Maurice Washington--hope this tweet means good news

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  1. Hedley Lemar

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    Yesterday Nate Clouse was on TBL and said that both had qualified and could be here this week although Washington would be taking an academic redshirt while Watts would be available immediately.
     
  2. DudznSudz

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    NICE!
     
  3. scarletred

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    That would give Mo time to learn the system better and get bigger stronger and faster..

    Not that he wouldn’t be helping this year but next year he could really be killing it with 4 years to play.
     
  4. DudznSudz

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    Yup! If he's as good as advertised, give him a year to get stable academically and work out/learn the scheme. We have plenty of running backs right now, might as well save him for what promises to be a very, very good team in 2019.
     
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    Let me preface this with I have zero knowledge of how all of this works, but if he has the test score; has the grades; and if he graduated (did he?), why would he be an academic red shirt? Everyone of the radio personalities seem to say something different, but would like to know what the issue is why he couldn't play right away.
     
  6. TheBeav815

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    Because the bar to get into Nebraska and the bar to be NCAA eligible to play sports are not the same. Basically they're able to enroll him at NU and he can practice with the team, but he needs to make grades in order to play in the future. His HS grades and scores were not enough for him to be eligible as a true freshman, but he got them up high enough to get into Nebraska.

    It probably has to do with "core classes" and what his grades were in those as to why he's not NCAA eligible. I'm thrilled they were able to get this done, it's much much much better than him going JUCO. Seems like kids almost never come back to the same school after JUCO.
     
  7. Tuco Salamanca

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    Correct. He needs to have a GPA in those core classes of 2.3 to gain immediate eligibility. The test score is sort of a variable, if you will, based on the core GPA.

    If you have a higher GPA, you can have a lower test score and still qualify. Example a kid with a 3.5 GPA can get a 400 SAT or about a 14 ACT. A kid with a 2.3 GPA needs to have a higher test score like 980 SAT or a 18 ACT.

    Now if a kid has a GPA below 2.3 but above a 2.0 they can apply for the academic redshirt. But they still have to get a test score in the 19-22 ACT or 910-1020 SAT depending on the exact core GPA.


    I hope that is clear.
     
  8. DudznSudz

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    But we all are hearing that he passed the minimum requirements to enroll and is going to be on campus soon, right? NCAA eligibility forthcoming?
     
  9. Tuco Salamanca

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    I believe they are waiting for the NCAA clearinghouse to approve the academic redshirt qualification. They run at their own pace to say the least.
     
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    Thanks. That helps. You should spread some knowledge to a bunch of the media that think he plays this year.
     
  11. DudznSudz

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    Yeah, as far as I understand it, it is not possible for him to play this year. But, we do get Dominick Watt if we want to use him (though WR is pretty stacked right now, I don't think we really wind up using him all that often, if at all, unless its in early or certain games).
     
  12. Harry Caray

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    I'm still skeptical he will ever play a down for us, based on how often he switched high schools. I will be pleasantly surprised if he is still here in Fall 2019 and academically eligible.
     
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    If any support system can help him succeed it's NU's. There are a lot of people who make their livings bending over backwards to help those kids achieve their goals off the field. That life skills program they've put together is no joke.
     
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    They would also have to be accepted through UNL's application process, in which case they would have to either meet the automatic requirements, gain admission through the admissions committee (holistic review), or gain admission based on special talents. If someone is short on core classes to gain assured admission, it is possible that there are additional hoops to jump through and additional paperwork to file to gain admission through the other 2 options.
    https://admissions.unl.edu/apply/#requirements/first-year
     
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    Have they seen his film???
     
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    That is fantastic!
     
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    Looking pretty good. So far it appears we will get every single person we signed this past class. Sure M Washington won’t play this year but just getting him here for next year is fine with me. When a few months ago it looked like he might not even make it. Very special RB right here. Our difference maker at RB.
     
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    Pertty sure Canty isn't going to make it.
     
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    Well these things worked out for a change.
     
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    Are the academic redshirt waivers easily granted by the NCAA?
     
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    Canty is enrolled at a JUCO. He might come to Nebraska AFTER his JUCO time is up.
     
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    I dunno, I think so?

    Either way, its great news that we get both Washington and Watt. Both were 4 star prospects if I recall (Watt may have been a high 3), and Washington in particular could turn into a monster feature back in a couple of years.
     
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    Washington is a special talent no doubt. If he can accept no game play for a year and use that as motivation going forward he has a very bright future.

    I do have a question, I thought I read somewhere that he will only have 4 years of eligibility including this year for a total of 3 years of eligibility (meaning only 3 years of being allowed to play in games). Why can't he use this year as a redshirt year and still have 4 years of playing eligibility?
     
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    I am not sure how academic redshirts work. I thought they functioned just like any other, but if they didn't, it would kind of make sense that there is a downside to not having good grades or test scores.
     
  27. Harry Caray

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    No, academic redshirts do not lose a year of eligibility - as long as they pass at least 9 credit hours their first semester.
     
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    Right, forgot about our 3 star OT. But like dude said, he COULD still end up here. But your right, at the moment it appears he’s the only lose we felt. Honestly I’d rather have Watt and Washington over Canty IF I had to choice one not to make it.
     
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    :Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Wow, eligible to play right away? What a turnaround!!!
     
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    He can play right away?
     
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    YES HE CAN!!!!
     
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    Yep

     
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    Frost the GOAT! GBR!
     
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    Only reason he came to NU was because there was no chance he was going to ever qualify right? Wonder what the Frost haters will have to say about this.
     
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    Wow. That is a shocker.
     
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