October 23rd, 2013 at 8:16 AM ^

I find it interesting and appropriate that Jones' tweet decrying education is being used to educate others really. That, and its placement in the text is perfect, right below the sentence "Use good grammar when posting online". If only Cardale had tweeted, "I am at odds with the primary intent of my presence at Ohio State", things might have been different. 


October 23rd, 2013 at 8:47 AM ^

Must be one of those classes that they have just to keep athlete's grade up.  Coach has to talk to the players about being responisble on social media, might as well give them credit hours for it.  


October 23rd, 2013 at 9:09 AM ^

I started my undergraduate at U of Dayton and transferred to BGSU where I just recently graduated. Both places had a very similar course designed almost as extended orientation. I reckon most universities have these.

Necessary? Absolutely not. It's just designed to take up space on your first semester schedule... but can't complain with an easy A.

kevin holt

October 24th, 2013 at 12:42 AM ^

I thought it sounded really stupid at first. Then I realized they should make it mandatory at Michigan and teach the freshmen how to do the damn wave and cheers properly. Hell, even teach them the full fight song. Get off my lawn etc but I got pissed at the wave attempt when at the game Saturday (I can only make it back for one a year so I'm not sure how widespread the problem is).


October 23rd, 2013 at 10:23 AM ^

Seems more like Doc Saturday was only awesome because of Matt Hinton so when he left, you sort of knew it was only going to go downhill. He was still great at Sunday Morning QB - which he then stopped writing at again - and now it seems like his main home is at Football Study Hall. I can't keep track of where he is but he's one of my favorite bloggers on the interweb

oriental andrew

October 23rd, 2013 at 11:08 AM ^

Yahoo pulled over Matt Hinton from SMQB and let him do his thing for a while, but then they saw the "success" (read: page hits) of sites like Deadspin and Bleacher Report and wanted in on the action, so they went more "news" and less critical analysis.  Conscious decision by Yahoo and it's not surprising that Hinton stepped away.


October 23rd, 2013 at 9:34 AM ^

What is more ironic: that Cardale Jones' tweet about college classes being pointless is now being used as part of the curriculum in an an actual college class, or that the player who sent that tweet is a third-string backup with no hope of a pro football career?


October 23rd, 2013 at 11:10 AM ^

But one of the top yahoo comments when I read the article yesterday was,

"you can't fix stupid;and i'm an Ohio State fan"

He may have deleted it after many people pointed out why his* comment was so hilarious. 



October 23rd, 2013 at 11:26 PM ^

Yes the tweet was stupid and poorly written, but isn't the greater problem not that he expressed his view publically but the content of his message?  It suggests a far deeper issue at OSU than just some player's lack of editing ability and maturity to keep such thoughts to himself; it suggests a mindset where the only important thing is football and the education side is just a joke to at least some players, an inconvenience that they're required to pretend to do, and even the pretense is too much of a pain for him (and likely other players too).