"I too played college sports and participated during a season and still had
redshirted."It doesn't work like that. I would exhort you
to actually research the current NCAA regulations on redshirts and medical
hardships, because you clearly know nothing about it.
I too played college sports and participated during a season and still had
USNGary, I competed in NCAA athletics. I've worked in NCAA athletics for
more than 4 years. You're free to believe whatever you want to make up on
the topic, but what I'm telling you is the truth.An athlete has
the option of using a REDSHIRT, provided he/she has not already used one in that
specific sport, provided he/she does not see ANY time in a competition that
season. Jeff Call's report that Alisa has a "redshirt" available
was a misnomer. Because he only competed in the first four games, he is eligible
to apply for a medical hardship, but the moment he came into the game at
Virginia he was disqualified himself for a redshirt this year. I'm pretty
sure he hasn't redshirted yet, so in the event that he is granted a medical
hardship and still is not ready to play at the start of next season, he could
take his redshirt season in 2014 and be eligible to play his senior season in
You can apply for a medical redshirt at any time. the first third of the season
is for regular redshirts, for example BYU's running back Michael Alisa is
sitting out the rest of the season to redshirt. Had he played in the Utah State
game, he would not be eligible for straight up redshirt. The requirement is
that it happens during the first HALF of the season, not first quarter. Since
he has only played 5 games, he is eligible for a medical hardship!
Too bad for Jake. Get well soon.I hear the excuses already warming up for
yet another 5-7 season.
Huge bummer. Take care of yourself, Jake, and come back healthy.Duckhunter - he may not have had a lot of receptions or TDs so far, but he is
a TE, not a WR and he is big in the trenches. He is an excellent blocker. And
the threat of his pass-catching abilities make him a double threat for defenses.
Utah can put in Siale for his pass-catching abilities, or someone else who can
block well, but Utah doesn't have someone who can do both equally well as
Jake can, IMHO, while Tonga is out.
"Whittingham will just comment on season-ending injuries at this
point..."Unless his "star" quarterback suddenly develops
color-blindness and throws a half-dozen picks in one game. Then he's more
than happy to talk his quarterback's ailment.
Here's to a speedy recovery, Jake! Thanks for all your hard work in the
trenches. We'll be looking forward to the return of your outstanding play,
Murph Dogg! And here's to Kenneth Scott as well. Hate seeing two of our
studs get hurt, especially this early in the season.
Jake Murphy and Kenneth Scott out really hampers the offense. Dres is not as
huge a deep threat without Scott and Murphy demanding opposing defenses to play
the possession guys across the field.
We can play with broken legs.
Too bad!!! He will be sorely missed by the boys in red!!! Hope you have a speedy
That is certainly a bummer for jake, I hate to see anyone injured.A
couple of things about it. I do not think he can get a medical redshirt at this
point, utah is to far into its season and he has played in every game. I also
don't know that this will be all that big a deal for utah, he was averaging
2 catches for about 30 yds and 1/5th of a td per game. I think utah can find
that same level of production out of someone else.
Best of luck to you Jake. I grew up idolizing your mom Nancy when she was an
outstanding cheerleader at BYU ! I guess Dale was OK in the NL too. :)
USNGary, no, he wouldn't. Medical hardships require that the athlete has
not played after the first third of a season's competitions. This was
Utah's fifth of twelve games. If you'll remember back to the 2011
season, Jordan Wynn was injured for the remainder of the season in the 4th game
against Washington, and received a medical hardship. Keith McGill was injured
early on in the subsequent game against Arizona State, and was not eligible to
receive a hardship.
Sorry to hear about Jake's injury. He is an excellent tight end. Wish him
the best and a quick and complete recovery.
USNGary, why would he be eligible for a medical redshirt?
Get well soon Jake.
He would still be eligible for a medical redshirt, he is past the the time for a
regular redshirt. Has he already used one before or after his mission??? Best
of luck to you Jake. Grew up idolizing your dad as he played in my hometown of
Sorry to hear about Jake; hope he can make a full recovery.
That is a major bummer. If it does end up being season-ending, the even worse
news is that, if I'm not mistaken, he's just past the deadline for a
medical hardship on the year.
Awful news! Get better soon, Jake.