As long as the B1G has a two strikes and you're out drug policy, it won't be Miles. He wouldn't have enough players for a two deep.
Disagree. There are plenty of alternatives out there. But first and foremost, the administration and the fanbase have to throw out that ridiculous "Michigan Man" prerequisite. That has really limited them to what they currently are experiencing.
The B1G drug policy is the main reason you will never see Les Miles return to Michigan.
DJ, for the most part, I am at the opposite end of the spectrum on this case from you. I do agree however that the NCAA has botched this case in an unbelievable fashion. They should have run out as many non revenue sport athletes as they could as witnesses. 50 percent of them should have been female athletes. All speaking about how they got their chance at a college degree because they of the current system. Then run out a selection of college and basketball players that never went on to pro careers.
Then finish it up with calling the plaintiff Ed O'Bannon to the stand. And follow this general line of questioning.
1) When you left high school there was no one and done rule. You chose to go to college. Was that to build your brand for NBA scouts?
2) What did the scholarship agreement that you signed at the time state about monetary rights and profits? If you felt the agreement you signed was so unfair, why did you sign it in that first year, when you could have gone straight to pro basketball? Or for each year following, through your senior year?
3) You were eventually drafted 9th in the first round by the Nets. In the year you left high school, out of the top nine picks, seven were college seniors, one a college junior, and one a college sophomore. Would you say that attending UCLA helped you maximize your value for the draft?
4) Before you even played a game for UCLA, you wound up tearing your ACL in a pickup game. You were told you might never walk again. And your recovery took eighteen months. UCLA wound up keeping you on scholarship. Do you think you would have wound up being drafted 9th by the NBA or signed a 3.9 million dollar contract if you had not been allowed to continue as a member of the UCLA basketball team?
5) Despite your playing career being finished at UCLA, you returned to get your degree in history there in 2011. So in fact you did receive an academic education there as well as preparing you for a professional athletic career. Was there anything else promised you in the scholarship agreement that you were not provided?
I would also maybe put in a few questions in there that point out that your career in the NBA was rather dissapointing. Emphasize that the name recognition he received from playing at UCLA was far in excess of what he could have achieved on his own, whether at that tme or later on as proven in the NBA.
All along, I thought Ed O'Bannon was not a great choice to be the top name with this lawsuit. He was drafted in the top ten. He wasn't restricted by the one and done, and therefore had choices. He did receive his degree. The NCAA isn't responsible for his NBA career not working out.
Give the kid a break. His imaginary girlfriend had just broken up with him.
They weren't sure if they might not need that win to be bowl eligible.
Not possible as they are in the same division.
(since everyone in their conference roots for their whole conference, they won't see Bama or Auburn fans piling on TA&M like PSU and TSUN fans did on Ohio State).
Obviously you never read some of the conspiracy threads during the Cam Newton debacle that were started by Bama and LSU fans.
It wouldn't stop it. But it would force them to keep options open for the kids. One of the things that seems to make people point the finger at SEC schools, is the way that kids transfer out, are kicked out for team rules violations, or given medical waivers, the week before summer camp begins. This is far too late in the process for these kids to have options available to them. They still have to sit out a year. Rarely is there a school that has open scholarships available that late in the offseason. So if they want to go somewhere else, it is on their dime. And, with those kind of hurdles, it becomes more likely they drop out of the system.
With a four year scholarship, essentially a written contract, the coach has to make sure his actions can withstand a lawsuit. That will definitely reduce, even if it does not eliminate, the blatant oversigning.
Uzelac was a jerk, no doubt. I remember what he did with Kent Graham, who went on to a decent (for OSU quarterbacks) NFL career. What a waste.
However, there was a lot more to the Robert Smith story. The summer after he walked off the team, I was in a Physics class that Robert Smith was enrolled in. Other than the first day of class, and exam days, you never saw him. He had a young lady taking his notes for him. The Lantern about that time did a story about him working a summer job doing construction in Dayton, instead of attending class.
I agree with the concept of convincing a majority of ACC members to dissolve the GOR. That is highly unlikely, but is about the only way the B1G would proceed with targetting those schools. Delaney and the B1G has no interest in challenging a GOR agreement in court, as it is just such an agreement that protects its own conference. The last thing that the B1G would want is to successfully get an FSU out of such a contract and then lose a maryland or nebraska whose new administrators might have decided that the move hasn't worked out as well as was hoped.
And for those who.purchase the books on tape version, voiced by Jeff Foxworthy, they will throw in a couple of yellow hi-literz for marking the crucial passages.