Akron lost one of its best pass rushers today when Shawn Lemon decided to transfer.
Lemon decided to transfer because he felt the coaching staff would play underclassmen instead of seniors, in an attempt to rebuild. Lemon and coach Rob Ianello "weren't seeing eye to eye," the defensive end said.
While reconsidering his decision this week, Lemon received an inadvertent text message from Ianello, intended for athletic director Tom Wistrcill. The message suggested that Lemon had spoke about transferring before, and he may be doing it to seek attention.
That was apparently the last straw for Lemon, who is putting together his highlight tapes and has prepared his transfer documents. He is looking at William & Mary, Appalachian State and New Mexico as potential destinations for his last year of eligibility.
I'm actually sad to see Lemon go. He provides a skill set that the defensive line corps -- while deep -- now lacks.