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(Bleacher Report)   University of Alabama offers middle school football player a full scholarship. Or, as an 8th grader is called in Alabama, a potential doctoral candidate   (bleacherreport.com) divider line 31
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2013-02-27 09:22:39 AM
The kid has a lot of potential. That being said, this is farking stupid.
 
2013-02-27 10:38:00 AM
alabama oversigns anyways.  they could offer a scholarship to every 8th grader in america and then tell them to go screw themselves a couple of months before the season starts
 
2013-02-27 10:38:58 AM
Satan can do no wrong in Bammy
It will be a hoot when all of his classmates catch  up to him in height and weight and start kicking his ass.  Then, it's off to Morgan St. or Southeast Louisiana!
 
2013-02-27 10:41:03 AM
Just wait until his classmates give him a blanket party for blowing the curve.
 
2013-02-27 10:48:50 AM
The kid is 6'1", 215 pounds and runs a 4.46 40 at 14, that is very impressive. He has NFL size for a RB and DB already.

I'm just waiting for the first idiot to make a HGH claim.
 
2013-02-27 11:05:57 AM

ongbok: The kid is 6'1", 215 pounds and runs a 4.46 40 at 14, that is very impressive. He has NFL size for a RB and DB already.

I'm just waiting for the first idiot to make a HGH claim.


Unless he's a vegetarian, he's taking growth hormones.
 
2013-02-27 11:10:29 AM
I thought people would do this anymore after Billy Gillispie offered Michael Avery a basketball scholarship to UK in 8th grade, who went on to go to Sonoma State.
 
2013-02-27 11:11:26 AM

babysealclubber: I thought people wouldn't do this anymore after Billy Gillispie offered Michael Avery a basketball scholarship to UK in 8th grade, who went on to go to Sonoma State.

 
2013-02-27 11:14:19 AM
6'1 215 in 8th grade, 4.4 40...too many hormones in our water nowadays.

/kinda feel sorry for this kid, everybody he plays is going to be taking shots at him
 
2013-02-27 11:33:38 AM

trailerpimp: Satan can do no wrong in Bammy
It will be a hoot when all of his classmates catch  up to him in height and weight and start kicking his ass.  Then, it's off to Morgan St. or Southeast Louisiana!


6'1", 215... 98% of his classmates will never catch up to that.

Still stupid though.  But the NCAA has much more important things to do than deal with the issues (like this) that is was made to deal with.
 
2013-02-27 12:12:20 PM
Two words: Damon Bailey.
 
2013-02-27 12:19:15 PM
 
2013-02-27 12:22:47 PM
I hate to say this but the dad actually sounds like he's got a pretty good head on his shoulders. At least with the way they made him sound in the article. Lets wait an see if the kid is driving a $65,000 automobile when he turns 16 courtesy of an SEC Booster/Agent.
 
2013-02-27 12:41:50 PM

pennyrave: Someone has to teach the kid how to beat up non-football players.


Suspended during the off season....How conveeeeenient.

www.boonotzsports.com
 
2013-02-27 12:54:03 PM

Krymson Tyde: The kid has a lot of potential. That being said, this is farking stupid.


no worries saban will just place him on a "medical hardship" scholarship if he doesn't pan out.  oh wait, i mean he'll just rescind the offer and walk away because the kids farking 14.  not even sure why people care who offers who a scholarship until senior year.

/also, his classmates have a more than few years to catch up to his "huge" frame at 6'1" and 205.
 
2013-02-27 01:16:27 PM
Les Miles offered him a scholarship to LSU last year.
 
2013-02-27 01:18:09 PM

Kangaroo_Ralph: Les Miles offered him a scholarship to LSU last year.


My cousin played at Michigan with Les Miles. Not related to the story in any way, I just like telling people that.
 
2013-02-27 02:19:26 PM

Crewmannumber6: Two words: Damon Bailey.



I thought about Bailey as well.  However, Bailey did end up going to IU and had a decent career there.
 
2013-02-27 05:45:54 PM

bacongood: trailerpimp: Satan can do no wrong in Bammy
It will be a hoot when all of his classmates catch  up to him in height and weight and start kicking his ass.  Then, it's off to Morgan St. or Southeast Louisiana!

6'1", 215... 98% of his classmates will never catch up to that.

Still stupid though.  But the NCAA has much more important things to do than deal with the issues (like this) that is was made to deal with.


Even with his size (and due to it), the big issue is if this kid is good or just gets by via crushing various middle school students beneath him.  Kind of like how a lot of 300 pound linemen end up at Div-II schools because they suck it up in various camps, but look awesome in their highlight reel when they're crushing some 220 lb high school player.
 
2013-02-27 09:12:26 PM
I wonder what his salary is now, being entry-level and all...
 
2013-02-27 09:21:15 PM

A Fark Handle: Krymson Tyde: The kid has a lot of potential. That being said, this is farking stupid.

no worries saban will just place him on a "medical hardship" scholarship if he doesn't pan out.  oh wait, i mean he'll just rescind the offer and walk away because the kids farking 14.  not even sure why people care who offers who a scholarship until senior year.

/also, his classmates have a more than few years to catch up to his "huge" frame at 6'1" and 205.


It's a verbal offer.  It's worth the paper it isn't printed on.

And I don't know why you rip the medical scholarship.  The coach gives the kid a free education even after they get hurt.  Oh, the horror.
 
2013-02-27 09:33:32 PM

rugman11: And I don't know why you rip the medical scholarship.  The coach gives the kid a free education even after they get hurt.  Oh, the horror.


It forces the kid to transfer if he wants to continue playing organized football and make it into the NFL or CFL.  Also it is a misuse of the system in terms of letting Alabama cycle extra recruits through by cycling people out on "medical hardship".  Other schools are keeping their mediocre juniors and seniors on the roster so that at least have a shot at being a late bloomer. 'Bama is out shopping every year.
 
2013-02-27 09:38:59 PM

AliceBToklasLives: ongbok: The kid is 6'1", 215 pounds and runs a 4.46 40 at 14, that is very impressive. He has NFL size for a RB and DB already.

I'm just waiting for the first idiot to make a HGH claim.

Unless he's a vegetarian, he's taking growth hormones.


He'll learn to take deer antler juice when he gets to bama.
 
2013-02-27 09:55:20 PM

ha-ha-guy: rugman11: And I don't know why you rip the medical scholarship.  The coach gives the kid a free education even after they get hurt.  Oh, the horror.

It forces the kid to transfer if he wants to continue playing organized football and make it into the NFL or CFL.  Also it is a misuse of the system in terms of letting Alabama cycle extra recruits through by cycling people out on "medical hardship".  Other schools are keeping their mediocre juniors and seniors on the roster so that at least have a shot at being a late bloomer. 'Bama is out shopping every year.


Do you have any evidence that Bama abuses its medical scholarships?  The only player I can think of playing elsewhere after being offered a medical was Ezekial Knight, who was given a medical scholarship after he had a stroke and heart surgery.
 
2013-02-28 02:42:22 AM

rugman11: ha-ha-guy: rugman11: And I don't know why you rip the medical scholarship.  The coach gives the kid a free education even after they get hurt.  Oh, the horror.

It forces the kid to transfer if he wants to continue playing organized football and make it into the NFL or CFL.  Also it is a misuse of the system in terms of letting Alabama cycle extra recruits through by cycling people out on "medical hardship".  Other schools are keeping their mediocre juniors and seniors on the roster so that at least have a shot at being a late bloomer. 'Bama is out shopping every year.

Do you have any evidence that Bama abuses its medical scholarships?  The only player I can think of playing elsewhere after being offered a medical was Ezekial Knight, who was given a medical scholarship after he had a stroke and heart surgery.


you mean other than this article written in a respected newspaper?

Alabama's Unhappy Castoffs: Ex-players say Nick Saban pressured them to take medical scholarship; a 'bitter' outcome.
 
2013-02-28 02:43:27 AM

A Fark Handle: rugman11: ha-ha-guy: rugman11: And I don't know why you rip the medical scholarship.  The coach gives the kid a free education even after they get hurt.  Oh, the horror.

It forces the kid to transfer if he wants to continue playing organized football and make it into the NFL or CFL.  Also it is a misuse of the system in terms of letting Alabama cycle extra recruits through by cycling people out on "medical hardship".  Other schools are keeping their mediocre juniors and seniors on the roster so that at least have a shot at being a late bloomer. 'Bama is out shopping every year.

Do you have any evidence that Bama abuses its medical scholarships?  The only player I can think of playing elsewhere after being offered a medical was Ezekial Knight, who was given a medical scholarship after he had a stroke and heart surgery.

you mean other than this article written in a respected newspaper?

Alabama's Unhappy Castoffs: Ex-players say Nick Saban pressured them to take medical scholarship; a 'bitter' outcome.


farking fark threw out the link, but you can google it to find it if you're interested.
 
2013-02-28 10:27:24 AM
A Fark Handle:

Alabama's Unhappy Castoffs: Ex-players say Nick Saban pressured them to take medical scholarship; a 'bitter' outcome.

farking fark threw out the link, but you can google it to find it if you're interested.


I can't find them.  There must be dozens of them since Saban has been at Bama since 2007.  Maybe you can point them out
 
2013-02-28 11:13:42 AM

Hang On Voltaire: A Fark Handle:

Alabama's Unhappy Castoffs: Ex-players say Nick Saban pressured them to take medical scholarship; a 'bitter' outcome.

farking fark threw out the link, but you can google it to find it if you're interested.

I can't find them.  There must be dozens of them since Saban has been at Bama since 2007.  Maybe you can point them out


since you can't seem to cut and paste into google, i'll do it for you.  Alabama's Unhappy Castoffs: Ex-players say Nick Saban pressured them to take medical scholarship; a 'bitter' outcome.  the first link, it's a wall street journal article.
 
2013-02-28 11:32:45 AM

A Fark Handle: Hang On Voltaire: A Fark Handle:

Alabama's Unhappy Castoffs: Ex-players say Nick Saban pressured them to take medical scholarship; a 'bitter' outcome.

farking fark threw out the link, but you can google it to find it if you're interested.

I can't find them.  There must be dozens of them since Saban has been at Bama since 2007.  Maybe you can point them out

since you can't seem to cut and paste into google, i'll do it for you.  Alabama's Unhappy Castoffs: Ex-players say Nick Saban pressured them to take medical scholarship; a 'bitter' outcome.  the first link, it's a wall street journal article.


But that's just a few players saying "I thought I could play but the medical staff thought otherwise." Players are always going to think they can play. Just look at RGIII. That's why teams have professional medical staffs to make sure that players don't endanger themselves trying to play when they shouldn't.

And even if Alabama is "abusing" the process, what's the big deal? The kid isn't going to play anyway, and at least this way he gets an education instead of just getting cut, which Saban totally could have done.
 
2013-02-28 11:52:15 AM
A Fark Handle:

since you can't seem to cut and paste into google, i'll do it for you.  Alabama's Unhappy Castoffs: Ex-players say Nick Saban pressured them to take medical scholarship; a 'bitter' outcome.  the first link, it's a wall street journal article.

Since you brought it up why should I have to find it?  FTFA:

"I'm still kind of bitter," said former Alabama linebacker Chuck Kirschman, who took a medical scholarship last year. Mr. Kirschman said Mr. Saban encouraged him to accept the scholarship because of a back problem that he believes he could have played through. "It's a business," Mr. Kirschman said. "College football is all about politics. And this is a loophole in the system.
Mr. Kirschman said the decision to take the medical scholarship was ultimately his, and that he decided to do it to open up a scholarship for the good of the team.


Charles Hoke, a former Alabama offensive lineman who took a medical scholarship in 2008 because of a shoulder problem, said the choice was left entirely up to him and was based on the many conversations he had with the team's doctors and trainers over the course of his junior year.


Mr. Griffin said that he was surprised last month when the football staff told him he had failed a physical. At that point, Mr. Griffin said, Mr. Saban sat him down and asked him what he wanted to do besides playing football. He said that Mr. Saban floated the possibility of a medical scholarship and asked if Mr. Griffin was interested in student coaching.
Mr. Griffin said he doesn't contest the results of the physical and said it was "basically my decision" to forgo the rest of his playing career.



There you have it folks.  Three players mentioned int he article. One who says he is bitter but admits taking the medical scholly was his decision.  Another who says taking the medical scholly was his decision and the last one who does not even dispute that he failed a physical.  Man that is some damning stuff there.  Saban really needs to be hanged for giving these kids an opportunity to finish their education for free when they left the football team
 
2013-02-28 12:21:14 PM
That's like watching Barry Sanders in Super Techmo Bowl.
 
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