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    Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    A.J. Barker is leaving the Minnesota football team effective immediately and has released a long, but well-written article on tumblr outlining the specific reasons why he is leaving. For those not wanting the read the whole thing, he is leaving because of alleged mistreatment from head coach Jerry Kill and the training staff.


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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    The amazing part is all the comments on the StarTrib website. I had to stop reading them as they are 75% (like the poll) against the young man. Unfortunately this type of situation happens more than you think. Lots of promises surrounding scholarships and to walk-ons are broken every day. Most coaches do have the attitude that Kill is "accused" of in the letter. It is a what have you done for me this week business. Trainers will not be working too long if they are not pushing to get athletes back into competition regardless of the long term effects.



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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    Dang, son.



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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    He's a walkon. Kill's right. He is a dime a dozen. Kid is lucky that Kill even knew his name. Kid sounds entitled and spends a good chunk of the letter talking about how good he was.


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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    You realize that although he is a walkon, he is the leading receiver for the Gophers this year...



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    Yes I am aware of that. His teenage girl sounding blog makes him sound like a kid who has never been told no before.


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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    He's a walkon. Kill's right. He is a dime a dozen. Kid is lucky that Kill even knew his name. Kid sounds entitled and spends a good chunk of the letter talking about how good he was.
    Season 30 577 19.2 63 7


    If Kill doesn't know the kids name with those numbers he needs his head examined.





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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    He's a walkon. Kill's right. He is a dime a dozen. Kid is lucky that Kill even knew his name. Kid sounds entitled and spends a good chunk of the letter talking about how good he was.
    He wasn't bad. he had a few multi-touchdown games this year and 3 100 yard receiving games.

    He was also their leading receiver (by a long shot).

    I don't think that he was all that and awesome, but he wasn't chopped liver.



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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    Ha!
    DJK's thoughts on the situation:

    @DJKoulianos: aj barker, we've all been through similar situations/scenarios, wanted publicly expose our coach. no1 actually does it though. #thickerskin


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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Ha!
    DJK's thoughts on the situation:

    @DJKoulianos: aj barker, we've all been through similar situations/scenarios, wanted publicly expose our coach. no1 actually does it though. #thickerskin
    now THAT is funny.


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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    @DJKoulianos: aj barker, we've all been through similar situations/scenarios, wanted publicly expose our coach. no1 actually does it though. #thickerskin
    #EDUCATING




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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    Holy smokes




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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Ha!
    DJK's thoughts on the situation:

    @DJKoulianos: aj barker, we've all been through similar situations/scenarios, wanted publicly expose our coach. no1 actually does it though. #thickerskin
    All i can think of is, "English mother****** do you speak it."



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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    Idk sounds like a pretty decent guy and a good writer, unlike DJK.


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    Re: Minnesota WR A.J. Barker Leaves Team

    If a guy walks on, leads the team in receiving and his coach says, sorry, no schollys available, that is messed up.



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