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Old 12-18-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Curious Why Connor Didn't do ROTC?

So he could graduate as an officer...

I mean, he's such a natural leader (by example). Seems like he would love being an officer.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Curious Why Connor Didn't do ROTC?

Was it just the time conflict? (time commitment)

Anyone happen to know?
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: Curious Why Connor Didn't do ROTC?

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Was it just the time conflict? (time commitment)

Anyone happen to know?
I would think it would have to do with not being able to make the time commitment to both that would be needed.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: Curious Why Connor Didn't do ROTC?

I don't know for sure, but I would bet it's a time committment issue. My sophomore year roommate was in ROTC and he was always having to do stuff for that. Don't see how one could have football, class, mandatory study time along with ROTC stuff and still find time to sleep.
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I don't know for sure, but I would bet it's a time committment issue. My sophomore year roommate was in ROTC and he was always having to do stuff for that. Don't see how one could have football, class, mandatory study time along with ROTC stuff and still find time to sleep.
Maybe we should ask Bruce Ellington! LOL!
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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Default Re: Curious Why Connor Didn't do ROTC?

If he wants to go into the military, the best route is Officer Candidate School. The ROTC is a scholarship program and that is the attraction of why you would want to put up with the military bullsh*t while you're in college.

Plus, Connor has dreams of playing in the NFL. You have to go straight into the service if you go through the ROTC.

Those are two good reasons. Not sure if those are why Connor didn't do ROTC, but those are damn fine reasons for not doing it.

PS: Any student, ROTC or otherwise, can still take the military courses as long as there is room. I know this because I was a Naval ROTC instructor at Texas Tech.
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I know this because I was a Naval ROTC instructor at Texas Tech.
Why did TTU drop NROTC?
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Time is a concern, but don't you know Connor is a grunt at heart. Lot's of leadership and most of the real work comes from the enlisted side.
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Why did TTU drop NROTC?
Who knows why the idiots in charge of the federal government do anything?
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Maybe we should ask Bruce Ellington! LOL!

I'm not supposed to say anything, but Bruce told he's using this time turner.

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Old 12-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #11
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I would think it would have to do with not being able to make the time commitment to both that would be needed.
I think you are exactly right. I don't think people realize that Connor spent at least 20-25 hours a week on football related activities......then schoolwork on top of that.

Plus Connor can take the OCS test and become an officer that way. Having seen him progress during his 4 years at Carolina, he will be successful at whatever he decides to do. I think a military career would fit him perfectly.
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I would imagine he could make a lot more money playing in the NFL.
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If he wants to go into the military, the best route is Officer Candidate School.
This. He'll crush OCS. Even if he went in and didn't make OCS he'd likely be quickly promoted to E4 or E5 right off the bat (just based on his degree).

But all this is a moot point, as he's going to be making a stop by the NFL first. Which is also a reason NOT to take the ROTC classes. He would have likely had to fulfill his military obligations first, which wouldn't have been the best plan for him......
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I would imagine he could make a lot more money playing in the NFL.
Perhaps, but for some reason, Connor doesn't strike me as a guy that is all that concerned about making the most money.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:50 PM   #15
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I'm not supposed to say anything, but Bruce told he's using this time turner.

...and Hermione wants it back! LOL
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Already on a full ride....why ROTC?
Like posted above, OCS if he wants to be in the officer corp. He may wind up doing something entirely different.
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This. He'll crush OCS. Even if he went in and didn't make OCS he'd likely be quickly promoted to E4 or E5 right off the bat (just based on his degree).

But all this is a moot point, as he's going to be making a stop by the NFL first. Which is also a reason NOT to take the ROTC classes. He would have likely had to fulfill his military obligations first, which wouldn't have been the best plan for him......
The Nfl? what exactly is he going to do in the nfl? Imo, Connor is a great college athlete.. I don't see him transcending his skills into the Nfl.
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For some reason I can't quote sc455, but

I bet you said the same about Tom Brady. One of the best Qb's, people didn't think to become something, but did. Connor has the work ethic, and believes in the team that he could make it.
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The Nfl? what exactly is he going to do in the nfl? Imo, Connor is a great college athlete.. I don't see him transcending his skills into the Nfl.
Sounds he is going to give it a shot.

If he makes it, great. If he does not make it, at least he tried.
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