Well, Adrion Graves, who had transferred up here from Xavier and sat around last year riding his year out, has decided to leave Bowling Green and head to a NAIA school somewhere in Kentucky. (hat tip to the BG News)
Coach Orr says the decision is mutual.
He had not seen a ton of minutes during his two years at X, but the fact he had landed there and, in fact had been recruited at Seton Hall by Orr and Jackson had us excited about his ability. So, in that sense, this is kind of disappointing.
In case you are curious, here is how Ryan Autollo described Graves' decision to come to BG.
In the end, of course, you can only build a champion with people who want to be here. On the more immediate side, you had to look at him as an instant upperclassmen on a team losing three seniors. So, in that respect it is too bad.
"It's not too far from home and I know the coaching staff really well - good people," Graves said. "I see a lot going on up there."
Graves' uncle is friends with Orr and Jackson, who recruited Graves when they were on staff at Seton Hall.
Just a point in fairness. Everyone was really tough on Coach Dakich for the transfers out of his program, but there was been a similar track record during the Orr years. Either that's a problem, or Dakich's "epidemic" statement was more right than we thought at the time.