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I agree overall but the pace of this invetigation has been compartively swifter than others we've seen in recent years. This situation is just unique b/c these morons got caught with their hand in the cookie jar. The NCAA recognizes the potential embarassment of allowing them to enjoy the cookie (win a title) only to force them to regurgitate it later (vacate it).Anything Michigan wins will be vacated in a few years and we'll pretend they didn't win it like Reggie Bush and USC had their shit vacated, which means absolutely ZERO in the end since NCAA is gutless and wants to make as much money as they can off of Michigan before punishing them.
Sort of correct, but not totally. Programs absolutely have been hammered by the NCAA for actions committed by Boosters. It's on the program to make sure they're following NCAA guidelines.
“I can give you good news,” Smith said during a 30-minute phone call with Yahoo Sports. “I don’t recognize being known as ‘Uncle T’ and I will refute that myself. I never funded Connor. To say I knew him is perhaps overstating it. I said hi to him. I’ve spoken to him more since he left Michigan to make sure the young man is OK.”
Smith has not spoken to anyone at Michigan or the NCAA about the investigation but would be happy to do so, he said. He said he has nothing to hide and he remains convinced that Stalions’ scheme broke no rules.
“If you read the rules, it’s not at all clear that any rules were broken,” Smith said.
One thing to remember though is that this is the first real investigation under the new NCAA President who has said that he wants to change the perception of the NCAA.I agree overall but the pace of this invetigation has been compartively swifter than others we've seen in recent years. This situation is just unique b/c these morons got caught with their hand in the cookie jar. The NCAA recognizes the potential embarassment of allowing them to enjoy the cookie (win a title) only to force them to regurgitate it later (vacate it).
Given the constraints of the appeals process, the NCAA's options for penalizing them this season are limited, and they know it. I think once they recognized Michigan was unwilling to voluntarily remove themselves from anything significant this season, they chose to put pressure on them through the BIG and media. Their willingness to act swiftly and apply pressure in various ways has far surpassed my initial expectations.
Again, the NCAA is gutless, but in this instance, they seem to be flexing some muscle. They need to keep putting pressure on them until they bend the knee and volutarily remove themselves from post season this year. Force them to fire the staff, vacate wins and give them a scholly reduction for a few years. I doubt they give them a death penalty no matter what but that doesn't mean you can't make threats.
Everyone is just fawning over Michigan right now (one example of many). Two more pro-Michigan top 10 hashtags trending again across world. How this would play outnationally was so predictable you have to be blind to not see it coming from a mile away.