Randy Russell forced to retire from football

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  1. alcoholica

    alcoholica Well-Known Member

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    Great optics. UF looks good and Russell sounds articulate and thoughtful. He’s going to probably end up in coaching and that was basically his first press release
     
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      • ThreatMatrix

        ThreatMatrix Well he's not Mac - so we got that going for us
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        Our average recruit rating just went up. Ten 4*s and three 3*s is a pretty good ratio. Add a couple of blue chip transfers and I like the way this is heading.
         
      • BruceWayne

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        That is really tough news and he handled it with class. He's a good man.
        If we were going to lose a body, safety is the spot we could afford to lose one. Now the staff can hopefully get another LB, DL or OL. We need as many big guys as possible.
         
        • Alumni Guy

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          Hopefully in 20 years, he will say it was a blessing in disguise.

          If he had played football, he wouldn't have gone to med school, met his wife, etc.
           
        • TheDouglas78

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          Huge difference in the physicals. High School physicals are more to check the box, where as UF does a full gambit of stuff. I think they have even included a initial CAT scan incase of concussion.
           
        • TheDouglas78

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          This is good they found it, he earned his scholarship on the field just not on our field. I hope he takes this opportunity and makes the most of it.
           
        • Theologator

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          Thank God they discovered this in time and that his scholarship will be honored and he’ll be involved with the program. Proud of our program for the care they are showing on every level.
           
          • Swamp Donkey

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            Feel sorry for the kid. He has worked for years to get this and it's taken away immediately as he arrives on campus.

            Hopefully he points it in a different direction.
             

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