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The CARDboard / Re: Quick conference note
« Last post by Boston Card on Today at 08:37:22 pm »
taggert is wise to set low expectations.
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The CARDboard / Re: McCaffrey no private workouts
« Last post by DC 86 on Today at 08:27:03 pm »

Trivia question for Phogge, Bob K., CowboyIndian et al:

What is the connection between Yale Lary and Stanford?

He played in the same Detroit defensive backfield as former Stanford coach Jack Christiansen?
Indeed, Lary and Christiansen formed a safety tandem for several years, both Hall of Famers.
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The CARDboard / Re: Men's Soccer Offseason Fret
« Last post by washingtonismoney on Today at 08:16:25 pm »
That is a loss. But Hilliard-Arce doesn't seem like a flight risk -- I'd guess he's a top-10 pick in the 2018 MLS draft, and I doubt he's getting an offer in Europe. There's some pretty solid talent (of which Hilliard-Arce is the best, probably). So it should be a good team again, if not quite champ quality.
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The CARDboard / Quick conference note
« Last post by washingtonismoney on Today at 08:14:34 pm »
Stewart Mandel has some interesting comments on Oregon in his latest podcast episode: https://soundcloud.com/the-audible/421-tom-hermans-pricey-new-texas-locker-room-more-spring-visits-the-mailbag

Says Taggart told him the defense was "pretty weak" and implied his USF defense was physically stronger and tougher. Mandel called Oregon a "complete rebuilding job"

Around 10 minutes in or so.
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The CARDboard / Re: McCaffrey no private workouts
« Last post by CowboyIndian on Today at 07:07:52 pm »

Trivia question for Phogge, Bob K., CowboyIndian et al:

What is the connection between Yale Lary and Stanford?

He played in the same Detroit defensive backfield as former Stanford coach Jack Christiansen?
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The CARDboard / Re: Golf teams rounding into form
« Last post by oldalum on Today at 06:25:01 pm »
sorry I missed it too.  :(
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The CARDboard / Re: The Most Coveted Scholarship Offer
« Last post by SF_Cardinal_Fan on Today at 06:19:23 pm »
I like this Tweet from Jalen Hall,  a WR to whom Stanford offered a football scholarship:

"This the one I've worked the hardest for. This the one they said I couldn't get. This the one that took more than football to obtain. Thanks"
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The CARDboard / Men's Soccer Offseason Fret
« Last post by DenverCard on Today at 05:12:38 pm »
Aimlessly perusing gostanford.com, I alighted on the men's soccer roster, which has been updated to reflect players returning in the fall of 2017, including a summary of their academic year and eligibility status.  Missing was one Andrew Epstein, their rock of a goalkeeper during the past two championship runs (including three ulcer-provoking shootouts).  He was a redshirt junior this past year (meaning senior academically using his third year of eligibility).  From the little I know, he's an excellent student majoring in electrical engineering.  I have absolutely no insight into his prospects for a professional soccer career, if he wants one.

Does anyone know if he's intending to graduate this June and not return for a final season?  That would surprise me, given Stanford's opportunity to "three-peat," a senior-laden team (including others who might have been tempted to leave, such as Foster Langsdorf and Tomas Hilliard-Arce), and the fact that that soccer is a fall sport, delaying his future plans only six months post-graduation.  But perhaps Google or the like made him an irresistible offer.

If Epstein does leave, I'm heartened that it will give his back-up, also a redshirt junior this past year (akin to a back-up Yankee first baseman playing the exact same years as did Lou Gehrig), the chance to be rewarded for his perseverance.
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The CARDboard / Re: OT(?): New Band Director Named
« Last post by JJJ on Today at 04:38:01 pm »
Because current Band leadership AND Band alumni AND Etch were involved in this decision, I am optimistic.

They have my confidence.

(Which reminds me of this line from a bad movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl55ltDG5Ow )
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The CARDboard / Re: The Most Coveted Scholarship Offer
« Last post by CompSci87 on Today at 04:33:47 pm »
Nice article, though the author doesn't really seem to grok that Stanford's small classes are not a bad thing, but just a natural result of low attrition, which is itself a natural result of recruiting great kids who don't drop out or transfer and rarely go pro without a degree. So he writes stuff like:

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Universally, coaches would want to enter every class with a full 25 scholarships, as it makes numbers at each position far easier to navigate.

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Eventually, Stanford is likely to get back on a track where it isnít facing this numbers crunch every few recruiting classes.

I don't see why we'd ever get on such a track or why Stanford coaches should be in the universe that would want to.
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