QB Demetrius Jones will play for food

April 6, 2010
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A once promising Irish QB is now searching for his 3rd college in 4 years.

QB Demetrius Jones just can’t find a home. It only seems like yesterday that Jones was under center taking snaps for the Fighting Irish. In 2007, he was given the starting nod when the team faced Georgia Tech to kick-off the season. After a horrendous effort by Jones, in comes heralded recruit Jimmy Clausen to take over the signaling calling duties. When then Coach Charlie Weis benched Jones, he had no other choice but to quit the team and move on.

After a struggle to get Weis to release Jones out of his scholarship, Jones transferred to Cincinnati for a fresh start. Under then head coach Brian Kelly, Jones was not getting the looks he wanted as QB so he switched to the defensive side of the ball and played linebacker in limited situations.

Now it looks like his LB days and perhaps his playing days have come to an end. According to the Bearcats, Jones quit the team and is researching his transfer options. Though it was not clearly stated, Jones’ transfer is more of an academic issue than anything else.

The Matador will keep track of where Jones lands, but he better start making a commitment soon as his years of eligibility are dwindling and with moving around so much, there is no way he is getting a proper education.

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3 Responses to QB Demetrius Jones will play for food

  1. Anonymous on April 7, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Agreed, if ND ran a spread offense, he would have been set. The kid had killer legs and was mobile. I bet he ends up at the DII level so he doest have to sit out another year.

  2. GreenMachine on April 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Jones was a mobile QB and Weis wanted a pro-style QB, when he transferred to Cincy, Tony Pike and company were much better suited for the position. Jones was a top blue-chip but was always in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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