@jayballer73@Gunman I think this is really the ultimate “trust Self” moment. This seems very similar to the Tharpe situation. Self has a clear understanding of the “why” here — why isn’t Vick being invited back with open arms despite high talent, a likelihood of better production and an open scholarship? He’s better than Tharpe by a good ways. Wouldn’t the bet on a senior be better than the bet on a freshman? Especially for Self?
Of course. But that’s only part of the story. There is more at play here.
Thus the hesitancy by some in the peanut gallery. We see Self’s reaction and handling of this situation and it causes us great pause.
Without hearing Self’s words the other day, and back in early April, I would view this differently. Self’s words have influenced my opinion.
I think Self should go with his gut here. Whatever that is.
Sweetly put , I think you hit it right on the nose. - time will tell , I will say once more it’s not going to floor me one way or another. I know Coach has had his run in’s at different points with Vick but still just have to wait and see. - Who knows for sure? - -Only coach and Vick when it’s all said and done.
If he does return - -then great no problems - -if not then we will be fine - -again very well put on your part makes sense for sure. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
I’d imagine any big change for Vick is hard. I still think there’s to much we don’t know keeping him from coming back. Considering his family situation, it’s very sad. I hope Vick can find a successful situation!
@BShark McLemore sat his first season because of academic issues. McLemore was #34 with Rivals. He was not a presumed OAD. But to that point, my analysis is always on presumed OADs. You can’t control whether a guy actually leaves (Like Embiid). But if you know a guy has the intention to just play one season – Wiggins, Oubre, JJ, Cliff, Diallo – then you could avoid those guys. Not always black and white, but each season we seem to have a pretty good idea.
@jaybate-1.0 I think Self thought Vick was getting lazy and it helped him to sit first, earn it. Vick also fouls a lot and then can’t play long. Svi starting, maybe hoping to get some quick 3’s starting? At least Self doesn’t give up on either one, but doesn’t have much choice. They need to step up! Not much of an answer, just guessing.