he was? Things solidified for him. Had he not left the spring as the clear starter, things would be interesting with him.
 
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Not a lot of info out there on him, but certainly a position of great need. Has some decent size at 6’4”.
I couldn't find much either. His stats indicate that he barely played as a Junior:

https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/da...EeeT-Oz0u-e-FA/gendersport/football-stats.htm

His HUDL highlights as well:

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10591036/5c105bc83deaa702b04f8359

His HUDL profile says that he runs a 4.44 40. I'd be interested in hearing more about his backstory. Maybe he just started playing football?
 
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There are a lot of guys that don't play football just because their mom doesn't let them. If you're a legit athlete then I guess you're probably better off waiting until your last 1 or 2 years to play in order to save your body.
 
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I couldn't find much either. His stats indicate that he barely played as a Junior:

https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/da...EeeT-Oz0u-e-FA/gendersport/football-stats.htm

His HUDL highlights as well:

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10591036/5c105bc83deaa702b04f8359

His HUDL profile says that he runs a 4.44 40. I'd be interested in hearing more about his backstory. Maybe he just started playing football?
Those highlights show how much of a big play receiver he is. With his speed and hieght and being on a runner up team in texas state, it blows my mind that that he is unknown.
 
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