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Vivian
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« on: January 03, 2005, 07:26:43 PM »

I have been a pro football fan forever, it seems.  I totally understand the game and enjoy watching it every season.  I also watch college games occasionally as I am a Bobby Bowden fan and love the Florida State Seminoles.  I love their chant.  I understand their rules also.

However, after watching bowl games for two days with more to go today and tomorrow, I have a question.  I really don't understand what they mean when they refer to 'true freshmen' or 'red shirt freshman'.  Could someone clule me in?  I feel so old when it comes to some things that are the modern way of doing and labeling things.  Help!   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2005, 02:49:30 AM »

Vivian
  This is a hard to understand to even those who following college football on a regular basis.  Here's a basic definition of the two terms:

True Freshman-A player who starts or plays as a freshman WITHOUT
getting a "red shirt".  That player gets 4 yrs. of eligibility
"Red Shirt" Freshman-Coaches can "red shirt" a freshman if either the
player is injured or figures prominently in that team's furture plans.  He
keeps his 4 yrs. of eligibility eventhough he may be a sophmore in class.
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Vivian
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2005, 09:48:48 PM »

Thanks, JW.  Good to have you back, btw.   Cool
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