NCAA Investigating Auburn

By Joe Beale on November 21, 2012 at 3:33p

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Baroclinicity's picture

Cue Gomer Pyle - "Surprise, surprise, surprise!!"

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

tennbuckeye19's picture

But, how could this be when we all know the Auburn program ALWAYS does things the right way.
Personally I've had the impression that Trooper Taylor was a shady dude for a while. So this stuff is not surprising at all.
But of course the NCAA will probably let them go with a slap on the wrist.

btalbert25's picture

If only it were one of Yahoo!'s real reporters coming out with info.

Maestro's picture

You don't say

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LouGroza's picture

No way. The beginning of the end will start something like this. One recruit, then another, then another. All with stories to tell about what program offered what, if only they will attend their school. As I've said before, the power of this conference will be its ultimate corruption. They have to stay on top in some way. If they can't do it one way, it will be by another. Actually been waiting for the ball to start rolling and this could be it. SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I want to upvote this so a jillion times.

Baroclinicity's picture

I keep trying to click where the upvote button would be.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BED's picture

Your commented +1s are an adequate substitute!

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
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biggy84's picture

Wonder if Forde has the same "sources" he had when he wrote his gossip crap at espin. I'm surprised Pitino let him stop buffing his NC ring long enough to gossip.

millertime2011's picture

Doesn't involve a heisman trophy frontrunner on a national title contender mid-season and now they care? Weird. 

MediBuck's picture

Of course! It's the SEC for crying out loud!

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

tennbuckeye19's picture

Just saw this tweet which raises an excellent point:

So Auburn was cheating to go 3-8, but squeaky clean when they were suddenly, miraculously good in 2010. That's what we're going with, NCAA?


Bucksfan's picture

If Ohio State players were in a video sporting the kind of audacious smarm regarding impermissible benefits, it'd be headline news every day until we got a bowl ban.  How do I know this?  Because it actually happened.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

And people call Pryor arrogant.

Carolina sucking must be some kind of karma.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Doc's picture

Nothing to see here folks, move along.

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BuckeyeSki's picture

Not the bagman they were lookin' for...

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Kurt's picture

How do you do what you do so well?  Srsly.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

If what I've heard is true, this could be the first of a handful of SEC schools to be brought down. It's not Will Lyles was the only game in town, nor was LSU the only school involved in such games.
As I told some people at a Penn State tailgate this year "The only real difference between Ted Sarniak and Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy was the spin the media put on it." It's just a matter of time before these seemingly innocent stories are further scrutinized. I for one would like the recruitment of Marcus Lattimore to be HEAVILY scrutinized. There's a reason Tennessee has stopped using recruiting hostesses, and it has nothing to do with with a stupid sign at a high school football game.

Nick's picture

With what's happening to Miami this will make it harder for Auburn to find a Chizik replacement if they do go ahead and fire him. 

Brutus's picture

This will be like OJ getting away with murder (allegedly) but going to jail for life for something extremely minor by comparison. Looks like Auburn's free dealing ways might have finally caught up with them.  But something tells me they'll get away with this (whatever this is) as well.

BoFuquel's picture

Chizik has brung dizgrace to the intar ESECPN network and conference.He will be delt with swiftly and with treemendus 4ce.It is written so be it.GOBAMA has spoken.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

If this were tOSU, ESPiN would have it as breaking news. I wouldn't be shocked if they interrupted the LA/OKC game for it.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Brutus's picture

I have a buddy who's an Auburn fan and just pointed out that if Auburn fires Chizik and his staff for cause, they save $9 million this year. He's wondering if this might be self-sabotage by AU. I think he's only half joking, but I imagine this investigation and the likely sanctions to follow would be a much easier pill to swallow if the university is $9 million richer in the end. It's not like Auburn hasn't dealt with sanctions before and become very relevant shortly thereafter.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I know you said he's joking, but that is an interesting theory. The way the SEC is, I wouldn't put it past them.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Brutus's picture

He was only half joking but I really think this theory might have some teeth.  I have to think that after the miserable season Auburn has had and Chizik proving that his success was based entirely an a once in a decade player, these new allegations give Auburn all the ammunition they need to give the guy the boot without a second thought.  It was going to happen after this season anyway.  If they can do so and save a huge chunk of change in the process, why not fall on the sword of NCAA sanctions.  I can see Auburn just admitting to it, placing all the blame on Chizik and his staff, taking the hit, and putting the $ 9 mil towards getting the next coach.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Of course since Auburn is a tire fire now the NCAA steps in and investigates. 
This is like digging up a dead body and trying to recessitate. 

cjkanski's picture

And after said recessitation, giving the body a lethal injection.

"I could *BLEEP* forever. *BLEEP until I drop" - The Count


hodge's picture

Who's not surprised?

ih8rolltyde's picture

the stink of this investigation and the sanctions to follow will make that 9 mil look like change.....
SEC will be a 16 team conference, and they will be cutting ties with at least one current member (I guess 3, Kentucky, Auburn, Miss St) money money money

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT