Friday, January 14, 2011

Last Second Switch!

Paul Pasqualoni

UCONN did a head fake earlier today and announced that Mark Whipple WASN'T its choice for head coach after all.

The job is going to former Syracuse head man Paul Pasqualoni.

Meanwhile, what has to be the most intriguing offseason in Ivy coaching history continues!

Yale’s Tom Williams got the big interview at his alma mater Stanford, but David Shaw is getting the job.

And anyone who thought Norries Wilson was going to reunite with his old mentor Randy Edsall as the OC at Maryland was wrong. The job has apparently gone to Gary Crowton.


At Sat Jan 15, 03:19:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake--Noted a new Columbia commit
via Asia Sunset the Penn guy... Ijeoma Odigwe, DE, 6-2, 220, from Chandler, Arizona. On his MySpace he's called The Nigerian Nightmare--I assume a nightmare to opponents-don't know if that's his own description or if he earned it.

At Sat Jan 15, 03:47:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Sat Jan 15, 05:07:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odigwe is a very talented athlete who has the size and speed to play either defensive end or middle linebacker at Columbia. He's hard hitting, agressive and smart. Excellent pick-up for the Lions. Incidentally, one of the top female cross-country runners in California, and maybe even the United States, has committed to the Lions over Harvard. Also, the Columbia Golf Team, which has won the Ivy League Championship the last two years, has just announced the commitment of one of the best prep golfers in the State of Florida.

At Sat Jan 15, 05:52:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Applications to Columbia rose 32 percent this year, to 34,587 from 26,179 the last time around. Assuming that the matriculation yield is no lower next September, Columbia might achieve a lower admissions rate than Yale and Princeton.

I think that most sophisticated observers of higher education know that the admissions rate is almost meaningless. Enrolled HYP students still post more impressive statistics than the rest of the Ivies along just about every dimension, regardless of how many applicants are rejected elsewhere.

But the first step to creating a better reality is creating a better impression. This development can only help Columbia's recruiting efforts on the field.

At Sun Jan 16, 12:53:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have found after practicing law at a major firm and dealing with people in high positions that our graduates are among the best educated people on earth.

At Sun Jan 16, 01:09:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our enrolled student body compares well to Y and P.

At Mon Jan 17, 12:14:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Anonymous 1/15 9:53 AM aptly put it yesterday, Columbia graduates are among the best educated people on earth. And while qualitatively our enrolled students may be "comparable" with HYP students, as Anonymous 1/15 10:09 PM said, my original post referenced quantitative statistics. On a strictly numerical basis, no college in America can *yet* claim to have a student body competitive to those at HYP.

HYP post numbers which, while not overwhelmingly better, are material in their difference. This is especially true when you consider that statistics like average SAT scores are bounded at the high end by 1600, which all the top schools are now approaching.

US News is hardly the authority that most students consider it, but its methodology is no worse than any other. Columbia's rise to fourth in this year's ranking is a tremendous achievement.

But consider that Harvard and/or Princeton have been scored at 100 every year for at least the last fifteen years or so. Neither has ever been scored below 99. Yale is perenially scored at 98. Meanwhile, no other school in the country has ever been scored above 93. That just about summarizes the quantitative situation.


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