Ezra Miller in Transfer Portal

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, May 21, 2020.

  1. RobHowe

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  2. NorthKCHawk

    NorthKCHawk Well-Known Member

    It is things like this that make Iowa special. I believe KF has always demanded a culture where the person comes before football. Hope the young man finds his way.
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  3. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Wish this kid all the best. That certainly couldn't have been an easy situation to go through at 18 or 19 years old.
  4. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    So as Paul Harvey would say there's the rest of the story. Kinda bumbed out things aren't going to work out for him at Iowa. But glad he's in a better place in his life and ready to continue on.
  5. GoHawks24

    GoHawks24 Well-Known Member

    Dang. That's a big loss and a lot to deal with, especially when you're transitioning into college life. The transition itself was hard and stressful enough for me. It stinks to lose him because I'm sure he'll have a great career, but wish him nothing but the best.
  6. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    I partly think, "WTH? Why leave after all the support?" The other part says, "Yeah, staying at Iowa probably isn't going to help matters".

    Good luck to him.
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  7. homes

    homes Well-Known Member

    In this case, it feels like there's most of the rest of the story. Hope for his sake he ends up doing what he wants to do. Best of luck to him.
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  8. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Same here. It's just hard to tell. We don't know everything on both sides of it all. And we don't need to. We got the gist of it and that's what he's decided so good for him and hope he can move on. We often forget these kids are just that. Kids and people with all sorts of things going on in their lives with their families. IDC that they all lied about the back deal. I get it. They wanted to have a reason to put out there right then about it and that's just tough to do. So no harm no foul with me.
  9. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    You're all assuming coming back and playing at Iowa was an option for him.
  10. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily "option", but think about it, in that sense, is that for time he missed=the further behind he would have fallen, developmentally and in terms of time/team "equity".
  11. SpiderRico

    SpiderRico Well-Known Member

    Sometimes the best thing to do when you've gone thru all of that is to completely change scenery.
  12. Stanzi

    Stanzi Well-Known Member

    Weird that he's transferring now that he's ready to resume football.
  13. GesterHawk

    GesterHawk Well-Known Member

    After reading that I think I am more sad to see him go than when he originally left the team.

    Being able to lay that all out there like that is not easy. It shows great leadership. He will be tremendously successful wherever and doing whatever he wants if he can keep himself healthy.

    I agree that he probably does just need a fresh start somewhere different.
  14. WinOneThisCentury

    WinOneThisCentury Well-Known Member

    He probably now has some negative connotations with Iowa Football...I get it. Even though he's thankful for everything...I think maybe he feels he's contributed to those negative thoughts/perception. A fresh start with no baggage is probably a good thing. No Nebraska, Minnesota or ISU please.
  15. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    He kept his scholarship at the time but had it changed to a medical waiver scholarship. NCAA rules say once you do that you can't play for the same school again.
  16. TJHawkeye

    TJHawkeye Well-Known Member

    When he was recruited, I was really pumped because of his nasty streak on the line, but things don't always work out. I hope he finds a good home.
  17. Stanzi

    Stanzi Well-Known Member

    Thanks @Fryowa that makes sense then. I didn't know about that rule.
  18. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    There's a post on Twitter where he says the U of Iowa "worked with him" on saying it was a back injury which would be a HUGE rules violation for the program. He retracted it with an apology, and backtracked saying he misspoke, but we live in the twitter age, homies. There's no such thing as "retracting" anymore. It doesn't exist. I hope for everyone's sake the NCAA doesn't think it's serious enough to investigate. That would be a big ass black eye.

    Not good.


    Last edited: May 21, 2020
  19. SheagleHawk

    SheagleHawk Well-Known Member

    Watch him end up in Lames
  20. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Well-Known Member

    Not at all disagreeing, but what's the rule violation. Would they have reported the back injury when the applied for the medical hardship? Do we know that's what was reported? I'm guessing that the team and the NCAA can't release the medical condition.