"Another reason Boykin decided to return for his senior season: He said he’s on track to graduate in December, meaning he can leave for the NFL next year with his degree in hand."Look, we all know he is paid to win ballgames, something he didn't do nearly enough of last year (I know it wasn't just last year). But if you are going to get in his poo over the poor behavior of his players, I think it is only intellectually honest to point out the good things going on in our program. Two guys in the article (Boykin and Glenn) passed on the coming out, even though both would have been drafted. Both mentioned wanting to get their degrees as a motivation for coming back.
If he has as much control over how they act downtown or in parking decks or the backseats of cars on Riverbend Parkway at 3am as we seem to think, then he has control over their decision making in this regard, too. Actually, I would say he has created the atmosphere that getting that degree is extremely valuable, thus he has much more control over this part of their behavior.
There will be arrests. Hopefully, no one will be caught rolling a splif at da club, or be, you know, rolling splifs at da club without getting caugh, but those arrest will come. When the Dawg Nation goes berserk over a 19 year old drinking a beer and then walking into public while intoxicated, at least know that some of us get that there is good behavior on the football team.