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What Up With All The Transfers?

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None of this is unexpected

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Purdue football is in the midst of transfer season, and it appears the Boilermakers are getting hit pretty hard.

Eddy Wilson declared for the NFL draft, but most likely won’t be drafted.

Brian Lankford-Johnson, Josh Hayes, and Jack Wegher have all announced their intentions to leave the program.

There will probably be somewhere between 5-7 more transfers (a guess obviously) before this thing has finally played out.

This isn’t surprising at all, and is part of the coaching transition. Jeff Brohm came in with his own program, and his own requirements. The transferring players took a year to figure out how they fit into the program, didn’t like their standing, and have decided to move on to other opportunities.

When I told everyone to relax about the scholarship grid, this is exactly what I was anticipating. Coach Brohm has known for a while that these scholarships were going to be available for the 2018 recruiting class. In reality, we were never over the scholarship numbers, and, in fact, are probably under right now, even though on paper, it looks like we are two over.

This isn’t Jeff Brohm’s first coaching rodeo. He knows how to manage scholarship numbers, and knew these guys were leaving when he apparently over signed at the early signing period.

I think Purdue has room to add around 4 or 5 players (at minimum) in the spring, and will most likely look to fill some holes with junior college players and grad transfers.

This is all part of the process.