Ohio State did self-report it to the NCAA. Since it was reported in news articles the compliance department reported it to the NCAA, cooperated with the NCAA investigation, self-imposed sanctions, and the NCAA still increased those self-imposed sanctions. Had the university stonewalled the NCAA as many southern schools tend to do, we probably get zero sanctions. Tressel losing his job probably doesn’t even happen.
My only guess would seem by many to be SEC bias paranoia. The SEC really seemed to take control of the NCAA, especially in the infractions department, during Slive’s time at Alabama. Since then, the total landscape of college sports has changed. North Carolina gets a total pass for athletes getting credit for non-existent classes. Duke, Kansas, LSU, North Carolina, Arizona, Clemson and others in basketball paying recruits is scarcely mentioned and the NCAA doesn’t appear interested in punishing the schools in question. While we have players who traded their own possessions for free tattoos was treated as a fairly big violation by the NCAA. Just doesn’t make a lot of sense.
The biggest problem is the NCAA. The only way the NCAA will investigate anything of this nature is if the school itself self-reports the violation, which is ridiculous. Clemson even stonewalled the NCAA attempt to investigate the PED use in 2018. The NCAA allowed Clemson to self-investigate the PED use and, surprisingly, they reported to the NCAA that they found no issues with PED use at the school. The NCAA is too broken to fix and this is becoming the norm.
As long as the checks keep clearing...expect Clemson to have the top rated class as long as Dabo is there.
I agree. A Texas A&M OL was on the north squad. Was just replying to the question above asking why Mack was on the south squad. Mack was added at the last second to replace a WR on the south squad.
He replaced a player from the South team’s roster who either changed his mind about playing or was injured.
And Marshall played QB at Middletown, IIRC.
If only we were the team from the SEC that doesn’t need to play for a conference title to make the playoffs...
Closer to two than one.
What if Tressel had sent the email to compliance and they pulled an Alabama or Clemson and stonewalled any NCAA investigation? Nothing to see here folks...
They didn’t run Hyde for one play. Zeke wasn’t used much the entire game.
The only way 2015 is different is if Sparty beats us in September. We would have woken up and played to our potential from that point on.
Wasn’t it fourth and two (or three?). Wouldn’t have mattered though...they weren’t stopping Hyde either way.
The thing that baffles me about the basketball team is the poor defense. Defense should never slump. The shooting may come and go but our defensive play should have stayed elite but hasn’t.
Not only ties to Ohio State, but I think if one’s team is ranked in the top 6 (as PSU was for part of the year) they must also recuse themselves.
The emphasis on the DL will probably make the difference. Kelly actually had a good starting DL but no depth...which hurt them as they wore down in the second half a lot against top competition. Especially teams that could control the clock with the running game.
The only “miss” on this list might be Kelly. Kizer going to Ohio State to “provide depth” shouldn’t be considered a miss. Hicks was never going to Ohio State and neither was Kraemer. Scott had the opportunity to choose Ohio State but he didn’t want to compete with Weber. Carman wasn’t a miss because he didn’t want the pressure of playing at Ohio State, or perhaps more accurately, being an Ohio recruit playing under a spotlight at Ohio State.
Oregon had those same advantages several years ago and got physically dominated by Ohio State. Their ceiling is probably similar now.
Like I stated above...there is proof of paying players and taking PEDs at a program level at Clemson. Clemson has instilled this culture in its football team and it is all Dabo. To believe that only a couple players took money or PEDs when court records and NCAA documents show otherwise is like putting your head in the sand to avoid the real world. No use discussing this further since neither of us will change our thoughts on the subject.
Show me where he was the only one who didn’t...
Why does so many on this sight defend Clemson when court documents show that Clemson paid its recruits and NCAA documents show that Clemson gave PEDs to its players?
By your same logic, we could have made all those mistakes against Clemson and, without the replay officials buzzing down to the field to review plays the “on the field” officials didn’t call...we would have handily beat Clemson. Heck, even if just the Wade ejection isn’t made, Clemson is lucky to score 10 points on our defense.
Maybe he does want a degree, although if he goes pro he is instantly a millionaire, so the degree wouldn’t be a huge deal. He could always go back to get it. Running backs “shelf life” in the NFL is short, so why take another year of hits at the college level? He has won a natty, played in two other CFP national championship games. Just seems like a very strange decision. Testing in the NFL for drug testing might be hit and miss but it is fairly equal among all teams, unlike in college.
Didn’t say Dabo was paying him millions. I am sure that the boosters are taking good care of him. As I stated, not so sure he is a first rounder because when he played top flight competition, his running game wasn’t great but he did well out of the backfield.
And I don’t appreciate your “That’s a pretty low IQ thought process.” My IQ may not be in the same high area as yours...but my 125 has served me well enough over the years.
It isn’t hard to see how the NCAA treats southern teams. Clemson with paying players and PEDs, LSU with paying recruits and a former player giving current players one hundred dollar bills. North Carolina, Duke, etc. either paying recruits or having players take non-existent classes. The whole system is corrupt.