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Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

Posted on: November 8, 2010 8:48 am
Edited on: November 8, 2010 8:49 am

Washington AD Scott Woodward called Oregon an “embarrassment” as an academic institution over the weekend.

Here are his quotes from the Washington pregame show.

“ … it’s not really where we want to be … because it’s an embarrassment what their academic institution is, and what’s happened to them as far as their state funding has gone. In my mind it’s a wonderful athletic facility but they’ve watched it at the expense of the university go really down. 

“The athletic facility is impressive. The fans at Oregon should get down on their hands and knees at night to Phil Knight and pray to him because this is an incredible facility he’s built.“

Later …

“ … You watch how far they’ve [Oregon] dropped because of their state funding. And it’s a message for us too. Our state needs to get its act together because we can’t continue to progress without investment in our institution. But we’re doing extremely well and we’re very proud of that fact.”

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Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2010 4:02 pm

Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

Their uniforms are an embarrassment

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2010 12:34 pm

Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

Now compare the football players graduation rates to the general student population which is around 33%.  This can be misleading also because many students have to drop out for financial reasons.  Cannot blame the Washington President voicing his opinion about state funding but to use Phil Knight and the University of Oregon as an example shows lack of class as it's more than an Oregon problem plus the athletic programs are not what Universities are all about they do get a return on their investment.  Phil Knight is an asset to college academics because without his contributions the University of Oregon would not be as good.  Athletics teach also, lessons in teamwork, and the lessons Chip Kelley taught last year to LaGarrette Blount were priceless about being able to overcome adversity and obstacles while staying in school. 

Certainly not an Oregon fan but an envious Ohio State alum that wants another crack at the Ducks.

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2010 12:21 pm

Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

The Washington AD's intentions were in the right place to promote higher education funding, but he was really dumb in the way he went about expressing it. It shows that he IS envious that Oregon earns toward athletics like it's a 40k student school when it only has 20k students. It's a roundabout way of doing it, but the athletics dept at Oregon is drawing in a larger student base from year to year. It's a reason that Oregon will be able to expand its academic departments over the years and raise funds because of the added interest.

Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2010 11:46 am

Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

lol. Good for the AD, telling it how it is. Oregon will be hit with sanctions before too long. BANK on it.

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2010 11:40 am

Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

The sad part about graduation rates is that the school gets penalized when a player leaves early for the NFL, NBA, etc. How is that a fair assessment? It's not. A school cannot make a player stay there to help the rate. Another bogus NCAA point for sure.

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2010 11:38 am

Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

hey bosox if u paid attention to the article it said PREGAME, but he's right, oregon academics aren't really that good, for that matter most of the major FCS schools aren't very good due mainly to early departures.

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2010 10:45 am
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Since: Sep 27, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2010 6:40 am

Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

This has always been an intriguing statistic ... unfortunately, it is misleading and skewed by the fact that ther are numerous "early" departures for the professional ranks ... 

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2010 3:19 am

Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

Bahahahaha this guy wouldn't ever open his mouth if Phil Knight graduated from his university and funded his facilities.  Ever.

It's only a bunch of ****ing hypocrites in this world.  If someone else has an advantage, open your mouth.  If you have an advantage, shut your mouth.

Obviously academics are important but I'm sure you'd be happy as the top team in the land, loser.  You just got blown out by another team and resort to bashing their academics.  Loser.  Sore losers and hypocrites, what a wonderful world.

In closing, shut the hell up.

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2010 2:11 am

Washington AD calls Oregon "embarrassment"

2008 NCAA Graduation Success Rate for BCS Football Programs

1. Notre Dame 94%
2. Stanford 93
T3. BC 92
T3. Duke 92
T3. Northwestern 92
6. Vanderbilt 91
7. Wake Forest 83
8. Texas Tech 79
T9. Baylor 78
T9. Nebraska 78
T9. UNC 78
T9. Penn State 78
T13. UConn 77
T13. Indiana 77
T15. Colorado 75
T15. Iowa 75
T15. Syracuse 75
T15. Virginia Tech 75
19. Cincinnati 73
T20. Illinois 70
T20. Michigan 70
T20. Miami 70
T20. Rutgers 70
24. Florida State 69
T25. Clemson 68
T25. Florida 68
T25. Maryland 68
T25. Wash State 68

T29. Kansas State 67
T29. Pitt 67
31. Virginia 66
T32. South Carolina 65
T32. Washington 65
T34. Oregon State 64
T34. Ole Miss 63
T34. Miss State 63
T34. Purdue 63
T34. West Virginia 63
T34. Wisconsin 63
T40. Okla State 62
T40. UCLA 62
42. Arizona State 60
T43. N.C. State 59
T43. Missouri 59
45. Louisville 58
46. Auburn 57
T47. Kentucky 56
T47. Texas A&M 56
T47. South Florida 56
T50. Alabama 55
T50. Iowa State 55
T52. LSU 54
T52. Tennessee 54
T52. USC 54
T55. Cal 53
T55. Oregon 53
T55. Kansas 53
58. Ohio State 52
T58. Arkansas 52
T60. Minnesota 51
T60. Michigan State 51
62. Texas 50
T63. Georgia 48
T63. Georgia Tech 48
65. Oklahoma 46
66. Arizona 41

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