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Date Posted: 10/13/15 2:41:08pm Tue
Author: gatefan
Subject: Re: Football Coaching Complaints
In reply to: Kinney 's message, "Re: Football Coaching Complaints" on 10/13/15 11:12:24am Tue

>>there are aprox 1.1 million hs players if we say 25%
>>are seniors that leaves 275,000. from that there are
>>only a few hundred available to recruit?????? where
>>did you get that from??
>There are 125 FCS programs. Figure 30 players each
>incoming each year. 30*125 = 3,750 football players a
>year going to FCS schools.
>At best, and this is an exaggeration, 20% of those
>3,750 are academically suited to most Patriot League
>schools, the Ivys, etc. That leaves 750
>student-athletes land-able by FCS schools and
>academically qualified to attend Colgate.
>Of course we don't just need a random 30 of these 750,
>as within any given year, we need certain positions
>and skill types. You might expect that of the 750 to
>choose from, there is not an even distribution by
>position / skill type.
>And, of course, these guys can go to many other FCS
>schools, and UNH isn't going to turn down a great
>player just because they are smart enough to go to
>It really is hundreds of players we are discussing.
>You can, all you want, argue Colgate should change its
>admission criteria to run a more competitive FCS
>football program. But until we do, the conjunction of
>great student as measured by the AI and great FCS
>football athlete limits one to a small subset of men.

so that math works 750 is "a lot more" than a few hundred though! and I would not advocate for lowering the AI !!

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