Running back/linebacker Davon Jones has decided to finish his career with the Bowling Green Falcons according to his Twitter page:
Thank you BC. Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way!! Can’t wait to get to work pic.twitter.com/3OXwOIDwTz— Davon Jones (@Statssay_24) May 6, 2019
Jones had an interesting career with the Eagles as he bounced around on both sides of the ball. During his freshman year he started one game and saw playing time every week as a running back finishing the season with 361 yards on 91 carries. His sophomore season he switched over to linebacker due to depth issues at the position. He had a huge game against Iowa with nine tackles and looked ready to be a force on the defensive side of the ball. His junior season he had a big opening game at running back, running for two one yard touchdown plows against UMass in a blowout against the hapless Minutemen. The remainder of the season he was used as a linebacker, and mostly in a reserve role.
Transferring to Bowling Green makes sense for the rising senior. He will get to reunite with offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler who is now the head coach of the Falcons, and hopefully see more playing time on the offensive side of the ball. If he stuck with BC he would have been buried on the depth chart behind AJ Dillon, David Bailey, Travis Levy and most likely true freshman Patrick Garwo.
In terms of how this loss effects BC, it does take a bit of a knock on the linebacking corp. Isaiah McDuffie (if healthy), Max Richardson and John Lamot should all be good to start, but the loss of Jones means that a younger linebacker will have to step up in case of injury or for depth.
Best of luck at Bowling Green Davon and thank you for all your hard work with the Eagles.