Two CSU veterans make transfer decisions
A few Rams are on their way out of town.
Transfer portal strikes.
Two-star veterans are parting ways with the Colorado State football team.
It was announced that veteran running back Marcus McElroy Jr, will be leaving the Rams, with senior defensive lineman Ellison Hubbard also making it to the transfer portal, and his departure has been confirmed by the team.
McElroy, who stands 6-foot tall and weighs 230 pounds, was known to have attended Mullen High School in Denver while pushing into his fifth season at CSU this year. He was only able to appear in three games this season for the Rams and he registered six rushes for 47 yards.
In his career with the CSU, McElroy was able to record 181 rushing attempts, 755 yards – averaging 4.2 yards per carrying – and six touchdowns. He only fell down the pecking order on the depth chart behind David Bailey, A’Jon Vivendi, and Jaylen Thomas.
Hubbard, who stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 290 pounds, is also in his fifth campaign with CSU and was able to register three tackles as a reserve defensive lineman this season.
During the Hull Show on 1310 KFKA, Hubbard said via online casino: “It kind of hurt me that they tell me I have this great athletic ability, I’m the most twitchy D-lineman we have, but I have played maybe 14 snaps in-game and last week (at Iowa) I played zero.”
“For me and what’s going on here is my playing time. It’s my final year, I don’t want to sit on the bench and play at the max 20 plays and then think I have a shot to play in the NFL with minimal production.”
Hubbard also claimed he, sometimes, felt like he was being coached like an inexperienced first-year player, unlike the fifth-year player he is. He also claimed that he didn’t always see the defensive line coach Antoine Smith.
In his 45 career games with the Rams, Hubbard was able to register 96 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks.
The two transfer decisions were realized following CSU four games, considering the new NCAA rule change that allows players to partake in four games in a season and still not lose a year of eligibility. This also means that Hubbard and McElroy are allowed to transfer and play a final season of college football elsewhere next season.
CSU head coach Steve Addazio spoke to the media about the transfer decisions and felt they were made due to the playing time.
“As guys aren’t playing the number of reps they want to play, they don’t feel like they’re getting enough playing time — that’s usually what this is about, playing time — then they’ll say, ‘Well, I’ll pull out and I’ll save my year and go try and play somewhere else where I can get on the field,’ ” Addazio said via casino en ligne crazy vegas.
“It’s just odd to me that you just walk away from your team. But in the same breath, you know, it’s your last year and you’re not playing? I guess you’re saying, ‘I’m going to preserve my opportunity to play somewhere else where I can play.’ It’s always playing time … I don’t know that I agree with it all, but I understand it.”