cal's monster offensive line

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Shocky1 said:

cal's monster class wide receiver downfield blocking tutorial:

the good news is that almost everybody who gotta lotta snaps last season for the worst downfield blocking wideout room in the pac 12 is gone...luv u trond, you successfully embody the work ethic/academic ambition ideals of the #1 ranked public university in the world but with that being said during the 2023 season u blocked like a candy azz soft pre teen with a pretty pink headband in one of dom's tutu ballerina classes, got it?

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18079074355393573/

the really good news is that the incoming big play wrs with speed like tobias merriweather, mikey matthews & kyion graves all played for annual 10+ wins programs that expect (vs blah blah blah coach speak) violent downfield blocking or ur azz sits at utah, ohio state & notre dame



so let's breakdown together the 4 running plays in the above video during the tedford era of smash mouth football:

play 1: #21 physically engages the buckeyes #19 & then chip blocks #4...the monster watched almost every play of 2023 cal football & can't recall a single play where a wideout blocked two defenders...also check out cal's #1 (bryce treggs) on the far edge engage his defender #7 who is unable to make the tackle on the sideline en route to the monster 81 yard touchdown

play 2: #21 knocks #1 downfield who then loses edge containment creating a seam for the bears running back...also critical to the success of this play is the bears #6 (chris harper) moving defender #7 backwards creating a open running lane

play 3: #21 imposes his will on #4 knocking his broken down buckeye azz backwards & backwards outta the play on the touchdown run...note to coach bloesch: ur dialing up pitchouts to all american jaydn ott is the offensive playcalling key to winning football games, it's really that simple

play 4: #21 pushes #19 five yards downfield who is then way late arriving to the ball carrier on yet another bears touchdown run at the horseshoe

#21 for the bears is keenan allen who currently got a 4 years $80,100,000 contract with career earnings of $110,012,117...no it's not the same coin as my yoga buddy jaylen brown but it probably pays the bills, right?
https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/player/_/id/12357/keenan-allen

yeah the billion dollar nfl biz evaluates wideouts on their downfield blocking, r u gonna **** somebody up or not this fall in the acc?



the magic of cal football (requires wrs violently blocking downfield)#


That first TD run... maybe the greatest Cal run of all-time. Whatever Brendan Bigelow has done since -- or will do -- he'll always have that to show his kids and grandkids.
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anton's 4:15 pm modern yoga class (today's master teacher message wuz re: the importance of staying present/focused or something, not really 100% sure, sigh)#
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shocky believes in the redistribution of wealth worldwide thru elite educational opportunities (not government handouts which don't work) for those from lower socioeconomic 1st generation college backgrounds that are willing to do the HARD WORK in the classrooms necessary to earn a berkeley degree



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not so fun fact: rich's above message is slightly undermined by the fact that prospective white students from uber wealthy affluent communities can have their children slotted for special admissions in multiple sports by the current athletic department staff specifically jennifer simon-o'neil while the con artist just looks the other way from outta town

the average home/estate value in these leafy enclaves is north of $5,000,000+ for this cal sport team (of 100% white girls)
https://calbears.com/sports/womens-rowing/roster

https://instagr.am/p/CYKHcTOFNwp
varsity blues side door valet entrance to berkeley#
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Hmmm….I bet that could be any color student from affluent families who wants to row….In the grand scheme of that sounds like a rounding error….
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Shocky1 said:

not so fun fact: rich's above message is slightly undermined by the fact that prospective white students from uber wealthy affluent communities can have their children slotted for special admissions in multiple sports by the current athletic department staff specifically jennifer simon-o'neil while the con artist just looks the other way from outta town

the average home/estate value in these leafy enclaves is north of $5,000,000+ for this cal sport team (of 100% white girls)
https://calbears.com/sports/womens-rowing/roster

https://instagr.am/p/CYKHcTOFNwp
varsity blues side door valet entrance to berkeley#



One consequence of the NIL era/ the opening up of college athletics to market forces and the travel issues involved in joining the ACC at the same time Cal athrtics faces a fiscal cliff, is that the non-revenue sports can no longer be cross-subsidized by football and basketball and their role in university life will need to be examined.

I think the easiest first step solution is to send only football, men's and women's basketball and women's soccer to the ACC (ie the minimum).

All other sports should compete in the Big West, mostly against other UCs. Scholarships should be limited to California tuition only or eliminated all together (see the Ivy League) with donors able to make up any scholarship shortfall. Every sport would be paired men's and women's for Title IX compliance. Have them even share coaches. As you point out, even the admissions slots for "country club" sports is problematic and should be questioned. Some sports can drop to the club level and recruit from the student body. If there is not enough "interest" they can be dropped with no Titje IX penalty.

I also think having the revenue sports be outsourced to an alumni run not for profit will be a better way for Cal to handle the day when revenue sports athletes will be employees. It would also allow Cal to cut its massive athletic department bureaucracy.

Interesting times.
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Shocky1 said:

cal's monster class wide receiver downfield blocking tutorial:

the good news is that almost everybody who gotta lotta snaps last season for the worst downfield blocking wideout room in the pac 12 is gone...luv u trond, you successfully embody the work ethic/academic ambition ideals of the #1 ranked public university in the world but with that being said during the 2023 season u blocked like a candy azz soft pre teen with a pretty pink headband in one of dom's tutu ballerina classes, got it?

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18079074355393573/

the really good news is that the incoming big play wrs with speed like tobias merriweather, mikey matthews & kyion graves all played for annual 10+ wins programs that expect (vs blah blah blah coach speak) violent downfield blocking or ur azz sits at utah, ohio state & notre dame



so let's breakdown together the 4 running plays in the above video during the tedford era of smash mouth football:

play 1: #21 physically engages the buckeyes #19 & then chip blocks #4...the monster watched almost every play of 2023 cal football & can't recall a single play where a wideout blocked two defenders...also check out cal's #1 (bryce treggs) on the far edge engage his defender #7 who is unable to make the tackle on the sideline en route to the monster 81 yard touchdown

play 2: #21 knocks #1 downfield who then loses edge containment creating a seam for the bears running back...also critical to the success of this play is the bears #6 (chris harper) moving defender #7 backwards creating a open running lane

play 3: #21 imposes his will on #4 knocking his broken down buckeye azz backwards & backwards outta the play on the touchdown run...note to coach bloesch: ur dialing up pitchouts to all american jaydn ott is the offensive playcalling key to winning football games, it's really that simple

play 4: #21 pushes #19 five yards downfield who is then way late arriving to the ball carrier on yet another bears touchdown run at the horseshoe

#21 for the bears is keenan allen who currently got a 4 years $80,100,000 contract with career earnings of $110,012,117...no it's not the same coin as my yoga buddy jaylen brown but it probably pays the bills, right?
https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/player/_/id/12357/keenan-allen

yeah the billion dollar nfl biz evaluates wideouts on their downfield blocking, r u gonna **** somebody up or not this fall in the acc?



the magic of cal football (requires wrs violently blocking downfield)#



Gotta love (and I mean hate) the OSU homer color man explaining what OSU did wrong on all these plays. I'm bias but that was horrible.
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Shocky1 said:

not so fun fact: rich's above message is slightly undermined by the fact that prospective white students from uber wealthy affluent communities can have their children slotted for special admissions in multiple sports by the current athletic department staff specifically jennifer simon-o'neil while the con artist just looks the other way from outta town

the average home/estate value in these leafy enclaves is north of $5,000,000+ for this cal sport team (of 100% white girls)
https://calbears.com/sports/womens-rowing/roster

https://instagr.am/p/CYKHcTOFNwp
varsity blues side door valet entrance to berkeley#
cover up corruption in the cal athletic department update:

in the last couple of hours since this post the team roster has been edited with ella berger, any furlonger & della lake no longer listing their hometowns

emily kendall's foto has disappeared

is rich lyons gonna pull a rabbit outta his hat & move this dept forward with new leadership or not?

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Shocky1 said:

Shocky1 said:

not so fun fact: rich's above message is slightly undermined by the fact that prospective white students from uber wealthy affluent communities can have their children slotted for special admissions in multiple sports by the current athletic department staff specifically jennifer simon-o'neil while the con artist just looks the other way from outta town

the average home/estate value in these leafy enclaves is north of $5,000,000+ for this cal sport team (of 100% white girls)
https://calbears.com/sports/womens-rowing/roster

https://instagr.am/p/CYKHcTOFNwp
varsity blues side door valet entrance to berkeley#
cover up corruption in the cal athletic department update:

in the last couple of hours since this post the team roster has been edited with ella berger, any furlonger & della lake no longer listing their hometowns

emily kendall's foto has disappeared

is rich lyons gonna pull a rabbit outta his hat & move this dept forward with new leadership or not?


Are schools in financially stressed areas going to have the resources (okay, tax base) for rowing programs? I mean the Boys in the Boat story/movie is tremendous, but, the rowers are no longer coming from the farms. In the greater Philly area, some great rowing programs from the more affluent public schools, and specific private schools.
Interesting case in point where I live: Atlantic City, NJ, a city that has issues. Atlantic City HS? Strong Rowing program because they also draw from the towns (like mine) that have people living at the "shore" year around in very nice areas...(and my cat sitter was on the 2V that won state and regional championships).

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Shocky1 said:

^ alec, hear what ur saying but it's my expectation that a fully invested/well informed athletic director would've participated in the zoom call or explained/persuaded to carol how critical this january 12th special meeting wuz to the future of the acc...doesn't look like the con artist (a colorado springs resident with a house flipping biz that rents in the east bay) wuz successful in either of those initiatives
https://www.tampabay.com/sports/2024/04/10/florida-state-vs-acc-lawsuit-fsu-football-conference-realignment-clemson/

my take is that if andrew mcgraw is rich lyon's next appointed athletic director (hard working dustin coder should receive consideration to be his chief of staff for football operations successor) then the berkeley grad will find innovative solutions to this & other existential challenges
Carol should have taken the call. I'm not sure why she didn't, and admittedly the optics are bad. She has a lot of stuff going on whether school related or personal. Have to leave it at that.
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Goobear said:

Hmmm….I bet that could be any color student from affluent families who wants to row….In the grand scheme of that sounds like a rounding error….


"Could be"? As in "theoretically"? What percentage of these theoretical, $5M+ estate, black and brown families do you reckon are exposed to competitive "rowing" as a family athletic pursuit? Or via family patronage? I'd reckon that it would rival the percentage that competes in the Americas Cup (which I had the opportunity to attend when it was held in SF a few years back).
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shocky believes in the redistribution of wealth worldwide thru elite educational opportunities (not government handouts which don't work) for those from lower socioeconomic 1st generation college backgrounds that are willing to do the HARD WORK in the classrooms necessary to earn a berkeley degree



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The wealthiest 1 percent of the nation's 3,285 four-year colleges and universities holds 54 percent of campus endowments. The top 3 percent holds 80 percent. The consequence: the richest institutions can fully fund the education of lower-income students, while the vast majority of working-class and lower-middle-class undergraduates must take out loans to pay for their education. The wealthiest institutions are so flush with resources that they are deforming the entire system of higher education.

You have a nice narrative about educational opportunities providing wealth distribution through education. But the reality of who goes to these schools doesn't fit the narrative. Elite universities' wealth advantage mirrors the wealth advantage enjoyed by affluent Americans, the folks who fund these schools and whose children, with a few exception, attend these schools. In 2018, the median family income of a student from Stanford is $167,500, and 66% come from the top 20 percent. About 2.2% of students at Stanford came from a poor family. The numbers have become worse in 2023, but the numbers have not been released yet.

The median family income of a student from Cal is $119,900, and 54% come from the top 20 percent. About 5.9% of students at Cal came from a poor family but are more likely to became a rich adult. Like it or not, that is around the numbers for most highly rated public schools. Not perfect, but far better than the elite privates. At the same time, in the face of shrinking public investment, public institutions raise tuition, which they tried ineffectively to offset with increased financial aid for lower-income students, which puts pressure on these schools to admit wealthy students. If this comes in the case of women's crew, it is still far more wealth equity than what goes on at the elite privates, which I hope you understand was Rich Lyon's point. Cal and other public schools like UCLA, Florida, Virginia, Michigan and Texas are not perfect, but the are different.
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the cal athletic department compliance bureaucrats:

a year ago shocky emailed the then associate director of compliance justin ditolla with a carbon copy to beth tafolla-voetsch requesting an in person or zoom call re: his department's enterprise risk management efforts to avoid any varsity blues scandals in berkeley

specifically i wanted to discuss:

1) what specific individuals within the department sign off on women's rowers that receive special admissions preference?

2) how does compliance confirm the rowing achievements of these high schoolers?

3) what percentage of the rowers quit the program within the first year after receiving an acceptance to berkeley?

4) what checks & balances are in place to ensure that there are not any illegal monetary payments underwritten by wealthy rowing families?

justin did NOT respond to my email, instead he had beth (who is always ethical & hard working) provide me with the athletic department's silver bullet admissions guidelines for high schoolers with sub 3.0 gpas

ditolla has been promoted by the con artist now to oversight of the nil program

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SPEED wins football games & gets u PAID in the national football league#
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2025 5'11" 185 lbs running back nate shepard from mandeville high school in louisiana is gonna official visit cal on june 13th-16th


nate is not a dumb azz, he got a 4.2 gpa & is also officially tripping to duke

shepard is gonna luv the west coast with its ideal year round weather in the cosmopolitan wonderfully diverse san francisco bay area, yeah life is an adventure

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3.75 gpa 6'3" 210 lbs (last 2025 cal qb commit/decommit wuz undersized) ELITE lefty from ewa beach#

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MAJOR cal's monster class recruiting update:

jaron is gonna officially trip to cal on june 20th

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alec, always appreciate ur breadth of knowledge & the statistic that only 2.2% of stanford students come from poor families is heartbreakingly sad

and agreed berkeley is doing a much better job of offering elite educational opportunities than stanford & the ivy leagues

my moms wuz poor as **** growing up in san francisco working in the family's dry cleaning biz, she gotta scholly to berkeley & became the 1st person in her extended family to graduate from college...the berkeley degree wuz transformational in changing the trajectory of her life!!!!

how poor wuz my moms back in the day?

she couldn't afford to go to cal football or basketball games, she wuz always studying or working in the dry cleaner...her fun times wuz walking the family's doggy dog on ocean beach for free...and that's why the obstinate markeisha's dogged determination with the con artist's approval to not offer FREE tixs to all students is just a dumb decision by a worthless outta touch bureaucrat who don't understand that students that come from poor as **** situations don't got $150 bucks for a student season tix pass (that's a middle class & above luxury)

luv u moms


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Shocky...his name is not Alec...it is Alex....
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mbBear said:

Shocky1 said:

Shocky1 said:

not so fun fact: rich's above message is slightly undermined by the fact that prospective white students from uber wealthy affluent communities can have their children slotted for special admissions in multiple sports by the current athletic department staff specifically jennifer simon-o'neil while the con artist just looks the other way from outta town

the average home/estate value in these leafy enclaves is north of $5,000,000+ for this cal sport team (of 100% white girls)
https://calbears.com/sports/womens-rowing/roster

https://instagr.am/p/CYKHcTOFNwp
varsity blues side door valet entrance to berkeley#
cover up corruption in the cal athletic department update:

in the last couple of hours since this post the team roster has been edited with ella berger, any furlonger & della lake no longer listing their hometowns

emily kendall's foto has disappeared

is rich lyons gonna pull a rabbit outta his hat & move this dept forward with new leadership or not?


Are schools in financially stressed areas going to have the resources (okay, tax base) for rowing programs? I mean the Boys in the Boat story/movie is tremendous, but, the rowers are no longer coming from the farms. In the greater Philly area, some great rowing programs from the more affluent public schools, and specific private schools.
Interesting case in point where I live: Atlantic City, NJ, a city that has issues. Atlantic City HS? Strong Rowing program because they also draw from the towns (like mine) that have people living at the "shore" year around in very nice areas...(and my cat sitter was on the 2V that won state and regional championships).



Just a few comments about rowing, as my son rows with Oakland Strokes rowing club:

- Our family is not affluent, not even close. He does it because being on a rowing team is good for kids.
- We are also not doing it for the possible college opportunities. Seriously. I want him to do CC, then a UC.
- Oakland Strokes, a premier rowing club, has a number of non-white members. They do outreach and offer scholarships
- That said, yes, a number of families do seem to do it for the college opportunities it provides, some transparently so.
- agree 100% with Shocky that that sort of stuff needs to get cleaned up
- the private colleges can make a good case that they value rowers as students / prospective students because rowers are disciplined, know how to work hard and can work on a team. However, the same can be said for some kid who has to work part-time during high school to help support his family
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California ended affirmative action 28 years ago.

The University of California should be focused on educational opportunities for California residents.

Admitting high achieving out of state and international students who pay the higher tuition is necessary for financial reasons and provides some geographical diversity.

We don't need scholarship, reserved admission slots for "country club" sports that no one watches drawing almost exclusively wealthy white students from out of state. Stanford and USC had scandals around this since there is little scrutiny or "recruiting rankings" for these sports and wealthy parents REALLY want their kids to go to a good school and are willing to pay top dollar on top of tuition. A scholarship to Cal os worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The potential for abuse is obvious.

The CEO of a company I used to work for made $millions in salary, lived in Piedmont and his son and daughter got into Stanford on fencing and ice skating scholarships, respectively. He spent a lot of money on private lessons for them growing up, but Stanford was free.

Rich kids have enough advantages. Let them compete to enter based on academics. They already have plenty of advantages on that front, they don't need reserved admission slots because they play a country club sport that no one watches.

Rowing (and many other sports) should be a walk-on sport. Get admitted to Cal. If you love rowing, go out for the team, if the team needs more bodies, recruit admitted freshmen to join. If our non-revenue teams are mostly non-scholarship and mostly Californians, fine. If we are not good, so be it. If there is not enough interest in the sport to compete in it, shut it down.

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calumnus said:



The CEO of a company I used to work for made $millions in salary, lived in Piedmont and his son and daughter got into Stanford on fencing and ice skating scholarships, respectively. He spent a lot of money on private lessons for them growing up, but Stanford was free.




The main thing that the wealthy can use, is their kid is good enough to become a preferred walk-on and be accepted, which at school with a 5% acceptance rate like Furd is golden CEO folks with $millions is salary will happily pay the tuition - they need to get a way in

In this case, you got your legged pulled. Furd doesn't have an ice skating team. The men's and women's fencing team offers two scholarships, which I believe is currently split among several fencers (so no free ride, but possibly some financial help.
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Goobear said:

Shocky...his name is not Alec...it is Alex....
williem, sometimes things get lost in translation



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devin hyde's official visit to cal wuz an abbreviated one

passing on harvard & berkeley opportunities is a dumb decision which is gonna result in a **** position when he's 30 years old (and realizes then the seattle smoke being blown up his azz now re: his nfl upside) & an assistant manager at the coach store at the stanford shopping mall catering to venture capitalists (and their spouses) with cal & stanford degrees

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devin hyde commits to washington (his moms alma mater)
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2024 scholly roster departures: 40 bears moving on

matthew cindric, center...out of eligibility...berkeley degrees w/haas biz school & masters education
barrett miller, tackle...out of eligibility...stanford engineering degree & berkeley cert program
isaiah ifanse, running back...out of eligibility...berkeley cert program
monroe young, wide receiver...out of eligibility...berkeley degree
brian hightower, wide receiver...out of eligibility...berkeley cert program
darius long jr, defensive tackle...out of eligibility...berkeley degree
jackson sirmon, inside linebacker...out of eligibility...berkeley haas global grad program
patrick mcmorris, safety...out of eligibility...berkeley cert program...nfl drafted miami dolphins
raymond woodie iii, safety...grad transfer portal to bethune cookman...berkeley degree
ben finley, quarterback...grad transfer portal to akron...berkeley cert program
tyson mcwilliams, cornerback...grad transfer portal to uc davis...berkeley degree
brayden rohme, offensive tackle...grad transfer portal to massachusetts...berkeley degree

kaleb elarms-orr, inside linebacker...transfer portal to tcu...no berkeley degree
everett johnson, offensive tackle...grad transfer portal to montana...berkeley degree
blake antzoulatos, inside linebacker...grad transfer portal...berkeley degree
king doerue, running back...football retirement...purdue degree
jeremiah earby, cornerback...transfer portal to boise state...no berkeley degree
sam jackson v, quarterback...transfer portal to auburn...no berkeley degree
taj davis, wide receiver...football retirement...washington degree
michael luckhurst, kicker...football retirement...pursuing berkeley degree
muelu iosefa, inside linebacker...football retirement...no berkeley degree
moso'oipala "nunie" tuitele, te/olb...transfer portal to new mexico..no berkeley degree
jeremiah hunter, wide receiver...grad transfer portal to washington...berkeley degree
asher alberding, tight end...football retirement...berkeley haas global access program
dejuan butler, defensive back...grad transfer portal...berkeley degree
sailasa "sai" vadrawale, defensive back...transfer portal to oregon state...no berkeley degree
andy alfieri, fullback/linebacker...grad transfer portal to oregon state..berkeley degree
brian driscoll, offensive lineman...football retirement...berkeley degree
brett johnson, defensive lineman...football retirement...berkeley degree
jaedon roberts, defensive lineman...football retirement...berkeley degree
mason mangum, wide receiver...grad transfer portal to texas a&m (track)...berkeley degree
isaiah young, defensive back...football retirement...berkeley degree
myles jernigan, linebacker...grad transfer portal to louisville...berkeley degree
ender aguilar, offensive lineman...grad transfer portal...berkeley degree
marquis montgomery, wide receiver...transfer portal to byu...no berkeley degree
martin tine, offensive lineman...transfer portal to texas state...no berkeley degree
kaylin moore, defensive back...transfer portal to ucla...no berkeley degree
tiumalu afalava, defensive lineman...transfer portal...no berkeley degree
marquez dortch, wide receiver...transfer portal to troy...no berkeley degree
sergio allen, linebacker...football retirement...pursuing berkeley degree

note: kicker mateen bhaghani not listed cuz he never had a scholly

2023 scholly roster departures: 36 bears moved on

daniel scott, safety...out of eligibility...berkeley degree...nfl drafted indianapolis colts
odua isibor, edge defender...out of eligiblity...ucla degree
jamieson sheahan, punter...out of eligilbity...berkeley degree
darius long jr, defensive line...walk on final semester...berkeley degree
kyle smith, inside linebacker...portal as grad transfer...berkeley degree
ryan puskas, inside linebacker...portal as grad transfer...berkeley degree
orin patu, edge defender...grad transfer to arizona & bethune cookman...berkeley degree
patrick histake, edge defender...portal to hawaii...no berkeley degree
henry ikahihifo, outside linebacker...portal to nevada...no berkeley degree
braxton croteau, outside linebacker...medical retirement...berkeley degree
femi oladejo, linebacker...portal to ucla...no berkeley degree
trey paster, linebacker...grad transfer to colorado state & bethune cookman...berkeley degree
fatu iosefa, safety...portal to san mateo community college...no berkeley degree
kaleb higgins, corner back...portal to sacramento state...no berkeley degree
ben coleman, guard...grad transfer to asu...berkeley degree
spencer lovell, guard...grad transfer to kansas & nevada...asu degree
ryan lange, guard...football retirement...pursuing berkeley degree
jackson brown, tackle..portal to pitt...no berkeley degree
jake muller, tight end...football retirement...berkeley degree
elijah mojarro, tight end...grad transfer to nevada & rice...berkeley degree
nick alftin, tight end...portal as grad transfer...berkeley degree
keleki latu, tight end...portal to nevada & washington...no berkeley degree
jermaine terry, tight end...portal to oregon state...no berkeley degree
j michael sturdivant, wide receiver...portal to ucla...no berkeley degree
justin richard baker, wide receiver...medical retirement...berkeley degree
tommy christakos, wide receiver...medical retirement...berkeley degree
aidan lee, wide receiver...portal to garden city cc, minot state & bluefield state...no berkeley degree
ashton hayes, running back...portal to nevada...no berkeley degree
chris street, running back...portal to utah tech...no berkeley degree
damien moore, running back...portal to fresno state & lamar...no berkeley degree
decarlos brooks, running back...grad transfer to asu...berkeley degree
slater zellers, longsnapper...grad transfer to asu...berkeley degree
dario longhetto, kicker...grad transfer to asu...berkeley degree
jack plummer, quarterback...grad transfer to louisville...purdue degree
kai milner, quarterback...portal to northern arizona...no berkeley degree
zach johnson, quarterback...portal as grad transfer...berkeley degree

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humour translation: this is funny cuz the 2024 us open is gonna be played on the pinehurst #2 course, got it?

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2025 cal's monster class: whose next???

3.4 gpa 6' 165 lbs corner/nickel back jae'on young from sierra canyon high school got world class SPEED, the early enrollee will be competing in 2025 spring ball as multiple takers graduate/pursue nfl opportunities


3.2 gpa 6'2" 250 lbs lebron williams from kahuku high school rolls as an active high energy defensive lineman that got the skillset necessary to play in coach browning's new more attacking/disruptive scheme


4.2 gpa 6'3" 205 lbs all state linebacker beckham barney is a sideline to sideline tackling machine from mountain view high school in mesa with a high football iq that gotta lotta academic ambition


3.0+ gpa 6'1" 205 lbs middle linebacker ke'brion winston from lancaster high school south of dallas is a relentless pursuit closing SPEED backer who is gonna be a star at the university of calveston...bet


3.9 gpa 6'1" 190 lbs running back anthony league from millikan high school in long beach gotta opportunity to carry the rock after all american jaydn ott declares for the 2025 draft


3.7 gpa 6'3" 255 lbs alpa predator edge defender ikechukwu okafor at alief hastings high school in houston is yet another future university of calveston grad...SPEED, strength & intelligence


3.2 gpa 6'3" 300 lbs ben howard a high school tackle at lehi high school (utah) but projects as an interior trench worker at cal...got mobility/quick twitch movements & finishes with a violent nasty azz non stop motor


3.75 gpa 6'3" 210 lbs hybrid wideout/tight end meyer swinney from interlachen high school is gonna be the 2nd fam member to earn a degree from the #1 ranked public university in the world...nightmare mismatch for smaller dbs
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3.8 gpa 6'1" 225 lbs quick twitch +1 athletic inside linebacker carter jones from crean lutheran in the oc...could be a family deal with 2027 qb caden also with a bears offer


3.4 gpa 5'11" 170 lockdown cornerback kaden cook from round rock (near austin), texas...kaden is gonna be yet another university of calveston grad whose fam & friends will show out for our upcoming acc rivalry with smu


3.14 gpa (knows he can do better) 6' 185 lbs record setting running back jojo solis from aquinas high school in adelanto...let's ******* go, jojo



the university of california, berkeley=#1 ranked public university in the world
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Pittstop said:

Goobear said:

Hmmm….I bet that could be any color student from affluent families who wants to row….In the grand scheme of that sounds like a rounding error….


"Could be"? As in "theoretically"? What percentage of these theoretical, $5M+ estate, black and brown families do you reckon are exposed to competitive "rowing" as a family athletic pursuit? Or via family patronage? I'd reckon that it would rival the percentage that competes in the Americas Cup (which I had the opportunity to attend when it was held in SF a few years back).
Speaking about %, what % of the total enrollment does a rower represent? It is a rounding error. In the meantime they must have the grades to get in etc etc…by the way what % of first generation college students are pushed into majors that don't equate to enough postgraduation pay enough to pay their student loans?….
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willem, luv u man so just gonna assume u wuz on an extended vacation back home in the netherlands & are completely unaware of the varsity blues scandal in the united states that resulted in former full house actress lori laughlin serving 2 months & her husband mossimo serving 5 months in jail for paying a "consultant" $500,000 to stage phony azz rowing fotos that got their 2 daughters accepted into usc



fun fact: my bel air golfing buddy (who is an movie studio executive producer that owns a very well known retail shop on rodeo drive) tole me the board of director kicked mossimo outta the club & that the laughlin family sold their bel air estate on the 2nd hole & moved to orange county

https://instagr.am/p/C13VJfwNBOD
the truth of the matter is that cal's athletic department got a lotta red flags in multiple sports that are not being transparently investigated by the director of compliance justin ditolla...in my opinion if chancellor rich lyons commissioned an independent outside investigation into this matter, multiple current cal athletic dept employees would be facing criminal charges & sentencing

let me repeat this, wealthy families (99% of the successfully prosecuted cases involve white parents) buying academic admission into high profile universities is a federal crime with prison time sentences, got it?

if u think committing federal crimes is a "rounding error," that's not a particularly enlightened view of the world...and fyi, u don't need the typical 4.0+++ gpa to get into berkeley (or any elite university) if ur tagged as a silver bullet (sub 3.0 gpa) by the athletic department which gotta special admissions loophole
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Goobear said:

Pittstop said:

Goobear said:

Hmmm….I bet that could be any color student from affluent families who wants to row….In the grand scheme of that sounds like a rounding error….


"Could be"? As in "theoretically"? What percentage of these theoretical, $5M+ estate, black and brown families do you reckon are exposed to competitive "rowing" as a family athletic pursuit? Or via family patronage? I'd reckon that it would rival the percentage that competes in the Americas Cup (which I had the opportunity to attend when it was held in SF a few years back).
Speaking about %, what % of the total enrollment does a rower represent? It is a rounding error. In the meantime they must have the grades to get in etc etc…by the way what % of first generation college students are pushed into majors that don't equate to enough postgraduation pay enough to pay their student loans?….


There are 1,072 student athletes at Cal.

So there are more than 900 student athletes in the non-revenue sports. That is a lot.

M Baseball
M Cross Country
M Golf
M Gymnastics
M Rowing
M Rugby
M Soccer
M swimming and Diving
M Tennis
M Track and Field
M water Polo
W Beach Bolleyball
W Cross Country
Field Hockey
W Golf
W Gymnastics
W Lacrosse
W Rowing
W Soccer
W Softball
W Swimming and Diving
W Tennis
W Track and Field
W Volleyball
W Water Polo

California taxpayers subsidizing a Berkeley education, facilities, coaching and setting aside hundreds admissions slots for children from wealthy families on the East Coast? While their own kids cant get in? I don't see how we can justify that going forward. At least not to the scale we have been. If it is ruled athletes are employees the whole thing collapses.
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freshmen softball pitching phenom randi roelling transferring to georgia & men's golfer ethan fang transferring to oklahoma state, both are walking away from berkeley degrees

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calumnus said:

Goobear said:

Pittstop said:

Goobear said:

Hmmm….I bet that could be any color student from affluent families who wants to row….In the grand scheme of that sounds like a rounding error….


"Could be"? As in "theoretically"? What percentage of these theoretical, $5M+ estate, black and brown families do you reckon are exposed to competitive "rowing" as a family athletic pursuit? Or via family patronage? I'd reckon that it would rival the percentage that competes in the Americas Cup (which I had the opportunity to attend when it was held in SF a few years back).
Speaking about %, what % of the total enrollment does a rower represent? It is a rounding error. In the meantime they must have the grades to get in etc etc…by the way what % of first generation college students are pushed into majors that don't equate to enough postgraduation pay enough to pay their student loans?….


There are 1,072 student athletes at Cal.

So there are more than 900 student athletes in the non-revenue sports. That is a lot.

M Baseball
M Cross Country
M Golf
M Gymnastics
M Rowing
M Rugby
M Soccer
M swimming and Diving
M Tennis
M Track and Field
M water Polo
W Beach Bolleyball
W Cross Country
Field Hockey
W Golf
W Gymnastics
W Lacrosse
W Rowing
W Soccer
W Softball
W Swimming and Diving
W Tennis
W Track and Field
W Volleyball
W Water Polo

California taxpayers subsidizing a Berkeley education, facilities, coaching and setting aside hundreds admissions slots for children from wealthy families on the East Coast? While their own kids cant get in? I don't see how we can justify that going forward. At least not to the scale we have been. If it is ruled athletes are employees the whole thing collapses.
We went from rowing to all non revenue sports? Per the new AD Cal endowment revenues will be bigger than the state's contribution….By the way out of state students pay way more in tuition and seems to be a tool for schools to get more revenues.
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Goobear said:

calumnus said:

Goobear said:

Pittstop said:

Goobear said:

Hmmm….I bet that could be any color student from affluent families who wants to row….In the grand scheme of that sounds like a rounding error….


"Could be"? As in "theoretically"? What percentage of these theoretical, $5M+ estate, black and brown families do you reckon are exposed to competitive "rowing" as a family athletic pursuit? Or via family patronage? I'd reckon that it would rival the percentage that competes in the Americas Cup (which I had the opportunity to attend when it was held in SF a few years back).
Speaking about %, what % of the total enrollment does a rower represent? It is a rounding error. In the meantime they must have the grades to get in etc etc…by the way what % of first generation college students are pushed into majors that don't equate to enough postgraduation pay enough to pay their student loans?….


There are 1,072 student athletes at Cal.

So there are more than 900 student athletes in the non-revenue sports. That is a lot.

M Baseball
M Cross Country
M Golf
M Gymnastics
M Rowing
M Rugby
M Soccer
M swimming and Diving
M Tennis
M Track and Field
M water Polo
W Beach Bolleyball
W Cross Country
Field Hockey
W Golf
W Gymnastics
W Lacrosse
W Rowing
W Soccer
W Softball
W Swimming and Diving
W Tennis
W Track and Field
W Volleyball
W Water Polo

California taxpayers subsidizing a Berkeley education, facilities, coaching and setting aside hundreds admissions slots for children from wealthy families on the East Coast? While their own kids cant get in? I don't see how we can justify that going forward. At least not to the scale we have been. If it is ruled athletes are employees the whole thing collapses.
We went from rowing to all non revenue sports? Per the new AD Cal endowment revenues will be bigger than the state's contribution….By the way out of state students pay way more in tuition and seems to be a tool for schools to get more revenues.


Only tossing this in because it pertains to foreign (out of state) students and crew: I recently sat next to a very recent graduate of Cal. He rowed crew. And then said, oh I couldn't make varsity, it was dominated by foreign students. He was a very good student from Lowell in SF. I assume he and his parents paid in full. Mechanical engineering degree with a job already lined up.
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2024 & 2025 cal bowl games update:

the bears will play both of these games with the current pac 12 bowl affiliations & then transition to the acc bowl affiliations in 2026

tho dancing the nite away with a curvy brunette yoga female with a triggering (particularly when she reties it with lightning SPEED) ponytail after a bears victory at the aloha bowl would make a lotta sense too

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DANCING at college bowl games in person iz FUN (watching cal fb on tv is for losers)#
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calumnus said:

Goobear said:

Pittstop said:

Goobear said:

Hmmm….I bet that could be any color student from affluent families who wants to row….In the grand scheme of that sounds like a rounding error….


"Could be"? As in "theoretically"? What percentage of these theoretical, $5M+ estate, black and brown families do you reckon are exposed to competitive "rowing" as a family athletic pursuit? Or via family patronage? I'd reckon that it would rival the percentage that competes in the Americas Cup (which I had the opportunity to attend when it was held in SF a few years back).
Speaking about %, what % of the total enrollment does a rower represent? It is a rounding error. In the meantime they must have the grades to get in etc etc…by the way what % of first generation college students are pushed into majors that don't equate to enough postgraduation pay enough to pay their student loans?….


There are 1,072 student athletes at Cal.

So there are more than 900 student athletes in the non-revenue sports. That is a lot.

M Baseball
M Cross Country
M Golf
M Gymnastics
M Rowing
M Rugby
M Soccer
M swimming and Diving
M Tennis
M Track and Field
M water Polo
W Beach Bolleyball
W Cross Country
Field Hockey
W Golf
W Gymnastics
W Lacrosse
W Rowing
W Soccer
W Softball
W Swimming and Diving
W Tennis
W Track and Field
W Volleyball
W Water Polo

California taxpayers subsidizing a Berkeley education, facilities, coaching and setting aside hundreds admissions slots for children from wealthy families on the East Coast? While their own kids cant get in? I don't see how we can justify that going forward. At least not to the scale we have been. If it is ruled athletes are employees the whole thing collapses.
As someone who played a non-revenue "wealthy" sport (Men's Golf) at Cal, I'm pushing back on all of this hate going on. I was out of state and paid out of state tuition my first year before gaining residency which was much easier in the late 70's. Most of my fellow athletes were excellent students who have since gone on to great careers, mainly in California. Many of us also contribute quite generously to Cal BECAUSE we don't take it for granted. I can't tell you how many of my fellow students asked me why I came to Cal when I could've gone to UT Austin for less money. They didn't value what Cal and UC in general offers. I can assure you that I personally have paid many millions in CA state income tax in excess of whatever the CA taxpayers paid to subsidize my education, and I'm sure there are lot of other ex athletes from non-revenue sports who've done the same. I also believe that well-rounded student/athletes contribute to the student experience for everybody.. The presence of student athletes has certainly stood Stanford, many of the Ivies, and Little Ivies in good stead. t's very easy to pick on some out of state athlete for crew or water polo or golf who might come from serious means, but would that apply equally to someone from Atherton, Malibu, or Newport Beach? I know that people on this site want Knowlton gone, but digging around for some dirt for something to hang him with could easily backfire and burn down the village you're trying to save. It just blows me away to read this ****ty attitude that reinforces the reputation that Cal can't have nice things because the supporters act like the proverbial lobsters in the pot who drag down those who are trying to escape so everybody dies. Really pretty disgusting.
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I think it would be good to repost a tweet from up thread:

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