So paying someone's dad over 200K is ok? Weird...As far as the SEC goes, the SEC East is for the most part clean.
My biggest gripes about some SEC teams are:
1. Cam Newton, a felon who stole a laptop from his roomate while at UF, goes to Auburn after his Dad shopped him around for over 200K. The NCAA said his dad found a "loophole" that got them a get out of jail free card.
2. Can't remember his name, but last year an LSU player stomped a US Marine down until he wasn't unconscious.
3.The practice of oversigning, which is a religion at LSU and Alabama.
There are some SEC fans who know about this, many shrug it off, but when a team gets what equals an extra recruiting class every four years there is no doubt it gives them a vast advantage over teams who find this practice unethical.
Check out www.oversigning.com
to learn more.
4. ESPN's seemingly blind eye they turn to all the dirty shananigans the SEC pulls, yet their seemingly constant coverage of every little thing a Big Ten team does. I'm sure having a contract with the SEC has something to with this. The Big Ten Network being one of their main competitors probably has something to do with this as well.
With the exception of UF, every SEC team that's won the NC in their run they've had are all notorious oversigners.
I can let the Newton pay for play scandal fly by, but to me oversigning shouldn't be allowed in college football. It's unethical and simply not right.
That's what irkes alot of fans. I do have alot of respect for Georgia coach Mark Richt. He has been an outspoken opponent of oversigning and I feel bad for a guy who does it the right way but can't get ahead in his own conference because scumbags like Saban and Miles continue to oversign.