Agreed. It's not an ACL tear. He might miss a few games, but even if it was an ACL tear, he's still going No. 1 in June.
I'd say pump the brakes until after this weekend when they play some Pac-12 powerhouses. They beat ranked Arizona State but the other wins have come against lesser opponents. Right now it's the pitching that's helped carry them. I'll take a closer look once they have a fuller body of work
Some coaches just prefer to let the players figure things out on their own. They get a timeout every four minutes. It's not like he's not coaching on the floor during play. He gets a sideline warning practically every road game for being on the floor shouting instructions. Plus, they usually play better in the first half, so he'd be more inclined to call timeouts in the second if it's all about slowing the other team's momentum.
He's a multi-post-per-day kind of guy on the gram.
He's just limited in terms of athleticism and he just hasn't seemed to get better since last year. There's some frustration that he hasn't capitalized on his chances since the Porter injury. The door was wide open for him to be a valuable contributor. He's had his moments this year but not enough. I'm sure he's frustrated. He's a stand-up guy. Always has been. I hope he gets a nice ovation on his final home game. I don't sense Martin doesn't like him personally for any reason. He just wants more out of him.
We'll see. Cwe_tiger can say anything in this forum with no consequence, but if I post that I think Johnny Basketball could transfer after the season, then it becomes a thing on the internet and eventually it gets back to Johnny and he's got to answer questions about the speculation that he plans to transfer. So, that's why I won't just casually throw out names of guys who I suspect might move on. I mean, it's not hard to figure out possibilities. Watch the games. Who doesn't play a lot? Who doesn't play well? These things always take care of themselves and will in due time.
Max Copeland. He had a few tryouts but ended his football career shortly after the draft. He did some acting in New York and has since settled down in the Bay Area and is putting his engineering degree to work.
I don't have any insight to suspect that any of those guys you mentioned would transfer.