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  1. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun Founding Member

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    I really am not sure I can give a shit about college football much longer. The "team" is going, going, damn near gone. Now, or very soon, there will be 11 individual contractors on either side of the ball doing what is best for their brand at all times.
     
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  2. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    When you consider the NCAA says there are more than 16,000 draft eligible players during any given season, that's not a big change. From '21-23, that's one more player spread over 3 teams staying in school.
     
  3. Robidoux87

    Robidoux87 You call that a double?

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    36% decrease ain't big? It's exactly what I predicted. The players who are big time ready, are declaring. The ones who are marginal are staying, probably because they aren't dirt poor.

    Or, they discovered their love of academia.
     
  4. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    16,000 eligible. That's .008% that made the jump in 2021, to .005% in '23.
     
  5. Robidoux87

    Robidoux87 You call that a double?

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    You are using the wrong numbers for your denominator. The thing to point out is that 128 players with remaining eligibility declared early in 2021, down to 82 this year. Nobody cares about 15,900 players who are mostly below D1 and will never play past college.
     
  6. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    OK, so what is it that's specifically got you in uproar? 128 in '21, down to 82 this year. That's 46 more players staying in college one more year. Assuming they're all D1, that's one player for every 3 schools. And I get it, its more like about 25 schools they're all coming from. I just don't see a problem. Transfer portal? Yep, that's the OK Corral of college sports.
     
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  7. Robidoux87

    Robidoux87 You call that a double?

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    You got me all wrong bro. It's not a problem. It's awesome. More good players staying in college. Makes the college game better. Probably makes the pro game better.

    NIL halted, and reversed, the trend of good-but-not-great players leaving college early.

    NIL is rad.
     
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  8. CagedTiger

    CagedTiger Freshman

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    Can we just remove the word college from all this mess and come up with a more appropriate name? All this crap has nothing to do with college and is about winning and money, period! The Bible states, " the love of money is the root of all evil" and we're seeing it play out in front of us. It's sad and it's only going to get worse!
     
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  9. Robidoux87

    Robidoux87 You call that a double?

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    When's the last time is was all about college and not money? The 70s?

    The bible says a lot of things. :D
     
  10. KevinWS

    KevinWS Founding Member

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    1869 when Rutgers played the first football game against the College of New Jersey (now known as Princeton University).
     
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