Saturday, May 14, 2022

BG Nabs 5th Transfer OL

BG has another transfer on the O-line.  This young man is Cedric Dunbar, who played T at Jackson State.  He's 6'4" and 320 pounds, which is a pretty good sized-guy. He is from Natchez, MS, where he was all-district.  His father was a star at Jackson State, as well.  He played 11 games his FR year there, 3 games in the COVID spring year and then--as far as I can tell--none in 2022.

He is the 5th offensive lineman BG has brought in through the portal.

Welcome to the Falcons, Cedric.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

More Bad MBB News from Portal

On the last day of the portal deadline, BG's MBB team had another player check out.  This one is Josiah Fulcher, who played 53 games in 2 years with BG.  He made the all-freshman team as a FR.  His minutes stayed the same in both years (18 per game) and he played 17 minutes a game in MAC play...and that actually picked up after Reese and Gordon left.  BG was looking down the barrel at numbers issue before this and it only makes it more difficult.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Three More Portal Entrants from BGSU Football

So, the deadline is May 1 to enter the portal and play this Fall.  You can still pick a school after that, but you have to be in the portal by May 1.  For players not happy with their standing after spring practice, this is a decision time.  The risk, of course, is you end up without any place to play.  But, you probably have an idea of how things look.

The following Falcons entered the portal.

Elijah Eberhardt--a DB from the Cincy area, he spent 2 years in the Falcon program.  In 2020 he did not play and he played in 5 games last year with one tackle. He came in as a 3-star recruit with other MAC offers.

John Madden IV is a DLfrom Holland (OH) who went to St. John's.  He did not appear in a game as a Falcon, despite serious depth issues on the DL.

Tommy Guajardo is perhaps the biggest surprise.  He red-shirted at MSU, came to BG....he was highly recruited and ranked out of HS...one of the top players in Michgan.  He did not play in any games at BG last year and now he is back in the portal.

Best of luck to all these young men.  Stay tuned, I suspect there could be more.  Meanwhile, BG is continuing to offer players in the portal.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

BG has Men's Basketball Transfer

 

The latest transfer to land in BG is Leon Ayres III.  This will be the 4th institution of higher learning that Mr. Ayers has attended.

He is from Troy, MI originally. Actually, he was originally committed to Green Bay, but after a coaching change he went to Henry Ford Community College.  He was a National JUCO Divison II Second-Team All-American there, where he scored 21.7 PPG in his second year.  Then, he transferred to Mercer, where he played one season, scoring 12.2 PPG, shooting 52% overall and 39% from 3FG.  

Next, he went to Duquesne, where he played last year, scoring 10 PPG on 46% and 27% shooting.  (After going 6-24, 5 ofo the 7 top scorers have left the Dukes). He did benefit from the Bowling Green defense, scoring 20 PPG, on 3 of 6 and 3 of 11 shooting and 5 of 6 at the line.

He's a G and at 6'5" he has some good length.

He will join JUCO transfer Rashaun Agee and FR Willie Lightfoot and Jamai Felt.


Monday, April 25, 2022

BG QB Tucker Melton in Portal

The news today is not great.  Tucker Melton has entered the portal and is planning to leave BG.  It means that both of the highly-ranked QBs from the first full Loeffler class have left without taking a significant snap.  The writing was probably on the wall when Camden Orth took the QB2 rates in the Spring "Game."  Melton wants to play, has four years left and feels like he won't get it here.

Here's the disappointing thing.  He might not get it this year.  Like it or not, McDonald is set to start without any real competition and apparently if he is injured than Orth would come in.

What I don't understand is what will happen next year.  So McDonald cannot come back, which will leave:

Orth

Owen Bainbridge (presumably a R-FR)

Jayden George (Sr)

Drew Guenther, (Sr)

Which starts to look pretty thin again.  Of course, there's always the ability to go into the portal and get a seasoned  QB, but without that it would look like Owen, Bainbridge and ? without much backup if Bainbirdge doesn't develop.

For whatever reason, even when McDonald was injured for the last two years, we didn't put Keller and Melton on the field.  We have bet a tremendous amount on this direction.  Hope it works.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

BG Adds Transfer OL


As promised, BG is back at it with the transfer portal, looking to strengthen the offensive line.  It's vital. If BG cannot block this year, nothing can happen.

This young man is Kam Stewart, who is coming from Coastal Carolina.  He is 6'6" and 270 pounds. He was at Coastal for 3 years, one of which was 2020, meaning I would think he has 2 years left.  He played in 28 games there and started 8 games, although six of those were when he was forced to burn his redshirt and start six games as a FR due to injury.  He played in every game last season.

He was a 3-star recruit out of HS and was the #20 prospect in South Carolina, according to Rivals.  His HS team won three state championships while he played there.  (A full Emanski, back-to-back-to-back).  They were 41-1 and #24 in the nation one of those years.

He is the fourth O-line transfer for this year, with 3 in spring practice right now.  I would not be surprised to see us get more.  Loeffler says he can bring in 7 guys (total) and will focus on the oline and dline.

Welcome to the Falcons, Kam.