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    JUCO OG Desmond Bland [Nebraska Commit]

    I get the convenience of the lazy/partier implication. Especially as we are not privy to the level of information to warrant an informed decision. Though it bothers me when people/posts are dismissive of a kid by oversimplifying the situation. He has made his own bed but there might be a little more to it than that. To clear the NCAA 40-60-80 rule he would need 60% of a degree completed by the end of his third year. At 120 credit hours for NU graduation that would be 72 hours. Not a giant hurdle but that is the actual number with which he is dealing. 1. All of those have to be applicable to the same major to hit the 60% mark. This can be very tricky if he ever changed majors or started very gen ed and now wants to go a major with a heavy emphasis. Something writing intensive would likely cause just as much problem as something math intensive. 2. All have to be at a grade high enough to be accepted by the transferring institution. 3. All of the courses must actually be transferable to NU. JUCOs are really good at creating "unique" courses that might not fit into the transferring schools curriculum. e.g. A California JUCO might have a 'History of the Southwest' course that Nebraska would not accept because they did not have anything that specific in the current course catalog(personal experience on this one). Usually this is mitigated by local JUCOs tailoring for local 4-year schools. There are large discrepancies from Kansas schools to NU let alone from Arizona schools to NU. I'm sure he would have registered for the semester with some heavy input from NU Admissions folks to try and alleviate this. So if he took 12 hours a semester for three years he would be at 72 credits. If even one course did not transfer he would not be eligible even if he had a 4.0 GPA. I'm not claiming this is his exact situation but hopefully demonstrating that lack of guidance early in the process or a change of direction can screw a student athlete more than anything else. Even when they are doing everything they are asked.
  2. Pretty sure he is from Watkinsville, GA. @recruitgeorgia is for a local(GA) recruiting site, nothing to do with the University of Georgia.
  3. zeWilbur

    *** 2019 Recruiting ***

    QB - 2 DT - 2 ILB - 4 (all upper classman) CB - 6 (3 seniors)
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    2019 Walk-On Class

    If i recall correctly preferred walk-ons were guaranteed a spot in the 105 for fall camp their first year
  5. zeWilbur

    Toilet Bowl Cleaner - 50% off on Black Friday

    Only relevant for 5 win teams. Transfers out still count against you negatively for APR. Downside of turning over the roster.
  6. zeWilbur

    End of NCAA College Football?

    That is where I keep getting stuck. Every direction seems to lead to an arms race cluster. A single NCAA football tv contract would make redistribution MUCH simpler and more stable. Inherently evil, but simpler. Wouldn't additional scholarship restriction do more to mirror the NFL distributed talent model than trying to keep yet another school from building an indoor waterfall that doesn't guarantee a kid will go there instead of the waterfall-free facility?
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    End of NCAA College Football?

    Stipend cost would be the tip of the iceberg. While I agree with you I have concerns about each scholarship being worth 'the same amount of $$$', here is a little info to dig deeper that line of thinking... Just looking at out of state tuition & fees. No stipends, housing, etc. UNL had 451 athletes on some form of athletic scholarship in 2016. This number might not be maintainable if they were all on full rides but I will assume so to resemble the model you are recommending. Looking across the conference the highest tuition rate is Northwestern at $54,120 per year. The lowest is Nebraska at $25,571. Average is $35,100. So for every athlete on scholarship UNL would need spend another $28,549 to make it an "equal value" from just a tuition perspective. With 451 athletes it would cost UNL an extra $12.875 million per year without any additional return. UNL could technically afford it but that is around 10% of the current AD budget. It would cost the average B1G team $8.58M if every school carried the same number of athletes. Recalling that scholarships need to be equal value across all conferences we will use Northwestern as the benchmark for G5 teams as well. Using the B1G conference average and assuming 12 teams/conference, it would be ~$103M per conference. ~$515M total. I'm not even getting into the 350+ D1 basketball schools that would all need to be included in some way. That would add an additional $6-8M burden to each P5 school on top of the initial $8.58M burden. Figuring in food, housing, and stipend would only make these numbers worse. Doing this would put more money into the hands of the athletes but would almost certainly kill off most non-revenue sports.
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    Good bye Greg Bell

    Every opponent through the 2021 schedule.
  9. With the safety(23) creeping up it basically put 8 guys in the box leaving 3 guys 1-on-1 on the outside. If my understanding of this offense is correct it should not have been a running play at all.
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    OT Bryce Foster

    Say hello to the 2021 #1 tackle
  11. zeWilbur

    *** 2019 Recruiting ***

    The ACT has an essay portion that is manually graded by two graders. Combine that with the sheer amount of kids that take it at once and it will take some time to get it done. Even if that is only a day or two for a given kid, I think they are trying to get everyone their results at the same time so they don't have to deal with a constant barrage of questions from people wondering if theirs had been done yet.
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    Alabama Nutrition Facility

    I generally agree with you. Mostly I was confused by why you took things in the direction of how much non-athletes pay in tuition and subsequent potential student loan debt. Does that usually happen when this topic comes up?
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    Alabama Nutrition Facility

    Sorry for putting this back on topic. I'm not cool enough to have any musical references to contribute. 3 quick thoughts. 1) The Training Table at NU is open to any student with a meal plan. Academic counseling is freely available to any student. Non-athletic scholarships actually outnumber athletic ones. The gap might not be as wide as you think. 2) "If you come to my school I will pay X monthly for your autograph". I don't see how you can let them have any similar option without opening the whole can of worms, for better or worse. The stipend was meant to address this. 3) I'm not sure if your point is that you think Universities should be compensating athletes better for their services or that Universities should be using their athletic funds to reduce tuition overall.
  14. You think Nebraska is the only school to slow play in state talent?
  15. How exactly does someone hang clean from the ground?