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“What I do with degrees and scheduling, I base it on aptitude, attitude,” Henley told SI. “Now a guy may have wanted to be a business major, but he can’t get through a math class. That’s a big reason why we don’t initially declare a major for a player. … I’d love to tell every single one of them who walks in that door, You go be what you said you wanted to be, but at the same time I’ve got to look at aptitude, attitude and work ethic.”

Henley was also asked about players’ allegations that a number of instructors handed them passing grades for little or no work: “That was never brought to my attention, but they wouldn’t necessarily do that and, number two, I don’t have control over what a professor does.”


AP Sports Writers Tom Withers and Brett Martel contributed to this report.



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