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    "More than a dozen former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football players lingered in and around the weight room at McKenzie Arena on Monday morning. They were there to participate in UTCís pro day workouts, but nobody from any of the NFLís 32 teams attended, so the event was canceled. Strength and conditioning coach Scott Brincks said it was very unlikely that the event will be rescheduled. It was originally set for March 6, which likely would have been a more favorable date for the scouts, but was moved back 11 days to give some of the players more time to prepare. Now the players are left scrambling, hoping somehow to keep alive their hopes of being late-round draft picks or free-agent signees. The NFL draft is April 26-27. "I just want a chance to put up some numbers," cornerback Brandon Golder said."

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    man that blows. i do kinda feel bad.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FinNasty View Post
      "More than a dozen former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football players lingered in and around the weight room at McKenzie Arena on Monday morning. They were there to participate in UTCís pro day workouts, but nobody from any of the NFLís 32 teams attended, so the event was canceled. Strength and conditioning coach Scott Brincks said it was very unlikely that the event will be rescheduled. It was originally set for March 6, which likely would have been a more favorable date for the scouts, but was moved back 11 days to give some of the players more time to prepare. Now the players are left scrambling, hoping somehow to keep alive their hopes of being late-round draft picks or free-agent signees. The NFL draft is April 26-27. "I just want a chance to put up some numbers," cornerback Brandon Golder said."
      That is pretty sad man, if I were the coach or AD, i would have done
      a better job of trying to schedule their workouts with another school so they can bring in the scouts. Can't help but feel bad for them

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      • #4
        That would suck. For 3-4 months those guys have been training and anticipating their Pro-Day workout in front of NFL scouts and now their being told that their not even good enough for anybody to show up. I feel for these guys. I hope someone gets picked up as a UDFA and does well in the NFL.

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        • #5
          that sucks.Feel bad for those guys

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          • #6
            I'm pulling for these guys I hope one can make a squad or something.

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            • #7
              that sucks. I feel bad for those kids. they've probably been working their asses off trying to get ready for this and then no one shows up. thats aweful

              BoneKrusher

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              • #8
                Not to be mean, but ... does UTC really need its own pro day? If the attendance of scouts is any indication, apparently not. They should have joined up with one of the bigger schools or a regional pro day.
                Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

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                • #9
                  Yeah I agree with Geo. Even top sub-division schools like Youngstown State usually come to Akron's pro-day, that was a really stupid decision by their coaching staff.


                  Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                  • #10
                    Although it is the coaching staff's fault here I can't help but sympathize with players who have put in an offseason worth of dedication for this opportunity to persuade scouts into giving them atleast a look as a FA signing.

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                    • #11
                      It isn't all that unusual for prospects to workout at another scheduled pro day if the players are truly interested.
                      And proud of it!!!

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                      • #12
                        That sucks for them though but they scheduled there pro day on the day that 2 of the top 5 prospects in this drafts pro days were scheduled today. Good luck to them.

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                        • #13
                          That does suck.

                          Sick Sig by BoneKrusher

                          WHO DAT

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                          • #14
                            We all know where close to all the scouts were today. ;)

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                            • #15
                              I imagine the administration will be workinig hard to get them to a pro day. I feel bad for these kids, but the one question I have to ask is - why'd they move it back? They had to know that logistical issues would occur. If they can't figure anything out, I could see a situation where maybe they videotape something and send it to all 32 teams.

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