You would think so, but this is the same NCAA that allowed Cam Newton to play because he "didn't know" what his dad was doing and that then allowed OSU to use known ineligible players in a bowl game, breaking virtually every precident in (at least recent) NCAA history. They then had the infractions committe send a 5 page letter to Kentucky about Calipari's victory total, even though that claim had nothing to do with any alleged infraction. And how long did it take them to act on the Reggie Bush case?
I agree that these findings deserve a tough penalty, but right now I'm not confident in the NCAA's decision-making.
There would have to be proof of this scandal going really high up at Miami for them to get the death penalty. It could happen, but I really doubt it.
I don't even see it as a Miami issue or an Ohio State issue, etc... This is a problem with all of college football. There's too much of it going on and the only way anyone seems to get busted is when Yahoo Sports starts snooping around.
I don't really blame young guys that don't have any money for taking when a rich ahole is throwing it around, the problem is that those guys are allowed to be this involved in a program. The funniest part of the whole thing is how Paul Dee, the man who was on the committee that punished USC, was the AD at Miami for a lot of those years.
The NCAA has big problems.
Concerning Miami, i'll be surprised, if they don't get nuked. Maybe they won't get the death penalty but they're going to find it tough to be competitive for a significant period following their punishment despite the conference they play in. This might have some far reaching implications too as there are several coaches that were on Miami's staff from the period encompassing Shapiro's that would have full knowledge of major violations if the allegations are true and who have went on to become prominent members of high profile football programs throughout the US.
For the record, the USC and Miami situations are how journalists are supposed to cover these kinds of things.... don't fire all cannons until ya know what you're shooting at....
This might also have other far reaching consequences.... Texas A&M is most likely going to join the SEC... a team like Virginia Tech would be a prime target for expansion given the chance for the SEC to try to invade the DC area and they may be more prone to jump ship if the competitive nature of their conference takes a hit by a major program getting significant sanctions....
Yahoo is free to do as they please, but does anyone else have the feeling they could pick any school they wanted, do an investigation, and land evidence to get sanctions against that school?
Miami making a strong case to be included when the SEC expands.
These are listed NCAA Major Probations by current members of these respective
1. Big 12 Has 56 Probations; 12 members = 4.7 per institution
2. PAC 10 Has 45 Probations; 10 members (before this season) = 4.5 per institution
3. SEC Has 50 Probations; 12 members = 4.2 per institution
4. Big Ten (11) Has 42 Probations; 11 members = 3.8 per school
5. Conference USA 41 Probations; 12 members = 3.4 per school
6. ACC 35 Probations; 12 members = 2.9 per school (about to add UNC/Miami)
7. Mountain West Has 19 Probations; 9 members = 2.1 per school
8. Big East Has 32 Probations; 16 members = 2 per school
9. WAC Has 18 Probations; 9 members = 2 per school
10. Missouri Valley Has 15 Probations; 10 members = 1.5 per school
11. Atlantic 10 Has 13 Probations; 14 members = 0.9 per school
Miami isn't getting any death penalty.
Randy Shannon barred this guy from practice once he took over as HC because he was viewed as a 'questionably' character or booster by UM. It wasn't specifically him as it was a whole group of folks, but he was included. Drew Rosenhaus as well. There are a lot of holes in his story but I'm not going through all of them.
With that said, I have no doubt players were paid as its just a matter of finding a paper trail. Paul Dee was their AD at the time and he's now head of the NCAA INfractions committee. (he's the one who gave USC their punishment last year).