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They have decided to twist the comment made by Key.
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So has yahoo sports, and it will prolly be spun this way around the nation. I truly believe that he was talking about the support tutors for players and the Dodie academic center. I've been in that center once working on a group project with a track member, and I'd love to go their and study. It's a great, up to date facility, and the USC Athletics department does a great job at hiring student tutors. But, in this world where people want to believe all student-athletes get all sorts of breaks in classes, this is going to be ran with by everyone in a bad light. Whats even worse is that its local media, and who knows how a young kid is going to respond to the local media taking a squat on him while he's talking about committing to a school. Hopefully nothing negative arises from this on his front.
Absolutely ridiculous. He's not the first kid to say that and any person with half a brain knows what Key meant.
They knew what he meant. This was the comment that Wesley Green made on the same visit with Key.
"The way they do the academics" stood out, Green says. "They help you out and make sure you get your work done. If you're struggling in a subject, they have a certain tutor that helps you in that subject that will help you out with getting your grades up or whatever the case will be. I think that's really important to me, just because after college, you want to have a backup plan to football."
and Key made this comment which don't sound like a comment from someone who was looking for an easy school to attend.
"What stood out to me was the campus," he said. "They're building some new stuff after this football season. There's going to be a new football field and I liked that. I liked the academic center. The academic center makes you want to study."
My son is trying to get into the U.S.Naval Academy. They have told him repeatedly how if you fail it is simply because you choose to fail. The support is so strong that failure is a very slim possibility. I am positive this is the message being conveyed to all our recruits. If WIS and other media outlets don't get this then obviously their schools of choice did not offer this commitment to educating their young students or the students were too stupid to take advantage of it.
It is really sad that they would twist words that a 10th grader said, and make it into something it's not. Of course he was talking about the academic support you receive at USC. He's 16 yrs old, for gosh sakes. This is just sickening!
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
WIS updated the story. It now has this line: "It is unclear if Key meant classes at the university are easier for football players or that the athletic department's academic and tutorial support of student-athletes is of very high quality."
Arden Key quote from interview right after he visited: "I liked the academic center. The academic center makes you want to study."
link please, I just looked at the article you wrote to post it on the UGA board b/c one of their members is asking to see the whole article and the one I found on page 2 that you wrote did not have that comment in there. I may of looked up the wrong one. Thanks Wes.
That does not matter since that is in the 11th paragraph (near the mid-way point) of the article, whereas their statement about Key believing that USC's classes are easy is in the first sentence. Poor excuse for journalism and totally unprofessional and biased. I also sent them an email.
thanks, i found it. there were 2 different articles. that's why I was having trouble finding the quote.
They changed it again. It now says "Key was speaking of the tutorial and academic support of student-athletes at the school.".
I didn't read the article before they actually asked questions and verified facts. Did they change the title?
They need to read the scores and guess at the weather. Their not qualified to do anything else.
I received a reply.
Good afternoon Mr. *****,
Thank you for reaching out to us about this story. Our effort was to report first the news of Mr. Key’s commitment and to also give perspective to his comments about the academics available for student-athletes. It was not our intention to imply otherwise. We did celebrate the successes in the USC program in this article—the student-athletes at this organization graduated with a 3.198 grade point average during the Spring 2013 semester, which is something to be proud of. We apologize for not being clearer in our reference to Mr. Key’s comments as it relates to academics there and have updated the story accordingly.
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