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Old 01-27-2008   #1
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guess he figured the 3 R's (reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic) were useful things to learn after all.

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His mother wants him to get a degree.
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He might need that degree in a few years when he's out of football. Of course, he could probably get a job pretty easy in Austin.
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He might need that degree in a few years when he's out of football. Of course, he could probably get a job pretty easy in Austin.
I'd be more worried about Reggie Bush than Vince Young.
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WhO cares!!! I sure don't.
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WhO cares!!! I sure don't.
You sure cared enough to post.......jk.
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I'd be more worried about Reggie Bush than Vince Young.
Maybe they can start a business together......who knows.
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His mother wants him to get a degree.
Uh...yeah, apparently she's seen him play in the NFL.
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Default Re: VY going back to school

Just read on the NFLN ticker that VY is expected to miss Offseason Conditioning because of his UT reenrollment.
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Old 02-19-2008   #10
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I applaud him if he goes to school to get it but getting a McNamee degree is not worth applauding.
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Good to hear. I don't like Vince as a football player since he plays for the Titans, but I'm happy to hear he and Michael Griffin are going back to school to get their degrees. I wish we could hear more about stories like this rather than some of the crap that goes on in sports
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Default Re: VY going back to school

This reminds me of an episode of My Name is Earl when Earl and Randy decided they needed to become adults and get a G.E.D. (Vince never earned a high school diploma either.)
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With VY's money, I'm sure he could find a lot of things to do in his spare time than earning a degree, therefore, I applaud him for making the more constructive decision.
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based on the way he communicates and speaks right now, I don't think he spent alot of time studying English in his previous time at UT.
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based on the way he communicates and speaks right now, I don't think he spent alot of time studying English in his previous time at UT.
I agree, but with some schooling he can build up the communication skills. If the Fridge can earn money as pitch man anyone can. Doesn't matter though, he still walks on water in Austin or even here. Mattress Mac will make him Jr Veep in a heartbeat.
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good for him, i'm glad he's taking steps for life after football; however near or far that may be.
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I think it is good that he wants to get his degree and I think it is great that he is doing it now instead of trying to figure out the Titans offense. He had enough problems with the dumbed down offense they ran this season and he is going to need all the help he can get to understand the new offense of his new offensive co. X's are defense, O's are offense. The O with the X in it is You.

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As a person who completed his degree in an unconventional way, I have nothing but respect for those who go back and get it - any way they can - especially in a case like this where they have (or should have) the financial means to do without it...

I doubt if its possible but hopefully he's being treated like just another undergrad by the profs. Preferential treatment to athletes while they're still in school is bad enough.

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Default Re: VY going back to school

Not sure what the big deal is.. A lot of athletes have gone back to get their degrees... Juwan Howard and Isiah Thomas immediately come to mind. Mark Bruener.


*EDIT* Mark Bruener went back to get his Masters....
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I think it is good that he wants to get his degree. I have mine. I just question the timing. He is a 2nd year QB that struggled to learn a system and now that system will be changing so he will need even more time to study the new system. Even his center called him out a couple of weeks ago saying he needs to spend more time learning his job as a QB. I just think he could have waited. I really doubt he will be on the street in 2 years needing to earn a living by some other means than football. I understand that his mother may be the motivating factor in this but I think the job he has should take priority.
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