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One Professor's Experience Teaching the OSU Football Team

Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by PokeProf, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. PokeProf

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    For the record, I taught at OSU from 2005 to 2011, and I taught a majority of the football players in that time frame. The only thing I can speak to specifically is academics. I taught EVERY high profile football player in that time. And I was NEVER pressured to pass them. In fact, it was the exact opposite. If a player wasn't performing in the classroom, I called the Academic Center AND the advisers or position coaches, and in EVERY SINGLE CASE I was told, "If they're not doing the work, then fail them. They need to learn."

    In addition, I had Coach Gundy step in my class doing class checks to make sure his players were there. I also sat in the Academic Center and watched the tutors with the athletes. They never, EVER did the work for them. Like I said, I can mainly speak to academics; that's what I dealt with. But I can also tell you that there is a great difference between those student/athletes who are defending the program and those who are accusing the program. The accusers were marginal students at best. Those defending the program were excellent men in and out of the classroom.

    Just one man's experience.
     
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  2. PistolPete'sMustache

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    Sorry Doc. Brad Girtman and William Bell disagree with you. You have no credibility.
     
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  3. teachum

    teachum Wrangler

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    Then post your name.
     
  4. pokenocchio

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    your name
     
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  5. wagonburner

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    Professor, thanks. They are placing any and all responses contrary to the SI report on the official website. I would put this in a more official format or perhaps email Mike Holder with your name, statement, and time of witnessing this.
     
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  6. PokeProf

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    My name? John H. Curry, Ph.D. I was an Assistant Professor in the Educational Technology Program in the College of Education from June 2005 to December 2011.

    I've got nothing to hide, folks. Plenty of people have screen names that are pseudonyms.

    As for credibility, I was clear. This reflects my experience, and I can only speak to the academic allegations.

    I stand by what I said.
     
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  7. pittspokes

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    Thank you, sir!
     
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    Brother Curry! My advisor always spoke highly of you!
     
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  9. osuwhit

    osuwhit Cutting the grass and listening to Van Halen rap.
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    @PokeProf Please take Jason Whitlock's advice and share your experience with the world. Reach out to news media.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
     
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  10. teachum

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    Yes thanks, gives much more weight now.
     
  11. OSUCali

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    I sincerely thank you sir!
     
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  12. UrbanCowboy1

    UrbanCowboy1 Some cowboys gots smarts real good like me.

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    Perfection.
     
  13. jbhakta2k7

    jbhakta2k7 Cowboy

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    Thank you Professor... you have my support, for whatever that is worth. Aspart of the OSU family, we bleed and live orange, and at this time we stand together and stand strong. COWBOY UP!
     
  14. PokeProf

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    Who's this? Only certain people call me that . . .
     
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    Thank you
     
  16. Ptak'sNewspaper

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    Thank you for doing this!!!!
     
  17. cowboyharles

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    :) Check your inbox. :)
     
  18. stoutman3

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    Thank you very much professor!
     
  19. Ripleycowboy

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    Thanks for your insight
     
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    I sincerely hope your response gets into the hands of holder and the OSU administration. To me the only way these are refuted is with a wave of statements from people directly involved in the situation speaking out.
     
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