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In terms of the quality of the 4 transfers from your other post, Dail is certainly better than any #2 on the roster and would compete for #1 as she dared as good or better than Rochard freshman year. I love Darby Trull, fact is that Miller started over Trull freshman year and has continued to improve. Clarke would not be a starter on this team today I don’t believe.

In terms of the board responses in question, they were sarcastic and biting at the very least which is fine and so I can take it. They essentially said shut up and enjoy the 45+ wins. That’s not good enough for me. I suggested they perhaps be more humble and open to the possibility of other things going on. I did share the facts that the departure trend is not comparable to other big time programs.

In terms of the transfers over the past 2.5 years, the numbers are higher than average. As a 40+ year active Hokie Club member, scholarship donor etc, I love to see our programs have success. We all want that elusive National Championship. But we have also learned through the years in several sports, how and why we win is important as well. I love the talent on this softball team right now. Fact is we have had talent in the softball program for several years. Thomas was able to bring in the talent but especially in his last few years he had difficulty developing that talent. The fresh air brought in by D’Amour brought an immediate hitting lift (note improvement by Nolan, Strouth etc). Rochard has developed for sure but the rest of pitching development has not, and then further impacted by the departures of Dail and Eberle. And yes this team is positioned for the most success we have had in softball for many years.

In terms of further backing up my alternative view, I explained the trend wasn’t consistent with other successful big time programs. I stated that many of these transfers were not leaving only their own. They were shown the door and most of the time had nothing to do with softball performance. And yes I am familiar with specific facts on these situations that folks on here wouldn’t like to hear. That’s why I offered to take it offline and will again. There were specific ways in which Miller and Clarke were cut. Dail was forced out. Eberle’s transfer was more complicated than grad school. Two of this years transfers were about “not good enough to play”, but 3 others didn’t have anything to do with playing time and they were forced out. The one to two additional ones coming, again have nothing to do with playing time. Hopefully that’s enough for you now. If you want more details I suggest we keep it off the board.

Rest assured per the initial post, there is something going on.

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Posted: 06/25/2020 at 11:52AM


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Current Thread:
Grayson Cruce now in the transfer portal -- VTalum3 06/23/2020 11:31AM
  An alternative view -- VT4Natty 06/24/2020 11:03AM
  Too good too fast -- Techdady 06/24/2020 1:52PM
  Opinion -- HokieMama18 06/24/2020 1:44PM
  Dail, Clarke, Miller, Eberle -- VT4Natty 06/24/2020 4:11PM
  With the possible exception of Eberle.... -- 2hhoop3 06/25/2020 09:08AM
  Who are Clarke and Miller? ** -- RJHokie 06/24/2020 4:55PM
  Taylor Clarke and Sammy Miller ** -- VT4Natty 06/24/2020 5:06PM
  I remember Miller, but not Clarke. -- RJHokie 06/24/2020 5:34PM
  Remember -- HokieMama18 06/24/2020 5:50PM
  Both were primary starters in Thomas’ last season -- VT4Natty 06/24/2020 5:45PM
  Wow I must have struck a nerve -- VT4Natty 06/24/2020 2:36PM
  I do not see that you struck a nerve...... -- 2hhoop3 06/25/2020 09:27AM
  Response -- VT4Natty 06/25/2020 11:52AM
  Thanks for the reply... -- 2hhoop3 06/25/2020 2:33PM
  Surprised -- VT4Natty 07/04/2020 11:38PM
  Nope.... -- 2hhoop3 07/05/2020 12:33PM
  Offline -- VT4Natty 06/26/2020 10:10AM
  Going on -- Techdady 06/25/2020 12:10PM
  Roster -- HokieMama18 06/23/2020 1:29PM
  Portal -- Techdady 06/23/2020 1:41PM

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