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Freshman ineligibility would silence diploma mills

Updated: March 1, 2006, 5:31 PM ET
By Adrian Wojnarowski | Special to ESPN.com

Back in the 1960s, when Terry Holland was a young college coach making his way, he remembers the winks and knowing nods. These were real high schools, with real teachers and real text books, and Holland would ask, "So, how are his grades?"

And sometimes, there would be a knowing nod, pursed lips and someone asking him, "Well, what does he need?"

Always, there will be abuses. Always have been, and always will be. Yet with freshman ineligibility in those days, there wasn't an ...

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