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" or school loyalty is not a priority." It could be, it just isn't

#1 on the list above EVERYTHING else - and why should it be?

The NCAA and schools have 'used' student-athletes for decades, while the student-athletes have also 'used' the schools (to a slightly lesser degree). You can argue about the split and whether it's been completely fair, but it's been a reciprocal relationship. Players owe the schools absolutely nothing.

Now, as far as their teammates/friends, that's different to me. Again though, all this type of decision says for sure is that the player prioritizes his perceived well-being and that of his family ahead of contributing to the team this year. If you asked every other player on the team if they'd do the same thing, I would imagine you'd get plenty who would say they would.

There isn't a direct parallel for most of us, but I don't see it as being entirely different from the average person changing jobs. I care about my colleagues and the institution I work for, but I wouldn't put myself and my family in a "worse" situation to stay there if I knew I was already leaving relatively soon anyway.

(In response to this post by BeachGobbler)

Posted: 07/30/2020 at 2:18PM


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Anyone hear Doug Gottlieb talking about Farley yesterday? -- BeachGobbler 07/30/2020 12:50PM
  Gottlieb is a tool bag. ** -- reestuart 08/02/2020 01:00AM
  What the heck does Gottlieb know about football anyway? -- Zanderhokie 07/30/2020 5:23PM
  I wonder how is back problem is behind the scenes. -- GreenStreet 07/30/2020 3:40PM
  This. ** -- Hubman 07/30/2020 7:03PM
  Doug is a clown, PERIOD, next. ** -- uvabasher 07/30/2020 2:31PM
  That's my issue with him -- VaTechHokiesACC 07/30/2020 7:30PM
  Called himself out -- cybburghokie 07/30/2020 8:55PM
  You would have to pay me to listen to Gottleib. ** -- hoosnowahokie 07/30/2020 1:55PM
  Risk vs Reward -- VT757to276 07/30/2020 1:30PM
  If it comes from DG, I give it ZERO weight -- 48tnhokie 07/30/2020 1:16PM
  Yeah, I have no issue in this circumstance. ** -- VaTechHokiesACC 07/30/2020 7:31PM
  I agree with you -- crazylane 07/30/2020 2:17PM
  Yeah, me and my son were talking about that yesterday. -- GCHokieof91 07/30/2020 2:56PM
  Wow, him leaving is not due to lack of loyalty. ** -- uvabasher 07/30/2020 2:31PM
  Sorry, that wasn't my intended implication. ** -- BeachGobbler 07/30/2020 3:10PM
  Who said it was -- crazylane 07/30/2020 2:35PM
  Or they just can't read. ** -- crazylane 07/30/2020 2:38PM

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