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You had a 6 week year old and were getting ready to be a sophmore? I would stay and get a degree from ND. In the long run that degree would benefit your future family. Yes, I would be sacrificing being physically around my child until he/she was around 2 or 3 years old unless I go into the NFL early but I would be in constant communication with the mom and child.
What would you do?
P.S. I was assuming I was playing football for ND.
I don't think it has to do with the child. California was mentioned as a state with schools that will fit his needs. If distance was that important of a factor then AZ has several in his own backyard. My guess is that there is more to this story that we will never know.
I think it depend on thew circumstances but I can not help but wonder if the real reason is a bit more than her. I wish Davonte well in his future endeavors. I thionk playing time in the future entered into thiS also. That is fine.
Just curious but do you have children so you have an idea of how strong that bond is? Not being argumentative, serious question.
And about the Cali thing, his dad said he has a lot of family there so it would keep him around his people. If the GF was thinking of moving to SB then I assume she will go to Cali and have the help of family members
I know there are 2 schools in AZ, but look who their coaches are. Chryst, who bailed on his team after one year, and Dick Rod. I wouldnt want to play for either one
Id go home. Family is THE most important thing in life, not ND, not ND football. These are times you never get back with your child.
This post was edited by scott24105 13 months ago
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If he goes to UCLA it would only be a 8 hour drive home. That would not be that bad. Plus it would be far cheaper to come home more often. We should all jut wait until he decides on a school. It's weird they are leavin mid quarter though... Usually you finish the classes you started.
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While I understand your long term viewpoint as the basis for your opinion, I will say a few things:
1. I have a 4yr old and near 2 yr old, and I can't imagine going more than a few days without being with them. If that is truly his reason for leaving, I completely understand. However, if he chooses a school outside Arizona...
2. I also believe there is a little more to the story than meets the "want to be closer to family" eye. Amir Carlisle used the I want to be closer to family line with the NCAA to get out of having to sit for a year after transferring from USC. This line seems to have some success with the NCAA.
3. I went to a State school (San Diego State for those that are newer to the boards) that was best known as one of the biggest party schools in the country, and I have managed to do quite well for myself. I spend plenty of time wishing I had paid more attention to grades in HS so I could have attended Notre Dame, but that diploma, while valuable, does not replace hard work, intelligence and good planning.
Lastly, I wish Neal the best. I had HUGE hopes for him, so I am very bummed to see him go.
But as many have said before: Notre Dame is not for everyone.
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It's easy for us to say we'd stick it out at ND but we're all ND fans. If offered we probably would have committed on the spot.
I can't think of a bigger nightmayer then raising a newborn with just my girlfriend away from friends and family.
I'm from LA and I live in DC if this happened to me the the next best option would be Chicago since that's where all my family is from and I have a bunch of family with young kids. So getting a babysitter wouldn't be that hard
Powerful post and exceptional perspective. No matter what other work you do, you're excelling at the most important one in the world.
Why a down vote. Just a simple question. Lighten up whom ever down voted me. I will address those who directed questions to me when I can sit down with clear thought. Opened this up quicm to see responses.
This post was edited by FGCU_IRISH_FAN 13 months ago
i would transfer yes.
however i wouldnt be caught having a kid that early in my life either.
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