I know him and like him. I don't think that's a fair assessment. Some people have a pronounced way of dealing with abandonment.I hope he can pull his head out of his ass and salvage his chance to extend his football career. But all evidence suggests that he may just be a ****ing idiot.
Well, I guess we will see. I’d imagine if he truly wanted to be here and is as dedicated to football as he says, he wouldn’t be acting this way. He hasn’t applied for (don’t think) his waiver so he’s out this season anyways until the school applies and is approved.Skepticism is the right call for sure. However, what we have here is still recoverable. He has broken team rules, skipped workouts (allegedly), so it’s not like things can’t be fixed. I hope the coaches can reach him on a personal level and turn things around.
If you know him personally, I’ll defer to you. And you raise a good point about abandonment. I know if I were his teammate I might feel like I’ve been ditched.I know him and like him. I don't think that's a fair assessment. Some people have a pronounced way of dealing with abandonment.
Not true regarding waiver. The plan was not to apply until after the spring semester. You’re being too harsh in my opinion. Be skeptical, but let’s see how it plays out. Fair?Well, I guess we will see. I’d imagine if he truly wanted to be here and is as dedicated to football as he says, he wouldn’t be acting this way. He hasn’t applied for (don’t think) his waiver so he’s out this season anyways until the school applies and is approved.
My first instinct is he knows he is out and is just going to enjoy his time with his GF and try and transfer again. I don’t know all the rules but I’m sure he can probably transfer and still be eligible next season. First it was his grandma, then his coach quit on him, blah blah.
Hmm? That’s exactly what I said. He hasn’t applied yet from what I know and so right now he’s out for the season until he applies and is approved. My point was that if he knows he has to apply still he’s technically out for this year anyways so if he really doesn’t want to be here he has nothing to lose.Not true regarding waiver. The plan was not to apply until after the spring semester. You’re being too harsh in my opinion. Be skeptical, but let’s see how it plays out. Fair?
If you know him well enough, talk to him about counseling - it's free at Wardenberg. All young people hate the idea, but this kid is hauling some heavy loads and simply talking about can help a lot.I know him and like him. I don't think that's a fair assessment. Some people have a pronounced way of dealing with abandonment.
I honestly think this is going to work itself out-Alfano (even with what he's going through personally) has to know this is it here. I don't know if even Midnight would touch him again if he wanted to move on from CU.I like his chances under Dorrell versus Midnight Mel. Let's not give up on him yet.
I went to a boarding school for 2 years. There are an awful lot of 16 and 17 year-old 'tough guys', who cry their first night away from mom and dad. God knows all this kid has been through, then add in the fact that the world says he's a "5-Star", not a normal guy. I wish him all the luck in the world and hope KD has the right stuff to help him out.Damn! I hope that Alfano finds the solace he is looking for. I remember thinking the transition from HS to college was tough, but I can’t imagine the things that student athletes go through, let alone one with the profile such as Alfano’s. Keeping up with school and keeping up with conditioning, playbook, meetings, etc...when all you want to do is to enjoy the last few moments of being a kid...it’s a battle.
The part about the anxiousness and scraping together the drive to go through winter and spring workouts, summer conditioning and then fall camp and practice everyday after school pretty much torched my excitement to play even in HS. I remember it making me physically sick during fall camps of my sophomore and senior years. I didn’t quit, because I knew no matter how bad I felt about it, this was just a blink of time in the grand scheme of things. That was just high school, can’t imagine trying to play in college...even at the lowest level.
Last I read was that he was here in Colorado, and living with his girlfriend’s family since the university housing was closed. I have seen some various twitter photos of him lifting weights on his own. I would presume he is going to class online like everyone else.Sorry for the bump.
Any updates here? Still suspended?