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2004 Akron RB Dennis Kennedy (official thread)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by LightningRod, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    This coupled with the DeJuan Morgan fiasco last year does not bode well for our recruiting in Florida.
  2. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Thanks for the update, HH. Too bad it's sh*tty news. :mad1:
  3. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    It's a good thing we've started raiding Pennsylvania & the East Coast for recruits now that we've started torching bridges in Florida. :shake:
  4. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    It must be Tressel's Christian way to handle things. :wink2:
  5. BuckWrestler141

    BuckWrestler141 Senior '18 Bowl Mania Champ

    No kidding. Hopefully this won't, it shouldn't at least, affect Wells. Is this their set in stone answer? Any chance of them changing that?
  6. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    I wonder if this ruling has any correlation with Ira Guilford rumors that he will be allowed back on the team....
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2004
  7. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    That's too bad, but even you said his GPA dropped and his ACT was too low. There's only so much OSU admissions can do. The blame has to fall on one person, and that is Dennis. Extenuating circumstances can only cover so much of the difference.
  8. NoVABuck

    NoVABuck Newbie

    Kennedy signed a LOI before Guilford's arrest.
  9. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    I realize that but this ruling just happened today.
  10. MegaWoody

    MegaWoody Newbie

    What the *&#* is going on?!

    This young man was good enough in February. TOSU knew his test scores and his academic ability well enough to offer him a scholarship.

    Now, barely 5 months later, after the poor kid has lost his father, they turn their back on him because he had a bad Spring semester!?

    The institution could take the position that it exists to help young people become good adults. But it doesn't. Instead, it ignores the obvious emotional issues the young man is facing and tells him the scholarship is rescinded.

    What a *&#*ing joke!
  11. NoVABuck

    NoVABuck Newbie

    If Guilford was on the roster while you were recruiting Kennedy, why would you dump Kennedy because Guilford might not get kicked off the team?
  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    The only thing I can see that would show our staff as not being in the wrong is if Kennedy's grades dropped so much during the last half of his school year that he no longer academically qualifies grade-wise, or if he took too few classes or flunked a few so that he's not meeting the hours requirement. Bottom line, it had better be purely academic reasons on Kennedy's part.
  13. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    Maybe if he pulled a Willie Williams and commited a few crimes tOSU would feel sorry for him and let him keep his schollie.
  14. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    This situation is very frustrating (as were the snafus with Miles Williams and DeJuan Morgan). :roll1: I don't really know where the problem lies (students not performing, coaching staff not communicating, administration acting arbitrarily, some combination thereof...). What makes the situation worse is that we won't get the true story, because the schools can't release any academic info concerning the players (privacy laws).

    Anyway, best of luck to Dennis - I wish it could have worked out differently.
  15. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    You're missing what I'm saying in my conspiracy theory.

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