HOT BLAST: 'So, no, he didn't promote academics'
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Oklahoma State's J.W. Walsh, right, celebrates with teammates after he score on a run against Texas San Antonio last Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Oklahoma State's J.W. Walsh, right, celebrates with teammates after he score on a run against Texas San Antonio last Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Oklahoma State's football program is headed for big-time trouble if recent reporting from Sports Illustrated holds up.

The allegations are straight out of college football scandal central casting: Grade-fixing. Payments to players. Drug use. Sex.

The worst part, though, may be a comment from a kinda/sorta defender of OSU's practices under former coach Les Miles and current coach Mike Grundy.

Terry Henley, an academic adviser for football since 2000, denies the players' allegations that he scheduled them in easy classes and steered them to majors, but concedes that academics weren't a priority for Miles. "There was never pressure [to cheat], but Miles was like most coaches who want to be somewhere else," said Henley. "They're going to do what they need to do for two or three years, and they're not going to have to deal with whatever the fallout is. So, no, he didn't promote academics."



In other words, according to OSU's academic adviser, nobody could expect an ambitious coach to actually put the education of his players first.

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