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Cal raises admissions standards for football

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    "Cal?"

    "Speaking"

    "This is CU circa 2004. We'd like to advise you on how to run a football program."

    "You have our full attention."

    "The only way to get past an embarrassing report on your football program is to dramatically shrink the admissions window."

    "Brilliant! We're on it! Thank you for showing us the light!"

    http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_24676593/berkeley-bears-football-team-improving-classroom

    Eighty percent of this year's new recruits met UC's statewide admission requirements compared with 39 percent in 2011, suggesting a major shift as pressure grew for the prestigious university to require that its football players' brains match their brawn.

    "We realized we had a potential problem ... and so we upped the floor," said Richard Rhodes, a linguistics professor who heads the Berkeley Academic Senate's admissions and enrollment committee.


    The recruiting overhaul came even though athletic director Sandy Barbour has denied that low admission standards for football players had dragged Cal's official NCAA graduation rate to 44 percent -- the worst in the country.

    :tongue2:
     
  2. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    This should be fun to watch.
     
  3. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    It's the stand in the bottom of a hole and see if we can throw any more dirt over the edges style of running an athletic program.

    I'm glad that CU is no longer the cellar dweller of the PAC but I'd had to see Cal go down the same road to destroying any hope of winning.
     
  4. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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  5. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Giving a linguistics professor the keys to your largest money maker. Good luck with that.

    Perhaps Vintage CU could give them crisis management lessons. Or maybe teach them about televised exit interviews.
     
  6. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Slow down, Turbo - Philly D is still resident in the decision making chain.
     
  7. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Thank you Richard Rhodes.
     
  8. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Interesting that they are coming off their highest rated classes ever and playing so bad. Wait until these things hit in about 2-3 years....
     
  9. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Who are the candidates for the Cal version of Wardo?
     
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  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    End well, this won't.


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  11. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Cal's recruiting per rivals:

    2009 #42
    2010 #11
    2011 #17
    2012 #23

    Now they are stiffening the admissions...

    That whole "Tosh Effect" that boosted their recruiting somehow didn't raise their talent level. By any measure.
     
  12. liverflukes

    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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  14. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    The new floor is comparable to what UCLA has always used and is still far lower than 'Furd's
     
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    BuffWest Entertaining Troll

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  16. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    da bears are learning from CU. Brilliant.
     
  17. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    At least it won't be so lonely at the bottom.
     
  18. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, that's what I was going to point out. It'll be tougher but not impossible. But Dykes has gotta be pissed. "Um, maybe you might have brought this up when you were offering me the job?"
     
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  19. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Now they just need their own Lisa Simpson:

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  20. Highlander

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  21. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Yep. This is going to be like watching a car wreck unfold in slow motion.
     
  22. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Bear in mind that only minor injuries were suffered.
     
  23. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Enough with the puns! Or else trouble will be bruin.
     
  24. pcbuff

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    Is there a chart comparing the school standards in the Pac?

    Would be interesting to compare performance versus standards? I think it might be counter intuitive when you look at the historic performance of USC and underperformance of the Arizona Schools?
     
  25. DBT

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    Dammit, how did these end?
     
  26. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    He fixes the cable?
     
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  27. Walter White

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    I always thought that low graduation rates for football players were typically the sign of a good school. No joke.

    When you see high graduation rates, typically, you see mainly worthless majors and extremely low standards. Cal should be proud of their low grad rates. "We get you in, but you have to do the work if you want the diploma." Just like everybody else, by the way.
     
  28. DrunkRalphie

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    Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey.
     
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    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    [video=youtube;Av-DqY1wLN8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av-DqY1wLN8[/video]
     
  30. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    it look like the bear was trying to get a hummer and just got a bit rough.
     

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