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Their is still away around this.
I had knew a guy who spent 4 years as a JUCO QB.
First two years were spent in Football Class and in the weight room.
I agree with a 4 year scholarship, and LOI's coming with some stated assumptions, like this is based upon receiving a scholarship for the 20xx season. I did not know that didn't count, so that would at least be something that could be taken away. But overall, they will find ways around the issue.
I get that. It's a classic arms race - the enforcers will always be a step behind the offenders. But that doesn't mean we should give up trying to block them; the harder we can make it for them to take advantage of kids, the better. The NCAA seems very willing to turn a blind eye to the whole thing, even though probably 100 of its 120 member institutions are against these practices to varying degrees. Some of the most currently marketable teams are in that remainder, though, and the NCAA is far more interested in money than in institutional integrity and adherence to the stated mission of developing the student-athlete. If they're not going to penalize the SEC schools for flagrantly violating any pretext of being an academic institution vis a vis football, just stop pretending already.
Obviously I'd prefer they get serious about expecting the schools to take care of the kids, but I don't think that's going to happen any time soon. Like ever.
Don't tell the world your problems - 80% don't care and the other 20% are glad you have them.
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