Update: I forgot to link the story because, well, I'm a moron. Now, it's fixed.
I found this article on SI.com about Myron Rolle, a Florida State (!) football player who may win a Rhodes Scholarship. I thought it was definitely worth a read, however, this quote shows that there is still a long way to go before academics at big-time schools are anywhere near as important as athletics.
In individual meetings after last season, (FSU Defensive Coordinator Mickey) Andrews urged Rolle to treat football preparation with the same intensity he does his schoolwork.
"I asked him, how much time did you spend watching tape of Florida the week we played them compared to how much time you take to prepare for a chemistry exam?" said Andrews. "He didn't prepare [for the games] like he was trying to get an A. The message hit home. I saw a much more focused guy in the spring."
Thanks, Coach, for reminding me that even though I'm one of the best pre-med students in the country while simultaneously one of the best safeties in the country, I'm still letting you down.
Good luck to Myron Rolle. Mickey Andrews DIAF.
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