‘Dumb Jocks’ Not True At WVU MORGANTOWN — “Dumb jock.” How many times have you heard the phrase? It’s pretty common, really. And once upon a time it
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I played football for WVU from 1963 to 1967 and am not impressed with how you made your point at the expense of many student athletes who paved the way for what is currently happening at WVU. I am a retired Division President in the PepsiCo organization. I played next to a graduate who became a dentist in Detroit and a split end who became a very sucessful teacher and coach. We had future doctors, teachers and business professionals on our team…without the heavy dose of tutoring the athletes get today. Yes, there were those athletes who didn’t set records in the classroom…but I’m sure that’s true to an extent today. Bob, you need to get your facts straight before you make generalizations. They don’t do justice to those “Dumb Jocks who excelled in the classroom.