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Sixth-year possible for Oregon standout

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08:17 AM ET 09.10 | On the surface, John Boyett's career at Oregon is over, as he'll undergo season-ending surgery. Boyett has already used his redshirt, and while five-year players are more likely to receive a medical hardship, what we're talking about here is the NCAA waiving the "Five-Year Rule" for a player who suffered a season-ending injury after playing in only one game of his fifth and final season of eligibility. The NCAA has been far more liberal with the "Fifth-Year" exemption in recent years, and there are numerous examples of players who have come back for a sixth year of eligibility, especially when they barely play in a given season. Not saying this is what Boyett should do, or even wants to do, but pursuing a sixth year of eligibility is an option.

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September 10, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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I knew a guy that needed 6 years to graduate too.

My brother-in-law crammed four years worth of college into seven.

Case Keenum got six years didn't he?

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September 10, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Arky had RB Cedric Cobbs....he played 6 years. Felt like he stared in the Reagan administration and finished when Clinton was in office

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September 10, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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who is this guy..

Safety, lead the team in tackles last year. Had the injuries last season and opted out of offseason surgery in favor of various types of rehab. Bad decision.

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September 10, 2012  11:27 AM ET

UF's LG is on his 6th year.

September 10, 2012  11:39 AM ET
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how does it affect your depth chart... is it a big loss...

Yes..he was the senior leader of the D. Their is some depth at the position tho. That being said, the injuries are starting to pile up. (3 OL starters, a DL starter, and J Huff is injured again)

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September 10, 2012  12:02 PM ET
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Let them heal untill 11/3...thats the only game I would worry about as a Quack...they should beat everyone easily.. and no UCLA who could be a surprise team...

Boyett has 6 months heal time, wants to try the combine. Oregon first 5 gms at Autzen, next wk starters for maybe a qtr, AZ suddenly looks a little more formidable for wk 4 tho. Surprise team...da Beavers..lol

September 10, 2012  02:33 PM ET

During my undergraduate studies, I changed majors four times and took five years to get a degree, though, I was attending parttime during the fifth year.

 
September 10, 2012  02:34 PM ET
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During my undergraduate studies, I changed majors four times and took five years to get a degree, though, I was attending parttime during the fifth year.

Qualifier being that I needed one class to complete requirements for my chosen degree, and it wasn't offered until the Spring of my fifth year.

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