Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Let me get this straight. Two nationally respected college football news sites post stories that the NCAA is looking into Auburn (cbssports and yahoo sport). Auburn fans says they are wrong. Auburn fan is right? It reminds me of the time when ProFootballTalk was trying to get a start and made a living off of breaking Bengals stories. Us Bengals fans thought it was all wrong, turns out PFT was right.
Let me set you straight. Two "national stories" stated that the NCAA was looking into recruitment of players in Memphis and as part of the process interviewed people within the Auburn Athletic department and Forde alluded to some type of escalation. What Forde failed to mention was that concerning Memphis, A) this is old news, B) the NCAA actually focused upon MSU, and C) there is no real tell in the NCAA questioning Auburn officials given that they signed Jovon Robinson,a guy whose transcripts were altered, D) there is absolutely no reason to believe that Auburn recruiters were behind Robinson's transcripts being altered, and finally, E) Taylor and Luper (the "other" stuff) had been taken off of the recruiting road as part of a self-imposed penalty because of a completely unrelated secondary violation that Auburn self-reported.
Forde basically took some salacious stuff and wrapped it into an Auburn bow during Iron Bowl week. Other really important details Forde seems to miss is that Gogue essentially gave the middle finger to "boosters" with the way he has conducted himself during the HC decision and now search (so much for those heavy handed boosters) and it is crystal clear who is in charge and has influence, there has not been any hint of a LOI regarding Memphis, and oh by the way Luper and Taylor are cleared to go back on the road and continue their off campus recruitings efforts, the Auburn Athletic department certainly isn't losing sleep over Fordesque "reporting" (again Trooper and Luper wouldn't be hitting the road if the NCAA was hitting overdrive) and the Auburn compliance office has an outstanding track record (see Cam and see how accurate the Fordes of the world have been regardng the Plains burning down).
In other words, Forde has no real insight into Auburn football or at least if he did, he certainly chose to keep it well hidden in his latest expose.
Sorry, Auburn guy is right.