"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Devin Gardner still planing on Early Enrollment
IDK - "planning" and "hoping" are different. I committed a job in 2007 before graduating with "hopes" of being able to actually take the job as I was in danger of failing a class.
interesting since the first day of classes is today.
/puts on pants, runs out door
now THAT was fucking funny.
Reading just those 7 words took me right back to the time I woke up in my dorm room at 8:13am for my 8am final exam.
Great stuff +1
More specifically, my nightmare is that I've skipped class so many times that I entirely miss a midterm. And it's always Math 216.
After passing out the exams, the GSI announced, "This is Structure and Reactivity I, hopefully that's what you're all here for"
A few nervous giggles were heard, then "Oh f**k!!" and this kid ran out of the room. I think I did better just knowing I wasn't that guy
wow.. I thought I was the only one that had that nightmare..
it's not with math 216 though
I SHIT YOU NOT, that was my Math 215 final exam. It was a 2-hour exam and I was up all night studying. I must have turned my alarm off. When I woke up I immediately broke into a cold sweat.
I ran down the hall and asked my buddy if I could borrow his car, IT'S AN EMERGENCY. Lying in bed barely awake he said that he needed it to get to work in an hour.
I then grabbed my shit and ran as fast as I could to the exam and it was definitely 10 degrees that morning. So when I got to the room at around 8:25am my lungs were on fire, by eyes were welling up and my prof just handed me the exam LITERALLY shaking his head in disappointment as if out of a John Hughes movie.
I now had 90 minutes to figure out the equations for a 3D cone in space, etc. I have never been more pin point focused in my life. I ran through that exam so quickly I swear I was the first to turn it in and I think I got a 95%. It was the stuff of legend, if I do say so myself.
It did take me back to being in school. Some mornings I was lucky and I had the time to see if the clothes passed the "smell test" other times well...
The first day of class is always just discussing the syllabus anyways. I for one never attended all of my classes the first day. Especially the early ones as I was likely recovering from last nights shenanigans.
The first day of class is always just discussing the syllabus anyways.
Unless it's an Engineering course.
In which case, there is probably a major project due.
And in order to get an A on said project you have to be using knowledge that can only be aquired by a 500 level course that this semester's course is a prereq for.
In which case-well you don't do anything, but you have to show up or you get dropped automatically.
My freshman year roommate liked to recall the very first day of his very first class as a student at UM (Math 116). The class literally began as such (before any introductions or pleasantries):
TA: "L'Hôpital's rule..."
Yikes! That's a nice welcome to college life.
Hoping Sam's comments were at least somewhat out of context. I appreciate his enthusiasm but can we at least get the kid out of High School before he starts to "sell a lot of product for somebody"? Actually pretty funny. I like Sam Wyche.
Every semester of college started the same:
I am out of town and won't get back until the end of the week. I hope I don't miss anything important. Is there anything I should do so that I don't fall behind?
Then proceed to drink myself stupid through the week.
Comments like this get me teary-eyed and instill a sense of nostalgia for the old college days.
The news on Gardner comes down today. Inkster High School runs on trimesters, not semesters. Gardner has done everything to be cleared by the Clearinghouse and has everything in order. Inkster's new principal, however, said "NO" yesterday to his graduation.
Michigan will try again today to explain to the Principal that Gardner should be allowed to enroll. We'll find out today for sure.
If that's true, I'm disappointed in the Principal. If school exists to prepare people for life, how can denying someone a fantastic opportunity be acceptable? My wife was able to graduate early to go to Germany for a year--and became fluent in another language.
This isn't a sports topic, but a common sense topic. It can only help a kid to not start college during the frenetic pace of a football season--so if the kid wants to go and is qualified, why not let him.
Come on, put the PAL back in Principal, man.
Oops double post. Neg me into oblivion
With an avatar of Coach Steewwww how can anyone neg you?
As an educator, you've got to realize that there is more to school than getting your A's. It is about setting the kids up for success one way or another. It sounds like Devin is doing everything right but the principal wants him to go through the motions even though in all reality he is majoring in football in college.
I say this based solely on the uncited word of someone else.
Maybe their principle is just a Sparty fan???
Just how many jobs can Archie Collins hold at once?
DG is showing how motivated he is to make a difference at UM. Whether or not he gets in early, the fact that he made the effort bodes well for his career at UM. Besides the prerequisite talent, passion and a great work ethic are two of the most important things a player can have, especially a QB. DG sounds driven, and that can only help down the road.
At this point, whether he starts making a difference this year or next year is of little consequence, because he will eventually make one.
Gardner was apparently the most improved player from the beginning of the Under Armor practices to the game. He also, of course, improved a lot w/ his throwing motion between his junior and senior years...Sounds like a hardworking kid who's open to learning.
I have some family moving to Dayton in a month and they are thinking about buying a house in Springsboro. Is this a nice area?
It's a very nice area with a lots of new homes and subdivisions. Good schools and has expanded very quickly in the last 10 years or so. I'd say it's a top 3 suburb in the dayton area. It's on the south edge of dayton so it's only 45 min to an hour from Cincy.
If you're going to live on the south side of town, then Springboro is the place (relatively new high school, close shopping / entertainment), but tell them to be wary of the house location as there's a new I-75 freeway exit being built between I-675 and Springboro's Rt 73 exit that is going to radically change traffic for those who used to live in the quiet areas between those two exits.
If they're going to work anywhere on the middle to north side of town, I HIGHLY recommend any of the cities in Miami county from Troy to the Montgomery county border (Troy, Tipp City, Concord Township). My best piece of advice is tell your friend to just at least stay out of Montgomery County for housing... city of Dayton sucks down all the other cities' property values and tax funds in the county. Plus many of the non-Montgomery county Dayton suburbs have no income tax.
He is actually working in Kettering, which I think is on the southside. That is great inside info, I will pass it along.
Kettering and Centerville (its neighbor) are not bad places to live at all, in my opinion, if you're raising a family...The people who have already posted know more about Springboro than I do...Dayton is becoming your classic donut hole town where the places that used to be farmland are being built up and the city itself is dying.
Pack up and get the fuck out.
find out he took a job in Dayton but they closed his office in Michigan and offered him a transfer to the Dayton office, so he took it.
I've never actually been to Dayton myself, but my roommate my freshman year was from Dayton so I used to say stuff like that all the time to him. He was kind of the spoiled rich kid, so perhaps parts of Dayton aren't so bad...
We're allowed to leave?
It's all very hush-hush. But, for the low low price of one internet you can recieve your visa.
Most of my friends live there, and we play basketball there a lot. Super nice community with a lot of big, nice new homes.
I grew up in Springboro. It's a lot different than it was even a few years ago, but the school system is pretty decent if that's a concern and there's about 3987293587293 pizza places and coffee shops. It's also nice to be close to both Dayton and Cincinnati, because both cities have some cool events every year.
There aren't a whole lot of nicer suburbs in Dayton. Oakwood is probably king, and Kettering has some nice areas too. Beaverceek has certainly boomed with the new mall they built there, but otherwise I'd say Springboro is pretty decent all around.
Now there's some VERY nice Cincinnati suburbs, but that's probably not on the radar if he'll be working in Kettering.
Do you guys think there is an unfair advantage for schools that run on the quarter system? So while Michigan must make sure Gardner and their EEs get their requirements done ASAP, schools like Northwestern can wait until March, when their spring quarter starts, and more players would be able to early enroll at that point. Those schools could then count all those players to their 2009 class.
Gardner would not count to 2009 if he enrolled on Jan 6 regardless of whether he is permitted to enroll early. My understanding of this "backdating" accounting is that the student must be enrolled in the calendar year to count toward that year's class. Thus enrolled prior to Jan 1, 2010.
School year, not calendar year.
I wondered about this whole thing because the rumor was that he wanted to stay in school to play his last season of high school basketball. Which, by the way, I totally understand if that's true because he'll never get to do that again football will become his life next.
But what seemed strange was I thought that Michigan High school athletics were one of the few states that decided to dick their students over and make them ineligible for all sports if they played in an all-star game, which obviously DG did.
Hopefully either I am wrong about the rule in Michigan, or they let him EE because if not that would suck if he was stuck behind and not able to play ball.
that removes a student-athlete's eligibility because they participate in an all star game like the Under Armor Bowl.
So DG is done as far as high school sports are concerned.
This is correct and he's aware of it. They asked him about it during their brief interview of him during the UA skills competition.