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Coaching jobs=academic performance?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Bucklion, May 6, 2004.

  1. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=1796668

    Colorado faculty are proposing a plan to overhaul their athletic department, including tying a coach's job status to the academic performance of the players. Personally, I think this crosses over too much...if a coach can be fired for losing too many games and still graduating everybody, I don't think it's fair to also hang academic performance over theor head and tie it DIRECTLY to their job status...in order to strike this balance, less emphasis would have to be put on winning and more on academics, and I think that is generally unrealistic in big-time college athletics. What do you all think? Should job performance be tied to academics directly like it is wins and losses?
     
  2. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    That's BS. On one hand, sure, the student-athlete is there to learn, but to hold the coach directly responsible for grades? If they do that, then they should tie professor's status or tenure to the athlete's performance or win/loss percentage. Seems fair. :roll2:
     
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    The only thing that idea will do is promote the pursuit of bullshit majors by the athletes who are less than gifted in the classroom. A loophole will be found...its all a show for the public...especially at Colorado where they need to seem as if they are taking the fight to the athletic department.
     
  4. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    I'm glad some of our players have trouble graduating. Let's fact it, we've had our share of academic idiots come through here over the years - Big Fatty, Sherry Glenn, Ross, Germany, Gamblor, etc. What would it say about OSU's academic reputation if some of these morons actually got an OSU degree? OSU isn't for everybody...that's why we have branch campuses and community college. Imagine the outcry if some Buckeye player actually graduated and then got a 5 on the Wonderlik...
     
  5. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    The intent - and to a large extent likely outcome - of such a goal is to encourage coaches to change the type of athlete they recruit. They will have to go after kids who belong in college. That will mean classes will be occupied by kids who belong in college. Wow, what an idea.

    Athletes required to meet the same admission standards as other students? Why was it ever any other way?

    Sure, there will be some folks trying to skirt around it in terms of the way grades are issued and additional guidance will be needed there. But any argument that the overall academic standing of student athletes will drop under such a system is just plain silly.

    IMO we can't have enough of this stuff. It is time the NCAA quit being a farm system for the pros.
     

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