“Do it for the kids” can never fail.

It can only be failed.

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15 responses to ““Do it for the kids” can never fail.

  1. FlyingPeakDawg

    I’m sure his recruiting pitch is limited to “ come to TCU where we’ll tax and push your mind and body to it’s limits with no promise of ever playing but you’ll leave being a grownup for the experience “.

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  2. Granthams Replacement

    Both sides have valid arguments. A kid could be dodging adversity and others could be leaving a toxic situation. I think there should be one transfer with no penalty after the athlete is a sophomore academically. No exceptions, all other transfers require a one year wait to play. Takes out the NCAA deciding cases, gives kids a way out and helps stabilize rosters for coaches.

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  3. Greg

    Concur w/ Gary..

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    • classiccitycanine

      So you’d give up on your NFL dream so you could “grow your character” as a 4-year second-stringer on a stacked roster?

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      • Greg

        Cream always rises to the top if you are good enough to make the NFL……and the pros ain’t forever.

        “Character” trumps most things, some need to learn to work through a little adversity (most part). It pays off in the long run imo.

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        • yea, to hell with earning a living. as long as you have good character.

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          • Greg

            A lot of assumptions there, my man.

            Always exceptions to every rule, arguments can be made on both sides. My opinion nor yours really matters.

            But in general, I agree with Patterson.

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        • classiccitycanine

          Well, that assumes coaches always play the right guy, develop the player to the best of his ability, and provide the right atmosphere–a dubious assumption at best (just look at how many pro football players come from non-powerhouse colleges).

          Second, let’s say you don’t like your job. Should there be a rule requiring you to stick it out and “work through your adversity,” or should you be able to leave whenever you want to find greener pastures? Maybe there’s some benefit to sticking it out, but there shouldn’t be a rule requiring it.

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  4. siskey

    He needs to be consistent and not take any transfers if that is the case unless what he means is that he has the “one true” system to raise men from these not entirely compensated student-athletes.

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  5. TN Dawg

    He’s right to be worried.

    Free transfers will turn middle and lower tier programs into minor league affiliates for P5 schools.

    They previously existed largely to serve as fodder for an 11th and 12th game to fill out the schedule, the trade off being paid money to build their own competitive program.

    But when you basically turn them into a prep school for SEC, Big 10 and Big 12 schools, they won’t really be anything more than a glorified version of San Jacinto CC.

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    • sniffer

      Free transfers will turn middle and lower tier programs into minor league affiliates for P5 schools.

      I see the opposite happening. A three star at Ga Southern isn’t going to develop into a can’t miss pro prospect in two years and then transfer to UGA and knock a five star out of a job. He might develop into a really good player and transfer to some second fiddle program like Illinois or UVA.

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  6. Don in Mar-a-Lago

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  7. spur21

    “I’m worried some COACHES will never grow up because they never get to work through a system.”

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  8. akascuba

    Coaches for the most part are like most people and motivated for self interest. Just like the players only the coaches are grown men being paid ridiculous salaries.

    Seems like we lost a 5 star line backer that could or would not earn his PT. He earned his spot on the bench no loss for us.

    I’m fine with a one time transfer for any reason rule. It removes the injustice of kids like Luke Ford denied while super star in waiting Justin Fields approved.

    It also creates now that your here you have to earn your PT your free transfer is used up so grow up. It will never be perfect as long as the power structure stays as is. The current system favors the superstar kids at the expense of the majority of actual average student athletes. This also assumes lawn furniture is not involved at which point the loss of services rendered is just TMI. Causing the image of Junior and Lulu to come to mind.

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  9. gotthepicture

    So paternal of Gary

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