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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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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.
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Sounds like a real team player... Could be addition by subtraction with an attitude like that.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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(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.
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(02-02-2018 09:18 AM)eagle04 Wrote:  
(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.

Lol you’re kidding right? If you think you have any players that wouldn’t transfer out to start at UT, Michigan or Auburn you’re delusional. Most of our guys come to get a degree and he did that. Now he can go play his year of semi-pro before he tries the NFL. He’s in the Rice tv commercial and has complimented Rice, Bailiff and now Bloomgren in multiple articles.
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(02-02-2018 09:39 AM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 09:18 AM)eagle04 Wrote:  
(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.

Lol you’re kidding right? If you think you have any players that wouldn’t transfer out to start at UT, Michigan or Auburn you’re delusional. Most of our guys come to get a degree and he did that. Now he can go play his year of semi-pro before he tries the NFL. He’s in the Rice tv commercial and has complimented Rice, Bailiff and now Bloomgren in multiple articles.

No, I'm not kidding and I don't use "lol".

“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."

"..the motivation for the transfer was to play against better defensive linemen.”

I'm sure there are players everywhere that would love to play on a team that could contend for a NC but just do it. No need to condescend your teammates and conference when doing so.

And if you don't think he was saying he's too good to be on that team and in this league then you are the one who is delusional.
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Clearly, he is mainly saying he needs to play against better players than he finds in CUSA.

If he does well in this next year, he could bump his draft position up two or three rounds, maybe to the first round. Seems like a good decision to me.

Of course, if he doesn't do well, it could hurt his draft status. Always a chance of that, but the coaches at Michigan, Texas, Auburn, and a lot of other places don't think that will happen.

He came to Rice and took care of business, both on the field and in the classroom. Good for him. From a selfish POV, I would like him to stay. But he has what he came for, a Rice degree in something meaningful, and he has kept his end of the bargain, by giving us those four years. This year is optional.

We had an all-conference performer a few years back pass on his last year of eligibility because he graduated and got a tremendous job offer. Nobody at Rice thought he was making a mistake or being ungrateful when he took the offer. I see this the same.
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wkcc's Forest Lamp disagrees. If you can play you can play.
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If he can't make one of the two CUSA all conference teams then I guess CUSA has 26 other OL that could start for Michigan, Texas, Auburn? He made honorable mention like 17 other CUSA linemen.

Western put 4 OL in the NFL since 2015....hell one starter and he played TE and most likely another starter if not injured. If you got the talent the NFL will find you.
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(02-02-2018 10:47 AM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  wkcc's Forest Lamp disagrees. If you can play you can play.

Lamp was selected in the second round, 38th overall. If he had taken his last year at Ohio State, is there any possibility he would have been taken higher? Or was 38th his maximum?
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(02-02-2018 10:25 AM)eagle04 Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 09:39 AM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 09:18 AM)eagle04 Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 09:02 AM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 06:30 AM)cr11owl Wrote:  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.

Lol you’re kidding right? If you think you have any players that wouldn’t transfer out to start at UT, Michigan or Auburn you’re delusional. Most of our guys come to get a degree and he did that. Now he can go play his year of semi-pro before he tries the NFL. He’s in the Rice tv commercial and has complimented Rice, Bailiff and now Bloomgren in multiple articles.

No, I'm not kidding and I don't use "lol".

“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."

"..the motivation for the transfer was to play against better defensive linemen.”

I'm sure there are players everywhere that would love to play on a team that could contend for a NC but just do it. No need to condescend your teammates and conference when doing so.

And if you don't think he was saying he's too good to be on that team and in this league then you are the one who is delusional.

Everyone knows Rice isn’t playing for a national championship next year. The linemen in the big 10/SEC/big 12 are on average much better than CUSA. Not debatable at all. CUSA is a JV conference compared to them no matter what y’all think and you clearly just don’t want to read that in writing. He’s not condescending towards his teammates he’s stating a fact that his draft status will go up if he plays well on a high profile team. His teammates all agree with him I’m sure.

If he was leaving without a degree I’d say it’s stupid (like 4 of our 6 basketball transfers) but he’s not.
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(02-02-2018 10:54 AM)WKUYG Wrote:  If he can't make one of the two CUSA all conference teams then I guess CUSA has 26 other OL that could start for Michigan, Texas, Auburn? He made honorable mention like 17 other CUSA linemen.

Western put 4 OL in the NFL since 2015....hell one starter and he played TE and most likely another starter if not injured. If you got the talent the NFL will find you.

Yes, they will. It's just a question of what round they find you in.
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(02-02-2018 10:54 AM)WKUYG Wrote:  If he couldn't make one of the two CUSA all conference teams then I guess CUSA has 26 other OL that could start for Michigan, Texas, Auburn? He made honorable mention like 17 other CUSA linemen.

Western has put 4 OL in the NFL since 2015....hell one starter and he played TE and most likely another starter if not injured. If you got the talent the NFL will find you.

And Rice has 8 current NFL players. I agree you can make it from anywhere but why would you choose to play in front of 20k with hardly any TV exposure when you can play in front of 100k against better competition on national TV? Easy choice when you’re just treating it as a NFL audition.
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(02-02-2018 10:56 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 10:47 AM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  wkcc's Forest Lamp disagrees. If you can play you can play.

Lamp was selected in the second round, 38th overall. If he had taken his last year at Ohio State, is there any possibility he would have been taken higher? Or was 38th his maximum?

Vernon Butler from Tech was selected in the first round a couple years ago, if you have the natural talent and skills and display it at pro day, combine the scouts are going to find you at any FBS team. This isn’t the 1980’s
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