89Hen wrote:Yeah, I'm thinking this is to just make JMU feel good for now.
Things like this only come around if there was another job offer that was a real/serious threat to him leaving.
IOW - He's still gonna leave but it's probably next year and not this year.
Or if they win another title it's next month and not this one.
Cardon Johnson - 3rd leading rushing
Terrence Alls - leading WR
Ishmael Hyman (rofl) - 4th in WR
John Miller - 5th in WR
Nick Edwards- starting right guard
Aaron Stinnie - starting left tackle
Kyre Hawkins - leading tackler, 2nd in TFL, 1st in sacks, 2nd in PBU
Raven Greene - 2nd in tackles, 3rd in INT, 3rd in PBU, 2nd Forced fumbles
Jordan Brown - 3rd in tackles, 1st in INT, 3rd in PBU
Brandon Hereford - 5th in tackles, 5th in sacks, 3rd in QBH
Urqhart Cornell - 6th in tackles, 5th in TFL, 2nd in QBH
Andrew Ankrah - 8th in tackles, 1st in TFL, 1st in sacks, t2nd QBH
Simeyon Robinson - 9th in tackles 2nd in TFL, 4th in sacks
Only 3 players return had more than 35 total tackles this year. None had more than 60
His top running backs are gone after next year. His other top WR are gone after next year. 2 of the top 10 tacklers that weren't seniors are gone after next year.
I'd put money on Houston not being the JMU coach by signing day 2019
Left off Bolden & Kloosterman. Yeah, Houston will probably be gone in 2019. But it won't be because there is too much talent drop off to be replaced. Yeah, JMU loses a lot this season. Still have a lot returning, will undoubtedly bring in some P5 transfers for 2018 (brought in 7 this year, 5 on the 2 deep, 2 now starting). JMU is also signing excellent HS classes for the I-AA level. For JMU its reload, not rebuild. Offensive Starters lost:
-2nd team All CAA QB Brian Schor (1st team All CAA 2016).
-3rd team All CAA WR Terrence Alls - leading WR (suspended 1st 4 games, 2nd team All CAA last year).
-CAA Special teams POTY WR John Miller - went down in SBU game to ankle sprain, dnp vs Weber, not on 2 deep for SDSU.
-1st team All CAA/1st team All American LT Aaron Stinnie
-OL Nick Edwards (started last 8 games at RG, replaced injured rSo starter who started 1st 5 games). vs Weber moved to RT after starting RT Jackson went down)
-LG AJ Bolden: starting LG, season ending injury vs SBU.
-TE Johnathan Kloosterman: 1st team All CAA 2016, this season suspended 1st 2 games, missed several with mono, several more games not 100%. Injured knee vs Weber, don't know if will play vs SDSUReturning
-rSo RT Jahee Jackson (2nd team All CAA): went down vs Weber, status vs SDSU unknown.
-OC Mac Patrick
-rSo RG Gerren Butler: Started 1st 5 games, suffered season ending injury.
-Would have started at RT RSo Tyree Chavious: started 2016 playoffs, Aug camp starting RT when suffered season ending injury.
-1st and 2nd leading rushers, have alternated at starter.
-WR David Eldridge (UVA transfer, 8 starts, 2nd leading WR)Plus:
-2nd team rSo WR Riley Stapleton (6 starts): Starting vs Weber in place of the inured Miller: 8 catches, 189 yds, 1 TD
-#2 QB so Cole Johnson (6'5"/210, can chuck it): in his one start last year vs Elon as a tru Fr was 12 of 13 for 274 yds, 2 TDs, 0 INT.Defesive starters lost
-1st team All CAA, CAA Defensive POTY, 1st team AP AA Andrew Ankrah
-1st team All CAA DT Simeyon Robinson
-DT Urqhart Cornell
-1st team All CAA LB Kyre Hawkins
-3rd team All CAA Brandon Hereford (probably would have been 2nd team All CAA if not suspended for 4 games).
-1st team All CAA S Raven Greene (4 INT).
-2nd team All CAA/1st team AP AA S Jordan Brown (7 INT).Return:
-3rd team All CAA rJr DE Darrious Carter
-1st team All CAA/1st team AP AA Jr corner Rashad Robinson (7 INT)
-1st team All CAA rJr corner Jimmy Moreland (5 INT)
-Starting So LB Bryce MaginleyPlus:
-rFr LB Gus Little, started 1st 5 games.
-2016 starting LB Jr Dimitri Holloway (16 tackles vs NDSU in semis, injured vs YSU in NC game, reinjured vs ECU, out for season, med redshirt).
-3rd/nickel corner, rotates with 2 starters Jr Curtis Oliver: almost as good as Robinson & Moreland.
-Jr corner Charles Tutt: was running with the starters in Aug when suffered season ending injury for 2nd year in a row.
+most of the rest of the 2 deep
I predict will lose @ NC State and 1 CAA game, still be 9-2, a semifinal type team..