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and that they are such great students and excelling in everyway .......Wasn't Spiller one of the lowest Wonderlic scores in the NFL when he came in? Do they not recall the fight where BOTH sides were involved? Danzler was not smart enough to run an offense in the NFL, that doesn't say much for their great education. I am really tired of all the class/lack of class comments. My wife is a clemtech fan, but I love the silence right now. I wish we could play them again just so we could whip them worse than last Saturday.
I did a series before the SEC expanded. Turns out South Carolina's admission standards are the second highest in the SEC behind Vanderbilt. Athletes have to meet the standards as any other student at USC. The Mississippi schools by state law admit athletes who meet the NCAA minimum standards. There are special admits, but they are frequently used for good students whose high school curriculum doesn't match / meet SC standards, like they're missing a language class, for example. My article linked below specifically references both Clemson and USC.
The ability to get a student-athlete admitted into a school plays a major role in the success or failure of a team competing at the highest level of major college athletics in the Southeastern Conference or the Atlantic Coast Conference. In Part 2 of the “The Challenges of Recruiting,” we take a look at how South Carolina, Clemson, and Georgia approach the subject of special admissions.
Follow me on Twitter @MeetMeAtThe50 for original thoughts and a good aggregate source of breaking info.
You need to e-mail this to Roy Pisspot....He was just talking about this on the radio and quite frankly he needs to be educated on this topic....
I think Ricky Sapp was a Rhodes Scholar.
Add to that if I am not mistaken in the next 2 or 3 years our test scores for entry will go up even higher. A good rebuttal to that would be to ask 1 of the Upstate folks why are they recruiting the same students/athletes we are.
"Act like you've been there before and expect to be back." - Bear Bryant
Did they just have a running back over the summer fail and had to leave for a jc
Mr. 5star Bellamy himself.
34-17, 4-3, 7-1, 29-7, 34-13 ALL STOP!!! It's a GREAT TIME TO BE A GAMECOCK! Back 2 Back Natty's! DOMINATION By GAMECOCK NATION!
Woody Dantzler scored a legit 1400 on the SAT fyi
good for him.
you have Spiller's score?
"Add to that if I am not mistaken in the next 2 or 3 years our test scores for entry will go up even higher. A good rebuttal to that would be to ask 1 of the Upstate folks why are they recruiting the same students/athletes we are."
You do realize that this article is from 2008, right?
Our players would not be admitted to tatertech....wait for it....Because #1 they aren't a bunch of vajayjays, #2 bring talent to the field, #3 don't like to be on teams that suck.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum.
Cocky mike, yeah, the article is four years old, but the points remain valid. As another poster accurately noted, the admission standards get tougher each year at USC.
Woody Dantzler was a student a long time ago. We're talking about more recent students within the past 2-3 years. But as usual, you taters do love to live in the past. But while you are bringing up SAT's, why don't you share the "TRUE" SAT scores of Rickey Sapp & Tramaine Billie with us?
Seth Strickland was admitted with academic scholarships. This is the first year he's received an athletic scholarship. Dylan Thompson is a Life Scholar. There are many athletes on the team who have academic money as well as athletic money.
But that doesn't even matter to me. As a high school teacher, I taught many young men who were struggling academically but were very talented athletically. Most of the time, there were learning disabilities involved - ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia to name a few. These guys already felt stupid; athletics was the only area in which they excelled. Because I wanted them to feel like they were good at something, I stayed after school with them, reteaching and retesting until their grades were high enough. If they didn't have their homework, they were required to stay after school with me and finish it. If they hadn't done a paper, they stayed after school with me until they did it. I helped them when they needed it. Most of those young men went on to become successful, though a few fell through the cracks.
I don't say this to set myself up as a plaster saint. My point is that there is nothing wrong with a person capitalizing on what his strengths are. In fact, that's what we're all supposed to do. If some of the guys need tutors or someone to read their tests aloud to them, there isn't any shame in that.
I didn't give them grades - just my time and help. They were required to do the work and make the grades themselves. ALL of them graduated high school.
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Someone find Tremaine Billie's blog from TaterU. That'll stop that nonsense.
I call bs on dantzler.... I may be wrong but that's fine too.... I just don't recall seeing a 1400 type person when he looked lost that short time in the NFL. But that doesn't matter anyway... Fact is that you guys are right, both teams have been after pretty much the same players. Our coaches prepare them and dabo tells his team they are elite.Btw Sammy should have good grades using the aderal.
No no no, he was a road scholar. As in, the yellow brick road.
Basically he was as dumb as a brick.
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I also don't have time to teach you how to speak hobo.
"Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too." -Judge Smails
My reply would be "Good...I hope they keep raising their standards and become the Harvard of the south" we know its not true but I hope they do raise their standard and can't get a lot of recruits in. I would love to reel off about 15-20 in a row. The last 4 years have been the greatest
There have been three collegiate football players to receive a Rhoads Scholarship:
Peter M. Dawkins USMA 1959
Pat Haden USC 1978
Myron Rolle Florida State 2008
Mr. Billie AKA s a masterpiece.
I thought Steve Fuller was a Rhodes Scholar also, but I was mistaken. Being a Spartan High grad, this was something I always heard. Perhaps an embellishment by a tigger fan.
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Holy Lord. I couldn't get past the first 3 sentences (I'm being nice here). I thought Camel Toe was the dumbest one, but this guy make take the top spot.
If johnhunt didn't pick up on the poster's sarcasm then you are as clueless as you were as the OL coach that set Spurrier's tenure here back by at least 4 years
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