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Academic questions for college sports

We should be hearing as much about the 'student' as we do about the 'athlete'

Updated: August 25, 2010, 3:08 PM ET
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Hey, coach, you gotta be excited about the upcoming season. Your starting quarterback is returning behind an experienced front line. What's better than that?!

"Blah. Blah. Blah..."

What about the defense? You lost some speed in the secondary and your linebackers are talented but young. How are you gonna deal with that?

"Blah. Blah. Blah ..."

Finally, coach, are all your players on track to graduate and earn degrees?

"Huh?"

Just once.

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