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Duke QB Brandon Connette to transfer to be closer to ailing mother

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  1. yellowRambler

    yellowRambler Ramblin' Wreck

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  2. tugdog235

    tugdog235 Jolly Good Fellow

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    Is anybody bringing back a starting (or significantly played) QB in the Coastal at all? Jeez.

    It is a very unfortunate reason though.
     
  3. jeffgt14

    jeffgt14 We Suck

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    Boone started. Connette was mainly their wildcat and goal line QB.
     
  4. bcaff

    bcaff Ramblin' Wreck

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    Connette started a significant number of games cause Boone was hurt.
     
  5. GTNavyNuke

    GTNavyNuke Helluva Engineer Featured Member

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    Prayers and thoughts to him and his family. He is doing what is important in life.

    Duke has a classy program as demonstrated by the quotes and letting him go without penalty.
     
  6. John

    John Peacekeeper Staff Member

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    I'm actually a bit surprised he hasn't transferred out sooner. I remember people thought he wouldn't have been able to make the CFA bowl game because he was with his mother in California.
     
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    daBuzz Helluva Engineer

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    Connette started 3 games while Boone was hurt. Duke went 1-2 in those games. And GT was one of them.
     
  8. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    That is a big loss for Duke.
     
  9. augustabuzz

    augustabuzz Helluva Engineer

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    The other loss was against Pitt and Connette led them to about 50 points. It was Duke's defense that had a bad day.
     
  10. daBuzz

    daBuzz Helluva Engineer

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    Yeah, I didn't mean to imply that the kid wasn't a good player. He wasn't anywhere near Boone, IMO. But he was a good running QB and provided them with some good short yardage options.
     
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    Definitely a sad situation. The devastation brain cancer causes is just unreal. I lost my 21 year old son to brain cancer last June after a 23 month battle and some of the images and nightmares that he went through have scarred me for life..... amazing that I have made it this far without him. Definitely one of the worst cancers to go through for the person and the family. My heart goes out to this young man and his family
     
  12. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear about that loss @ybeenormal...I couldnt imagine.
     
  13. Animal02

    Animal02 Helluva Engineer

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    Can't imagine what it is to lose a child, especially at such an age.
     
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  14. dressedcheeseside

    dressedcheeseside Helluva Engineer

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    Sorry for your loss, yb.
     
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  15. Buzzwax

    Buzzwax Jolly Good Fellow

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    Thank you for sharing your story and for your amazing courage! Puts everything into perspective real quick, sorry for your loss.
     
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  16. dressedcheeseside

    dressedcheeseside Helluva Engineer

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    Exactly.
     
  17. presjacket

    presjacket Helluva Engineer

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    I'm so sorry for your loss, ybeenormal. I cannot imagine the pain of watching your child go through that and not being able to stop it.
     
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    +1
     
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  19. gt13

    gt13 Helluva Engineer

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    You're in my prayers, yb. I'm so sorry for your loss. Cancer is such a terrible disease, I lost both my grandfather and aunt to it. Here's to hoping some of our bright young bme students at tech can help put a stop to it one day.
     
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  20. OldJacketFan

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    As a cancer survivor stories like this one really hit home. I wish nothing but the best for this young man and his family! Ybee my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your loved one!
     
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