Chip Kelly jumped a sinking ship.
Chip Kelly jumped a sinking ship.
I am shocked by this news. /noiamnot
Oregon is one of those schools that cant afford massive penalties. Even with Nike, they still have a hard time getting the kids to ignore USC and Stanford out of California at skill positions. The rule of thumb is when the NCAA comes a knocking is to lie because you have nothing to lose. If that dont work come up with some penalaties that seem harsh . If that doesnt work, prepare to bend over.
The 2011 Auburn vs Oregon BCS title game (2010 season) will go down as the most corrupt college football game of all time. Both teams cheated to get there, and even the Fiesta Bowl employees were cheating. It would make a very interesting ESPN 30-30.
Proper punishment will be for them to wear the most boring drab uniforms for a few years, maybe something in plaid.
Clearly the NCAA only finds something when there is something but hattas can keep chasing Bigfoot. Just don't be offended at the smirks you get from people as they watch you howl and then get exhuberant when you interpret someone else howling back as evidence that you find a new species.
I could care less if Auburn has violated many NCAA rules. I could care less that Newton's family or Newton himself was paid in some way at both Auburn and Florida as I'm sure both happened. Again, do I care if he was paid? Not at all. That's the way college athletics works.
But to sit here and act as if the NCAA is some kind of independent entity that treats everyone the same is nonsense. No one outside of Auburn actually believes what the NCAA has to say about the Newton case. Frankly, the only folks who believe the NCAA are the opponents of teams whom they make a case against. Even then, it's not like they believe them, they're just happy they ruled against an enemy of theirs. The NCAA is one of the most corrupt organizations in this country and you treat them as if they're the standard-bearer of honesty.
The NCAA looked into Oregon and found actual evidence.
The NCAA looked into OSU and found actual evidence.
The NCAA looked into Auburn and had to conclude they couldn't continue in good faith because there was a lack of any evidence.
To somehow continue to act as if there is an equivalency there is simply silly. To posture like Auburn is one of the dirtiest programs in college and the 2010 championship is tainted as some in the national media and many on fanboards do, is to simple admit that facts don't matter and no amount of convincing will cause one to change their mind.
As to the argument that the NCAA just didn't want to find something at Auburn, horsepucky. Bama is supposedly the golden child of the NCAA and they've vacated 29 wins and have been on probation for so many years that it's actually unique that their last two seasons have been probation free. And USC wonders why the NCAA would strip their title but not Auburn's...... You have some proving to do if you want to convincingly argue that the NCAA protects Auburn for some reason.
I get it's an easy narrative and it stirs people up. But so does the narrative of the existence of Bigfoot.
jojo, won't you just let it rest?
The term "Major Violations" here is a little misleading. It just means there won't be a summary judgement and that Oregon will have to go in front of the infractions committee. They still didn't find LOIC, which means there probably won't be any bowl bans. This looks like loss of scholarships, some recruiting restrictions perhaps and maybe some forfeited games and probation.