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Nappy Roots
12-10-2005, 06:54 PM
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True Florida freshman quarterback Josh Portis is transferring to another school, his mother confirmed Friday.

Patricia Portis said her son informed the UF coaches and other school officials Friday morning that he is leaving.

"He has been very puzzled about this for some time," Patricia Portis said. "Now he's relieved. This was a long, hard decision. There comes a time where every family has to make their decision and that's what we've done."

Patricia Portis said Josh will remain with the team through the Jan. 2 Outback Bowl.
She said her son is transferring for a number of reasons, the most significant being a lack of playing time and a lack of opportunity to show his skills on the rare occasions he has played this season.

"Josh has been very loyal to the program, very loyal to the Gators," she said. "He's done everything he's been asked to do. He's been a good student and he's a great kid.

"The bottom line is (the coaches) won't let his talent be shown on the field. He needs to be at an institution where all his talents can be taken care of. He needs to grow. He needs to be in a situation where they will develop him and not put him in one play and take him out the next. They would only let him run the ball and if he made one mistake and they would take him out.




:sidelol: sweet

jnewmant
12-10-2005, 07:19 PM
hey nappy, do you have any idea where he's transferring too?

Nappy Roots
12-10-2005, 08:27 PM
hey nappy, do you have any idea where he's transferring too?




Patricia Portis said Josh will not transfer to another SEC school. She said she and Josh gave UF officials a list of schools he might look into, but she would not reveal the schools..
Patricia Portis said her son's transfer is something he's been discussing with her for the past month.



thats all i know

FinSinceBirth
12-10-2005, 09:57 PM
All the more reason Florida needs to recruit Teabow.

kastofsna120
12-10-2005, 10:03 PM
oh great, maybe miami will get another UF QB castoff

SMadison29
12-11-2005, 01:44 AM
If he wanted to play he shouldn't have de-committed from Utah to follow Urban to Florida. This is somewhat surprising to me because Urban likes Josh a lot more as a QB than he does Leak. The other three teams he was looking into last year were Maryland, Washington, & Kansas State, all three of which have unsettled QBs. If he wants to win he'll go to Maryland, if he wants to get close to home it'll be Washington, but both of them have early commits from 4-star QBs.

FinSinceBirth
12-11-2005, 02:04 AM
. This is somewhat surprising to me because Urban likes Josh a lot more as a QB than he does Leak. .

What makes you say that?

SMadison29
12-11-2005, 02:25 AM
What makes you say that?


Because of what Urban has said throughout the year. Portis is a lot more suited for his offense than Chris, which is why Urban recruited him so hard. At a point earlier this year there was speculation that Urban would bench Leak for Portis.

kastofsna120
12-11-2005, 04:32 AM
i guess he's changed his mind since then

Oboy
12-11-2005, 09:56 AM
The weird part... If he transfers to a Division I school he has to sit out next season. Why not stay at florida and just redshirt there next season? Unless he feels Meyer won't redshirt him!?

Edit: my guess is there is talk that Tebow will be at Florida and he feels he won't beat him out!?

Motion
12-11-2005, 08:56 PM
Kinda sucks. But to be honest I was never impressed with what I saw of him. Played well in the Orange and Blue game but that was nothing more than a scrimmage. His passing skills weren't the best. Hopefully this is a result of some inside info on recruiting and Teabow is gonna be a Gator!

Motion
12-11-2005, 08:57 PM
Kinda sucks. But to be honest I was never impressed with what I saw of him. Played well in the Orange and Blue game but that was nothing more than a scrimmage. His passing skills weren't the best. Hopefully this is a result of some inside info on recruiting and Tebow is gonna be a Gator!

Motion
12-12-2005, 12:07 PM
Apparently he's leaving before the Outback Bowl now.


http://www.gatorsports.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051211/GATORS01/51211027

Oboy
12-12-2005, 02:28 PM
Apparently he's leaving before the Outback Bowl now.


http://www.gatorsports.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051211/GATORS01/51211027
I am sure this was just so he would not be a distraction for the team.

Also probably a slight slap in the face... this way he does not get the "gifts" that the players get from the Bowl.

SMadison29
12-13-2005, 01:40 AM
Tebow decides tomorrow on ESPNews where he's going.

Motion
12-13-2005, 08:10 AM
Tebow decides tomorrow on ESPNews where he's going.

Sweet

LtDan
12-13-2005, 12:22 PM
I heard he may go home to UCLA

Oboy
12-13-2005, 02:24 PM
I heard he may go home to UCLA
From where?

Everything I read says either Bama or Florida...

nick1
12-13-2005, 03:00 PM
Tebow to Miami, thats my hopes

Dirty Harry
12-13-2005, 03:32 PM
What time is this suppose to happen?

kastofsna120
12-13-2005, 04:02 PM
just some watched some videos of him. pretty nice

Motion
12-13-2005, 04:36 PM
just some watched some videos of him. pretty nice

Link? I'd like to see more of this kid.

K-train
12-13-2005, 04:57 PM
Portis should go to Bowling Green. Pretty much the same offense that Meyer is running at UF.

ChambersWI
12-13-2005, 06:13 PM
He'll go to Florida. Tebow that is

Nappy Roots
12-13-2005, 06:42 PM
Portis should go to Bowling Green. Pretty much the same offense that Meyer is running at UF.


cant agree with that. Bowling Green drops back to pass much more.

SMadison29
12-13-2005, 06:52 PM
just some watched some videos of him. pretty nice

Not a great arm.


I heard he may go home to UCLA

There was no chance of that because Ben Olsen, the #1 QB recruit in 2002, is only a freshman this year.

NorthFloridaFin
12-13-2005, 10:08 PM
I didn't get too impressed with Portis with the few games I watched of the Gators. I don't think Florida will miss him too much.

kastofsna120
12-13-2005, 11:40 PM
Not a great arm.
made a lot of passes to the sideline. rolled out to his right and threw across his body a few times on what looked like designed plays

SMadison29
12-14-2005, 12:04 AM
cant agree with that. Bowling Green drops back to pass much more.

It is the same exact offense though. Urban installed it at Bowling Green back in 2001-2002 when he was their head coach.

Nappy Roots
12-14-2005, 01:20 AM
It is the same exact offense though. Urban installed it at Bowling Green back in 2001-2002 when he was their head coach.



J/K!

finswin56
12-14-2005, 09:05 AM
This is less disappointing than when Berlin left for Miami, and I only laughed when you UM guys got him.
Portis was never more than a back-up at UF. He's a perfect option type QB, but Meyer actually asks he QB's to pass. He would have never beat out Tebow.

Motion
12-14-2005, 09:12 AM
This is less disappointing than when Berlin left for Miami, and I only laughed when you UM guys got him.
Portis was never more than a back-up at UF. He's a perfect option type QB, but Meyer actually asks he QB's to pass. He would have never beat out Tebow.

Exactly. I always got nervous when he came in because he was very "unprotective" carrying the ball.

Motion
12-14-2005, 09:18 AM
Link? I'd like to see more of this kid.

Looks like I'll see plenty of him the next couple years. Portis who?

finswin56
12-14-2005, 09:22 AM
Looks like I'll see plenty of him the next couple years. Portis who?It is exciting, but I have to hold back some. I still remember the disappointment that was Berlin.

Motion
12-14-2005, 10:06 AM
It is exciting, but I have to hold back some. I still remember the disappointment that was Berlin.

I think this is a completely different situation. This guy knows he will have to sit a year then the job will be his for 3 years. I've been reading alot about him, sounds like a good kid and an even better player.

finswin56
12-14-2005, 10:20 AM
I think this is a completely different situation. This guy knows he will have to sit a year then the job will be his for 3 years. I've been reading alot about him, sounds like a good kid and an even better player.I think you're right about Tebow.
But, I remember the hype around Brock when he came in. He wasn't supposed to sit a year, none the less two years. He was just beat out by the "back-up". Now everyone knows Brock just didn't have the goods, but as a prospect he was supposed to be a gun slinging demon.

akschof217
12-19-2005, 11:35 AM
just saw on espnews that Portis is coming to Maryland. He's gotta be better than what we have now in Statham and Hollenbach. It should be pretty interesting to see him, Steffy and Ricker battle it out in 2 years, hopefully we something outta those 3.

Motion
12-19-2005, 11:38 AM
just saw on espnews that Portis is coming to Maryland. He's gotta be better than what we have now in Statham and Hollenbach. It should be pretty interesting to see him, Steffy and Ricker battle it out in 2 years, hopefully we something outta those 3.

Cool.

K-train
12-19-2005, 12:07 PM
probably wont start till 07

Motion
12-19-2005, 12:27 PM
probably wont start till 07

Obviously, he has to sit a year now.

YPF
12-21-2005, 11:11 PM
Portis didnt have a future in Gainsville.He would be sandwiched in between Leak and now Tebow and he would never get a chance to play because he just is not that talented.

Oboy
12-22-2005, 11:05 AM
Portis didnt have a future in Gainsville.He would be sandwiched in between Leak and now Tebow and he would never get a chance to play because he just is not that talented.
I think that is the whole reason he left. Meyer probably told him that Tebow was probably coming and so Portis said screw this and left.

Motion
12-22-2005, 12:00 PM
I think that is the whole reason he left. Meyer probably told him that Tebow was probably coming and so Portis said screw this and left.

Most likely. Good luck to him up here in MD.