This is my self indulgent REPOST. I would only do this on a Sunday when traffic is down. But this will allow the haters to be silenced. Only 5 and a half months until College Football returns: HT ALL CANES

THE University of Miami

For all the fools who still spout the tired and cliche, “Thug U” moniker, Miami again is tops regarding academics and athletics. Get with the times.

This past NFL season, 27 professional players earned their degrees from Miami — the largest amount of graduates in the NFL from any college.

Ed Reed. Santana Moss. Reggie Wayne. Antrel Rolle. Some of the biggest names in the game.

Some who left returned years later to finish what they started. Cortez Kennedy and Duane Starks, to name a few.

Aside from the most four-year grads in the NFL, Miami also boasts a NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 969, which was 8th-highest in the country out of 119 Bowl Sub-division programs — that’s up from 966, which was 10th-highest in 2007.

Miami had 23 seniors in 2008 and going into the season, 13 had already earned their degrees. The rest either graduated December 2008 or will graduate in May 2009.