If your wife works in public education why are you condemning programs that do work to get 100% of them through. You and I both know it can be done if you have enough resources. Show me a kid that wants it, and you can overcome all the past issues IF you put the resources to it. The reason these kids get a greater proportion of resources is because they can make money for the university playing footballl, flat out. If one of them drops out it really can hurt the money making capacity of the athletics program, no so with a run of the mill Godfather or Skunk. My suggestion is to demand WHY NCSU does not do more to graduate it's players. I'd say lack of funding as highlighted by Debbie Yow is critical as if you don't have money, you can't hire accademic resources. I'm very proud UNC takes such an interest in graduating it's players, maybe NCSU should follow our lead if you can get yourself, Mr. Truth, and Mr. V4 to help Mr. Murphy out. - Posted by The Godfather
The reason NCSU doesn't graduate all of its players is because our player actually HAVE to go to REAL classes with REAL syllabuses with REAL professors. They have availability to tutors yet are accountable for their own success. Some don't cut it. White, black, red or yellow. It's just amazing that UNC hasn't had an academic casualty in Football or basketball in 30+ years. Not one. Give me a break.
NCSU doesn't have tutors on the payroll of the head coach doing the players school work for them. Your players take fake classes with non-existent professors or with professors so ignorant that they don't recognize (or WON'T recognize) the most important document on Swahili that has ever been written. Your boys made Baddour, Thorp & Bob Orr look like complete idgits in a court of law. And I didn't think Prince Tassle Loafers, Sr & Prince Tassle Loafers, Jr could look like biggers idgits. But McAdidn't & Nyang'oro pulled it off.
And my wife has a very good friend that taught at Dwight Jones' high school in Alamance County. She said there is no way in **** that he ever should have graduated high school much less got admitted into UNC. And she's a UNC fan. If not for some magical correspondence course conjured up by Butch & his minions, he would have never graduated HS. Clemson wouldn't even touch him. They said "Thanks, but no thanks."
And I don't want NC State to pass along every player just to make the APR numbers look good. I don't want to tarnish the value of my diploma in the name of graduating illiterates in 4 years. I want to be proud of our player graduates like Russell Wilson, Philip Rivers, & Adrian Wilson when I hear them speak on TV. I would much rather be represented by the likes of them vs. Quinton Coples, Donte Paige-Moss (of 10 people rob a bank fame), Dwight Jones, & Marvin Austin.