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More important than wining to them...
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson succeeds in academics - ESPN
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I agree Yuk, at least we prepare our guys for life after football. We as fans tend to forget that and what's important.
Nuke, thanks for posting this!
Hey Yuk and Stinger, I agree. I'm all in favor of this sort of thing. I just wonder if the institute wants academic accomplishments like this in spite of athletic accomplishment or team performance.
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We can use this to our advantage in recruiting. Make sure the parents of our recruits know the advantages of a degree from GT.
But believe it or not when a youngster sacrifices so much to be considered a 4 or 5 star athlete, they want their sport experience to be equal to their academic experience.
They want to be as well coached as they are well taught in the classroom. They want the competition on the field to be as stern as the exams in the classroom. They want the ranking of their football team to be as high as the ranking of their Engineering school
People buy tickets to see good football. Next time your UGA co-worker talks smack about GT you just throw that right in his face: "Our grad rate is higher than yours!" and see how many points that gets you. Stanford graduates 90% of its very talented, high-ranked players. We should aim for success both in the class and on the field. One does not excuse the lack of the other.