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    Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself


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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    I'll be pulling a little harder for Mike O. this year. Great story, thanks for posting.



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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    Good find.



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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    mike will have a great year,i predict...........


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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    How could he not get into Iowa with a 3.3. I knew a girl in HS who got a 14 on the ACT who went to Iowa.


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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    Quote Originally Posted by clone136 View Post
    How could he not get into Iowa with a 3.3. I knew a girl in HS who got a 14 on the ACT who went to Iowa.
    I don't think it was Iowa he was trying to get into. I'm pretty sure the reporter meant he was trying to get into Notre Dame and mistakenly called ND a state school.


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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    I don't think it was Iowa he was trying to get into. I'm pretty sure the reporter meant he was trying to get into Notre Dame and mistakenly called ND a state school.
    “Meeting with certain people in the admissions department and them telling me that based on their past history, they thought I wouldn’t make it a semester at Iowa.”

    I agree though. Something doesn't seem right. I thought both ISU and Iowa required only 1 of the 3: Top half of class, 3.0 gpa, or 18 on the ACT.



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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    MOC busts his ***.



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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    Quote Originally Posted by Dopey View Post
    “Meeting with certain people in the admissions department and them telling me that based on their past history, they thought I wouldn’t make it a semester at Iowa.”

    I agree though. Something doesn't seem right. I thought both ISU and Iowa required only 1 of the 3: Top half of class, 3.0 gpa, or 18 on the ACT.
    Not sure of the setup now - they changed it up a few years back - but in '97 it was top half of your class or > 22 on the ACT.

    of course either school will do that probation deal where you take a summer class or two and if you pass you're in.

    this seems a little overly dramatic - but I hear him on the problem with upper half of the class. Way back in the day I had a 3.35 and was 24 of 53 at my high school, cut it close.



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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    Problem with his 3.3 GPA is that IC Regina "uprates" their grades based on courses. IIRC if you take an honors or AP level course this happens. I know many people around Iowa City that have explained to me that had Mike gone to City or West, he would have not had this issue and more than likely have gotten into Iowa.



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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    I think he was saying, the people in the admissions department for Notre Dame told him he wouldn't make it at Iowa.


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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    So when did Iowa ever raise their standards so high? This article is a bunch of BS IMO. It makes it sound like Iowa has these high academic standards and ISU doesn't. That's complete BS.

    Are you telling me that Abe Satterfield and Dominique Douglass were better in high school than Michael O'Connell? I've seen interviews with some Iowa players that can barely speak in complete sentences at all.

    Truth is, Iowa did not want O'Connell. They didn't think he was good enough, but needed a reason not to bring him in so it wouldn't look bad that they didn't want the local boy. If Mike was a 4 star recruit out of IC Regina, he would have been at Iowa... GUARANTEED... even if he had a 1.8 grade pt avg. What a farce. Mike Hlas can't honestly believe this garbage can he?



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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Jacobs View Post
    I think he was saying, the people in the admissions department for Notre Dame told him he wouldn't make it at Iowa.
    I read the actual article today in my CR Gazette, and Mike Hlas specifically states that he couldn't get into Iowa. I don't buy it. If he was a 4 or 5 star recruit, he would have been at Iowa... don't fool yourself.



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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I read the actual article today in my CR Gazette, and Mike Hlas specifically states that he couldn't get into Iowa. I don't buy it. If he was a 4 or 5 star recruit, he would have been at Iowa... don't fool yourself.
    Learn to read. The part of the statement about getting into Iowa was in quotes. That means it's a quote from O'Connell.


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    Re: Story: Michael O'Connell too smart to ever doubt himself

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Jacobs View Post
    Learn to read. The part of the statement about getting into Iowa was in quotes. That means it's a quote from O'Connell.
    I understand that O'Connell himself said that he was told he couldn't qualify at Iowa... I just don't believe that Iowa was telling Mike the truth. As I said, if MOC was a 4 or 5 star recruit, he would have qualified to play at Iowa. Truth is, they did NOT want him.

    I just wonder if Mike Hlas actually believes that MOC wouldn't qualify at Iowa?



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