Definitely is a possibility from his posting history.Is your name Jason Stahl?
I agree with this take, yet the kid tearing up his esophagus should have gotten him reprieve from practice. Who knows if this story is accurately reported, but I do think that the medical issue goes beyond simple burnoutHaving standards is not for everyone. Having young men that are held to high standard in academics, service and football is not for everyone. Some people think it is healthier to have lower grades, losing football and partying instead of service. Some people think this is the standard young men should be held to. I am proud we have a football coach that encourages young men to create healthy habits (which can be stressful) and be accountable to each other. I have no doubts there are some who are overwhelmed by this. I would much rather read about the occasionally athlete burned out by this type of stress than about athletes dropping out because of bad grades, arrest records and burned out by losing.
As a former student staff member what are your takes on the articles. Did you see or hear anything that would substantiated Stable's assertions of practice violations or other claims?most definitely not just thought they were a few interesting articles that were forwarded to me by another former student staff member
There are certain parts of the story that I'd definitely like to hear more about (how the esophagus issue and therapy were addressed). Hard to jump to any conclusions from a one sided story like this though.A true inspiration for my moniker.
Spurned muckraker that (upon review of publications) clearly doesn’t support college athletics and in particular football hits internal resistance, gets himself demoted, decides to make name for himself tearing down the program, administration, and college football. This has become sort of a cottage industry in recent years.
Do we take everything he says as gospel truth, or look for the other side of the story for a more complete understanding? These type of one-sided stories amplify/assume all actions and motivations were sinister in nature (on the part of the program). I’m shocked the usual cohort of finger pointers aren’t on this thread throwing bombs Fleck’s way.
I'm not under any impression that PJ is a saint, and there are certainly some dangers that come with the lives of student athletes, but I doubt that PJ is significantly worse than anyone else out there. Author definitely comes off as someone who might be jealous or have an axe to grind. Then again who really knows (not me).
From what I've read so far, it all seems like standard college sports stuff. The only thing that made me raise my eyebrows was the possible mishandling of a player who had physical and mental health issues. The question is how much did the coaches really know about that situation and is it being represented fairly. The part about a player being run out of the program? Welcome to the Big Ten. We all know that goes on every single year to make the scholarship numbers work. How delicately each of those situations is handled could be up for question I guess.The comments read like a Gopherhole thread, except this time they’ve come for your coach. This could get very interesting.