Walk-on Brendan White given scholarship. How does this affect our scholarship limit?

Submitted by NashvilleBLUE on January 25th, 2019 at 12:07 AM


Curious what this means for our scholarship limit. My understanding is that we're already over the limit and needing some attrition to put us at the right spot. Does this move not change our limit, or does it indicate possibly even further losses than anticipated?



January 25th, 2019 at 12:11 AM ^

I'm guessing this was a leftover scholarship from the 2018 season so will zero effect.  Usually after the season, if they are under the scholarship limit they give the extras to walkons who they feel earned them.


January 25th, 2019 at 2:38 AM ^

  1. Noice!  I like to see the program finding ways to reward kids who have put in the work.   
  2. It's Brendon White - he's a WR who saw limited action, but in multiple games, in 2018.
  3. He attended Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale for HS (Hiss!)  
  4. Looks like we might be getting him mixed up with MSU's 2019 RB recruit Brandon Wright.


G. Gulo of the Dale

January 25th, 2019 at 1:18 PM ^

Since we're on mgoblog, and being pedantic is fair game, I will note that "less" is not universally considered to be incorrect in cases like the one above--viz., when the discrete, countable object in question is one in number.

So, if we were discussing multiple scholarships, then "fewer scholarships" would be the correct formulation.

If we are discussing one scholarship, then "one less scholarship" becomes acceptable.  (In fact, some guides to English usage insists that "fewer" is actually incorrect in this context.)


January 25th, 2019 at 5:39 AM ^

Every year we somehow have to rediscover the fact that the coaches know more about this than we do. I had no reason to suspect this year would be any different.

Matte Kudasai

January 25th, 2019 at 7:13 AM ^

Good to know that we've got so much talent that we can afford to hand out scholarships to walk-ons .

I'm sure he's a great kid and he works hard, but Harbaugh is way too into walk-ons.


January 25th, 2019 at 7:36 AM ^

Congrats to Brendan. These scholly numbers always work out in the end. This likely means that the 2019 class has reached its final number and the roster is solidified. So now everyone needs to get to work and get a little better every day. The season is long-not as long as the off-season.


January 25th, 2019 at 7:51 AM ^

Great for this player, will save him or parents $40.000 or something like that, but do not expect him to get a 5th year, saying that ,can someone enlighten me on what has happened to the 3 QB's on the Netflex high school football saga ?