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Old 08-24-2018, 12:05 AM
 
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<<An NFL player hasnít died from heat exertion in 17 years. Thatís the full measure of the crude, knuckle-dragging stupidity at work here. You know how many kids NCAA football coaches have killed with conditioning drills in that same period? Twenty-seven. I say ďkillĒ because thatís what it is when tyrants force captive young men to run themselves to death out of their own outdated fears of weakness. Why is the NCAA tolerating this kill rate, which is unmatched at any other level of football?

Professional coaches have understood since the lamentable loss of Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Korey Stringer in 2001 that you donít build a player by driving him to the brink of organ failure in practice. Only the most backward or mean coach still thinks summer sprints are the only way to breed toughness. Everyone else has learned better ó everyone but lunatic, over-striving NCAA wannabes who are in such a big hurry to prove themselves big dogs. The Pete Carrolls and Bill Belichicks arenít putting their players in the ground; theyíre putting them in virtual reality chambers. Only the NCAA tolerates ó and refuses to regulate ó unhinged dictators who think football has to be conditioned with sadistic extremes.>>

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Old 08-24-2018, 02:33 PM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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<<An NFL player hasnít died from heat exertion in 17 years. Thatís the full measure of the crude, knuckle-dragging stupidity at work here. You know how many kids NCAA football coaches have killed with conditioning drills in that same period? Twenty-seven. I say ďkillĒ because thatís what it is when tyrants force captive young men to run themselves to death out of their own outdated fears of weakness. Why is the NCAA tolerating this kill rate, which is unmatched at any other level of football?

Professional coaches have understood since the lamentable loss of Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Korey Stringer in 2001 that you donít build a player by driving him to the brink of organ failure in practice. Only the most backward or mean coach still thinks summer sprints are the only way to breed toughness. Everyone else has learned better ó everyone but lunatic, over-striving NCAA wannabes who are in such a big hurry to prove themselves big dogs. The Pete Carrolls and Bill Belichicks arenít putting their players in the ground; theyíre putting them in virtual reality chambers. Only the NCAA tolerates ó and refuses to regulate ó unhinged dictators who think football has to be conditioned with sadistic extremes.>>

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Hopefully, an NFL coach would speak up and condemn these outdated approaches in team practices at the collegiate level. My only concern would be that some coaches may feel if they speak out against the NCAA and its' policies, they may be off any short list of future coaching vacancies. We have seen NFL coaches go back into the college ranks and vice versa. However, we are talking about lives of student athletes here.
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Old 08-25-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Bear Bryant and his Texas A&M Junction Boys would be a national scandal today.
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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Jordan McNair of Maryland Terrapins died of heatstroke after team workout


Maryland Terrapins football culture toxic coach DJ Durkin


Maryland Terrapins place trainers on leave amid investigation into Jordan McNair's death


This entire ordeal has sickened me since i first read about this...hopefully these trainers get locked up in prison for a long, long time. Don't know if Durkin's getting canned, but he probably should be.
I've been to Metro DC in the summer and the heat is pretty much as bad as Florida - brutally humid. This should have been prevented.
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