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    This is what the hill wants....

    More important than wining to them...

    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson succeeds in academics - ESPN

    Go JACKETS! THWG!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Nuke View Post
    More important than wining to them...

    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson succeeds in academics - ESPN

    Go JACKETS! THWG!
    Look, this is not a bad thing at all. In fact, it is a tremendously good--and thoroughly "Georgia Tech" thing, and you have to applaude it. It certainly makes a difference in these young men's lives--forever. And it might gain us a recruit or two from the subset with parental involvement with the big picture. To me it is eminently preferable to having Gary Gibbs as coach and winning 10 games but graduating no one. As a practical matter with the APR rules you can't even do that any more. Bravo to Coach Johnson and his staff.

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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!

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Nuke View Post
    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.

    Go JACKETS! THWG!
    Aren't we suppose to be the MIT/Harvard school Monday thru Fridays and a football school on Sat.? (;>)

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    Look, this is not a bad thing at all. In fact, it is a tremendously good--and thoroughly "Georgia Tech" thing, and you have to applaude it. It certainly makes a difference in these young men's lives--forever. And it might gain us a recruit or two from the subset with parental involvement with the big picture. To me it is eminently preferable to having Gary Gibbs as coach and winning 10 games but graduating no one. As a practical matter with the APR rules you can't even do that any more. Bravo to Coach Johnson and his staff.
    Agreed Yuk. We should use this to our advantage. And ditch the TO in favor of something more sporty. :-)
    For those who would like a reminder: http://gtsports.blogspot.com/2009/11...-contract.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYJacket View Post
    We can use this to our advantage in recruiting. Make sure the parents of our recruits know the advantages of a degree from GT.
    You don't honestly believe this paradigm has not been in play since time immemorial ? It has been talked about since Dodd retired about how we are going to use this to our advantage - and in a case or two per year it might make a difference.

    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clapper gold View Post
    You don't honestly believe this paradigm has not been in play since time immemorial ? It has been talked about since Dodd retired about how we are going to use this to our advantage - and in a case or two per year it might make a difference.

    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
    Clapper Man gets it!!! And it can be done. We can have our cake and eat it, too. It's the athletic prowess that is lagging behind the educational at the moment. We can have both.

 

 
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