at least it's not just us?
Ummm where's the answer key, I need to check my answers.
i think these tests are more important the more you touch the ball, so for QBs who have to read quickly, react and communicate, it is probably pretty important. for DTs who have less of that to do, its probably not as important as agility and strength.
as far as getting into college - this is part of the "exit" exam, not entrance, bama should not be penalized for this kid not taking a test seriously.
I agree, neither should Auburn or Arkansas or Florida or Tennessee. What about LSU?
Considering he went to LSU, I don't think Bama had anything to do with the situation at all
that is what you think...
that the score rises the closer you are to the ball when on the field. O-Linemen actually traditionally score higher than others on this test. I imagine Molk probably did well if he didn't get pissed off that they were asking him dumb questions.
I don't take the Wonderlic seriously anymore (if I ever did). There is plenty of evidence that it just does not translate to the football field (apparently Patrick Peterson is also really dumb, got like an 8 or something), so what's the point? It's pretty safe to say that the star football players are going to get paid, they're going to get a chance to play, and they will pretty much be able to coast throughs school.
That said, you do have to try to get such a low score. By "try" I mean sit at a desk and circle letters for your answers that make a pretty picture. Don't take this too seriously. Football players are (generally) not very smart. But they're good at football, and that's what counts in the end
Is all it comes down to. Wonderlic shows some mental ability. The questions can be confusing for those without problem solving skills. But you would think that if you answered A for every answer you would still get like a 10?
One goes to LSU
i believe youre wrong on the scoring. i think 50 is the highest score, not 100. seems to me like higher scores for qbs are in the 35 and 40 range, not 70 and 80... so 4 should mean he answered 4 correctly.
Andy Katzenmoyer was in classes like, golf 101, racket ball 101, physical ed, and some other 7th grade level classes. That my friend is how a stud football player can get a 4 on the wonderlic. Plus some people can't test worth a crap I think Vince Young got a 4 or lower on his wonderlic test also.
He took summer courses in Frisbee golf and AIDS awareness.
He probably wouldn't go to college if there was a different way for him to play football professionally. It just so happens that to play football, he has to go to school and learn about things he doesn't care about for a few years. Sure a 4 is terrible but he probably wasn't studying medicine or rocket science, and for a good reason
The answer is that its the SEC. Aside from Vandy, the schools in that conference aren't exactly stellar academic institutions. There's no doubt that schools like Alabama and LSU admit the kids for football and their only expectation is to win championships. When it comes to school, those kids are just passing through.
That being said, I don't think Claiborne is inherently stupid. He's smart enough to read and digest whole playbooks. That takes a high level of intelligence.
Isn't the very credible rumor that Derrick Rose did not even take the SAT but had someone else take it (or Calipari had someone take it) for him to get into Memphis? One of my friends had classes with numerous Michigan athletes and stated that some of them have difficulty speaking English or at least speaking English properly. Poor schooling and other economic, social, and racial factors play into these things.
Maybe he just drew a really nice picture instead.
Was it that Wonderlic test with only 15 questions? Because that one has a key to tell you what your score would mean on a 50 question test.
How can one score a 45 on the Wonderlic and not make a gajiliion dollars per year?
"The academic support at (Ohio), there is no way you can fail. Even if you give minimal effort there is no way you can fail."
Some athletes, black or white, football or field hockey, have conditioned themselves to not concern themselves with written exams. And to this point, which has been rehashed several times on this board already, thier professional careers will not hinge on thier ability to correctly identify the next number in a series but much more so on thier speed, strength, and quickness.
Can you please post the answers to your sample questions so I can see how I did?
There is another one, it seems he has a learning disability related to reading. Known as far back as when he was being recruited. Given the test is timed, if you have trouble reading for some reason that would pretty much sink you.
I wonder if Mensa candidates should do the mile run, push-up test, sit-up test, and sit-and-reach.