Coach’s poor choice of words

08/07/2014 7:31 PM

08/07/2014 7:32 PM

When a coach the stature of the University of Miami’s Al Golden characterizes classes as a “distraction” — however off-the-cuff his remark may have been — it doesn’t make life easier for faculty contending with academically unmotivated athletes. His comment also provides, perhaps unwittingly, support for the unionization of college football players (as at Northwestern), which UM has gone on record as opposing.

Peter Schmitt, Department of English, University of Miami, Miami

Join the Discussion

Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service