Divine Deablo done for the year

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Well that sucks

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Yup.

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-CFB

Well that's extremely frustrating. Hope he has a speedy recovery!

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck, don't ever come on my show and talk about your football." - Colin Cowherd

I know the medical redshirt cutoff is around 4 games. Anyone know if he''ll be eligible? Is the number still 30 percent?

well we better make sure we hit an ACC championship and a bowl game just to be safe...maybe 2 bowl games

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Foster implied he would be eligible for a medical redshirt in the post game. When Foster was talking about that, I knew they expected it was bad.

Speaking of which, does anyone have audio or video of the post game without the echo?

The echo goes away after a couple minutes

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If it is 30%, we'll need to play 14 games for his 4 games to be below 30%. Gotta get back to the ACCCG to save a year of eligibility.

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Go Hokies

Go Falcons

Should go without saying, but

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Anyone know if Hunter still feeling the effects of his concussion, or is he just that far down the depth chart being a true freshman? Kinda figured we would've seen more of him by now.

Ladler was pretty highly touted iirc, so hopefully that knee holds up and he can progress like everyone expected!

Hunter has been playing on special teams, I know he had a block in the back penalty called on him on a punt return. He may have played with the back ups a few times as well, but I don't think he's been in with the ones.

I think it says more about the quality of the people in front of him than anything else. Some real quality and depth there.

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I wonder if they consider quarters/halves of competition in the 30% eligibility calculations. If so, he would've only played in 3.5 games which would put him under the 30% for 12 games.

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I've found conflicting info on whether it's 3 or 4 games:

The player must have competed in no more than 30% of the season or four games, whichever is greater.

https://www.fromtherumbleseat.com/georgia-tech-football/2015/10/7/945784...

The injury must occur during the first half of the season, and the player can't have participated in more than three games (or 30 percent of the scheduled games, whichever is greater).

http://newsok.com/article/3697118

others places said that the conferences/NCAA (waiver requests are submitted to conferences and can be appealed to NCAA if denied) round 3.9 games up to 4 and/or also count championship and bowl games towards the number of games in a season.

Hopefully they go ahead and pass the "players can play in up to four games and still redshirt" rule that the coaches association wants and we won't have to worry about this kind of thing any more.

Sigh. Freak injuries are the worst.

Hoping for a quick full recovery. He's got a great future at DBU.

Man you have to hate that for him. After not breaking in at WR, he goes through a position change and works his tail off to become an immediate impact player on defense, and now this. Man I hope and pray that he is able to recover and return to form next year.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

You just listed all the reasons he's become one of my favorite defenders this year. His name doesn't hurt his case. I hope he's able to come back next year to help us defend our national championship

Just horrible. Watched him roll his ankle on replay and was hoping he just tweaked it - obviously much worse.

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It looked like he landed awkwardly on his (I think) left foot after he caught the ball on the interception. When he came up gimpy, my first thought was sprained ankle, but obviously was worse. Heal quickly Divine!

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I thought it looked like an Achilles tear the way he pulled up on it.

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Thought the same until I saw the replay. He landed awkwardly and kind of turned his foot/ankle weirdly. I'm actually betting on it being a broken foot. Metatarsal fracture maybe? #amateurdoctor

Here's hoping Hunter's scratch vs ODU (EDIT: hamstring, not concussion) was more precautionary, and that he's good to go. If not, we are suddenly hella thin at what was a deep, talented position 2 weeks ago

Between this and Farley, we've reached our Shitty, Poorly Timed, Season-Ending Injury At A Position Of Need quota for the season, right?

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Well, there's sprained ankle, and then there's sprained ankle. In my limited experience, a severe sprain is ten times worse than a broken bone.

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I can testify to this. I severely sprained my ankle once playing pickup basketball and it was a full 6 months before I had a full range of motion.

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If it's that lisfranc BS again, imma lose my shit. Anybody else remember that season not long ago we lost like four guys to lisfranc sprains?

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This, and Achilles are my worst fear. I feel bad hoping that it's only a broken bone.

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JGW was out with it for awhile in 2009 and I'm pretty sure there was at least one other guy that season with the same dang thing

I keep thinking it was Bruce Taylor.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Who's his backup? Someone tell me this will all be okay.

Well he was a back-up who was playing better in pass coverage. When he went out, they moved Mook to a safety spot and brought in Newsome at Whip/Nickel

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Yeah, my first thought was, "why did Coach leave the first-string in so long! He should have been giving reps to backups and making sure the first string was healthy for next week!"

So ... what's up, Adonis?

"Our job as coaches is to influence young people's lives for the better in terms of fundamental skills, work ethic, and doing the right thing. Every now and again, a player actually has that effect on the coaching staff." Justin Fuente on Sam Rogers

If there was one position on defense where we could somewhat be okay after an injury, it was safety. Sucks he's gone but we do have some depth there.

"...When we step on that field, they bleed like we bleed and we're gonna show the world."
-Corey Marshall

True. But. Hunter was held out vs ODU (concussion). EDIT: (hamstring). Until I hear he's cleared and ready to go, I'm concerned. (And even then, Hunter hasn't gotten much run at safety - most of his snaps have been on special teams.) A lot will be asked of our safeties in this game.

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Wait Hunter was held out of ODU for concussion? That would mean he has had two already while at Tech.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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He was held out for a hamstring injury according to 247.

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-Corey Marshall

I may be incorrect, HF - I see that he's had a hamstring issue too. Could have sworn I read somewhere that the ODU scratch was a concussion. I'd be happy to be wrong - I'll take a hammy over a concussion any day.

EDIT: my bad. Hammy. The concussion was earlier in the season. Apologies

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGH!

No. We already played Eastern Carolina.

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This comment made me really want to talk about this with you, until I figured it out.

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“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

Left the door open for Adonis to come back this week....
Off the depth chart, but said they are "evaluating"

Dammit! I would like to know exactly what it is.

Where is Lawson?!

Broken Ankle and Torn Achilles are the leaders in the clubhouse

I want to throw the Lisfranc fracture in there as well as a contender.

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"Don't you put that evil on me" gif in three ... two ...

"Our job as coaches is to influence young people's lives for the better in terms of fundamental skills, work ethic, and doing the right thing. Every now and again, a player actually has that effect on the coaching staff." Justin Fuente on Sam Rogers

I sprained my ankle pretty bad a few months ago. Grade III sprain I believe is what the doc referred to it as.

The sprain was so bad that I "broke" a bone in my foot. More specifically, my ankle ligament was so hyper extended it actually pulled a wafer of bone off of where it connected to my talus. I guess ankle ligaments are strong m'fers. So when they're talking about a broken foot bone that could be what they're referring to.

Unpleasant and no high-impact exercise for 6-7 weeks, but no cast needed - just a snug ankle sleeve to minimize motion and let the ligaments heal and that wafer of bone fuse back. Even after I could start running again, it took a solid 3 months to get back full strength / range of motion in that ankle/foot. So even with top-shelf care and constantly monitored rehab, I can see why they are going ahead and calling him out for the season.

Both surprised me, cause I watched him try to jog on his way into the med booth at Lane.

Yeah, I've NEVER seen someone even attempt to run or jog or even walk after tearing an Achilles. I thought it was a sprain initially, the way his ankle turned under him.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Having just torn my Achilles completely earlier this year, that injury looked nothing like an Achilles from how he walked/was able to walk.

Unless your weight goes straight through your knee into your heel and down into the ground, you aren't walking.

I'v seen broken foot.

"...When we step on that field, they bleed like we bleed and we're gonna show the world."
-Corey Marshall

Man that's a bummer for Divine, he was really developing into a force out there. Here's to hoping Hunter can step in a pick up the slack, even though it was disheartening to not seem him play or on the sidelines Saturday.

Fuente also said that they were still unsure of the Adonis situation, but stated that he'd let us know. Hopefully that can get sorted out and he can play.

"Tyrod, looking desperately, now throws it deep, has a man open, CAUUUGHT! Danny Coale, all the way!"

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Such a bummer. The kid was playing well to the untrained eye. Hopefully he can get the medical RS and fully recover.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Woah...big loss

Anytime I see a non-contact injury I assume the worst.

I was hoping Hunter would get more playing time now.

Apparently he has been hurting with a hamstring injury. Kid can't catch a break this season. I assume if he's healthy he will get more reps as the season continues especially with this Deablo injury.

"...When we step on that field, they bleed like we bleed and we're gonna show the world."
-Corey Marshall

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My thoughts exactly. I like having taller guys back there to tip balls with their reach. When Penn State came back and won against Iowa, the ball went just over the DB's finger tips. I couldn't stop thinking that it would have been tipped by Edmunds or Diablo.

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I hate to say it, but when I watched this live at the stadium and saw him back pedaling for no reason into the sidelines after catching that ball, which then resulted in him hobbling off the field, I thought to myself: "that was a completely preventable injury"

I did not know that he broke his foot and thought it was a simple roll of an ankle.

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I still don't understand how someone breaks their foot backpedling.

All of your weight is landing on the ball of your foot. If something is slightly out of alignment, it can break/fracture really easily. Small thin bones in your foot.

Reason: this happened to me senior year high school fb. Was running a tackling drill in practice and just came down funny. Luckily mine was hairline and I was only out 2 weeks

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I thought it was gonna be something terrible like ACL, since it was non contact and kind of awkward.

..still, sidelined for the rest of the year is just as shitty.

Ladler Also coming back from Injury. I think if Divine can recover and get back to being the #1 FS if Terrell goes Pro.

I like Ladler in the Mix. the future is still strong for VT in the DBU positions.

As for this year, don't be surprised if Mook has a bigger role at Free Safety, he can cover well, has a good engine, can blitz when needed and has an eye for the ball. But only in passing situations really. Deon Newsome seems to be doing good at Nicklewhip when called upon.

Reggie Floyd is still effective though, he just isn't that great on passing downs but he's doing great making opponents one-dimensional on running downs.

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So mix of Rodgers and Ladler for backup?

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hmm...Shegog is still on the roster, and has been on the box score. I wouldn't be surprised if we see him back on the field. Just ask Arkansas how good he is.

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i think he plays in a slightly different package, he's technically the backup to Tremaine at Backer but seems like he plays in the 30 Package when Settle gets out, Tremaine becomes a rusher and Shegog is Backer (or sort off)

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Shegog is really underrated as an athlete... 6-2 230 with some cover skills.

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Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Fractures heal! Come on back DD!

Where is Lawson?!

FUCK

I'm assuming Deablo will be full go after about 6-8 weeks, based on my own experiences with a few broken bones.

Long enough where it wipes out his season, but it shouldn't disrupt his winter conditioning and he will be full steam ahead for spring ball.

The timeline is going to depend on whether there was any ligament damage associated with the break. If so, that adds time (ligament heals much slower than bone). Looking at the play, and I hope I'm wrong, but I bet there's some ligament damage too.

Either way hate it for him, never want to see a guy get injured, especially in a no-contact scenario.

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If he can come back stronger and essentially take a red shirt with 3 full games of experience, that's a very nice positive sign all things considered.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

glad it's a fracture and not a tear, but that sucks for him. He was killing it and was in full beast mode.