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Did Jordan Matthews say something about never going to classes?

  • fldore
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Posted: 6/12/2014 9:32 AM

Did Jordan Matthews say something about never going to classes? 


Scrolled down on the football forum here for a couple pages and didnt see anything about it so not sure if its been discussed here previously.

But was listening to a local sports radio talking about Rashad McCants and then they threw out there "Hey did you hear what Jordan Matthews said about class at Vandy.  No shock the SEC isnt sending their kids to class either."  I may not have quoted the second sentence exactly correct but that was the gist of it.  So did Matthews say something in a similar vein to McCants?  If so I would have thought I'd have heard more about it.  I know some of our athletes take the cupcake courses over at Peabody but I cant imagine we'd be doing something so egregious as UNC.

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Posted: 6/12/2014 9:43 AM

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This would be news to me.

The faculty members from VU who I know would yell like hell if something like that was happening in their classes. I know some from Peabody and they often tell me all about how much time some of the players put in... I remember hearing good things in particular about Earl Bennett for instance.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 9:58 AM

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cupcake courses over at Peabody

I call BS on that.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 10:20 AM

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FLDore is usually a responsible poster...however, I call BS on this whole post...this is how irresponsible rumors get started...

let's end this crap right now...


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Posted: 6/12/2014 10:30 AM

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Let me help educate you. Peabody has been ranked # 1 in Colleges of Education for the past few years...going against Harvard, Stanford...many etcetra's...they may have slipped to # 2 this year. Call their Dean's office and get the true picture before using the word "cupcake."
fldore wrote: Scrolled down on the football forum here for a couple pages and didnt see anything about it so not sure if its been discussed here previously.

But was listening to a local sports radio talking about Rashad McCants and then they threw out there "Hey did you hear what Jordan Matthews said about class at Vandy.  No shock the SEC isnt sending their kids to class either."  I may not have quoted the second sentence exactly correct but that was the gist of it.  So did Matthews say something in a similar vein to McCants?  If so I would have thought I'd have heard more about it.  I know some of our athletes take the cupcake courses over at Peabody but I cant imagine we'd be doing something so egregious as UNC.

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Posted: 6/12/2014 10:41 AM

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Have to challenge your comments about cupcake courses at Peabody. Education is VU's highest rated program - few if any cupcake courses there.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 10:46 AM

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VanDSIRROM wrote: FLDore is usually a responsible poster...however, I call BS on this whole post...this is how irresponsible rumors get started...

let's end this crap right now...


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I'm not spreading rumors if I heard it on a radio show.  I'm just reporting what I heard.

Unless the irresponsible rumor is me calling some of the courses at Peabody cupcake.  Any prospective students thinking of going to Peabody and reading this post, I would like to remind you how well thought of that school is nationally.  And it would make an excellent choice for anyone wanting to go into that discipline.  And beware, I'm sure there are some challenging courses over there.  However I do remember a conversation I had with a fellow student who was in Peabody and she was telling me how easy one of her classes was.  She was learning how to teach kids how to color within the lines of a coloring book.  And as I sat there studying for my differential equations test I thought to myself, man I wish I could just color in my answers.  She also said that 75% of that class was football players so take it for what its worth.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 10:46 AM

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Read this article: http://profootballtalk.nbcspo...a-quick-impact/


Specifically, Matthews also doesn’t want to talk much about his methods.

“I don’t like to reveal any secrets, but I try to be one of the first guys in” Matthews said regarding his typical arrival at the practice facility. “I don’t got Vanderbilt classes no more. [Editor's note: That sound you hear is the simultaneous cringing of every Vanderbilt graduate, living or dead.] It’s a lot easier. All I got to do is worry about football.”


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To me, that indicates that he always went to class, but now that he is out of school, he can practice even more.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 12:51 PM

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Take it from someone who knows the Matthews family, they are very serious about edcuation.  JMatt would never do what McCants did at UNC.

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Posted: 6/12/2014 12:58 PM

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Not to mention JMatt graduated with a degree in Economics, which is from the College of Arts and Sciences, not Peabody.  Oh, and he did so in three-and-a-half years.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 1:14 PM

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Can we delete this thread?
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Posted: 6/12/2014 2:15 PM

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I knew a player who transferred out around five years ago and still had to finish three lengthy unfinished assignments first.  Cupcake work?  I think NOT.  Any suggestion of it is B S.

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Posted: 6/12/2014 2:39 PM

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titans309fan wrote: Read this article: http://profootballtalk.nbcspo...a-quick-impact/


Specifically, Matthews also doesn’t want to talk much about his methods.

“I don’t like to reveal any secrets, but I try to be one of the first guys in” Matthews said regarding his typical arrival at the practice facility. “I don’t got Vanderbilt classes no more. [Editor's note: That sound you hear is the simultaneous cringing of every Vanderbilt graduate, living or dead.] It’s a lot easier. All I got to do is worry about football.”


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To me, that indicates that he always went to class, but now that he is out of school, he can practice even more.
sooooo.... getting away from the lets defend every single Peabody class thread and back on topic.....  I take it no one has heard this supposed quote from Jordan Matthews?  Maybe they were just making fun of his bad grammar from this article up above.  I wish the radio show had given some context to what they were talking about.  oh well.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 3:02 PM

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Peabody is definitely the easiest of the undergrad schools (not counting blair) academically; I wouldn't say it's a cupcake though if you are HOD (which is what most football players are). Athletes at Vanderbilt are also required to go to class, there are random check ins from athletic office people to make sure players are in classes. If a player is caught missing too many classes then they can receive disciplinary action.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 3:21 PM

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With being red shirted & taking summer courses, I am sure he did not have much of a load SR year.....as many who take the classes early in career.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 4:53 PM

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Nashmann wrote: With being red shirted & taking summer courses, I am sure he did not have much of a load SR year.....as many who take the classes early in career.
JMatt never redshirted: from his bio page on vucommodores.com

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2010
One of four true freshmen receivers on preseason roster, Matthews worked his way into the starting lineup by season's end, proving himself as a top aerial target for Commodore QBs... Saw action in every game at WR, though playing time increased substantially by end of year... Started in finale vs. Wake Forest... Concluded year with team's fourth leading receiver (15 catches), good for 184 yards and four TDs, which topped the receiving corps... Registered a TD catch in each of last four games... Named team's Offensive Player of the Week after five-reception effort vs. Tennessee... Concluded year with seven-catch, 74-yard effort vs. Wake Forest."

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Posted: 6/12/2014 6:45 PM

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At last year's select a seat event, Franklin was going around and shaking hands, and one of the people behind me was a professor. He asked who was in her class and how they were doing. Told her that if she had any issues with them not showing up or not performing the work to email him directly. Players are/were expected to excel in everything they do, on and off the field.
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Posted: 6/12/2014 10:55 PM

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Y'all realize the #1/#2 ranking is for the graduate studies, right? Not the undergraduate programs.

Since Matthews wasn't in HOD, it's unimportant, but you should probably know the facts about your school.
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Posted: 6/14/2014 12:26 PM

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Understand completely. But if the grad school is #1 in the nation do you think the undergrad school is a basket case? Read this next line very carefully:

Many of the undergrad students go on to the Peabody graduate school. The undergrad students from Peabody are the grad school students in so many cases. Myself included. It was not easy. So..."know the facts about your school."
Fleurdelis88 wrote: Y'all realize the #1/#2 ranking is for the graduate studies, right? Not the undergraduate programs.

Since Matthews wasn't in HOD, it's unimportant, but you should probably know the facts about your school.

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Posted: 6/14/2014 2:13 PM

Here are the facts: 


Peabody (HOD or otherwise) is easier than a lot of majors/schools at Vanderbilt.  I had a few roommates on the BB team in HOD, and their coursework did not compare with my Molecular Bio/pre-med or my other roommates' engineering course work.  That said, they had challenging work and studied hard... Peabody is an excellent school and is not easy by any means. 

To draw a comparison, I visited several friends at various other universities while in undergrad - UK, UL, WKU to name a few - and was able to see their pre-med coursework.  These are not "bad" schools and it was quite honestly laughable how easy it was (felt like I was sitting in an eighth grade science course.)  There's a reason VU grads (including Peabody) are shoe-ins at grad and professional schools across the entire region - our easiest courses of study would be the hardest at most schools across the country.

On another note, the only athletes I ever met at VU that did not attend classes and/or study did not stay at VU very long.

While I can admit Peabody is not the toughest at VU, I have no reason to discount its difficulty or value.
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