Problem: CU has traditionally not accepted the credits of out-of-state JC/CC transfers. However, the school adopted a policy in 2003 that accepts in-state JC/CC students transfer credits with a C- or better GPA (www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/prospective/transfer_current.html). Solution: Accepting that changing the academic standards &credits acceptance for enrollment at CU-Boulder will be near impossible. What if CU AD financially subsidized a football program at Front Range CC in Broomfield that became a "pipeline" for CU football players that might not qualify under the University's freshman admission criteria? The team would be an Independent (no leagues close enough) and footed the bill for away games to Kansas, Utah, NM, AZ. They could perhaps practice at a CU owned property in Boulder County and games at Legacy HS? Arguments from the anti-football-academic crowd of CU faculty (and Boulder in general) wouldn't have a leg to stand on b/c the school already has a policy and C- qualified students from CC/JC's are already part of the upper-classmen student body at CU-Boulder Questions: How much would this cost? I have no idea but would be interesting to get a cost/benefit analysis of cash expenses siphoned from direct Buff football program vs. return on investment to land a solid core every year that may make the difference between sold out Folsom (b/c games in November are determining PAC-12 championship shot) and 75-80% full stadium. Do you think Auburn financially benefited from enrolling Cam Newton? How about other JC/CC pplayers who had impact on a single season? Where are the holes in this idea?