Ellis gone for the rest of the year.

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    • #205082
      Utesbyfive
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      Season ending, per Whitt. Reid might be back for a bowl game, Bishop may play next week.

    • #205083
      Tony (admin)
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      What happened to Ellis?

      • #205086
        Utesbyfive
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        Season ending injury, per Whittingham. You know he never says why.

    • #205088
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      The Miami Ute
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      Well, last week surely was the last time that we saw Jonah in a Utah uniform. The only caveat to that is if the injury was of the type that requires a long period of rehabilitation.

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        tanute3
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        Disagree, I think he comes back next year (regardless of injury)

        • #205124
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          The Miami Ute
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          Are you kidding me? Do you track NFL draft ratings of college players? Ellis, prior to his injury, was rated as a low 1st RD – high 2nd RD draft pick by PFF. Why in the world would he come back and risk a catastrophic injury that would ruin his draft stock? He’s gone and you can book it.

          • #205188
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            tanute3
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            Just because you constantly love to speak with such absolute certainty, I’m setting a reminder in my phone for Jan 15th (deadline to declare for the draft) to bring this up again. We’ll see who’s right lol 😂

            • #205195
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              The Miami Ute
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              LOL…all I ask is that you don’t ghost me when that date comes, because you specifically have been MIA for long periods as that championship season that you predicted went up in a puff of smoke…but remember my caveat…if the injury is one that requires a long period of rehabilitation, I agree that he’ll be back. LOL…regarding my delivery, facts don’t give a s**t about your feelings. You should get used to that. If you did a simple Google search on Ellis, you’d see that a few drafting sites have already penciled him in going to various teams in the 2024 NFL draft. But, oh yeah, Tanute doesn’t want him to go to the NFL until 2025 so let’s scratch that.

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                Rick
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                I don’t know Miami – long term injury or not, I think Ellis returns. He loves the environment and there are people in his ear telling him to enjoy college because the NFL is so different. By the way, Lander Barton will be having similar conversations after next season. He’ll be eligible and, I imagine, highly rated; but I wonder if his brothers encourage him to stay or to go. Obviously, it will be his decision but they may weigh in encouraging him to stay. It may depend on the level of success the team achieves in 2024.

                • #205201
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                  The Miami Ute
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                  Rick, you’re not wrong. There are pros/cons to every situation. I remember when Herbert came back for his senior season at Oregon when everyone thought that he would leave. However, college football has changed so drastically in such a short time because of NIL that I wonder if the “college experience” really still exists for elite athletes like Elliss.

                  I guess we’ll find out pretty soon what he’ll do. If he does return, I’ll duly apologize to Tanute. I have to imagine that for every person that’s telling Jonah to return, there’s at least two that have a vested interest in seeing him go to the NFL. Personally, if professional scouting services are rating him as a low 1st RD/high 2nd RF pick, I don’t know how you pass that up. The money could be in the $12-18M range, easily beating whatever he’s getting via NIL.

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