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Will Autry go the way of Custis?

This is a discussion on Will Autry go the way of Custis? within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; Autry won’t be among Tech freshmen reporting | www.ajc.com Academic issues. Sound familiar? And here I thought he could be ...

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    Will Autry go the way of Custis?

    Autry won’t be among Tech freshmen reporting | www.ajc.com

    Academic issues. Sound familiar?


    And here I thought he could be wearing white and gold as a true freshman.


    F*ck this sh*t, might as well just go ahead and give us another 6-win season and an invite to the Nobodycares Bowl.



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    Yep. Pretty typical Tech news. If we can't keep our most talented guys eligible, how can we win more than 6 or 7 games a year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobbTech View Post
    Yep. Pretty typical Tech news. If we can't keep our most talented guys eligible, how can we win more than 6 or 7 games a year?
    It wasn't up to GT to keep this guy eligible. GT can encourage a student to study. But, the student must do the work. Apparently, Autry could not or would not put forth the effort to succeed.

    GT coaches might be blamed for not finding a better academic bet for the scholarship given to Autry.

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    Yeah...there are exceptions and then there are EXCEPTIONS. Taking risks on guys that can't even complete a public HS education without a do-over is a stretch, and I would even guess that this guy would be an exception for a SEC factory (seems like this is not normal even for them)...but considering what we likely would have gotten instead of him with that scholarship, I think it's still worth a shot. If/when Autry flunks out, maybe I'll change my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaMGTmjr View Post
    Yeah...there are exceptions and then there are EXCEPTIONS. Taking risks on guys that can't even complete a public HS education without a do-over is a stretch, and I would even guess that this guy would be an exception for a SEC factory (seems like this is not normal even for them)...but considering what we likely would have gotten instead of him with that scholarship, I think it's still worth a shot. If/when Autry flunks out, maybe I'll change my mind.
    Everybody take a chill pill. This is not a Custis situation. We all clamored for relief from the Hill to get borderline kids into the school. We have a modified version of that sought-after relief. This is the result of that. He has to take a course over before he is admitted. He's taking it over. The staff knew this all along. Now, I agree, if he can't (or won't) perform at the high school level, then he has no business being enrolled. But he chose us over a whole lot of other, much easier paths, so he accepted the challenge. Lets see how this looks in August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobbTech View Post
    Yep. Pretty typical Tech news. If we can't keep our most talented guys eligible, how can we win more than 6 or 7 games a year?
    Hey Cobby...I thought it was his knee that was not sound......had no idea he had problems academically....this hurts.

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    No. He's coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    Everybody take a chill pill. This is not a Custis situation. We all clamored for relief from the Hill to get borderline kids into the school. We have a modified version of that sought-after relief. This is the result of that. He has to take a course over before he is admitted. He's taking it over. The staff knew this all along. Now, I agree, if he can't (or won't) perform at the high school level, then he has no business being enrolled. But he chose us over a whole lot of other, much easier paths, so he accepted the challenge. Lets see how this looks in August.
    I agree - academic exceptions mean more of this, and I'm okay with that as long as the kids learn from it and get their arses in gear moving forward. I struggled in differential equations in undergrad and learning how to put my nose to the grindstone to do what needs to be done is one of the best lessons I ever learned - I hope he learns from this. That said, I hope he takes care of business because we need him!

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    Arriving in July. Calm down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confederatebuzz View Post
    Arriving in July. Calm down.
    The worry is how long he'll stay.

 

 
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