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    Default Trojans Ink 40

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/footbal...n=ncaaf,140082

    Folks over at GoMiddle.com are certain the Trojans will see a huge blow from the NCAA in the future regarding APR...

    http://middletennessee.rivals.com/sh...d=1142&style=2
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    I shared the Middle link and the article with an elder and found his reply funny.

    Also, Screw Middle, Screw Franklin. They can have fun with their bundle of ** recruits.

    "basically what the article is saying is that Troy prefers to oversign and then place at JC's which means that they usually only get 2 years out of their players which is working very, very well for Troy.

    The blog is just a bunch of whining from a school that wishes they knew how to work the numbers and the JC's.. They throw in the APR issue to try to belittle the value of a Troy education but believe me, I know a bunch of those dumba$$es that graduated from MTSU and many of them don't know their a$$es from a hole in the ground...I graduated from Troy and I'll compare my IQ with any of them..."
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    That somehow always forgets to bring tickets, tents, and atleast 1 food item, but never forgets the cold beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyFootball05 View Post

    Folks over at GoMiddle.com are certain the Trojans will see a huge blow from the NCAA in the future regarding APR...
    They have been saying that tired information for several seasons now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksdtrojan View Post
    They have been saying that tired information for several seasons now.
    With all due respect, I don't think anyone has ever suggested that the fallout is going to happen overnight. If it happens, it will take some time like it did at Kansas State. Personally, I don't agree with the method, but can't argue the success. I'm not sure if I think it's going to end badly at some point or not, but as I stated, if it's coming, it will probably take a few more years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTPiKapp View Post
    With all due respect, I don't think anyone has ever suggested that the fallout is going to happen overnight. If it happens, it will take some time like it did at Kansas State. Personally, I don't agree with the method, but can't argue the success. I'm not sure if I think it's going to end badly at some point or not, but as I stated, if it's coming, it will probably take a few more years.
    With all due respect, you can't really compare Troy with Kansas State. All we have to do on a regular basis is beat the teams in the Sun Belt and pull out an occasional upset. Kansas State has to play national powers within their conference, so one couldn't have expected them to be effective under the same circumstances for too long. Troy will be fine. How does our ass look?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksdtrojan View Post
    They have been saying that tired information for several seasons now.
    People (MTSU people) do realize that APR happens when athletes enroll and then flunk out, right? It doesn't matter that we sign 100 kids a year and they don't make grades and therefore don't enroll.

    Didn't I see somewhere were we were applauded for our graduation rates of football players? Didn't someone say that Leodis was back getting his degree?

    I would suggest MTSU worry more about their own backyard then ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurdlelove View Post
    I would suggest MTSU worry more about their own backyard then ours.
    eh, if your backyard was just a big dirt field, and the guy next door had plenty of grass, you'd prefer to look at his yard too.

    Middle fans have Trojan envy. Must be all the "bling" we've been accumulating. unintelligent creatures are easily distracted by shiny things. haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan Delta Chi View Post
    eh, if your backyard was just a big dirt field, and the guy next door had plenty of grass, you'd prefer to look at his yard too.

    Middle fans have Trojan envy. Must be all the "bling" we've been accumulating. unintelligent creatures are easily distracted by shiny things. haha!
    Good stuff TDC! In yo face MUTS!

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    Question Giving kids a second chance is a good thing!!!!!

    What happened to that theology? In the past I have heard discussion that signing JUCO's and giving them a second chance was a good thing. The problem is the D-I only have them 2 years and they may not develop (most don't) into the system at least one of those years! Takes a lot of time and hard work . This talk, the article cited is off the reservation from the core discussion. It discusses the number of graduates that originally signed and graduated from the same institution and that number is low at Troy?!?! Most of those kids go to Junior College!? That was the point of the discussion. From Troy's view if they succeed they come back to Troy or another D-I school (many do) as good football players and good students. THE SECOND CHANCE!!!!

    While Alabama, LSU and others usually wont waste their time with a JUCO because they don't have to, but you can be sure that they would have taken Eugene Kenlaw in a heartbeat. By the way if Alabama or LSU signed him he would have been a 5 star.

    The APR discussion is a total different subject. It is well known around here that LB expects his players to do as well in the class room as on the football field. He will accept nothing less! JUCO's have proven that they are willing to do what it takes to succeed including academics. I don't understand the connection the writer of the article was trying to make other than that somehow the mid-majors are less and should be zapped for some reason. Like these local bone heads he probably thinks that only the BCS teams are the only ones worthy of football!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwave View Post
    What happened to that theology? In the past I have heard discussion that signing JUCO's and giving them a second chance was a good thing. The problem is the D-I only have them 2 years and they may not develop (most don't) into the system at least one of those years! Takes a lot of time and hard work . This talk, the article cited is off the reservation from the core discussion. It discusses the number of graduates that originally signed and graduated from the same institution and that number is low at Troy?!?! Most of those kids go to Junior College!? That was the point of the discussion. From Troy's view if they succeed they come back to Troy or another D-I school (many do) as good football players and good students. THE SECOND CHANCE!!!!

    While Alabama, LSU and others usually wont waste their time with a JUCO because they don't have to, but you can be sure that they would have taken Eugene Kenlaw in a heartbeat. By the way if Alabama or LSU signed him he would have been a 5 star.

    The APR discussion is a total different subject. It is well known around here that LB expects his players to do as well in the class room as on the football field. He will accept nothing less! JUCO's have proven that they are willing to do what it takes to succeed including academics. I don't understand the connection the writer of the article was trying to make other than that somehow the mid-majors are less and should be zapped for some reason. Like these local bone heads he probably thinks that only the BCS teams are the only ones worthy of football!
    Good post.

    Why not offer a scholarship to good athletes who have to go the JUCO route? The fact that they are willing to try to qualify is a good trait. Obviously they all will not qualify and some will get into trouble while in the JUCO ranks. They weed themselves out.

    The fact TU offered means something to some of these guys. If they do what they need to do to get to Troy, great. If not, what's the harm? Especially if they arrive with 3 to play 2. A redshirt year let's them learn the system and get used to the speed.

    "We wanted you when no else did. Now that you are a big time JUCO recruit (insert BSC school) wants you. Where were they earlier?"

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