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Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by LLCoolJ94, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. goneagaingator

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    I mean, I agree. There has to be some element of corruption present, that goes beyond our understanding. It’s always been that way.

    But there’s also corruption in the Baltimore City Police department. Just like there’s plenty of it in Washington. And there’s plenty of it in the school systems, with all these teachers (and professors) sleeping around with students. And in the Corporate World? Corruption everywhere. What profession doesn’t have bad people within the system?

    But none of that ever seemed to matter back when we were kicking everybody’s asses in recruiting and winning championships under Meyer.
     
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  2. pd_gator

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    I'm talking about their nothing burger over Shapiro(sp) paying recruits and giving them yacht trips and strip clubs. Ever since he's been gone their classes have never been the same.

    As for academics our acceptance rate is most definitely stricter than most other schools we recruit against. Save Vandy.
     
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  3. pd_gator

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    Where there are people, there is corruption.

    As for Meyer, he was a great HC/CEO. He knows how to run a program. Sustaining a program is a different argument.
     
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  4. Wanne15

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    “Bagman” says straight out that almost all 4 and 5 * players are being bought. And as far as academics, staying eligible gradewise to play football is as far as many of these kids care. Kids talk and they know the situations at the schools as far as money and class.
     
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  5. StrangeGator

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    Miami is definitely harder to get into than UF, mainly because their application pool is larger and their freshman classes are smaller. They get a lot of the same applicants as the other big city private schools like BU, NYU and Northeastern.
     
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    Which has nothing to do with getting in as an athlete. Do they actually have to attend class. Do they earn their grades. These are more pertinent questions for a recruit
     
  7. StrangeGator

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    No, but the academic standards for success in the classroom is set to some degree by the quality of the non athlete students. Schools with high academic standards and high aspirations for revenue sports have to do more to keep their players in school unless they're playing the same game as Northwestern and Stanford. The challenge is two-fold; giving them the support they need to succeed in a competitive academic environment and getting professors on board with "exceptions." It's much easier at places like Bama, FSU and LSU.
     
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    True but I doubt many of our football players are in calculus, chemistry, and physics classes. Most are there to take classes that keep them eligible for football. The minority that get worthwhile degrees are not typical.
     
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  9. pd_gator

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    Yes, they're a private school. So it's not really comparing apples to apples.