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Jeff Jones unlikely to qualify at Minnesota

Posted: 6/30/2014 3:11 PM

Jeff Jones unlikely to qualify at Minnesota 


Last edited 6/30/2014 3:13 PM by NewerBreed

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Posted: 6/30/2014 3:12 PM

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Michigan State could have gotten him to qualify.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 3:14 PM

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shocking...

And anybody who thinks he's going to enroll in school on his own dime and be motivated enough to complete 24 credits without playing football doesn't live in the real world.

Last edited 6/30/2014 3:18 PM by Kilgore309

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Posted: 6/30/2014 3:30 PM

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Saw this on GopherHole:

It has nothing to do with his ACT. His grades let him down. That's on him and his support system. I scored a 19 on the ACT and got into the U. I got straight C's graduated and have done just fine in my career.

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Posted: 6/30/2014 3:34 PM

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LOL.  So he cannot even qualify by the low NCAA standards but the University would admit him on those same merits.

Student-athletes can get in with lower GPA's and test scores but not regular students.  There is no way he gets in if he is not on scholarship.

I wish more universities would just turn these guys away and send the message to all high school students that they better buckle down on their schoolwork and grades starting right away in 9th grade.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 3:34 PM

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too funny
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Posted: 6/30/2014 3:36 PM

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DocWrestling wrote: LOL.  So he cannot even qualify by the low NCAA standards but the University would admit him on those same merits.

Student-athletes can get in with lower GPA's and test scores but not regular students.  There is no way he gets in if he is not on scholarship.

I wish more universities would just turn these guys away and send the message to all high school students that they better buckle down on their schoolwork and grades starting right away in 9th grade.
Jones is the biggest offensive difference maker Kill is going to get in his tenure.  He will be afforded every possible opportunity to make it.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 4:15 PM

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Kilgore309 wrote: shocking...

And anybody who thinks he's going to enroll in school on his own dime and be motivated enough to complete 24 credits without playing football doesn't live in the real world.
Well according to gopher fans he's already going pro so paying back the loans is no big deal.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:19 AM

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Wispak wrote: Michigan State could have gotten him to qualify.
lol  - or Nebraska or iowa!!!
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Posted: 7/1/2014 12:33 PM

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Here is an excerpt from one of the other stories at that link:

Without mentioning a name, Gophers recruiting director Billy Glasscock tweeted his own excitement (@BillyGlasscock4): "Big time news tonight for Gopher Football! Golden Ticket!!"

So the last name of Minnesota's recruiting director is Glasscock...GLASSCOCK!!! I know I'm being sophomoric but come on. Glasscock???
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Posted: 7/1/2014 1:12 PM

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DocWrestling wrote: LOL.  So he cannot even qualify by the low NCAA standards but the University would admit him on those same merits.

Student-athletes can get in with lower GPA's and test scores but not regular students.  There is no way he gets in if he is not on scholarship.

I wish more universities would just turn these guys away and send the message to all high school students that they better buckle down on their schoolwork and grades starting right away in 9th grade.
Those schools, SEC and some others nationally, salivate over these type athletes because they know that other NCAA schools will often not admit them, but that makes it easy for them to get them and keep the elite football school playing on an uneven playing field!  Cheating schools and non-student athletes gravitate to each other.eekrolleyes
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Posted: 7/1/2014 10:01 PM

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My take from the article is he can still get in with some success in summer school. I haven't perused the curriculum for MPLS summer school term but I have a hard time believing its all that difficult. My guess is if he shows up and gives a reasonable effort he'll earn whatever grade he needs.

If that's the case I wouldn't be surprised to see Mr. Jones suiting up for the rodents this fall.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 11:42 PM

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jonahfields wrote:  My guess is if he shows up and gives a reasonable effort he'll earn whatever grade he needs.


My guess is he'll get 4 A's in his ''online" classes and qualifies.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 7:30 AM

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Sounds very similar to the John Clay story to me, probably with a similar outcome as well.  As we saw with Clay, kids who have struggled with academic focus often struggle with football focus.  I wouldn't be betting the house and car on that NFL career just yet but wouldn't surprise me if he sees the field at UMn.

Last edited 7/2/2014 7:35 AM by TheNewRed

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