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Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits. - Richard Nixon
Sad. Could be a chance to honor a scholarship offer and young man going through adversity. Coach Chizik has modeled with Shon Coleman how to place the wellbeing of the young man over football. AU is fortunate to have such a coach that is a shining example!
Chizik has already demonstrated what a great man he is. Apparently, it has not resonated with manhy of his peers in the coaching profession.
Read the article more closely. OU honored a scholarship to a player that found out he had to give up football AFTER he signed his LOI and before his freshman year actually began. The situation was the same with Shon at Auburn. He wasn't diagnosed with leukemia until the Spring of 2010, AFTER he had signed his LOI and before his freshman year. While this situation is tough for the young man involved, he was a verbal commit only and frankly, isn't owed anything by OU. Has nothing to do with the "goodness" of coaches.
Sometimes, life sucks. This is one of those situations. Sounds like the kid has a great attitude and is moving on to create the next phase of his life.
Grammar: The difference between knowing your sh*t and knowing you're sh*t.
Point well taken. Looks like the young man will have a scholarship opportunity. I am inspired by stories that value potential players when things do not go as planned.
True, but OU could still sign him and put him on a medical scholly after signing. IMHO, it is the right thing to do. I guarantee that CGC would have honored the yong man's verbal. Doing the right thing for the right reasons should always be done.
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