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LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:53 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 7:23 pm
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The rumors and whispers surrounding the academic status of several of No. 1 LSU's players -- most notably quarterback Jarrett Lee, as reported by CBSSports.com LSU RapidReporter Glenn Guilbeau-- reached the point that Les Miles was forced to address them Monday saying they're an annual issue at every school.

"This time of year everybody responds and comes back," he said. not referring to Lee (or any player) specifically. "It's time to pick it up. There's no difference with our football team. Academic issues are private in my mind." 

While federal law mandates that that's the case, that statement wasn't likely to douse the brush fires of speculation that Lee and others could miss the BCS national title game. So LSU athletic director Joe Alleva went further on the offensive Wednesday afternoon, releasing a statement that noted that it's not possible for players to be declared ineligible when the semester hasn't even finished yet. The statement in full:
“Despite media and message board speculation, no LSU student-athletes have been declared ineligible for post-season competition.  The current semester is not complete and finals are still ahead, so it is grossly unfair to our student-athletes and it is both premature and irresponsible to speculate on the final grades and postseason eligibility of our student-athletes.” 
Maybe so. But until the semester is completed and Lee and every other Tiger is declared eligible -- and we don't believe our colleague Mr. Guilbeau would drop Lee's name in this report lightly -- this will still be a development worth watching. It may not be fair, but that kind of scrutiny is also part of the territory that comes with being the No. 1 team in the nation and the national title favorite.
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Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:09 pm
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

Skreffty, it's not about one team or another (way to go on your detective work).  Michigan does have slightly higher academic standards for athletes (see Demar Dorsey)but that wasn't my point.  There are maybe five I-A schools where 'student-athlete' actually means something, and none of them are competitive (except Stanford, for a limited time only).  It's not a dig at LSU, but the whole concept of these kids being university-caliber students.  But God bless their physical intelligence, which I truly believe IS intelligence.  And yes, if I tried to return a punt I wouldn't have the smarts not to get decapitated.



Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:09 pm
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

Skreffty, it's not about one team or another (way to go on your detective work).  Michigan does have slightly higher academic standards for athletes (see Demar Dorsey)but that wasn't my point.  There are maybe five I-A schools where 'student-athlete' actually means something, and none of them are competitive (except Stanford, for a limited time only).  It's not a dig at LSU, but the whole concept of these kids being university-caliber students.  But God bless their physical intelligence, which I truly believe IS intelligence.  And yes, if I tried to return a punt I wouldn't have the smarts not to get decapitated.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 11:04 am
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

I'd love to see Tyrann Mathieu's paper on feminist motifs in postmodern art, and Jordan Jefferson's dissection of the causes of the Russian Revolution.  Long as they playin good foowtbaw, ever'thing will be just fine
I'm sure it is better than Denard Robinson's final in finger painting or Toussaint's thesis on "Ethics and the Fab 5."  How funny is this comment coming from a Michigan fan when their whole team was skipping every class last year?  Hypocrites always crack me up.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:59 am
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

You evidentally an LSU and Les Smiles fan club president. If u think only one person is failing your a bigger idiot than LSU thinks we all are.
Such a stupid report
Huh?  Use English, not teenage girl text language please.  Must be an Auburn English major.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:56 am
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

Upon news of this revelation a college football fan from the south got up from his futon and proudly declared out the bedroom/livingroom/bathroom/kitchen



window or his double-wide, "Woo doggie and by gum!  Fer a minit ther, I thawt that gosh durn book learnin' was gunna git in the way of winnin'!"  He then walked over, kicked the dog, slapped his wife/cousin/sister, grabbed another Bud and put in another dip.  It was 9:24AM. 

Yup, life is good. All you need are the five F's - Firearms, Fried foods, F-ing big trucks, Football and the Father's son.

Yet another example of how "winning" means many different things to many different people. 

Go SEC!

(yes, this was all sarcasm)
At least you use original thought, site sources, and use analysis rather than relying on self-serving stereotypes that help mask your multitude of smothering insecurities.  Talk about a bitter, lazy poster with zero to contribute to the actual discussion.  This guy constantly trolls the SEC boards telling us how Big-10 academics are somehow superior because they produce such fine specimens as Katzenmoyer, Pryor, Clarett, and Jake Irwin?  Crazy Canadians...I wonder if he even realizes that actually just described scenes from Fargo?  I guess some people never get over their teen angst and inferiority complexes.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:48 am
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

Why is this even a story? Everyone knows that no one from the SEC other than Vandy goes to class. Mike Slive is already smoothing this one over. Academics are way to Big 10 for the SEC to worry about.
Academics and the Big 10?  Katzenmoyer anyone?



Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 2:23 am
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

I'd love to see you return a punt 92 yards!



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:16 am
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

I was in a class with the Honey Badger. I assure you he shows up to class at least half the time, albeit with headphones on during class. 



Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:01 am
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

I'd love to see Tyrann Mathieu's paper on feminist motifs in postmodern art, and Jordan Jefferson's dissection of the causes of the Russian Revolution.  Long as they playin good foowtbaw, ever'thing will be just fine.



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 11:41 pm
 

LSU refutes report of players in academic trouble

Why is this even a story? Everyone knows that no one from the SEC other than Vandy goes to class. Mike Slive is already smoothing this one over. Academics are way to Big 10 for the SEC to worry about.


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