Logan Walls dishes on his Tech education

Sports information director Dean Buchan notes that 68 Tech former and current athletes and student managers will earn their diplomas. Forthwith, a Q&A (mostly an A) with defensive tackle Logan Walls, a management major who was twice an All-ACC academic football team honoree. He had a 3.27 GPA going into this semester. He’ll be one of at least six post-graduates playing football in the fall.

Hardest class: Computer Science 1315. “It was the only one I could study really hard for and just not do as well as I wanted to.

Easiest class: Military Science. “It wasn’t too bad. It really all depends on the teacher. I got really lucky with that one, so that was probably my easiest one.”

Toughest assignment: “Probably most of the [computer science] stuff. If you miss a period or anything (in programming), then it’s wrong. That was probably the most aggravating.”

Favorite professors: Arn Rubinoff and Gary Jones, both in the management school. “I just really enjoyed their teaching style and I really learned a whole lot in both of their classes. I touch base with them from time to time. They’re still really helpful.”

Toughest week of school and football: Practice prior to Tech’s appearance in the Independence Bowl last season. “We got a week or something off from football, but the game was so early, we were practicing during dead week (before final exams). That was pretty rough.”

Best advice received about school: “Probably just don’t give up. You just have to keep grinding because it definitely gets tough. You just have to keep going. You can’t let one test or one class discourage you.”

23 comments Add your comment

ToeMeetsLeather

May 6th, 2011
7:05 am

Congratulations on this accomplishment Logan. I can’t imagine balancing school and football. All I had to deal with was Ma Tech and it was rough enough. Great job and good luck this season, go out with a bang(and another trip to the Orange Bowl).

r@mblinwreck

May 6th, 2011
7:53 am

Great interview Logan & Ken. Good luck to the Jackets this season, we’re looking forward to getting back to the ACCCG.

JM

May 6th, 2011
9:43 am

‘Best advice received about school: “Probably just don’t give up. You just have to keep grinding because it definitely gets tough. You just have to keep going. You can’t let one test or one class discourage you.”’

This is the main thing GT teaches. Life is tough, keep fighting through and do the work.

albanyfan

May 6th, 2011
11:03 am

Now do a story on a UGA grad. “well, that class in check book balancing was really really hard!” And that home economics thing was tought too…I mixed whites with colors and got a poor grade.

all in fun, dogs!

Okeefe/Bob

May 6th, 2011
11:38 am

JM You are correct.The biggest thing I learned was to stay with it.It sure paid off for me and I’m sure a lot of other Tech grads.Of course I had a little stint in the old USMC before Tech that was also a big help.

Reality Stinks

May 6th, 2011
2:50 pm

Another Tech player graduates, yep thats right, Business grad

Not engineering

I give it to Tech at least they make their diploma mill for football players look more legitimate

GT_BS_MGT

May 6th, 2011
3:34 pm

Business Grad with a Bachelor of SCIENCE degree you nimrod. Not to be confused with a BA that UGA gives out quicker than a paper plate at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Thanks for sharing your total lack of higher education knowledge.

ToeMeetsLeather

May 6th, 2011
4:32 pm

“Reality”, the reality is that there are a lot of folks in this world that would like to have a degree from TECH.

Stumpknocker

May 6th, 2011
5:00 pm

Better hurry up “Reality Stinks”, your 10 min break is up …….now back to flipping those burgers. Sorry for you………you can only wish you had a degree from GT.

GoJackets

May 6th, 2011
7:43 pm

Ken,
Thanks for your good job of covering GT athletics. We appreciate it.

Tech Forever

May 6th, 2011
10:56 pm

Reality Stinks

As a basis for comparison, you cannot get a Business Mgmt degree without taking 2 calcs, 3 labs sciences (one of which has to be Physics as it’s required), computer science, and 2 applied sciences. You can however get a Business Mgmt degree from Georgia taking zero calcs, zero computer sciences, 2 lab sciences, and 1 applied science course (of which astrology….YES ASTROLOGY….counts).

Break’s over. Last Marlboro in the pack so you better get to workin so you can stop by the Gas N Sip on the way home.

ManUp...

May 7th, 2011
2:34 am

I believe that little “diploma mill” that the Dawgs are referring to is the BSMGT from Georgia Tech…ranked HIGHER than whom? Umm…Terry College AND every other business school in the state save Goizuetta at Emory. At every SEC school I’ve ever been to kids taking Finance or Business or Accounting or Management majors are respected students who are seen as hard workers compared to majors like art, philosophy, history, social work, turf management, etc. At Tech it’s our easy major. Think about that for a second. Rag on our football guys all you want, but when football players study business at your school the TV announcer points it out and declares him a future Rhodes Scholar candidate. At Tech a football player only gets that attention when he majors in an engineering discipline. The guy interviewed here has a 3.27 average in Management. He’d be all over the news at your school. At Tech he’s just another good football player showing some brains, but nothing like a Sean Bedford (4.0 Magna Cum Laude Aerospace Engineer and All-ACC Center)

Go Jackets!

bikerchick

May 7th, 2011
9:09 am

check the all acc academic team….you have to have over a cumulative gpa of 3.0 I don’t see Sean Effort’s name on that. He doesn’t have a 4.0 retard……How low do you think his GPA was if he got a 4.0 for one semester and never had a cumulative over 3.0. Please know your facts….P.S. GT grads graduate with honors, high honor and highest honor. Starting to look like SEC fans with posts like the previous one. The only cumulative 4.0 that I knew on the team when I was there was Logan’s older brother Levi

bikerchick

May 7th, 2011
9:10 am

Go Jackets….THWG

Who cares (the original)

May 7th, 2011
11:05 am

SN names the 20 smartest athletes in sports. Notice that Sean Bedford is listed. Don’t think I saw Mr. Walker, or any other dog on the list.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/feed/2010-09/smart-athletes/story/sporting-news-names-the-20-smartest-athletes-in-sports

Who cares (the original)

May 7th, 2011
11:09 am

And one reason he wasn’t on the All-academic team, the is a grad student not an undergrad.
Something we have alot of at Tech. For instance next year Roddy Jones will not be on that list as he and Jason Peters have graduated before their football career expired

Go Jackets!!!

Tech Man

May 7th, 2011
4:06 pm

Right on! Mutts don’t check facts. Why does a top football factory school fail to win the important games? 31 years and counting since last Nat Champ.

Tech Man

May 7th, 2011
4:10 pm

Oh, and UGA only wins SEC one every 10 years! Bottom tier SEC school. Rick and his over paid coaches gone in 2012.

Jimbo

May 9th, 2011
9:34 am

@ManUp

Actually, our “easy” major would be INTA or STAC…

Rodney Dangerfield

May 9th, 2011
9:51 pm

Tech doesn’t have any “easy” majors.

Wes Durham's Gigantic Bottom

May 10th, 2011
1:39 am

I am going to leave for UNC because there are attractive women on campus…..I hope they like my large dumper.

GT Armchair

May 10th, 2011
7:48 am

Logan needs to study hard.

He won’t be playing football for a living.

That said. Congratulations, young man. Proud to have you as a Jacket.

reebok

May 11th, 2011
10:13 am

anybody who thinks the business school at Tech is a ‘diploma mill’ is, with all due respect, out of his/her mind. emory’s business degree might be tougher, but nothing else in-state comes close. happy over-the-hump day to all.