Wednesday January 25th, 2012

Returning to this bottomless well so soon? Yes. Yes, we are. It's not every day that your friendly neighborhood Syracuse blog alerts you to the existence of a Syracuse football recruit's calculus-themed rap video:

The guy in the middle as the video opens is one Dontez Ford, a safety and receiver from McKees Rocks, Pa., and a future Syracuse football person (his talents will be utilized on the offensive side of the ball for the Orange). These are no empty paeans to math, either: Ford is a genuine-article nerd (the smartypants coaches at Vanderbilt also offered him) who credits his seventh-grade math teacher with keeping him on academic track and who plans to pursue a degree in environmental engineering. The song features just about everything you could want in a music video: Shirtless dancing, explanation of derivatives, and prominently-placed clementines (can't be getting scurvy while solving for b, y'all). Good morning, Internet.

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