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Report: Ex-Texas OL Rami Hammad transferring to Baylor

Rami Hammad

Rami Hammad may have left Texas but he’ll apparently remain in the Big 12.

While the school has yet to confirm it, the player has as Hammad told ESPN.com Monday that he will be transferring to Baylor.  Reports had just surfaced late last week that Hammad would be transferring from the Longhorns.

If the report comes to fruition, Hammad would be forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.  Beginning in 2015, he would then have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Hammad was a four-star member of the Longhorns’ 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 10 guard in the country and the No. 24 player at any position in the state of Texas.  He didn’t play a s a true freshman, instead taking his redshirt.

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11 Responses to “Report: Ex-Texas OL Rami Hammad transferring to Baylor”
  1. autumnweisz says: Aug 25, 2014 3:48 PM

    Rami, you’re such a jackass…

    Charlie’s ‘cleaning house’ and getting rid of all the guys don’t want to put out the blood, sweat, and tears necessary to make a winning team. It’s apparent: you’re way too lazy to do it.

    Enjoy Waco.

    Hook ‘em!

  2. goodfieldnohit says: Aug 25, 2014 4:14 PM

    If my coach took my car keys away from me, and moved into the dorm with the team, I wouldn’t want to play there, either.

    It’s not 1956 anymore…

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 25, 2014 4:31 PM

    I have no problem with Strong instituting discipline in a program that has been lacking in recent years.

    But losing 4 star talents to up and comers Baylor has to be hard to stomach on the 40 acres. Losing guys to A&M is one thing since the horns and aggies don’t play anymore but Baylor….

  4. longhornforever says: Aug 25, 2014 4:34 PM

    No single player on the team is worth keeping if slacking off, and whining about the toughness required to play for Strong. I believe Strong’s strategy and style will pay off – even if it’s NOT 1956 anymore.

  5. Hard On For Harden says: Aug 25, 2014 4:37 PM

    You’re right, it isn’t 1956 anymore. Touting an Ags disputed 1939 national title as an accomplishment wouldn’t look near as comical back then as it does today.

  6. thefiesty1 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:46 PM

    Strong should have pulled a Texas Tech and deny him transferring to another Big 12 school. Since he couldn’t make the cut at Texas, he’ll now set out another year and not make the field at Baylor either.

  7. coolhorn46 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:37 PM

    Rami Hammad is not a bad kid, and he is a good player, but he’s had a hard time for two or three years making up his mind where he wants to be. He was committed to Baylor. He was committed to Okie State, then he signed with UT. Now that the Horns have a different staff, something didn’t set right with him, he didn’t practice well, and ultimately decided to move on again.

    I’m a huge UT fan, and I don’t like to see good players leave any more than fans of other schools like to see players transfer out. That being said, if Hammad doesn’t want to stay at UT, doesn’t want to do what it takes to succeed there, I’d rather that he do just what he’s done, move on, and leave his scholarship for a player who does want to be in Austin.

    Reference the comments about Coach Strong’s much more stringent discipline, football players aren’t one size fits all. Some like a disciplined approach that requires accountability out of them, while other players like things more lax. They like swag, rappers at practice, and bending, if not breaking the law. To each his own, but unless a player is dumber than a stump, he should know by now that while Coach Strong has his back, if the player chooses UT, he’s got work to do and much will be expected of him.

    I suppose that there are different ways to win. Me? I want a team that’s NEVER accused of being soft again, one that can impose its’ will on other teams. There are schools, and fans out there that don’t want Strong to succeed at UT. So be it…but there’s a huge segment of us UT fans that are loving the new, tougher, more disciplined approach Charlie Strong’s brought to Austin. It’s gonna be fun to see that team develop over the next two or three years. Oh, and as for Hammad…I don’t wish him ill…hopefully, he’ll find a home for the next few years in Waco…but if he doesn’t, don’t be surprised. It’s happened before.

  8. rabbi187 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:41 PM

    Guy wasn’t even a 2nd stringer. Some how I think we will manage. Sure glad little brother is so concerned though.

  9. goodfieldnohit says: Aug 26, 2014 12:30 AM

    So a guy transfers out, and you guys trash him.
    Stay classy, Longhorns.

    And Hayden, nobody in the world besides you, is disputing A&M’s 1939 national title.

    It’s gonna be fun to see UCLA hang 50, 60, maybe 70, on your arrogant asses.

  10. whatwouldaugiedo says: Aug 26, 2014 1:28 PM

    goodfieldnogame, now that you and all the other delusionals in college station have truly resolved the undisputed national championship from 75 years ago, you can go ahead and lay claim to owning this state.

  11. Hard On For Harden says: Aug 26, 2014 3:08 PM

    Awww, did I hurt goodfieldnohit’s whittle feewings? Typical Ag, can troll and dish it, but cannot take it. You’re in the SEC and have supposedly have moved on to bigger and better things. Act like it.

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