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    Colin Kaepernick: How Good Would We Have Been With Him?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Kaepernick

    Read about him on Wiki. Man, what a great story. He was born to a single mother who put him up for adoption. Biological father took off when he found out about the pregnancy. He became a 3 sport star in HS, baseball, football, and basketball while carrying a 3.9 GPA and scored a 1650 on the SATs. He was MVP of his conference in football as a senior and led his school to its first ever playoff win. All-Conference in basketball almost leading his 16th seed team to an upset of #1 seed Oak Ridge, led by Ryan Anderson. Was an MLB prospect and had numerous scholarship offers to play baseball, but he turned them down because he loved football.

    Nevada was the only school to offer him a scholarship, and even Nevada (like every other school) did not even bother to go see one of his football games. Why did they offer him a scholarship?

    Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault decided to offer him a scholarship after one of his assistants, Barry Sacks, saw Kaepernick dominate a high school basketball game on an evening he was suffering from a fever of 102 F (39 C).
    Now, Colin has led Nevada to a WAC title and is a projected 3-4 round NFL prospect in addition to countless NCAA records and accolades. Everything about him screamed winner, except his HS measurables and highlight clips. It's nice to get recruits with 4 and 5 star measurables, but I hope our coaching does their homework in determining each recruits mental makeup, i.e., passion for football, work ethic, and competitiveness. It would suck if we are consistently missing out on guys with the MJ gene. There is no guarantee that Colin would have worked out at Cal, but I bet you guys like Chris Peterson and Mike Riley are better than most at being able to identify guys like him.

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    I have no idea what went on in terms on Cal's recruitment of him, but he obviously camped at Cal. He's from Turlock. He probably would have jumped at the idea of playing at Cal. FYI, that year, we took Kevin Riley, who probably attended the Cal camps with Colin. How sweet must that win over Cal been for him? I hated the guy for a few hours in September, but I wish him luck in the NFL.

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    We goofed. It's OK to admit that.

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    Not good, apparently he sucked at throwing up until this year when he finally put it together.

    Considering we run a pro offense...

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    They did a little story on him during the BSU game....he certainly overcame some adversity to get to where he is.....I wish him nothing but the best in his career... he's earned it......he really came into his own in the passing game this year...but he practiced really hard all spring and summer this year to get there.....good for him
    Last edited by Cal_Fan2; 12-14-2010 at 05:54 PM.

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    Haha. I hope you meant adversity. There is nothing bad about being multi-ethnic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurvivorOf1and10fkaLEA View Post
    Haha. I hope you meant adversity. There is nothing bad about being multi-ethnic.
    Haha....fixed it.... I've had 2 drinks tonight and have completely gone to hell.. LOL...such a lightweight

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    He was still better than Kevin.

    Colin Kaepernick
    YEAR CMP ATT YDS CMP% YPA LNG TD INT SACK RAT
    2007 133 247 2175 53.8 8.81 74 19 3 18 150.77
    2008 208 383 2849 54.3 7.44 75 22 7 16 132.10
    2009 166 282 2052 58.9 7.28 56 20 6 13 139.14
    2010 213 326 2830 65.3 8.68 79 20 7 9 154.21

    Kevin Riley
    YEAR CMP ATT YDS CMP% YPA LNG TD INT SACK RAT
    2007 36 56 563 64.3 10.05 64 5 1 4 174.63
    2008 112 221 1360 50.7 6.15 59 14 6 19 117.85
    2009 209 382 2850 54.7 7.46 61 18 8 30 128.75
    2010 111 185 1409 60.0 7.62 62 13 6 13 140.68
    Last edited by SurvivorOf1and10fkaLEA; 12-14-2010 at 05:59 PM. Reason: add 2010 stats

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurvivorOf1and10fkaLEA View Post
    He was still better than Kevin.

    Colin Kaepernick
    YEAR CMP ATT YDS CMP% YPA LNG TD INT SACK RAT
    2007 133 247 2175 53.8 8.81 74 19 3 18 150.77
    2008 208 383 2849 54.3 7.44 75 22 7 16 132.10
    2009 166 282 2052 58.9 7.28 56 20 6 13 139.14
    2010 213 326 2830 65.3 8.68 79 20 7 9 154.21

    Kevin Riley
    YEAR CMP ATT YDS CMP% YPA LNG TD INT SACK RAT
    2007 36 56 563 64.3 10.05 64 5 1 4 174.63
    2008 112 221 1360 50.7 6.15 59 14 6 19 117.85
    2009 209 382 2850 54.7 7.46 61 18 8 30 128.75
    2010 111 185 1409 60.0 7.62 62 13 6 13 140.68
    That doesn't help us interpret anything. Should we post Nevada's schedule from the past 4 years too?

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    One of my students at the dental school says he knew him and was a cocky SOB in the beginning. Someone put him in his place and he became more humble..

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    It's a completely different offense, so you are comparing apples and oranges. He fit into the pistol offense well, but probably not a pro-style offense. Comparing him to Riley is also comparing apples and oranges due to the overwhelming number of variables from the type of offense to the competition played.

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    Was Kevin Riley the MVP of the Cal camp ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davetdds View Post
    One of my students at the dental school says he knew him and was a cocky SOB in the beginning. Someone put him in his place and he became more humble..
    Ridiculous. You won't find anyone on the UNR campus that would have ever called him cocky. The story regarding Cal - Kap had arranged to throw for one day during a Cal camp. The QB coach was very impressed and called Tedford to come watch him. Tedford refused - had already offered Riley. Think that may have motivated the kid when Cal came to town?

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    We don't utilize his strength which is running the ball. He wasn't a good thrower until this year. He probably wouldn't have seen time and then when he did he would look a lot like Mansion. I don't think we run a good college offense. There aren't enough guys who can make up for the lack of qb running. It's hard to make the reads and I'm not sure our passing scheme is that good. In short, Kap would have gone the road of Joe Ayoob most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packfbfan View Post
    Ridiculous. You won't find anyone on the UNR campus that would have ever called him cocky. The story regarding Cal - Kap had arranged to throw for one day during a Cal camp. The QB coach was very impressed and called Tedford to come watch him. Tedford refused - had already offered Riley. Think that may have motivated the kid when Cal came to town?
    Well.. Iam just telling what I was told. Seems like they played some Intramural Basketball together and that is how he came off to some people. C'mon packfbfan, I am just telling you what I was told.

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    That is not that great of an argument. He had less talent on his team than Riley had.

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