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Olddogsrule writes:

I wanted to see Jabo wearing the Orange. I wanted to see him improve the speed and agility we see in his H.S. junior hi-lights. I'm sure many VOL fans liked the idea of seeing Jabo, who seemed destined to play at a minor school, making it in the SEC as a Volunteer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDF2iq...

This kid had the moves!

But the Injuries: So now, after needing almost his whole senior year to heal from the one injury, UT finds he had TWO rather serious injuries before playing a down of college ball.

Everyone knows that no matter how great an athlete one is, being prone to injuries ruins lots of careers. Is Jabo prone, or just unlucky?

The Grades: The time available for study from the injury that kept him out for most of his senior year was used .. how? His coach should have known Jabo's grades were hanging by a thread. Where was Coach Hayes' help and guidance then?

So we get to NCAA college entrance requirements: .. these high schoolers (and their coaches) coming up had better get used to colleges caring as much about GPA as being a baller. The NCAA is moving the entrance GPA to 2.3 from 2.0 and having stronger SAT and ACT rules.

So there's Higher GPA's AND the APR Issue. Schools (especially UT right now) working so hard to meet the APR and avoid sanctions means a high skill player with GPA/ACT/SAT issues is going to get passed over sometimes.

Are high school coaches and counselors getting on board with the stronger GPA rules? Are they helping get the kids ready? Or, are they just going to coach and then blame the colleges for their own lack of involvement and guideance in an athletes studies?

So here's a young man with more than one bad injury before playing even one down of college ball AND he has academic issues, ... well Coach Jackie, what did you expect? And what could YOU have done to see Jabo got help with his studies and was 'Prepared the First Time'?

Good luck at Temple Jabo. You showed your good character in your parting comments. Now heal up, take advantage of tutors and work hard to get your grades so you can play.

Coach Hayes ... don't hold it against Tennessee, we're rebuilding and there are too many questions with Jabo's health and grades. Look to yourself and your school for a goodly part of the problems here. Fix those and there would never have been a problem with Jabo's grades in the first place.

notorange writes:

Plenty of hurt feelings when it comes to recruiting, football and basketball always has been, always will be..

tnvol16 writes:

Not disclosing an existing ACL tear is major enough regarding trust from both the student-athlete and his HS coach. Layer on top of that the potential consequences of not improving the FB composite GPA (reduced scholarships) by admitting marginal students and I think we made a very good decision regardless of what the HS coach says.

Chappy writes:

So let me get this straight...

HS Asst. Coach decides to call News Sentinel to air his complaints. Then HS Head Coach pretty much says UT is not welcome to recruit his players.

Sounds like an outbreak of Little Man's Syndrome going on in SC.

jawbreaker writes:

in response to Tennfan4075:

“There wouldn’t be no use for (Tennessee recruiters) to come back to Dillon,’’ Hayes said.
What's wrong with this statement? This could be one of the reasons the guy had trouble passing the entrance requirements.

I wanted to say it, but didn't. Glad you did.

kyvol98 writes:

Maybe I am reading more into this, but I wouldn't be surprised if this came about at the "request" of , hmmm, say some old ball coach in state, just to try and discredit the current staff at Tennessee. Bet it would be used on the recruiting trail....

murrayvol writes:

in response to SevenT:

Tennessee chews another recruit and spits him out like a cheap piece of meat.

Where is the NCAA in all this?

Lexington.

murrayvol writes:

in response to cltvol:

Hayes sounds like an agent. Guess all the HS coaches sorta have to play that role.

Ben Bernake is from Dillon. in the non-football useless trivia department.

Ben ran a 6.8 40 but he was smarter than a tree full of owls.

VolGrad writes:

Our coach(es) obviously spoke with Lee about his options and the reality of his future at Tennessee. Why do they need to call up his HS coach at that point? Politics?

GBO!

ArmyDad writes:

in response to MetroplexMojo:

If I knew my test scores were preventing me from being eligible (or were just a tad too low from getting an academic scholarship), I would have taken it more than three times.

That wasn't the point, but you aren't going to get an academic scholarship with an 18 ACT, either. 18 is basically what is needed to get through the Clearinghouse and be eligible to play sports at an NCAA member school as a freshman.

An 18 is barely more than what one makes for getting his name and other identifying information correct on the test.

CoverOrange writes:

The complaint from Hayes is that he believes the Admission's Office did the dirty work that someone on the coaching staff should have done. On the surface, the complaint appears to have merit. So many problems could be solved if people would just pick up the phone. Didn't we learn that from Dooley already? Geesh.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to GET_OVER_IT_YOU_LOST:

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Dumbest. Troll. Ever.

No ethics?? Really?? Wow. I'll bet your parents wish they still had the receipt for you. Certainly they could exchange you for something better... or at least for someone with some assemblance of a brain.

rusty_shackleford writes:

Recruiting is a dirty business. I friend of mine's son was recruited hard by the state school (not in the South). He turned down other offers to go to his state school, his dream. On signing day, the coach never made contact with the letter of intent to fax back. Mid-afternoon, the coach called and made up some story about the offer was always "preferred walk on." The kid called the other D1 schools he turned down....too late. A crappy lesson to learn at 18!

MetroplexMojo writes:

in response to ArmyDad:

That wasn't the point, but you aren't going to get an academic scholarship with an 18 ACT, either. 18 is basically what is needed to get through the Clearinghouse and be eligible to play sports at an NCAA member school as a freshman.

An 18 is barely more than what one makes for getting his name and other identifying information correct on the test.

My point was that he did not have the test score required to get eligible, was injured his senior season and yet only took the test twice before June 2013. Where were the coaches/guidance counselors encouraging him to take the tests more often?

I graduated with enough people who took the ACT once or twice and got 25s and 26s. There were several public colleges nearby that gave full or partial scholarships for 27s. I could never figure out why they never took it again.

SeaBassHauling writes:

Goodluck JABO......Way to keep it clean JABO.....! It shows your maturity....Good for you...It seems you really wanted to go to a big time school but maybe this was all in the cards....VFL

gerwmor writes:

in response to Tennfan4075:

“There wouldn’t be no use for (Tennessee recruiters) to come back to Dillon,’’ Hayes said.
What's wrong with this statement? This could be one of the reasons the guy had trouble passing the entrance requirements.

That is an excellent point. It gets old hearing these kids with their poor grammar and inability to express an idea clearly. But when you see their coaches who have completed their education speaking this way you have to cut the kids some slack and hope they will leave UT (or Temple) in a better place than they came from. Yes, I know I ended that sentence with a preposition!

orangecountyvols writes:

in response to FearTheVols1252:

Dumbest. Troll. Ever.

No ethics?? Really?? Wow. I'll bet your parents wish they still had the receipt for you. Certainly they could exchange you for something better... or at least for someone with some assemblance of a brain.

Fear the Vols '52

A-men, friend. Does this troll sound familiar?
The Doolaid, Butchie jabbering?

None other than the owner of a dozen screen names from being constantly removed from GVX. He weasels his way back .........he's proud of at least that, no other claim to fame.

Kremser/GlennFord/DelShofner/Majors.......on and on.

What a complete fraud. Once the season begins, he'll be whining even more so.

Prostar writes:

I wouldn't worry too much about not being welcome at Dillon, S.C. The best thing about Dillon is that it's not too far from Myrtle Beach and that billboard happy "South of the Border".

CoverOrange writes:

in response to MetroplexMojo:

My point was that he did not have the test score required to get eligible, was injured his senior season and yet only took the test twice before June 2013. Where were the coaches/guidance counselors encouraging him to take the tests more often?

I graduated with enough people who took the ACT once or twice and got 25s and 26s. There were several public colleges nearby that gave full or partial scholarships for 27s. I could never figure out why they never took it again.

For one thing, it isn't free, another reason is that it is stressful, a third reason is maybe they didn't know a possible scholarship was one point away. I didn't know that. I scored a 26 back in the early 80s (dang English component) but never was told about any possible scholarships or financial aid. HS guidance counselors were useless back then. Not sure what they did all day.

exlineman writes:

in response to SevenT:

Tennessee chews another recruit and spits him out like a cheap piece of meat.

Where is the NCAA in all this?

This sounds like you are making reference to Duke and Peabody candyland.

tvol71 writes:

Considering the Vols were looking for immediate help at running back, I think the high school coach should have been forthcoming about the ACL injury. It is probably better that our coaches do not interact with a high school coach who is not forthcoming and covers up a serious problem with his player. He is probably a SC or Clemson fan anyway.

rbwtn writes:

remember when you point fingers there are three pointing back at you. good Luck & Good riddance

ArmyDad writes:

in response to MetroplexMojo:

My point was that he did not have the test score required to get eligible, was injured his senior season and yet only took the test twice before June 2013. Where were the coaches/guidance counselors encouraging him to take the tests more often?

I graduated with enough people who took the ACT once or twice and got 25s and 26s. There were several public colleges nearby that gave full or partial scholarships for 27s. I could never figure out why they never took it again.

I give up. The point made is apparently going right over your head.

RashaadSalabeb writes:

Good luck, Jabo! You handled this situation like a man. The Coach at Dillon....who cares.

Enter Mr. Hurd!

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