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Calvin Anderson
Rice, you all must consider yourselves the luckiest fans alive to have been blessed to have this sensation on your team the past four years...

“As soon as Bloomgren got on campus, I spoke to him that same day,” Anderson says. “If I was just considering Coach Bloomgren, it would’ve been perfect, but part of the problem is what I need out of my next year to play at a higher level on a bigger stage with better competition. It wasn’t really about Coach Bloomgren. It was more about Conference USA and trying to move up from that.

“I think it is more about who I am playing against. I want to display my talents against better players. Obviously, it’s a bonus to be on a good team, a team that can win a championship. All of that stuff is great. The motivation for the transfer was to play against better defensive linemen.”


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Who is she?
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RE: Calvin Anderson
When he went up against Marcus Davenport this year at UTSA (and I'm pretty sure Anderson would have been matched directly against Davenport), here were Davenport's final stats.

11 tackles (6 solo). 3 TFL for -23 yards. A forced fumble. A pass break-up. 2 sacks for -8 yards. And Davenport tied Rice in scoring in the game (which UTSA won 20-7).

I'm not sure he should want to be playing against better linemen in 2018.
02-01-2018 07:35 PM
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Sounds like a real team player... Could be addition by subtraction with an attitude like that.
02-01-2018 07:59 PM
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(02-01-2018 06:54 PM)Ole Blue Wrote:  Who is she?

Good one.

You called him a girl, what an insult!
02-01-2018 08:02 PM
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a) I'm not sure Davenport lined up on Anderson's side once. Davenport was almost exclusively lined up on the right, Anderson plays LT. Regardless, both have graded out as excellent players by PFF
b) From everything I've heard, he's a really good and smart kid.
c) I don't really have a problem with kids being honest, especially concerning something everybody at Rice knows is true. If he openly came out and insulted a coach, then sure, he'd probably be better off not talking. But all he really did was point out a truth that everybody in the conference knows. Every competitor would rather play against ranked teams surrounded by 100,000 fans. Especially holds true the year of a coaching change. He wants to get drafted, and he'll have many more chances to prove himself going up against the Big12 or SEC.
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I have no problem with a kid who graduated in 4 years wanting to better himself. Thanks, Calvin, for your time at Rice and best wishes for the future.
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(02-01-2018 06:36 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  Rice, you all must consider yourselves the luckiest fans alive to have been blessed to have this sensation on your team the past four years...

“As soon as Bloomgren got on campus, I spoke to him that same day,” Anderson says. “If I was just considering Coach Bloomgren, it would’ve been perfect, but part of the problem is what I need out of my next year to play at a higher level on a bigger stage with better competition. It wasn’t really about Coach Bloomgren. It was more about Conference USA and trying to move up from that.

“I think it is more about who I am playing against. I want to display my talents against better players. Obviously, it’s a bonus to be on a good team, a team that can win a championship. All of that stuff is great. The motivation for the transfer was to play against better defensive linemen.”


https://www.si.com/college-football/2018...gan-auburn

He’s the #1 grad transfer prospect this year and will start at LT for a top program in the country. Sure, I wish we were going to be decent this year and could convince him to stay but I don’t fault him for wanting to play in a real college football environment. He accomplished the reason to attend Rice, he graduated with a Math Econ degree which is probably something most people on this board couldn’t do. If he wanted to quit football tomorrow he could get a 6 figure starting salary no problem.
02-02-2018 06:30 AM
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(02-02-2018 06:30 AM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 06:36 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  Rice, you all must consider yourselves the luckiest fans alive to have been blessed to have this sensation on your team the past four years...

“As soon as Bloomgren got on campus, I spoke to him that same day,” Anderson says. “If I was just considering Coach Bloomgren, it would’ve been perfect, but part of the problem is what I need out of my next year to play at a higher level on a bigger stage with better competition. It wasn’t really about Coach Bloomgren. It was more about Conference USA and trying to move up from that.

“I think it is more about who I am playing against. I want to display my talents against better players. Obviously, it’s a bonus to be on a good team, a team that can win a championship. All of that stuff is great. The motivation for the transfer was to play against better defensive linemen.”


https://www.si.com/college-football/2018...gan-auburn

He’s the #1 grad transfer prospect this year and will start at LT for a top program in the country. Sure, I wish we were going to be decent this year and could convince him to stay but I don’t fault him for wanting to play in a real college football environment. He accomplished the reason to attend Rice, he graduated with a Math Econ degree which is probably something most people on this board couldn’t do. If he wanted to quit football tomorrow he could get a 6 figure starting salary no problem.

I get that. But to be as smart as he is you would think that he wouldn't be so arrogantly condescending toward the place that he is now an alum. It's one thing to think it. It's another to come out and say it - especially the way he said it. And like one poster wrote above when he played the elite DE's in the league he didn't exactly have a good showing.
02-02-2018 09:02 AM
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RE: Calvin Anderson
(02-02-2018 09:02 AM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 06:30 AM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 06:36 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  Rice, you all must consider yourselves the luckiest fans alive to have been blessed to have this sensation on your team the past four years...

“As soon as Bloomgren got on campus, I spoke to him that same day,” Anderson says. “If I was just considering Coach Bloomgren, it would’ve been perfect, but part of the problem is what I need out of my next year to play at a higher level on a bigger stage with better competition. It wasn’t really about Coach Bloomgren. It was more about Conference USA and trying to move up from that.

“I think it is more about who I am playing against. I want to display my talents against better players. Obviously, it’s a bonus to be on a good team, a team that can win a championship. All of that stuff is great. The motivation for the transfer was to play against better defensive linemen.”


https://www.si.com/college-football/2018...gan-auburn

He’s the #1 grad transfer prospect this year and will start at LT for a top program in the country. Sure, I wish we were going to be decent this year and could convince him to stay but I don’t fault him for wanting to play in a real college football environment. He accomplished the reason to attend Rice, he graduated with a Math Econ degree which is probably something most people on this board couldn’t do. If he wanted to quit football tomorrow he could get a 6 figure starting salary no problem.

I get that. But to be as smart as he is you would think that he wouldn't be so arrogantly condescending toward the place that he is now an alum. It's one thing to think it. It's another to come out and say it - especially the way he said it. And like one poster wrote above when he played the elite DE's in the league he didn't exactly have a good showing.

I agree.

If I am one of his former teammates, I would take that as a slap in the face.
02-02-2018 09:18 AM
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