How can you expect Loeffler to fix in 6 months what he was taught his entire college career? Loeffler's real impact will be seen with what he does with the underclassmen and QBs coming in next year.
Kevin Mcadam was not a juco, he transferred here from another D1 school.
Ricky Hall was a juco guy.
FUMA and Hargrave are Prep schools. It's like another year of high school, basically. The only to earn college credits in a Prep school is by taking AP courses and exams or by dual enrollment (if that's even possible). They are not JUCOs and they do not count against college eligibility like a JUCO does.
The link above describes the eligibility standards for the ACC. The best I can tell, these are more stringent than other conferences... particularly in that we can't accept more than two JUCO transfers in any sport during any academic year, if I'm reading that right. Secondly, JUCO transfers have to prove themselves academically to be eligible in the ACC: they have to earn their Associates Degree before transferring. Considering most kids who failed to qualify after High School (forcing them to take the JUCO route) are just not built for higher education, finding JUCO players who will meet ACC eligibility standards is going to be a rare feat.
I know the SEC isn't that stringent as there are some SEC programs who may have as many as 16 JUCO players on their roster at a given moment, that's literally impossible in the ACC, where there appears to be a 4-player cap on JUCO transfers (JUCOs rotate out every two years). Anyway, the majority of ACC programs have zero JUCO transfers and the ones that do have them don't have anywhere near the numbers the SEC schools do.
Executive summary: the ACC makes it very difficult on member schools to replenish their rosters with JUCO players. While we have the option to sign a couple of JUCO transfers, it's tough to find them and you can't take very many of them. In the end, it's hardly worth the time or effort to go out and find these kids who couldn't cut it in high school and somehow managed to earn a two year degree after catching academic religion.
Last edited by Hokie CPA; Tue Dec 03 2013 at 04:38 PM.
I just wish we would STOP with the zone blocking read option crap and line up in the I, put a hat on a hat and run the tailback behind the fullback through a designated gosh-danged hole. There is NO REASON why this program shouldn't be able to find 5 fat guys who can move some people out of the way and clear a lane for a back to get through!