Thank you! Stanford is a flash in the pan compared over time with Tech from a football standpoint. I get so tired of reading how "successful" Stanford is. Yes for the last 5-6 years they're having a good run but remember, USC has not been USC and UCLA has been way down. Neither of those situations are going to last forever. So let's see just how successful is when USC and UCLA get back to their normal standards.
OldJacketFan and LibertyTurns,
I don't think people are really saying they want to be Stanford. Rather, they're doing what engineers are trained to do. They see an issue...they try & identify the problems and then correct those problems.
So when people say that we are hamstrung because of our academic requirements, they're looking at other "high academic" schools like Stanford to see what they're doing.
I don't think anyone would argue that Tech has a more storied past than Stanford. And that's something that we as Tech fans should rightly be proud of. However, starting with Harbaugh and continuing with their current coach, Stanford has enjoyed recruiting and on-the-field success. So these engineers are wondering if adapting part of that model might not work for us. Simple as that, in my opinion.
Oh yeah. AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!