Texas fires Vince Young from part time job.

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Scored a 5 on the Wonderlic.

Jeff Fisher was right; Bud Adams was wrong.

Sad story.
His first was actually a 6, then he took it again the next day and made a 16.

I remember reading somewhere once that a score as low as Young made on the first take was indicative of functional illiteracy on some level; the only real way to score that low is if someone had trouble reading or understanding what the questions were asking. Pretty sad.
 
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His first was actually a 6, then he took it again the next day and made a 16.

I remember reading somewhere once that a score as low as Young made on the first take was indicative of functional illiteracy on some level; the only real way to score that low is if someone had trouble reading or understanding what the questions were asking. Pretty sad.
I've always assumed that he just didn't care and didn't try.
 
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His first was actually a 6, then he took it again the next day and made a 16.

I remember reading somewhere once that a score as low as Young made on the first take was indicative of functional illiteracy on some level; the only real way to score that low is if someone had trouble reading or understanding what the questions were asking. Pretty sad.
I’m almost positive it was posted that they make a huge deal out of this but it means absolutely nothing in the long run.

Young didn’t make it because he didn’t want to work plain and simple.
 
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Young had natural talent but didn't think or want to work at being better too much. What a shame. Could have been something really special if he'd had a work ethic 75% of a Jerry Rice type.
 
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Young had natural talent but didn't think or want to work at being better too much. What a shame. Could have been something really special if he'd had a work ethic 75% of a Jerry Rice type.
75%??? He would have been HOF if he had 5% of Jerry Rice’s work ethic. Rice was incredible in his conditioning.
 
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Perhaps, but I think the guy lacks any sort of common sense and basic intelligence. He earned approximately $64 million over a 7-year period. Once that dried up, he defaulted on a nearly $2 million payday loan, then filed bankruptcy.
I agree he doesn't have much common sense, but I don't think he's illiterate. I just don't think he tried to answer any questions on the original Wonderlic. Just pushed buttons or drew in circles, whatever the method was for taking the test.
 
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I agree he doesn't have much common sense, but I don't think he's illiterate. I just don't think he tried to answer any questions on the original Wonderlic. Just pushed buttons or drew in circles, whatever the method was for taking the test.
Was it reported at one point he believed there was no time limit on the Wonderlic? Perhaps not. I thought I read somewhere once that the score of 6 was a function of he had only answered a handful of the questions because he was taking his time.
 
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He might not be totally illiterate, but there's no way he reads much higher than a 3rd or 4th grade level. The guy couldn't pronounce Harold, ffs.

That aside, I think his real issues stem from the fact that he was coddled for the first 22 years of his life. You don't have to be smart to live like a king. Dude has had every opportunity.
 
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He might not be totally illiterate, but there's no way he reads much higher than a 3rd or 4th grade level. The guy couldn't pronounce Harold, ffs.

That aside, I think his real issues stem from the fact that he was coddled for the first 22 years of his life. You don't have to be smart to live like a king. Dude has had every opportunity.
Yeah, that's why it was speculated he might be "functionally illiterate." A 3rd or 4th grader would have trouble reading the questions on the Wonderlic test or a legal document, for example. There's no way he's totally illiterate but for all practical purposes, he could be.

There was definitely something about VY's upbringing that uniquely coddled and insulated him, much more so than other elite prospects like himself. I'd imagine all, or almost all, of these guys are coddled. They don't all break down like Vince did though. It's like he had never heard a critical word ever uttered about him, or faced any adversity whatsoever, until he got to the NFL.
 
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After that epic championship game and declaring for the NFL draft, he made the talk show circuit. When he did the Jay Leno show, I texted my diehard Longhorn brother in law “your boy’s kinda stupid”...which isn’t my usual instinct. He defended Vince throughout his career but recently conceded on that point. There was just a Jamarcus Russell level disconnect with what he was asked and how he answered general softball questions...not good for a QB.
 
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Julius peppers is also illiterate. I have met him, seen him play, and followed him for many years as a panthers fan. He signed a 100 million dollar contract with the bears and left carolina for a while. Now he is back here and a solid player at around 40 years old for a million a year i think? He cant read or write though, and i would bet my mortgage on it...went to UNC for 4 years...it is sad that teachers and then professors and tutors will lie and cheat for these guys and let them get to adulthood unable to read...easy to get robbed for tens of millions by your agents, lawyers, and handlers when you cant even read the stinkin contracts.

Very sad for any adult that cant read...they have to rely 100% on trusting those around them. No excuse for a mam with 100 million not to hire tutors to make him functionally literate either, though...
 

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