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I'm not questioning the students, I'm questioning the schools/coaches. The types of schools/coaches who would recruit the #1 high school QB are going to want the kid doing football related activities as much as possible, and are going to do whatever it takes to minimize the workload.
Don't think -- it can only hurt the ballclub
Yikes - is there a bigger (in-game) dick to QB's? I think I might be arrested for kicking the old ball coach's ass if my kid went there. He makes Brian Kelly look smooth. Not to mention, I don't think he has a great track record for QB's in the pros, does he?
I dont know when your last upclose exposure was to major college football, but things are not the same as they were even 10-15 years ago. These programs have to prove the kids are attending, and passing these classes. I can tell you this, even the idiot FBers at UTenn are showing up to class. They might BARELY be passing them, but they have to be there, and they have to be in the first 3 rows of the class. It is required of all scholarship athletes. Professors dont give a flying rip about the athletic teams and will report anything out of line.
Study sessions are mandatory, and athletes have to sign in and out of them. It is not all a big scam as some would want to believe. There just happen to be some really stupid athletes that do not care about rules, or their future.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
yet most of his QBs worship the ground he walks on. He is tough on them, but he cares about them, and he is a father figure off the field.
Go to USC and you'll get a luxury apartment in LA and a cushy job to boot!
Im a helicopter parent. My kid will do things by the books, or he wont do them.
You sound like a great parent..
Would love to see him rip apart the MAC, and I've always kinda like NIU, don't know why. (Think Dan LeFevour, but even better)
Best of all time coaching that position. Never on probation. Always competitive.
And have you seen the women of South Carolina?
Wherever he wanted to go. I would want him look at State and Yale, but he would go where he wanted to go with my input.
I would encourage him to pursue his love of music by auditioning for the Voice and American Idol.
I'd want him to go somewhere that had a good OL. Gotta have protection. Bama would be a good place, plus they use a pro style offense.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
Don't you mean MY imaginary son? What's going on here?!
Don't post poop!
And I understand all of that too. But there's a huge difference between showing up at class, going to study hall, etc. for a general studies degree, and taking and passing classes that will be worthwhile when the kid graduates (business, engineering, etc). How many football players at MSU have done it? Blair White (a walk on) and ?
Be careful about pigeonholing me. I still believe in the old fashioned concept of student-athletes and that athletes should have to meet the same qualifications as every other student. Maybe if we expect more academically out of high school athletes, they'll produce more when they get to college.
I think you may be overstating Texas' prestige.
Life must be pretty nice on the other side of town goodbar. My son will NEVER play professional sports. College is just a pipe dream. He belongs down in that mine, shoveling coal like his brothers, his father before him and his father's father before that. See, we've always been miners goodbar, always. That's what we've been, what we are, and what we are going to be. My imaginary son better learn to let go of these stupid dreams and learn that reality lies over that fucking ridge, right down there in that fucking mine (pointing, spittle flying).
Hey man, don't go forcing YOUR failures on your hypothetical SON. He's got his own hoopes and dreams, and dammit, just because his old man can't work his way out of that damn mine doesn't mean his son should have to die there TOO.
You really believe the rules that your daughter's crew team must abide by are the same as the UT football team? Bless your heart, that's precious.
Also surprised no one has mentioned Vanderbilt. No one wants Jay Cutler as a son?
Fitz might be the worst coach in the B1G
Don't you tell me how to run my imaginary family you flim flam son of a bitch (slams beer). I done alright. You want to fill your hypothetical kids minds full of fancy dreams they aint never gonna catch, you do in on your side of town Polska. Now get out of my bar (camera pans over bar patrons, all coal workers, silent, beer mugs in hand).
And don't come back. (door slams, music fades up, coal workers begin to talk and drink again).
Here are the top 16 public schools:
#1 University of California--Berkeley
#2 University of California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
#2 University of Virginia
#4 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
#5 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
#6 College of William and Mary
#7 Georgia Institute of Technology
#8 University of California--Davis
#8 University of California--San Diego
La Jolla, CA
#10 University of California--Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
#10 University of Wisconsin--Madison
#12 University of California--Irvine
#13 Pennsylvania State University--University Park
University Park, PA
#13 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
#13 University of Texas--Austin
#13 University of Washington
My first thought was USC.
I'm sorry for raising my voice, SeeRockCity. I'm just sayin, sometimes you gotta let your hypothetical son spread his wings and fly. You know what I wanted to be when I was a hypothetical child? I wanted to sew and mend bejewelled cock sheaths. My hypothetical pops told me there wasn't anything out there for a man like that, and now all I gotta show for my life is some hands covered in coal dust and a lifetime of bad memories.
(Camera pans closer to my face, then runs into it.)
Hey, at least you're not raising A.M. Wood's hypothetical son. I hear he's going to the San Francisco School of Cosmetology For Gay Men. HAW!
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