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App State playmakers who led the team in 2020 (potential transfers):

QB - Z. Thomas (67% passing; 2200 yards passing; 312 yards rushing) - SR.
RB - C. Peoples (1100 yards; 6.7/carry) - SO.
RB - D. Harrington (600 yards; 5.6/carry) - JR.
RB - Marcus Williams (500 yards; 7.4/carry) - SR.
WR - T. Hennigan (600 yards; 13.1/catch) - SR.
WR - Malik Williams (540 yards; 13.1/catch) - SR.

A couple of the RB's have multiple years of eligibility, but that's about it. Likely no real help here.

if there is another one to watch for it may be QB Holton Ahers from his prior stop at ECU. Started as a true freshman just finishing his junior year now - decent numbers. I saw that he started following Illinois football on Twitter after the OC announcement - speculation only
 
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Is Carney not a draft prospect? I'm a little surprised he's not going the draft route. I mean he's played 4 seasons and just put together his most impressive and complete year. Guessing he'd really only be a 7th rounder or UDFA, so might as well give it another shot in college to up your stock. Either way, tough loss but not surprising. Gonna be an uphill climb on defense, that's for sure.
 
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Is Carney not a draft prospect? I'm a little surprised he's not going the draft route. I mean he's played 4 seasons and just put together his most impressive and complete year. Guessing he'd really only be a 7th rounder or UDFA, so might as well give it another shot in college to up your stock. Either way, tough loss but not surprising. Gonna be an uphill climb on defense, that's for sure.
He is not a draft prospect. Perry is our best and possibly only legit draft prospect on the D
Yeah. That would be killer. Depth would not be there, but I am pretty high on Randolph, Coleman, and Newton.
Randolph and Newton are ready for the next step IMO. Coleman's impact might depend more on the type of defense
 
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Some of these guys are probably willing to wait to see who our defensive coaches will be before making a decision. Others might not care. It's the people in the middle that start to be of concern the longer we go without any staff announcements. Different people have different thresholds for dealing with uncertainty.
 
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Perhaps some players liked Lovie and/or their position coach well enough to make a statement by leaving.
Twitter has had unsubstantiated rumors of the exact opposite, but who knows.

A football team is a lot of people, multiple currents of opinion are always swirling around even the most cohesive locker room.

It's not exactly clear what we could have done to avoid this, it's just Thunderdome out there right now and we will see where we are when the dust settles.
 
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It's not exactly clear what we could have done to avoid this, it's just Thunderdome out there right now and we will see where we are when the dust settles.
This is pretty much unavoidable. He's been here 4 years. In a normal year, he'd be gone. Under normal transfer restrictions, he'd be a grad transfer. These guys get a chance to try out a new situation and they're going for it. Can't blame him.
 
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He is not a draft prospect. Perry is our best and possibly only legit draft prospect on the D

Randolph and Newton are ready for the next step IMO. Coleman's impact might depend more on the type of defense
My thoughts also. Time for the young guys to shine. If we end up going with the 3- 4, DL depth won't be such an issue. We need LB's. Wish Owen the best wherever he lands.
 
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So without much of a staff yet, how far are we behind in the transfer market? I saw Penn St has already signed 4, thigh no idea how good they are.
 
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So without much of a staff yet, how far are we behind in the transfer market? I saw Penn St has already signed 4, thigh no idea how good they are.
I hope the new staff doesn't just hand out scholarships to get a warm body. I'd rather play short handed next season and take our lumps in order to have a full complement of rides to give during the next couple of years. Build the new foundation around those new guys.
 
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I hope the new staff doesn't just hand out scholarships to get a warm body. I'd rather play short handed next season and take our lumps in order to have a full complement of rides to give during the next couple of years. Build the new foundation around those new guys.
I could see us trying to get warm bodies at positions like ILB and WR.
 
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I hope the new staff doesn't just hand out scholarships to get a warm body. I'd rather play short handed next season and take our lumps in order to have a full complement of rides to give during the next couple of years. Build the new foundation around those new guys.
Need to fill the roster whether transfers or Hs or JC. Overage year. They should take another 10/11 for 2021 and see what works out. There will likely be transfers/moving in after first year, guys that don’t fit. So, guessing it should not affect future recruiting class much. Probably will aim for a full 25 man class for 2022.
Edit: and of course Robert has an article about this On Illiniboard
 
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Losing Carney stings. Was finally rounding into form.
I'm hoping BB can replace him with players who don't take 4 years to "round into form." No offense to OC, but I think more was expected from him when first recruited out of FL. He was a pretty highly regarded prospect coming out of HS.
 
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