hawkwing wrote:What is the percentage of non-out-of-eligibility guys leaving or being cut from BYU over the last few years? It seems like what used to happen every once in awhile is now happening to 4 or 5 guys a year.
I dove into this topic on another thread, it really is worth a good read and checking out the link in that post:http://www.cougarcorner.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20571&start=20#p235662
Here's the post if you don't feel like clicking...
Well, I was wanting some hard numbers for BYU's transfers compared to other schools and I found this site:http://www.verbalcommits.com/transfers/2016
I really wish I could get that data into Excel and create a pivot table (I'm a pivot master lol) however the data gets all pasted into one cell so it just doesn't work. But, you can sort it by Previous School to see how many transfers each school had in 2016. BYU had 3 and browsing through the data sorted by team this is not all that un-common. Utah actually had 7!! Utah St. had 5! So maybe now the transfer thing isn't that bad...?
The other data I'd like to incorporate into the above transfer list is the previous team's record. Part of me thinks that a team like Kentucky and Duke that are loaded with high star bench players would be the most likely to have lots of transfers. Although the other part of me says that players love to be on winning teams so maybe teams with worse records tend to have more transfers. Villanova, who won it all last year, had zero transfers. North Carolina had zero. Kentucky - 2. Duke - 1. UCLA - 1. Interesting...
Finally, I looked at BYU's transfer trend:
2016 - 3 (Corey Calvert; Jordan Chatman; Jake Toolson)
2015 - 2 (Frank Bartley IV; Isaac Nielson)
2014 - 2 (Matt Carlino; Ian Harward)
2013 - 1 (Raul Delgado)
2012 - 2 ( Demarcus Harrison; Nick Martineau)
So, yes, we had more last year than we used to, but it wasn't a huge spike that I had thought. But maybe it's the quality of the players that left were higher than in previous years?