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2011 bowl hero among three leaving SMU

Rishaad Wimbley AP

The attrition train is leaving the depot yet again, with SMU the latest to wave buh-bye to not one… not two… but three players.  Reportedly. reported earlier this week that wide receiver Arrius Holleman and running back Rishaad Wimbley have decided to leave the Mustangs. Shortly after that report surfaced, it was reported that another wide receiver, J’Marcus Rhodes, was exiting the football building as well.

As of yet, it should be noted, SMU has yet to publicly address the status of any member of the departing trio.

Rhodes will head for the JUCO ranks, per reports, while the football futures of the other two are still to be determined. While not speaking for the entire group, Wimbley stated what likely led to all three transfers.

I wasn’t going to get a shot. They pretty much told me straight up that I wasn’t going to get a chance to play,” Wimbley said in regards to playing time. “I was there during spring, but it was after when they told my I wasn’t going to get a shot. I didn’t compete (in spring) because of my shoulder surgery.”

During his three seasons with the Mustangs — he took a redshirt in 2013 because of the injury — Wimbley rushed for 205 yards and five touchdowns on 50 carries.  Two of those five touchdowns came in SMU’s 28-6 win over Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl following the 2011 season.

Holleman played in nine games the past two seasons, catching two passes for 20 yards. Rhodes, meanwhile, took a redshirt during his lone season at SMU.

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2 Responses to “2011 bowl hero among three leaving SMU”
  1. ancientcougar says: Jul 11, 2014 11:23 AM

    If you can’t start with the Mustangs, who in the FBS, can you start for?

  2. ancientcougar says: Jul 11, 2014 11:25 AM

    Oh, yes, the school does offer classes for careers other than football, a darn good school too, I understand.

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