Thursday, May 15, 2008

Gone Forever?

Troy Evangelist in his high school years

It appears that tight end Troy Evangelist is no longer with the team. His loss hurts a lot because he had so much potential.

I'm not sure if injuries, of which Troy had quite a few over the years, or something else drove him off the roster, but his 6"6 frame will be missed. Of course, he may come back; stranger things have happened.

I think this makes sophomore Andrew Kennedy the de facto starting tight end for next season. He looked good in a number of games last year and has a lot of athletic ability.


At Thu May 15, 09:48:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His name isn't on last year's roster, too. When someone leaves the team, is his name purged completely?

At Thu May 15, 06:12:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger ibmuloca said...

I heard that waitlist students are to be notified today on admission after 5pm. Hopefully that means the full Class of 2012 will be released soon.

At Thu May 15, 08:14:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

The roster thing is really a technical issue. This is not Sovier Russia when people became "non-persons." Remember that Evangelist's name still appears in all the stats and news releases still available on the site.

Could the technical glitch be fixed? Probably, but I'd rather not make that a priority. The printed info in media guides and the annals of Columbia records are not messed with.

At Thu May 15, 09:27:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a lot of expectation for TE Pope but he didn't play last year. Was he hurt? Not as good as hoped?

At Thu May 15, 09:29:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any more evidence to support the fact that Troy isn't on the team besides his name not appearing on the roster currently?
Could this have been an eligibility issue isolated to the spring semester?

At Thu May 15, 10:11:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pope is a solid player, he had a good spring. It just takes a little while for a guy in his position to get strong enough to really compete, similar with the o-line. I would expect to see him get some reps this fall, definitely.

At Fri May 16, 03:12:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger dabull said...

Come on, Pope was just a freshman. I think too many fans expect way too much from first year guys. I've said it many times and I'll keep saying it. Winning programs are not built around freshmen. Very few first years can crack the lineup in an established program. The very fact CU had a lot of freshmen see time is simple, we are not yet a good team. Even the first years that played a lot this year will be so much better next year a light years better by their sr. year. Stop looking for first year kids to win a title or turn things around. Your best chance to play early is at a skill pos., less physical. You need physical maturity to reach the pinnacle in the trenches. You will not know what kind of linemen we have until they're jrs. You'll get a better read on what they can be as sophs., but they're still going to change physically a lot.

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At Sat May 17, 11:49:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any confirmation that Evangelist is gone?

At Mon May 19, 10:32:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Columbia's recruit list is out.


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