Clemson Down a Receiver this Season

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Apparently this is a congenital issue that wasn't discovered until they did an examination for his stinger symptoms and could end his career. He was top 10 NFL draft material too. That hurts me just to think about it. I hope he is able to come back.
 

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Apparently this is a congenital issue that wasn't discovered until they did an examination for his stinger symptoms and could end his career. He was top 10 NFL draft material too. That hurts me just to think about it. I hope he is able to come back.
Don't major in Sports Communication at Clemson is the lesson to learn here
 

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Don't major in Sports Communication at Clemson is the lesson to learn here
I would still feel bad for him even if he was majoring in astrophysics. The loss of potential income is staggering, even if he had a solid back up plan. Not everyone comes from wealthy families and receive great advice and resources while growing up so you have high expectations if you expect these high caliber players to think about anything other than the NFL. I am simply hoping he has a full recovery, that's all.
 

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I would still feel bad for him even if he was majoring in astrophysics. The loss of potential income is staggering, even if he had a solid back up plan. Not everyone comes from wealthy families and receive great advice and resources while growing up so you have high expectations if you expect these high caliber players to think about anything other than the NFL. I am simply hoping he has a full recovery, that's all.
There is too much information available nowadays to fall back on the bad advice crutch. He chose to major in sports communications. When he chose that path, he knew there was a possibility he could get injured and have to fall back to a job he prepared for in his major. So, whatever sports communications prepares you for, he is now on that path. I doubt he gets interned at the type of businesses that intern our athletes. He has to know this. It is doubtful, given his congenital condition, that an NFL team would even consider him as an UDFA. Time to do Sports Communications. I wish him luck communicating sports.
 

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There is too much information available nowadays to fall back on the bad advice crutch. He chose to major in sports communications. When he chose that path, he knew there was a possibility he could get injured and have to fall back to a job he prepared for in his major. So, whatever sports communications prepares you for, he is now on that path. I doubt he gets interned at the type of businesses that intern our athletes. He has to know this. It is doubtful, given his congenital condition, that an NFL team would even consider him as an UDFA. Time to do Sports Communications. I wish him luck communicating sports.
Yo we get it chill out a bit dude. Feel bad for this kid.
 

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Yo we get it chill out a bit dude. Feel bad for this kid.
Why do I need to feel bad for him? Hundreds of thousands of kids aren't offered full rides to universities with their pick of which one to attend. Thousands of college players go undrafted every year. He's now one of them who will go undrafted. Time to man the öööö up and get on with his life.
 

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Why do I need to feel bad for him? Hundreds of thousands of kids aren't offered full rides to universities with their pick of which one to attend. Thousands of college players go undrafted every year. He's now one of them who will go undrafted. Time to man the öööö up and get on with his life.
How very “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” of you
 

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How very “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” of you
The kid has had advantages most students would love to have, his choice of nearly any school in the country. He could have been wiser. He could have chose Stanford, USC, GT, ND, almost any number of a multitude of schools which are superior to Clemson. Nothing bootstrappy about it. He chose to go to Clemson and take the athlete's easy major way through.
 

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There is too much information available nowadays to fall back on the bad advice crutch. He chose to major in sports communications. When he chose that path, he knew there was a possibility he could get injured and have to fall back to a job he prepared for in his major. So, whatever sports communications prepares you for, he is now on that path. I doubt he gets interned at the type of businesses that intern our athletes. He has to know this. It is doubtful, given his congenital condition, that an NFL team would even consider him as an UDFA. Time to do Sports Communications. I wish him luck communicating sports.
I get what youre saying but one thing you may not be considering is most of these kids at the factories are steered towards these majors and *discouraged* from taking harder classes. I disagree with your "the information is out there so its their fault" statement because there are adults at these schools giving them this advice. Yes, personal accountability is always the bottom line, but I do view these kids as manipulated if they aren't given the best advice from these programs. This is what made me so proud while at GT. I got to see a guy toiling away with me in EE lab on Thursday and then see him play on Saturday. I hope at least at GT we allow and encourage kids to grow academically.
 

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I get what youre saying but one thing you may not be considering is most of these kids at the factories are steered towards these majors and *discouraged* from taking harder classes. I disagree with your "the information is out there so its their fault" statement because there are adults at these schools giving them this advice. Yes, personal accountability is always the bottom line, but I do view these kids as manipulated if they aren't given the best advice from these programs. This is what made me so proud while at GT. I got to see a guy toiling away with me in EE lab on Thursday and then see him play on Saturday. I hope at least at GT we allow and encourage kids to grow academically.
If they aren't being told GT > CU in academics, then we must not be recruiting them. This injury or disease is exactly why they shouldn't go to Clemson when there are better options, particularly the option of Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech rules, Clemson drools.
 

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Just saw on story developing about Clemson Asst Coach using racist language and Dabo letting it go unpunished. Wonder if they lose any recruits over this?
 

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Just saw on story developing about Clemson Asst Coach using racist language and Dabo letting it go unpunished. Wonder if they lose any recruits over this?
Clemson AC repeated the slur to a player when trying to stop the player from using the slur during a practice. I’m all for the fall of Clemson, but this a good case to highlight the need for context before crucifying somebody.

On the other hand, I typed in “Clem” into google and it prompted me with the headline “Clemson football assistant sorry for racial slur in 2017” so anything we can use for recruiting...
 
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