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Old 04-12-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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We just started sending film out to colleges (My oldest son is a Junior), and one of the first bites was from Colorado School of Mines.

Anyway, he loves Colorado, and his major will be engineering. He is looking into some DI programs, but DII might be right up his alley.

Did anyone go there?
Can you tell me anything (positive or negative) about the school, or their football program?

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I have heard it's a pretty good Engineering School.
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A friend of mine that is now on my hockey team. Played football and hockey there... He always talks about the school. I could ask him any specifics if you want, but I dont know much about it except for that we wasted them in hockey when i was playing at metro...They are a smaller school I think, so the talent might not be as rich.....Heard good things though.
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if youre son could possibly have a future in football, obviously dont go there. if he is looking at education plus football for fun and tuition, do it.

hear back from what DI colleges say before you start deciding, some schools like wisconsin have amazing engineering programs.
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A friend of mine that is now on my hockey team. Played football and hockey there... He always talks about the school. I could ask him any specifics if you want, but I dont know much about it except for that we wasted them in hockey when i was playing at metro...They are a smaller school I think, so the talent might not be as rich.....Heard good things though.
I know it's a small program, but as I said, that might be good for my son so he doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

If I read correctly, they have a pretty good winning record with their football program.
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if youre son could possibly have a future in football, obviously dont go there. if he is looking at education plus football for fun and tuition, do it.

hear back from what DI colleges say before you start deciding, some schools like wisconsin have amazing engineering programs.
He's big, and plays with a good mean streak (he's a pancake machine), but he's only 6'3" 298. A lot of the big DI schools seem like they are looking for bigger than that. Maybe he will be bigger after his senior season, who knows.

We're sending out film, and I guess we'll see how that goes, but at least he's getting "bites." I'll remember to check out Wisconsin.
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He's big, and plays with a good mean streak (he's a pancake machine), but he's only 6'3" 298. A lot of the big DI schools seem like they are looking for bigger than that. Maybe he will be bigger after his senior season, who knows.

We're sending out film, and I guess we'll see how that goes, but at least he's getting "bites." I'll remember to check out Wisconsin.
6'3 300 is fine, especially if he kicked inside to guard. hit up the big ten schools. is he being scouted or invited to anywhere yet? a lot of guys can fall between the cracks so make sure you are getting film to the right people and not just sending it off. a "highlight" youtube package isnt going to work either, its gotta be legit film that shows how he plays from game to game.

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Great academic school. When your son graduates there, oil companies left and right will be lining up to offer him $50K-plus jobs to start.

The one bummer about CSM though is the 80/20 to 90/10 guy-girl ratio.
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We just started sending film out to colleges (My oldest son is a Junior), and one of the first bites was from Colorado School of Mines.

Anyway, he loves Colorado, and his major will be engineering. He is looking into some DI programs, but DII might be right up his alley.

Did anyone go there?
Can you tell me anything (positive or negative) about the school, or their football program?

Thanks.
I have a bud whose son plays football for them....PM me some questions you have and I will email them to him.
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...got signed by an NFL team to see if he had what it takes. not many people can say that.
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Great academic school. When your son graduates there, oil companies left and right will be lining up to offer him $50K-plus jobs to start.

The one bummer about CSM though is the 80/20 to 90/10 guy-girl ratio.
Wow. I've been around female engineers too, and that means you are really looking at about 20% of the 10% as a strong dating pool.

Oh well, maybe he can focus on school then
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Golden is my Hometown, and although I did not go to School at CSM I used to go to their Games-the "Miners" were never great, but they were tough, and Homecoming was always a good time (when I was a kid)-

I would agree on the School, though-I have an Employee whose Son Graduated from CSM, and he had no shortage of positions available when he left-
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Wow. I've been around female engineers too, and that means you are really looking at about 20% of the 10% as a strong dating pool.

Oh well, maybe he can focus on school then
It's not a dire situation by any means. Boulder is close by and there's plenty of ski bunnies up 1-70.

All things considered, CSM is one of the few schools in this country where the investment into academics will pay off in the long-run and that's a strong factor that few other institutions can match.

It's not one of those schools that grants your kid a degree and throws him out to the real world empty handed.
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And also small perks like, taking tour of Coors Brewery any time due to its proximity.

You can't go wrong with CSM. If not sure visit it with your son.
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I just graduated from there last May. I can't say too much about the football team (ultimate frisbee player myself), but he'd get a solid education there. The job offers coming out aren't as great now as they were probably 5 years ago, but I imagine they're still better than a lot of schools(I chose grad school, so I didn't look too closely). Lockheed Martin/Northrop Grumman and other companies seem to like Mines grads, so he'd have a lot of options outside of football.
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We just started sending film out to colleges (My oldest son is a Junior), and one of the first bites was from Colorado School of Mines.

Anyway, he loves Colorado, and his major will be engineering. He is looking into some DI programs, but DII might be right up his alley.

Did anyone go there?
Can you tell me anything (positive or negative) about the school, or their football program?

Thanks.
My Dad went there for grad school. A guy I played with in HS ended up playing WR there too... I'll see if I can't look him up for you.
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We just started sending film out to colleges (My oldest son is a Junior), and one of the first bites was from Colorado School of Mines.

Anyway, he loves Colorado, and his major will be engineering. He is looking into some DI programs, but DII might be right up his alley.

Did anyone go there?
Can you tell me anything (positive or negative) about the school, or their football program?

Thanks.
Is you son being recruited by OSU or Tulsa? I'd think he'd fit in at Tulsa, that's not a bad D1 program.

As for Colorado, right now he might get in on a scholarship to CU. CU has a good engineering program too.

There's also CSU, which is not as strong as CU when it comes to engineering (although its a good school too) but their football program is better and if he can get a scholarship, that'd be a great school too.

Then, there's University of Northern Colorado which is a great D2 program!
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We just started sending film out to colleges (My oldest son is a Junior), and one of the first bites was from Colorado School of Mines.

Anyway, he loves Colorado, and his major will be engineering. He is looking into some DI programs, but DII might be right up his alley.

Did anyone go there?
Can you tell me anything (positive or negative) about the school, or their football program?

Thanks.
I'm actually going there right now. It's a pretty small program (you can walk across campus in 20 minutes), but the professors are top-notch. He'd be getting an excellent education. Another thing is that companies love Mines. I seem to remember reading a stat that more than 95% of graduating students who applied for jobs got one within 6 months the past 3 years.

You'll need to make sure he's ready to spend quite a bit of time studying, as classes get tough very quickly (Quant Lab in particular is horrible). Also, the guy/girl ratio is pretty bad, but the last freshman class was pretty close to 60/40, so it's getting better.

What type of engineering would he be getting into? (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, other)
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I'm actually going there right now. It's a pretty small program (you can walk across campus in 20 minutes), but the professors are top-notch. He'd be getting an excellent education. Another thing is that companies love Mines. I seem to remember reading a stat that more than 95% of graduating students who applied for jobs got one within 6 months the past 3 years.

You'll need to make sure he's ready to spend quite a bit of time studying, as classes get tough very quickly (Quant Lab in particular is horrible). Also, the guy/girl ratio is pretty bad, but the last freshman class was pretty close to 60/40, so it's getting better.

What type of engineering would he be getting into? (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, other)
He did an internship last year in Civil, I think this summer he will be working for a mechanical firm. However, his favorite so far is Electrical / Electronics.

So, he might be taking a "general engineering" pathway his freshman year, then looking to specialize starting his sophomore year when he gets exposed to the different schools.
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Is you son being recruited by OSU or Tulsa? I'd think he'd fit in at Tulsa, that's not a bad D1 program.

As for Colorado, right now he might get in on a scholarship to CU. CU has a good engineering program too.

There's also CSU, which is not as strong as CU when it comes to engineering (although its a good school too) but their football program is better and if he can get a scholarship, that'd be a great school too.

Then, there's University of Northern Colorado which is a great D2 program!
Yes, my son has been talking to the coaches at Tulsa. They also have a good engineering program.

I think he just wants to get away from home and expand his horizons a little. We are very close, but he just wants to see someplace different. However, if the TU coaches make him an offer, it could strongly compel him to stay. He is planning on hitting their camps again this year (last year he pancaked the best defenders at camp in front of the line coach). This year, he is 30 pounds heavier and a little meaner so I think camp will be a good place to see if they are really interested.

The whole OU / OSU thing is a little wierd. We will send in film, but once again I feel like they are looking for players in the 6'5" to 6'8" range. We just sent out film and are starting to get responses, so we'll see in the next couple weeks.
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Check out Purdue. Top 10 school in the nation for engineering as well as a Big Ten football school.

I go there now and I know a few guys that were on the team and in engineering although its not all that common it is possible to do, will take a lot of hard work though.

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I work with a graduate from CSM, very good school. I am a Cal Poly SLO grad myself, you might consider Cal Poly also. Excellent engineering school and a good D1 FCS football program, they have challenged for the National Title a couple of times in the last several years and have players in pro football, Chris Gocong, Courtney Brown, and Ramses Barden most recenlty. Also, lots of very pretty girls go there.
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We just started sending film out to colleges (My oldest son is a Junior), and one of the first bites was from Colorado School of Mines.

Anyway, he loves Colorado, and his major will be engineering. He is looking into some DI programs, but DII might be right up his alley.

Did anyone go there?
Can you tell me anything (positive or negative) about the school, or their football program?

Thanks.
I can tell you this ... my uncle was chief geologist at Marathon Oil for many years, and he recruited at Mines extensively. Every year he came to Denver and met with guys there. He said it was one of the best schools in the nation for geologists.
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I went to mines in the early 90's on a wrestling scholarship. The athletic program when I went was ok, it was on the way up from the cellar of the RMAC.


The classes are tough, and the dating scene is scarce but you will get a valuable degree if you make it through.


The top programs where petroleum and mining, but all the programs are excellent.
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