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Holy moly, former Georgia player Tyrique Stevenson finished out strong at Miami



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    BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,448 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited February 2023

    "but it was more like I missed my father, sisters and my mom, so I really did get homesick for a few months up there.”____TS

    If he moved back, because he "missed his Mom, Dad and Sisters"...and he said he did, if I'm reading his statement correct....Then, that's "homesick"...and immature.

    I was saying...he didn't allow himself enough time to adjust...or mature. Some kids take longer and none of his teammates had time to hold his hand, so-to-speak.

    As far as my reference to the military...I had to "hold a lot of hands" in my 20yrs. I know exactly what he was going through. But, unlike the military, Players can opt-out or transfer. When I served...you couldn't just leave, like your Wife's ex-Brother-in-Law...you had to deal with it. I don't know, what the hell's going on with the WOKE military, now. Lol

    Go get #3 UGA.

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    1SICemDAWGS11SICemDAWGS1 Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    CandlerParkCandlerPark Posts: 718 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Excellent comment, @thadec. The double standard between coaches doing what's in their self interest and players doing the same lingers on because we as fans are used to thinking that way. Change requires us to adjust our thinking. But we're naturally resistant to that adjustment, because we're all anxious that the sport and traditions we love will be "ruined" by transfers, NILs and the like. So we tend to take it out on the players for doing something that's not in our team's interest.

    Reading Tyrique's comments reminds me how impressed I often am by the grace and intelligence that many (most?) players exhibit at such a young age. In being open about his lack of homesickness and need to grow, he showed more maturity than many of us fans , who get swept in the passion of undying allegiance to our team. They often get credit for the character they show: @khummel's comment that "he seems like a good guy" was exactly my reaction). But lo if they make a boneheaded, youthful decision or -- worse still -- abandon our team; then they aren't given the benefit of the doubt at all.

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    CigarDawgCigarDawg Posts: 2,632 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    A couple more years of maturity will help his next transition. He made a choice that he thought was best for him at the time and I don't see any reason not to respect it or to question his motives. Navigating college and young adulthood is not a cakewalk for everyone and it showed maturity that he understood his need for a support system he did not have in Athens.

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