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THE ONLY THING I'M ADDICTED TO IS WINNING--CHARLIE SHEEN
I don't know the whole story but I do feel badly for him. It's usually the guidance counselor's job to make sure the student is taking the appropriate courses, whoever that was seriously dropped the ball here. How could he be THAT far from qualifying and still graduate high school? Seems like a very strange circumstance to me.
Guys - everyone has a choice.
Here were the options...
(A) Go the straight and narrow. It might take a little longer, but the classes will definitely count and you'll be good to go.
(B) Do diploma-mill courses which "they" say are fully accredited and "they" assure you that you'll be good to go.
He chose option B.
It doesn't matter how many courses you take if they don't count. Now, here we have a smart kid, who made some bad choices and he's stuck with a bunch of lost time taking courses which don't mean a damn.
He honestly would have been better off going to a two year CC (which he'd be finishing up right about now) and then coming into play this fall.
Two years, he's already seen wasted on this. Willenbrock will be entering his 3rd year at VT and Harris is still not even admitted. Folks - that should say it all. This ISN'T a VT issue. You, as a student, either do - or you don't. Drew has been stuck in the wash cycle and, two years ago he should have got in front of the coaches and VT admins and said "show me the way - and I'll do it." Then, he would have been good to go.
You can't keep fighting city hall forever. In this case the NCAA Clearinghouse.
I'm sure he feels like he's been jerked around, but at some point, the directions weren't followed and now he's stuck.
FSU has to play by the same rules we do - just maybe not the same school required (and infamous) math requirements. That said, lets just see if they can do what we can't. If Drew gets in and plays at FSU, then and only then should any of us point fingers at our coaches or academic officials. Until then, these professional coaches and educators deserve the benefit of a doubt.
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