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    Please keep NIL the way it is

    I've got a son that turns 13 at the end of July.

    He was the only 7th grader to start for the 8th grade team last Fall. He played LT and has great feet. He is also the typical Coach's son that you tell him something once and he has got it. He has been working out 3 times per week this summer with my HS guys in the weightroom, pulling weighted sleds, doing flexibility and change of direction drills. He's 6'1/170 and they plan to play him at LB on D so he can defend sideline to sideline for them defensively. His Dr says according to his growth chart he will likely be 6'3/6'4. He's going to be a DE/LT in HS. I've been approached by coaches at the two 5A's he will attend for the 9th grade. He is a no doubt starter as a 10th grader

    Keep NIL as is and lets keep throwing money around. Our family will surely appreciate it. Get paid
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    and to add- He's Holcombe on the mound and throws hard. "No idea where its going. Swear to God"
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    But your excitement level for State football is a 2, lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardoMSU View Post
    But your excitement level for State football is a 2, lol...
    because its no longer a "State" thing. It's no longer about us. Our guys we have recruited and developed. Its just rentals.

    Little Wool has already said he is down to 2 schools- State and LSU. I hope this is the case 4 years from now. Pay up. We'll see how it turns out but I bet he ends up being La Tech's best signee.

    Altho baseball still is in the picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach34 View Post
    because it's no longer a "State" thing. It's no longer about us. Our guys we have recruited and developed. It's just rentals.
    Finally a topic we 100% agree on. I'm not going to get excited about a recruit or good looking underclassmen when there's a 50% chance of them entering the portal. I can't fault them for wanting to make their money, but I also can't see them as "dawgs" anymore- just mercenaries we happen to employ for the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach34 View Post
    I've got a son that turns 13 at the end of July.

    He was the only 7th grader to start for the 8th grade team last Fall. He played LT and has great feet. He is also the typical Coach's son that you tell him something once and he has got it. He has been working out 3 times per week this summer with my HS guys in the weightroom, pulling weighted sleds, doing flexibility and change of direction drills. He's 6'1/170 and they plan to play him at LB on D so he can defend sideline to sideline for them defensively. His Dr says according to his growth chart he will likely be 6'3/6'4. He's going to be a DE/LT in HS. I've been approached by coaches at the two 5A's he will attend for the 9th grade. He is a no doubt starter as a 10th grader

    Keep NIL as is and lets keep throwing money around. Our family will surely appreciate it. Get paid
    So he will go to OM if they offer more NIL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach34 View Post
    I've got a son that turns 13 at the end of July.

    He was the only 7th grader to start for the 8th grade team last Fall. He played LT and has great feet. He is also the typical Coach's son that you tell him something once and he has got it. He has been working out 3 times per week this summer with my HS guys in the weightroom, pulling weighted sleds, doing flexibility and change of direction drills. He's 6'1/170 and they plan to play him at LB on D so he can defend sideline to sideline for them defensively. His Dr says according to his growth chart he will likely be 6'3/6'4. He's going to be a DE/LT in HS. I've been approached by coaches at the two 5A's he will attend for the 9th grade. He is a no doubt starter as a 10th grader

    Keep NIL as is and lets keep throwing money around. Our family will surely appreciate it. Get paid
    Is this what our world has come to, or maybe been like this for a while (James Brooks, Dexter Manley, Jamaal Charles, Kevin Ross, Jasmine Cathey, and countless others) give me the money and damn the education? How pitiful! They will be taken advantage of, financially, somewhere down the line either by some agent or their own family (Mark Sanchez, Jake Peavy and countless others) or they will squander their money away from a lack of knowledge.

    I am sure it is worse now:

    "As a graduate student at UNC-Greensboro, learning specialist Mary Willingham, researched the reading levels of 183 UNC-Chapel Hill athletes who played football or basketball from 2004 to 2012. She found that 60% read between fourth- and eighth-grade levels. Between 8% and 10% read below a third-grade level.?"

    University of Oklahoma professor Gerald Gurney, who looked into the situation at the University of Oklahoma, put it bluntly: “College presidents have put in jeopardy the academic credibility of their universities just so we can have this entertainment industry. … The NCAA continually wants to ignore this fact, but they are admitting students who cannot read.

    For many football stars, money goes just as quickly as it comes. According to Sports Illustrated, nearly 4 out of 5 former NFL players either go bankrupt or suffer severe financial distress within two years of retirement.


    Is this really the position you want kids to be in?

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    Just watch the local news in your area and one can plainly see there are college graduates who cannot read their own script. these are supposed journalism majors too. This is not just isolated to football players. kids are trained to simply take a test so the teachers can smile but in actuality, the kids learn less and the ones with little familial help do struggle more. facts are facts without all the politics that are involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pancho View Post
    Just watch the local news in your area and one can plainly see there are college graduates who cannot read their own script. these are supposed journalism majors too. This is not just isolated to football players. kids are trained to simply take a test so the teachers can smile but in actuality, the kids learn less and the ones with little familial help do struggle more. facts are facts without all the politics that are involved.
    Kids are trained to "take a test", but it isn't what the teachers want- it's the admin that pushes it. Teachers want to teach the subject matter itself, but Admin cares about the test scores since that's what helps get funding for the school and promotions for themselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_real_MSU_is_us View Post
    Kids are trained to "take a test", but it isn't what the teachers want- it's the admin that pushes it. Teachers want to teach the subject matter itself, but Admin cares about the test scores since that's what helps get funding for the school and promotions for themselves
    Teachers are a mixed bag like every other profession. Some care and want to teach, others want a job with Christmas and summers off and do just enough to meet score requirements and not get fired. Some are great, others incompetent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedDawg View Post
    So he will go to OM if they offer more NIL?
    Over my dead body

    haha- ya'll know how I get at times. I had had a couple of glasses of red wine last night- you know- to stay heart healthy. Just laughing some about the NIL. NIL will be on down the line for my kid. After last year's shitty summer its been awesome this summer how much time I've spent with him working him getting him ready to ball. As a coach, we love those players that work hard/steps up to be first to go in drills/constantly compete, etc. I'm getting to see that everyday in a player who also just happens to be my son. He would start for my HS team this Fall as an 8th grader if he went there. Came in 1st this morning out of the linemen in the mile run. Just a proud pop right now.

    His mother is a White/Indian (dot not feather) mix who didnt play sports in HS. SMU grad with a double masters. She stays on them hard about the classroom and I handle most of the sports/training aspect. We'll see what options are there for him down the line and eval the schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_real_MSU_is_us View Post
    Kids are trained to "take a test", but it isn't what the teachers want- it's the admin that pushes it. Teachers want to teach the subject matter itself, but Admin cares about the test scores since that's what helps get funding for the school and promotions for themselves
    Yep. Test scores are the #1 thing talked about by Admins to teachers. It's constant. It's hard trying to get kids that read on a 2nd grade level to pass a state test. Our US History teacher is really good and I think maybe 15% of his kids pass the test
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    Many MS young people cannot read or write script at all as it was dropped for a few years as unnecessary in today's computer driven world. My MSU grad school son's class was one of those. I taught him to sign his name in script as I feel it is important for legal docs and other applications. He has taught himself to read script. My last of three careers was 11 years as a MS Social Studies teacher. When something appeared in script, it was sad to hear so many students say that they couldn't read it. My local school district has gone back to teaching script. I think there was about a three year gap that it wasn't taught.

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    They dont even teach writing in cursive anymore.
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    Maybe I should have stated that some graduates simply can't read english.

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    So are you going to get your sports agent license so you can get an agents cut.*** In Reality Just asking because by the time he is a junior you might need an agent. Might as well keep that 10% in the family.

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    well. isn't coach 34 capable of being an agent as well as education the masses at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parabrave View Post
    So are you going to get your sports agent license so you can get an agents cut.*** In Reality Just asking because by the time he is a junior you might need an agent. Might as well keep that 10% in the family.
    My hope is to have both in StarkVegas. My 15 year old plays but he is headed for engineering school. Thats been known since he was about 6. Then the little brother wearing maroon and white. In a perfect world of course
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    Good luck to your son and family 34. Biggest issue for a 14-year is "girls". Things change rapidly but staying focus is a gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldendawg View Post
    Many MS young people cannot read or write script at all as it was dropped for a few years as unnecessary in today's computer driven world. My MSU grad school son's class was one of those. I taught him to sign his name in script as I feel it is important for legal docs and other applications. He has taught himself to read script. My last of three careers was 11 years as a MS Social Studies teacher. When something appeared in script, it was sad to hear so many students say that they couldn't read it. My local school district has gone back to teaching script. I think there was about a three year gap that it wasn't taught.
    If a kid can read print, he can read cursive. My 18 yo son was never taught to read or write cursive, but can read script as well as I can, it's not hard.

    At first he was adamant he couldn't read cursive, I gave him a letter from my mom (who can't print), he read it word for word, and she's 89 writing in chicken scratch.
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