Im pretty sure I heard that he did RS last year. I thought CPR said that on one of his call in shows.
Frankly, we just need him to be a solid starter or at least just decent. The one thing we really can't afford is for him to be a bust.
I am hoping for some solid contributions and for him to provide a solidifying experienced force opposite our two young guns. He may not have any D1 experience, but just being more than one year out of HS gives him something over Klein a Knott.
Overall, I see him playing quite a bit this year and being a solid but not spectacular player.
If they play one play, and get hurt, they can appeal to the NCAA for a Medical Hardship Waiver. That waiver can sometimes be granted to a player for 'hardship' reasons. It normally has to be under a certain amount of quarters played in relation to the season, to be considered. The MHW is the appeal that usually does not get approval or denial until after standard eligibility is used.
and D1 is actually now FBS.........http://i43.tinypic.com/2n71b3m.jpg
On the participation reports there are also guys listed as playing last year where their status on Cyclones.com show them as if they were redshirted. I know that there are mistakes with that sometimes. For instance, Willie Scott was listed as playing against A&M, OSU, and Colorado, but he was probably confused with Sean Smith.
Tuftee was listed as playing against Kent St and Kansas, Lichtenberg was listed as playing against Kent St and A&M, and Bykowski was listed as playing against KSU. All of which are shown as if they redshirted.
I'm not sure if the participation reports are wrong, but Taufoou did play, he had stats. Don't know why he stopped, maybe it was because he got in trouble, maybe got hurt. My intention wasn't to get into a debate because I really don't care, just wondering if anybody knew anything concrete.
Medical Redshirt = Medical Hardship Waiver
D1 football = FBS football
Like somone said, you completely missed his point with the bolded part and bascally just sounded like a ******* while trying to be a smartass.
I wasn't being a smart***, and I didn't miss the point about D1. I was being sarcastic.
I apologize if you misunderstood my point. I understand that some people use the term Medical Redshirt in place of Medical Hardship waiver. I also understand that most people don't use that term (MHW).
However; there is a lot of confusion about them on message boards, and even in this thread.
If a player plays even one down, of one season, a redshirt season (medical if that's what you want to call it) is not an option for that player. Their only option is to apply for an additional year through a Medical Hardship Waiver. A MHW is something that has to be granted by the NCAA. If a MHW is what the poster was talking about, than I did mis understand and again apologize. But many fans think that if a player only plays in a certain number of games, and get's hurt, they just get to use a 'medical redshirt', and that is not accurate.
As to why ISU has so many players that did play, but did not lose eligibility, I can only assume that the players and staff applied for the MHW right away and it was granted. That would be contrary to just about every other player and D1 team out there for the past 8 years, but it could be possible.
They always round that up, so if you have an 11-game football season, for example, one-third of that is 3.6666. So you'd round that up to 4. So if a player has yet to use a redshirt year and gets injured in the first four games (for football) he can still redshirt that year. If the player has already used a redshirt year, then he has to apply for a medical hardship year and that's when the NCAA gets involved.
Maybe it's just semantics getting in the way, but I'm pretty sure this is correct.
wow this thread has gotten derailed...