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Walk-on Procedure

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by vinniew_11, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. vinniew_11

    vinniew_11 Well-Known Member

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    What is the process of PWO's and how do they go about announcing them?
     
  2. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Not sure I understand the question.

    PWO means you are invited. There is no paperwork etc. But you are recruited. You are basically given a verbal promise by the coach that if you come out, you will be treated as part of the team in every way, except a few things that NCAA prohibits such as training table (i.e. meals).
    Some schools announce them, others do not. There is nothing binding, so a PWO can change his mind up until he participates in practices. His eligibility clock then starts and as far as the NCAA is concerned, transfers etc are all treated the same as a scholarship player.
     
  3. vinniew_11

    vinniew_11 Well-Known Member

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    I'm just wondering how we know who is on the team via walk-on.
     
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    a walk on (not preferred) is a bit different. Under Nueheisel if you wanted to walk on. You show up on a certain day and you ran for about 90 minutes non-stop. If you quit then you were done. A coach would make you run wind sprints, ladders, and lap around the field. If you made it through the first day, you got to come back the second day and then you got to run for 90 minutes again. It was basically just a way to weed out people that weren't serious about joining the team or realize the amount of work it took. If you made it through both days, you were allowed to practice with the team.
     
  5. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    I had 2 roommates that made it through the 'Doc Kreis' walk on process. It sounded miserable.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I had one that quit on day two. He was an all-state RB in high school. Conditionally he could do it, he just said it was dumb.
     
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    There was a guy in the fraternity that puked his guts out and fell down the stairs of Folsom while doing up n downs. Off to intramurals for him...
     
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    lets be honest, which one of us haven't puked on the stairs of Folsom. Amirite
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    If you haven't you're not doing it right
     
  10. NxtGr8WalkOn

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    Does CU post walk on tryouts to student body, or all walkons recruited?
     
  11. MtnBuff

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    Every school is different as is every coaching staff. If it is important to you the best bet is to check with the football office directly. The NCAA has regulations about how many total players can participate in off and pre season football activities. These are usually limited to scholly, PWO, and selected walk-ons from the prior season.

    Once they reach a certain point on the calendar the number limitations drop off and schools will usually hold a try-out keeping a few players primarily to fill out scout teams. How CU is doing it now under M2 I have no idea.
     

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