- May 14, 2016
Dont be, that man keeps earning playing time because one, he's a willing blocker, and is starting to become one of our best blocking widereceivers, which if you havent noticed during games, with many of our rushing touchdowns in the redzone, wiggins is in the game, he's kind of like an allen hurns type, in that he's underrated.I'm shocked Wiggins isn't redshirting. I guess coming in early helped but he looked the most raw of the WRs we signed in that class.
Go eat another tide pod. It helps you come up with insightful posts like this.Is the decision to redshirt solely with the coaches or is it a player decision? Because if one of the DT’s can “redshirt” to be as dominant as Willis is after taking his year-in-residency/sabbatical/year off then I’m all for it. If Miami didn’t need them so bad Bethel and Ford and even Miller would definitely be candidates. Thank you, Kul.
Due to the NCAA's new rule, a player can play in up to 4 games and still receive a redshirt designation.
8 of Miami’s 23 true freshman have played in 5 games and have burned their redshirt. They are: Hightower, Wiggins, Jordan, Mallory, Scaife, Ivey, Blades, and Baxa.
3 others have played in 4 games and seem likely to burn their redshirt at some point. They are: Lingard, Silvera, and Hall.
That means Miami still has decisions to make on 12 guys. They are: Williams, Davis, George, Pope, Ezzard, Campbell, Reed, Rousseau, Joyner, Miller, Frierson, and Bethel.
Here's a chart to keep track of how many games a player has participated in so far in 2018 (data is from UM's own official participation charts).
Freshman Redshirt Chart
Jarren Williams – 1 (SSU)
Lorenzo Lingard – 4 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU)
Cam Davis – 2 (SSU, FIU)
Realus George – 2 (SSU, FIU)
Brian Hightower – 5 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
Dee Wiggins – 5 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
Mark Pope – 3 (SSU, TOL, FIU)
Marquez Ezzard – 2 (SSU, FIU)
Brevin Jordan – 5 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
Will Mallory – 5 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
Delone Scaife – 5 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
John Campbell – 3 (SSU, TOL, FIU)
Cleveland Reed – 2 (SSU, FIU)
Gregory Rousseau – 2 (LSU, SSU)
Patrick Joyner – 2 (SSU, FIU)
Nesta Silvera – 4 (SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
Jordan Miller – 1 (SSU)
DJ Ivey – 5 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
Al Blades – 5 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
Gilbert Frierson – 2 (SSU, FIU)
Nigel Bethel – 1 (SSU)
Gurvan Hall – 4 (SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
Bubba Baxa – 5 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU, UNC)
The rule does not only apply to true freshmen, though. Here are the non-freshman UM players that have yet to redshirt in their career and have played in 4 or less games this season, making them technically still eligible to redshirt this year.
Non-Freshman Redshirt Chart
Ahmmon Richards (Jr.) – 1 (LSU)
Brian Polendey (So.) – 2 (LSU, SSU)
Michael Irvin II (Jr.) – 0
Corey Gaynor (So.) – 2 (SSU, TOL)
Kai-Leon Herbert (So.) – 0
Bradley Jennings (So.) – 4 (LSU, SSU, TOL, UNC)
De’Andre Wilder (So.) – 0
Zach Feagles (So.) – 4 (LSU, SSU, TOL, FIU)