First, I want to say that I'm not complaining.
Second, I'd like to say that I also get ****** when this kind of thing happens to me, but I take it in stride and I KNOW that others will never see it from my point of view, simply because most people allocate a TON more study hall time than I do.
Slyman9, I agree with your strategy because I use it myself. I think you are mad, and also I think you're over-reacting a little, but I also think this is because you have thus far been extremely lucky. Not lucky in the sense that you're strategy is wrong, per say, but more lucky in the sense that you haven't had a few more examples of this in your HD career. I don't have those issues frequently, but I do get them on a semi regular basis. Most of that is corrected before it gets to the ineligible point. I'd have many more ineligibles if I had not already been down this road myself several times. As soon as I see the crap midterm report, I know from my experiences past that I'll have to jack up his SH time considerably.
Most players do well with 5-7 mins added to the 3-5 (depending on HS GPA) that they start with, but some take this to the extreme and need 15 or more. I've recently had 2 blockheads who failed 2 semesters when each had over 20 mins of study hall. Those guys are rare, but they are out there. Also, for those of you thinking it, no, they did not come back on the scout reports as terrible in the classroom. Both of them were average. Had they come back as mediocre or below average, I'd have started them a little higher to begin with. They also had GPA of 2.5 or more. I feel that what happened was the random factor, combined with my preference for lower SH time. I don't like it, but I know the consequences. I don't like it, but I also can't claim surprise, no matter how much it boggles my mind that any idiot can fail with 15-20 plus Mins of SH time. Sometimes, I guess the guy is just a blockhead for whatever reason.
Also, to head off the flaming: I don't take scholarship lightly in real life, but this is a game, the players are not real and I don't care if they stay at 2.0 for their entire career, as long as they can play the game, I'm good with that. This is a feature built in to give it the feel of reality, but I don't have to drink the Kool-aid on this particular issue to be happy.