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Old 08-31-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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People are sheep and will worship any school that wins. Many of these schools are jokes as colleges and probably have more graduates in the pen then those with meaningful jobs.



I like the true colleges which challenge their kids academically and generally don't have scores of them arrested. Stanford , Cal Indiana Wisconsin have real admission requirements and although a player gets arrested now and then- academics come first.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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2014 final standings. SEC leads the way of course.

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Old 09-01-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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The same people who want us to be tough on crime totally and hypocritically ignore it when it comes to their college.

Where are all the SEC Fans ?
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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People are sheep and will worship any school that wins. Many of these schools are jokes as colleges and probably have more graduates in the pen then those with meaningful jobs.



I like the true colleges which challenge their kids academically and generally don't have scores of them arrested. Stanford , Cal Indiana Wisconsin have real admission requirements and although a player gets arrested now and then- academics come first.
It is interesting to look at Cal's roster. #5 - Michael Lewis is a starting safety. His high school was DeMatha in Maryland, a private school known for producing athletes. His major is "legal studies." Lots of Cal players are majoring in legal studies. What kind of a major is that? I think that is Cal's version of criminal justice taught at other schools. I didn't see any physics or engineering majors - looking at non-freshmen.

How many non-athletes at Cal major in legal studies?
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Gee I majored for a time in Legal Studies -then I went to Law School. Anecdotal evidence is unreliable - you should know that. If those guys are dumb enough to want to go to Law School in a declining legal market , we shouldn't blame Cal!

Cal does let some projects in but it also flunks them out pretty easily. When Vince Ferragamo transferred to Nebraska he complained about too much academics not enough attention for jocks. That too is anecdotal but he at least is a famous quarterback..
Its not just Cal. Indiana tries to recruit good kids- Stanford I blieve Norttwestern maybe Virginia.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Gee I majored for a time in Legal Studies -then I went to Law School. Anecdotal evidence is unreliable - you should know that. If those guys are dumb enough to want to go to Law School in a declining legal market , we shouldn't blame Cal!

Cal does let some projects in but it also flunks them out pretty easily. When Vince Ferragamo transferred to Nebraska he complained about too much academics not enough attention for jocks. That too is anecdotal but he at least is a famous quarterback..
Its not just Cal. Indiana tries to recruit good kids- Stanford I blieve Norttwestern maybe Virginia.
Everything you posted about other schools is anecdotal.

It is easy to see that Cal has many athletes, maybe the majority, in non-serious degree programs. "African American studies?" For a school known for academic rigor, its football players are not participating.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Great troll thread
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Hoffman- read Nevergoingback's post it has the data - Maybe you need someone to explain it to you.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Mack Brown used to say he liked to win with good kids, but that talk faded out several years ago when there was a rash of arrests for various thuggery type offenses - some minor, some major.

But Texas fans are thrilled that Charley Strong is purging the house of the numbnuts who can't adhere to his very simple core values he brought from Louisville:

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