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    Job making sure players go to class

    I put this under the football board b/c the person I talked with stated mostly he monitors fb players...

    I was talking with a grad student this week and he revealed to me that one of the three jobs he currently has is to monitor class attendance by ISU athletes. He gets paid to sit outside various classes anonymously while checking to see if the athletes on his list go to class.

    Many ways to perceive this...ridiculous, justified, waste of money, worth the money, coddling, etc. I'm leaning toward the ridiculous side of this...people getting paid to make sure an adult attends class.

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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    coaches are getting paid big bucks to win football games. If players don't go to class they'll risk losing their eligibility and it'll be a lot harder for that coach to win games. Big time football programs can't afford NOT to do stuff like this.


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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    Need it. Sad but true.



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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    That job has been around for years.



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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    Probably isn't needed at Northwestern, Vandy, Stanford, Duke, etc. (I don't know that for sure), but am sure it is at most BCS schools. I agree it is sad.



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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    If players could be trusted to go to class then this wouldn't be necessary.

    I still want to know how Darren Davis ever passed a class I had with him. I'd go to every class and study my butt off just to get a hard earned C+ yet he'd usually show up 1/2 way through class and sit down and take a nap and never take a single note in a class that the exams were heavy on questions from lecture material.


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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    If players could be trusted to go to class then this wouldn't be necessary.

    I still want to know how Darren Davis ever passed a class I had with him. I'd go to every class and study my butt off just to get a hard earned C+ yet he'd usually show up 1/2 way through class and sit down and take a nap and never take a single note in a class that the exams were heavy on questions from lecture material.
    Darren was probably smarter than you?


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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    they are just protecting an investment....Im glad they do it.



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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    If players could be trusted to go to class then this wouldn't be necessary.

    I still want to know how Darren Davis ever passed a class I had with him. I'd go to every class and study my butt off just to get a hard earned C+ yet he'd usually show up 1/2 way through class and sit down and take a nap and never take a single note in a class that the exams were heavy on questions from lecture material.

    Dont' be naive........you know what is happening.



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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    I wish I had this when I was in college, my grades probably would have been way better.




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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    He should probably try harder...



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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    Quote Originally Posted by josh777 View Post
    I put this under the football board b/c the person I talked with stated mostly he monitors fb players...

    I was talking with a grad student this week and he revealed to me that one of the three jobs he currently has is to monitor class attendance by ISU athletes. He gets paid to sit outside various classes anonymously while checking to see if the athletes on his list go to class.

    Many ways to perceive this...ridiculous, justified, waste of money, worth the money, coddling, etc. I'm leaning toward the ridiculous side of this...people getting paid to make sure an adult attends class.

    Opinions?
    This was done when I went to school in the 70's.

    As a fan base, when a player does not stay academically eligible we blame the coaching staff for not paying attention to the players. So I think is a good investment, and protects the much bigger pot of money spent on tutors.



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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    I don't think it is a big deal. I am sure the players are aware that they are being monitored.



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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    If players could be trusted to go to class then this wouldn't be necessary.

    I still want to know how Darren Davis ever passed a class I had with him. I'd go to every class and study my butt off just to get a hard earned C+ yet he'd usually show up 1/2 way through class and sit down and take a nap and never take a single note in a class that the exams were heavy on questions from lecture material.
    Obvious. You did not play football. He had extra credit points for sleeping and you did not.


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    Re: Job making sure players go to class

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    If players could be trusted to go to class then this wouldn't be necessary.

    I still want to know how Darren Davis ever passed a class I had with him. I'd go to every class and study my butt off just to get a hard earned C+ yet he'd usually show up 1/2 way through class and sit down and take a nap and never take a single note in a class that the exams were heavy on questions from lecture material.
    Its a pretty well know technique...all you non-believers are fools

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