Note about UH’s change in redshirting strategy in 2005

HA Note: “More likely by design than coincidence, the Warriors used an approach for the 2005 freshman class that was different from the previous season.

Several first-year Warriors on the 2004 team— notably running back Andrew Pearman and quarterbacks Taylor Humphrey and Brandon Satcher — did not return to UH in 2005. In Pearman’s case, homesickness aggravated by redshirting appeared to contribute to his transfer.

In 2005, the Warriors decided not to redshirt 11 freshmen — Kelly; slotbacks Davone Bess, Aaron Bain and Michael Washington; running back Mario Cox; cornerback JoPierre Davis; and linebackers Elimimian, Adam Leonard, John Fonoti and B.J. Fruean, and long-snapper Jake Ingram. Offensive lineman John Estes redshirted, but made the trip to San Jose.

As a result, all of those 2005 freshmen returned the next season, and now Elimimian is in the hunt for a career record.”


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