Travon McMillian to transfer

Looks like Travon will be leaving after graduation to further his career at another university (per his Twitter).

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Honestly it's probably the best move for him. He's a good back I hope he can go somewhere that fits him.

There are many schools out there with holes for a good RB, I'm sure he'll be able to find one

Best of luck to him in the future

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Best of luck next year and in the future!

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Things surely didn't go as he planned. That send off shows a ton of class.

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I can't help but think he would be a monster in a style that fit him better. Hopefully he lands in a good situation and has good luck in his future.

He's an all purpose back in a system that's designed for specialty backs. I wouldn't be surprised if he goes to a more run-first offense and tears it up.

Agreed, if he went to a Stanford or Wisconsin type offense...I think he'd be a star.

Best of luck Travon!

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Thanks for all the hard work you put in as a Hokie Travon! Hope you can have an awesome last year somewhere else (just not against us) and get a shot at the NFL!

Class act! Good luck Travon.

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Probably a good move for everyone. Travon has skills (1000+ seasonal yds skills) in the right system.

Does this also mean he's sitting out the bowl game?

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So are we to assume that he'll be playing in the bowl game?

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would say no but have no clue..

  • play him with potential to get hurt and ruin his transfer
  • good test for younger rbs (Clease, Peoples, Holston & Fox)

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How do you replace the dragon though???

Reminds me a lot of Edmunds transferring a few yrs ago. Did well at Md and got drafted by the Saints.

Here's to Dragon having similar (or greater) success!

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Hard to say Trey did well at Maryland, he broke his foot a few games in. Also he wasn't drafted by the Saints, he was an UDFA. All that makes his success that much more impressive.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Trey is playing special teams for the Saints, he made a tackle last night on a kickoff.

If Kamara is out for an extended period of time, they may need him to do more than just make tackles going forward. I didn't watch a second of that Thursday night game but I heard Kamara's injury looked not great.

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Edmunds didn't do any better at Maryland than VT. He did well enough at combine to get a FA shot. And then he showed what he was capable of doing on the field when not injured.

should have been a LB at VT...dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge again! /s

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We had good backs, they got injured, we struggled to immediately fill the need. Anytime you have to recruit to fill an immediate need you are already in trouble. Holston will improve and we need to fill the stable around him with good backs to be great.

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Actually its mismanaging our running back since Billy Hite left.

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Best wishes TM. Thanks for being a solid Hokie! Hell its best to do post grad work at another school any way. Knock em dead!

Year 3 is coming up!

Just like Trey Edmunds, you're still a Hokie. Best of luck, T-Mac!

Thanks for joining the family, Travon. Best wishes at wherever you end up. You can bet we'll be following your future story!

It's a shame he didn't fit Fuente's system. I enjoyed watching him run during the Beamer era. Godspeed!

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Best of luck Travon. I appreciate everything you did wearing the Orange and Maroon.

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Good Luck TMAC... damn he could have been good.

PS... Please don't go to Pitt

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He can't go to Pitt because we play them next year. Fuente will give him a list of schools that he's restricted from transferring to. Hopefully the only schools on the list will be our opponents next year and not pull a dick move like when Pitt blocked Rushel Shell from transferring to Arizona State. Todd Graham had left Pitt after 1 year to go to ASU and the Pitt brass wouldn't release Shell in retaliation. It was all really petty and dumb.

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best wishes to you T.MAC....change in coaching meant you had to make this move. Hopefully you find a good place to show yourself and make it to the NFL

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Best of luck to Travon. This hurts! I always liked the guy and wish we'd get our act together in our running game.

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That seems like it would be a weird move for him to make, just stylistically. Seems to my poorly educated and usually intoxicated eyes that woovoo plays more of a similar offense to Fuente, which dragon has struggled in. I would expect him to go somewhere like Stanford, Wisconsin, or Pitt where the offense is more 'pro style' and he can get back on track in an offense more like Beamer's. Just seems weird is all.

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while those places may sound attractive there could be multiple reasons he didn't chose those schools.
a. whos to say he will see the field over anyone else there
b. pretty far from home
d. may not offer the additional schooling his is looking for (you know, hes still got to go to school he cant JUST play football)
e. Justin Crawford ran the ball 190x for 1061 yards this year for WVU and kenedy McCoy 111x for 565....Crawford is SR so hell need to be replaced. thatd be a nice work load for travon if he could fill that void and pass McCoy on the depth chart that would be on par with his carries his frosh year at VT when he ran for 1k and even if he cant and he gets # reps 111 carries as the 2 would be more carries than he had this year.

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...which dragon has struggled in.

I think I missed this somewhere along the line. Have people nicknamed him Dragon? Really?

I've always thought of him as Trillian, a mashup of his name. Which, in hindsight, sorta fits how he handles first contact.

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That seems odd to me. If he's transferring because of scheme fit, WVU is an air-raid team that throws the ball 40-50 times a game.

but they also run 80-90 plays a game. the run to pass % isn't as bad as you would think.

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Might help if they just have him be their feature back instead of splitting time with 3-4 backs

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No one willinglying uses just a single back anymore, we don't have a back that can catch passes, pass block, run fakes and run block like Fuente really needs.

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Going to need a high 4* borderline 5* rb to even sniff doing all those things on a consistent basis. In regards to that no 5* rb is going to come run behind this OL.

Travon actually had his best year catching passes 12 for 173 yards and 3 TDs
Baffles me that a guy who got 200 carries 1000k yards 2 years ago barely has 100 carries this year.

He was definitely talented

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Perhaps because he can be highly inconsistent - among a number of things?

WVU?

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He can put up huge numbers in a conference that doesn't play defense and that will help with going pro the year after.

Best of luck to TMac. Anybody have any news on Holston's injury? If he is not 100%, I would guess Peoples and McCLease carry the load in the bowl game. Not a bad combo.

The timing seems odd, Bitter mentions above that he is planning to graduate in May. So that means he will be in Blacksburg, taking classes at VT next Spring but not playing football? It is odd that he would miss out on spring practice at his new school, and odd that he would not play in the bowl game and wait to announce this later to at least be on scholarship next semester.

Maybe Bitter means he is graduating in December?

Does sounds odd. If he stops participating in our football program, and graduates in May, could he skip a year and have eligibility left for 2019?

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I don't think he can sit out a year since he already red shirted. My understanding, is that you get 5 years to play 4 seasons and the clock doesn't stop once it starts. There are medical waivers to get a 6th year, but nothing indicates that TMAC would be eligible for one of those.

Nope. You have 5 years to play 4. He's played 3 so regardless he only has one year left. That said, I'd guess he's not leaving until May because he needs the spring semester to get enough credits for his degree and qualify for the grad transfer.

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He will be a grad transfer. Much like when we got Brewer or when Russell Wilson went from NC State to Wisconsin.

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I can't even be mad at him. If he can be a featured back somewhere he may have a shot to have the kind of season he had a couple years ago and maybe get to the league. That just wasn't gonna happen here. Best of luck.

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Most of the time when I see a transfer I'm kind of like, "Okay. Good luck." This one kind of bothers me. I really hope we don't see him on the other side of the ball. I hope Travon does well wherever he goes.

It feels mismanaged and I think it will damage our ability to recruit top running backs. He was a 1000 yard rusher averaging 5 yards a carry under Beamer and now he has to transfer because he isn't getting touches. We have no choice but to trust JF, but I can't say it gives me a fuzzy feeling.

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You know, I could never make sense of Travon both in terms of how he was going to perform or how Fuente was going to play him. He would go through games where it almost seemed like he was sleepwalking, or there would be times where he would really impress with his grit (touchdown run in the ACCCG sticks out in my memory). And then there were games where he seemed to be playing alright, but we'd only give him a few carries.

Travon has still been our most consistent force for us since the golden age of elite VT running back play ended in 2011. Maybe one of our young backs steps up next year, but I would feel a lot better if Travon was in the mix.

Best of luck, Travon. Hope you tear it up somewhere else and get a shot at the league.

On a related note, with Grant visiting next weekend I wonder if we can do a hard sell and say he has the weekend to flip, and if he doesn't we give an offer to Elijah Davis. This situation could be a win for everyone involved.

I would like to go Grant or bust and bring in a stud RB in 2019 who will hopefully commit in the Spring

As crazy as la la's stats are i'd rather not panic offer for another would he work? If we don't land Grant then you put the full press on Ford for 2019 and say its all yours.

understand the above might not be a popular opinion but panic offering is not the way to go especially when we have Clease, Peoples, Wheatley and Fox who are serviceable for sure.

I think we will put the full press on for Ford no matter what happens this year. And I wouldn't consider Davis a panic offer. It seems like the coaches feel like we have another spot for a RB and Grant would be the top choice of all available/interested RBs, and Davis is a second option. If he gets here and can't make an impact then he can transfer out. Ultimately I'll trust the coaches decision to offer/not offer, but I'm definitely intrigued at what he could do.

Best of luck, Travon! He was a class act the whole way. Although he is not finishing his career with the Hokies, he will always be regarded as one. My favorite memory of him in the Maroon & Orange is the relentless running he did against UVa to send Beamer off with the Commonwealth Cup.

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I'm more surprised that the announcement comes out now (December, before bowl games) than the fact that he's announcing his intent to transfer at all. We know his abilities, but we also know how not everyone can be useful in everyone's system.

Best of health and luck, Dragon.

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I'm guessing timing has to do with recruiting cycles and figuring out the 85 scholarships a team will have. Early signing period is a week and a half away.

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That makes sense.

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We don't love dem Hoos.

Jimbo will need a RB for his Pro Style offense at TAMU....he will fit best with that style of offense. I wonder how much a weak RB coach going back to Shane has stifled our RB group.

Travon has 5 yards per carry and 1000 yards 2 years ago. It isn't the rb coach. If we're lucky Shane will continue to cut his teeth at Georgia and come home some day

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No thanks on Shane coming back home.

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I dunno, Georgia seems to be doing OK with him as one of their coaches.

So if we kept Shane at home, we would be in better shape? Laughable...

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Best of luck but no loss on our end.

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Come on.... While it seems like he didn't always fit well with the current regime, the guy can obviously play and had some excellent performances for VT and may have single-handedly saved Beamer's bowl streak. Travon epitomized everything you could ask for as a Hokie, i.e. played hard, was an apparent good teammate and never once got in trouble. Like it or not the team will miss his depth and senior leadership at the least.

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Travon is interesting to watch. He was HS QB and I'm not sure if he sees holes developing. He may look for light and get there as fast as possible. I thought he had some amazing runs Beamer's last year. I am a bit concerned about RB coaching. I guess only time will tell. Regardless, with Fuente, I think backs are to 1) Block 2) Not fumble and 3) Get yards. Travon has had issues with 1 and 2.

I could care less about a bowl streak. I'm sure Beamer would trade that in for a win against FSU in the NC game.

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lol what? what does travon mcmillian helping extend the bowl streak have to do with VT losing to FSU?

Clearly he was born two decades too late. Damnit McMillian!

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The rest of our RB's while perhaps more consistent in other areas, don't seem to have any glimmer of home-run type plays. Whether it's lack of speed or lack of moves.. they can get nice chunks but aren't going to house a TD from 50 yards out. Travon is the only one I can remember breaking any 30+ yard runs.

Best of luck to him. Loved watching him in the Independence Bowl

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Aww man, I loved McMillion. Actually really sad to see him go play somewhere else. He tore it up for us in Beamer's last year.

Anyhow, I genuinely wish him nothing but success. Regardless of where ends up playing.

Just when we finally got his nickname worked out! /s

Seriously, Best of luck. You're a class act and will be a Hokie for life. I will cheer for you no matter where you land.

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This kid is the epitome of class. Best of luck, Travon.... it was awesome watching you in Maroon & Orange!

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Is there any chance Travon would want to switch back to QB? It's happened in the past with Tannehill.....

Man he gave us some good memories and some big plays! Once a hokie, always a hokie, best of luck at your next destination Dragon!

I'm not surprised. Best of luck to him.

We'll be just fine at RB. Travon would have some big plays, but I honestly thought he was never that great of a RB. It seemed like a play had to be perfect for him to rip off a long run. As many have stated, he couldn't make people miss and it seemed like he didn't have the best vision. We still have McClease, Peoples, and Holston.

This will give us another scholarship to work with and that is valuable with all of the recruits that we're going after.

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Ironically, I thought McMillian has several good kickoff returns in the later part of this season that showed good vision and elusiveness. He appeared to naturally make better decisions returning kickoffs.

Yes he did.

But then he began to have a few that brought back memories of D'mitri Knowles I thought I had buried into my subconscious forever.

I wish him well, but he is an enigma.

I wish him well, but he is an enigma.

I'm reading a lot of these comments and none of them are wrong per se. But none of them have been true all the time, either.

He does push the pile. Sometimes.
He does rip off huge runs when (If) he gets his shoulders squared.
He does catch the ball well. He's had some nice kick returns.

But.

He does struggle to hit holes. And win 1-on-1 matchups in the open field. And fall forward after contact. He's had some memorable fumbles (going back pre-Fu). He's hesitant if there isn't paved road ahead. To my eye, he runs a lot like a former quarterback. He's clearly a rhythm back in a system that favors fresh legs and a rotation of backs. That in and of itself makes him an awkward fit for FuCorn.

There's no question that T-Mac is better suited to a Wisky/Stanford/Iowa running game. But there's serious question as to his ability to break the 2-deep at any of those schools. (aside: I think WVU is an awful fit for him; JMU is intriguing; don't know the rules but Pitt makes sense tbqh.)

Long story short, I think we all appreciate all the good things Travon has done as a Hokie but no one in their right mind has watched the last 3 seasons of VT football and not been exasperated with his inconsistency. I know that FuCorn's constant shuffling doesn't help but you have to make the most of your touches. He didn't do anything consistently to earn the lion's share of those touches. I really do wish him well, but I like the guys that are left.

Especially when we get Devyn Ford. Please.

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TM came in as a QB then went to Rb and had a hell of a RS Freshman season. I wish him nothing but the best. Very glad he will have earned his degree.

IIRC a grad transfer isn't limited like a non grad transfer where the coaches/school can tell him schools he cannot transfer to, TMac will have his choice. Hopefully he chooses a team that we won't play. Best of luck to him and thanks for being a great Hokie!

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That's what I was thinking as well when someone said restricting him from going to Pitt. I tried to find more details online but couldn't.

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Not sure that's true. I seem to remember something about Michael Brewer having to consider schools outside of Texas due to transfer limits placed on him by Texas Tech.

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I thought that there was some rule to the affect he has to go to a school that has a grad program that VT doesn't offer. It's a loophole that kind of makes sense in theory, since it would allow a student-athlete to make a decision based on academics without being penalized.

Brewer was a grad transfer and was restricted from going to other Texas schools.

Sad to see him leave but it is definitely for the best. Travon was pretty much our lone bright spot in Beamer's final year here, and I think he has the talent to make it to the next level. I'll never forget that rainy Friday night NC State game where Travon was basically our entire offense and just absolutely torched the Wolfpack all night. Can't say that I was shocked to read the news he was transferring, but he is one heck of a football player who will be highly valued if given the right situation.

I don't have any sources of any kind on this, but seemed like he and Fuente bumped heads just based on rotation and the way he was handled, but nonetheless classy of Travon to say what he did when he announced this decision.

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This is a move that should and hopefully will work out best for both parties. T Mac now gets the opportunity to improve his draft stock by going somewhere where he can get more touches. Fuente now gets to play with a projected rotation of McClease-Peoples-Holston, which it seemed like he preferred down the stretch of the season.

I'm hopeful that even if T Mac goes somewhere and it doesn't completely work out (a la Edmunds to Maryland) he still gets a shot in the NFL. He might not quite have the talent that Edmunds does, but he is good enough to turn some heads like Edmunds did with the Saints.

All this being said, I don't like pinning any recruit as an absolute "must get", but Devyn Ford is pretty darn close to me for that. I think he could be the biggest recruit/test of the Fuente era, and in terms of impact (not saying he's a better prospect than the Wilson and Williams of the world, although he's certainly right up there) since Tyrod.

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I'm not a recruiticorn guy, but I do believe a 5* star athlete at any position on our offense would be a game changer. Especially at running back, since that has been such a position of need for a long time now.

I have to be honest, I'm disappointed by this. Is Travon REALLY only a "system type of back" or limited by the system he's in?? I feel like Fuente could/should have done MORE & he had Heisman attention grabbing (not necessarily winning) potential. I trust Fuente, but this is an instance where I wish he did more (from my limited perspective & understanding of things).

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That's ridiculous. Potential Heisman running backs make plays when given the ball. Run and don't get tackled. I don't doubt that there are better systems for him, but really!

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Also running backs rarely win the Heisman anymore.

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>Sigh< Alright, fine. TMac (IMOP) had 1st round & All-America potential. There.

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Heisman attention?

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Would a 5 star running back be able to reach their highest potential at Va Tech like one could at Georgia, Alabama, FSU, Clemson, OSU...etc? I am talking with the new staff not like during the Beamer years when we had Evans, Wilson, and Williams.

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Yes. It's not a system issue. It's a "we don't have a workhorse on our roster" issue.

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It is a pretty easy answer. YES

What makes you think they wouldn't? It's not like Fuente runs an anti-rb system.

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It's an anti go-to-guy system

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I would argue the team is go-to-guy-less

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I would argue the coaching staff didn't recognize McMillian as our go to guy, even though he deserved it

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Two coaching staffs have shown you he is hard to put all your trust in. He's not a bad character guy as far as I know. So why is it he isn't separating himself? It's really pretty simple, he is one dimensionally talented. He is going to either give you a 15 yard gain, 5 yard loss, or fumble. I realize that's over simplifying things and perhaps an unfair summary, but frankly the staff seems willing to sacrifice some home run ability for consistency. I wanted more than anything else for McMillian to take the next step this year. He was given the opportunity to and just didn't or maybe even regressed.

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He had 1000 yards under Frank. How is that a second staff not trusting him? And I think the regression has to do with not getting touches and having three other guys nipping at your heels the second you make a mistake. That isn't setting him up for success.

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The offenses are apples and oranges. He fit in well with the previous style under Loeffler and he just did not do as well in the current system.

I agree with this, but I don't think any one back fits this system.

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I don't think we know that yet.

- Last year the system was a completely new system
- This year you had a lot of inexperience that couldn't seem to execute at a high level

A seasoned QB, with experienced and talented WRs (think about Savoy, Kumah, Patterson, Hazelton, Turner, Simmons, etc.), experienced TEs/HB (Keene, Delullis) and I think we see a better offense and a more productive running game. D. Ford would be a stud RB for this program that we haven't had since David Wilson.

I would be so excited if Ford turns out to be the dude

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I'm sorry, but I don't think he deserved it. He didn't have good vision, he couldn't make guys miss, he was poor at pass blocking, he had costly fumbles, and there were times where he ran out of bounds instead of putting his shoulder down and getting an extra yard or two for a 1st down. I remember him doing that in the WVU and I had to rewind the game.

He is a good athlete, but he just didn't fit well in this system. He would do fine in a more traditional offense and I hope he goes somewhere that will lead to more success.

There is a reason that the running game looked better late in the season when Peoples and McClease started getting more carries.

Sorry but the reason he wasn't the go-to guy is because he wasn't a go-to guy.

At best, he was an enigma. At worst, he was a guy with above average speed and average to below average skills at almost every other facet of being a RB. I'll be surprised if a change of scenery or a different system will make much of a difference.

I would argue the coaching staff didn't recognize McMillian as our go to guy, even though he deserved it

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Is there an echo in here?

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It is an anti go-to-guy system because we haven't had a go to guy. Fuente even said later in the season that they don't have a dominant RB, so they're using multiple and trying to play to their strengths (I don't have the exact quote and don't feel like searching for it).

If we had a Devyn Ford on this team, he'd be getting 20 carries a game.

Most of football is anti-"go to" guy these days.

RB is one of the least impactful positions on the field these days - particularly in the NFL, but even much more so than just 5-10 yrs in college FB.

The new model for RB's is Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara.

More like Kamara and Ingram. Combined they only got about 21 carries a game (and only about 30 touches).

Failure to utilize TMac more is one of my only complaints about Fuente so far. Not a Dalvin Cook/LF7/Bryce Love/etc. caliber player, but averaged 4.0+ ypc every season in the ACC and was a proven receiver out of the backfield. I legitimately feel that if we gave every carry we gave to Peoples/McClease/Holston to TMac, our offense would've been more productive this season.

McClease averaged more ypc on a just a few less carries. What if we gave more of Dragon's touches to Run DMc?

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It seems like a lot of people on this board don't realize that Dragon was our only running back to break ANY big plays. Sure, we know McClease could break big runs and long touchdowns based on speed/quickness/potential but Dragon actually did it on several occasions. We like that Peoples can ram in there for some tough yardage, but we now have no backs on our roster who have broken game breaking type long touchdown plays, we just have potential. TMac had a 1000 yard/5.2ypc season, that is a proven track record that none of our other backs have come close to proving they can do, maybe they can, but he was the only one we knew could be a big time player.

None of our running backs broke big plays this season in the run game. I was just making the point that you can play that game with anyone if we gave X back X's carries would he have done more with it than the other. It's ifs and buts. I think Peoples/McClease/Holston are our best options. Dragon had some memorable moments for us in his career, but I doubt I'm thinking next season, "man if only we still had TMac."

Good luck to the kid. I hope he excels wherever he goes and gets a chance to play on Sundays in some capacity.

Always choose joy.

I agree [Chris]. Towards the end of this thread it feels like there's a pervasive tone of thanklessness, a dismissal of his accomplishments, as well as an OVEREMPHASIS highlighting his flaws, mistakes, shortcomings and weaknesses, while not assigning greater, or even EQUAL, value to his strengths and contributions.

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When was the last time McMillian actually broke off a big running play? Sorry but in 3 seasons he had a handful of really good running games and about 20+ average to unproductive games.

Last long (I mean, really long) run was against Tennessee.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Almost all of those average to unproductive games came in the new offense. He had 1000 yard season with a 5.2 ypc average, thats better ypc than Darren Evans had his first season starting.

Not sure how valid any of the #sauces are, but there are rumblings on the JMU boards that Travon has reached out to their coaching staff to see if there is any mutual interest.

Damnit Stinespri.......oh, wait a minute, there is a JMU board?!? GTFO.

Ha. It's a sub-forum of the College Sports Nation message boards. They have forums for conferences (some active, some dormant - the ACC one is fairly active and has a good cross-section of posters of most teams in the league) and then some individual fanbases. I believe there were team sites from another entity (perhaps Rivals?) that got folded in to that website.

Here's the overall forum: http://csnbbs.com/

And here's the JMU forum: http://csnbbs.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=685

And for kicks, the ACC forum: http://csnbbs.com/forum-351.html

I don't have anything against the Buffs and will be interested to see how it works out for him.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

When Colorado made the Pac12 ship two seasons ago they were pretty reliant on their run game, so assuming they haven't had a complete offensive overhaul over the last year it seems like a good choice to me.

Yeah...but can he guard a 3-point shooter? /s

We put the K in Kwality