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Discussion in 'Sports' started by shrineclown, Jan 8, 2016.
Huh. He always recruited well.
Row ty Row!
I could only imagine how bad it is at big programs like tOSU, Bama, etc.
my sister talked about what a joke it was at U of Minnesota wrt hockey players and academics, I'd imagine it's much worse with big money football programs.
Nice win by Army
Long time coming and well-earned.
So, Charlie Strong gets a head coaching job before either Les Miles or Lane Kiffin? Go figure.
Kiffin to FAU. Good for their offense if he stays away from airports.
Jeff Tedford to Fresno State. Good for their offense.
Harbaugh to the Rams? That's a rumor anyway.
And don't forget....Stidham to Auburn.
When and where will Art Briles get another job? Someone will take the chance...
Offensive assistant in the pros? Put him in college and he's a weapon to be used against his own school in recruiting.
Booked your tickets to Tampa yet?
Those fellas really do a fantastic job.
Petersons a good coach, and they have a good qb and secondary, I wouldn't be booking anything yet.
I would. They'll be crushed. The other semi is more intriguing, though I imagine tOSU will take it.
Why do you hate affirmative action?
Color me as surprised at you but it may be better, much better, than we might have guessed.
Maybe I'm overly cynical, but all that tells me is those schools have excellent "tutors".
Maybe. My personal knowledge of actual Auburn athletes and their academics is pretty small: 2.
One is Charles Barkley. When he left school early, it was because he had no other options. He was academically ineligible according to a friend who worked in the the registrar's office back then.
The other is one of the best examples ever: Gregg Carr. He and I were in a couple of mechanical engineering classes together at Auburn. Very nice guy. Not only was he a hell of a linebacker at Auburn, he went on to play a few years with the Steelers. Today, you can call him Dr. Carr - he's an orthopedic surgeon.
From Steeler to Healer
I don't mean to imply that some student athletes aren't serious about the student portion, between what my sister saw at u of m and I saw at UGA, two pretty large d1 schools, there's a huge chuck of student athletes where the "student" is honorary more than actual. I actualy don't really have that much of a problem with it honestly, as a lot of those athletes would never have the oppurtunity otherwise.
Agreed! I'm happy they get the opportunity. The life of a football player at any of these schools is extremely difficult - most of us have no idea of the demands on their time. I'm surprised that any of them have time for classes in the fall.
Absolutely. I think there's a tendency among college footbal fans to view them as if they're mature professionals, when they actually kids just out of the house. Sure many of them haven't had to grow up too much because of their talent, but that's one of the challenges, and Marques of a quality college football coach: helping these kids mature as well as developing them as athletes. And if they waste the opportunity, well, lord knows they're not alone.