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Mike Slive has ideas, and they're not stupid

Posted on: July 20, 2011 3:48 pm
 
SEC commissioner Mike Slive's ideas for improving college sports are so sensible, they won't possibly work.

For example, Slive's idea of turning a scholarship into a multi-year commitment from the school to the player, which would prevent coaches from correcting their recruiting mistakes by simply running off players ... that idea is so nice, so decent, that it can't be allowed to happen.

And who would ever want to let schools admit partial-qualifiers onto campus, where they can be slowly indoctrinated into a college's academic ways without the burden of competing as true freshmen? Much better to shuffle those at-risk kids to junior college to play football right away while attending inferior classes.

And toughening the academic requirement for a student-athlete from a 2.0 GPA in high school to 2.5. Crazy. We like our student-athletes to have as little "student" as possible, please.

And adjusting the restrictions on technology like cell phones and social media ... nah. The world changes, but not the NCAA rulebook!

And finally, a whole separate category for intentional cheating -- the kind ex-LSU assistant D.J. McCarthy engaged in -- to differentiate it from the inadvertent violations of the mammoth NCAA rulebook? That idea is so perfect, it's cuckoo. Can't happen. Makes too much sense.

But thanks for the laugh, Mike.



Category: NCAAF
Tags: SEC
 
Comments

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Mike Slive has ideas, and they're not stupid

Not sure where you went to college yourself but I've taken a couple classes at a junior college and they were far from inferior. Whether you take Biology at a "real" college or a junior college, I'm pretty sure the functioning parts of an organism are still called the same things. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: July 21, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Mike Slive has ideas, and they're not stupid

Slive made some real good points.  My only concern is phasing in the academic portions,  Middle School athletes need to be told, Hit The Books if you want to play.  Giving these guys a little more money isn't gonna stop some of the off field problems,  but a better education will.  The current rule book needs to be tossed and they need to write a rule book any one can understand.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: July 21, 2011 11:09 am
 

Mike Slive has ideas, and they're not stupid

Because this makes so much sense, I'm sure that crazy Big-10 commissioner Delaney will be against it (like he is against a play-off).  I expect to see a Dodd column calling for Slive's execution soon.  I agree that Doyel gets college football.



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: July 21, 2011 10:34 am
 

Mike Slive has ideas, and they're not stupid

I agree.  Doyle gets it.  Great column. 



Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2011 3:27 am
 

Mike Slive has ideas, and they're not stupid

You won't get "inferior" classes at community or junior colleges. We're not talking about missing out on Harvard or MIT...none of these gigantic atheletic universites have any classes that are superior. AMOF, the community colleges may have better opportunities due to their sometimes (much) smaller class sizes. You won't find any 300 seat Psy101 classes at a JUCO.

Aside from that, ya, I like reading Doyel 



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Mike Slive has ideas, and they're not stupid

SEC commissioner Mike Slive's ideas for improving college sports are so sensible, they won't possibly work.

For example, Slive's idea of turning a scholarship into a multi-year commitment from the school to the player, which would prevent coaches from correcting their recruiting mistakes by simply running off players ... that idea is so nice, so decent, that it can't be allowed to happen.

And who would ever want to let schools admit partial-qualifiers onto campus, where they can be slowly indoctrinated into a college's academic ways without the burden of competing as true freshmen? Much better to shuffle those at-risk kids to junior college to play football right away while attending inferior classes.

And toughening the academic requirement for a student-athlete from a 2.0 GPA in high school to 2.5. Crazy. We like our student-athletes to have as little "student" as possible, please.

And adjusting the restrictions on technology like cell phones and social media ... nah. The world changes, but not the NCAA rulebook!

And finally, a whole separate category for intentional cheating -- the kind ex-LSU assistant D.J. McCarthy engaged in -- to differentiate it from the inadvertent violations of the mammoth NCAA rulebook? That idea is so perfect, it's cuckoo. Can't happen. Makes too much sense.

But thanks for the laugh, Mike.

This is why Doyel is by far my favorite columnist here. He gets it.


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