I'm new around these parts, so I may as well open with a bang.
My biggest concern is not the NCAA. Most fans do not understand how this process works. It is OSU compliance who will most likely be the culprit if this gets screwed up.
What most people do not realize is that the NCAA relies on the member schools for 95% of enforcement info and punishment. The member school's compliance department frames the discussion from start to finish. And that is the only thing that concerns me.
OSU has the largest compliance office in the country. At last count, they have 8 attorneys working in compliance. Compliance has been removed from the athletic department. Ever since the Jim O'Brien matter, OSU compliance have increasingly acted more like the Gestapo than people who are in place to protect student athletes. They have a terrible gotcha culture.
If OSU fans wonder why places like Auburn, UNC, Miami, and Bama get away with as much as they do, it is because they have compliance offices with no in-house attorneys, a handfuls of administrators, and they are tasked to protect the school and student athletes. They hire outside counsel who focus on the real world law and not NCAA by-laws. These schools know that the NCAA is a paper tiger. OSU treats the institution like a sacred cow.
I've seen behind the curtain. I know how they operate. It is by far the biggest competitive disadvantage that OSU faces. It is not 9 conference games, not playing FCS teams, not conference bias, it is OSU's own compliance office that is their biggest opponent.
This never even gets reported at 95% of NCAA member schools.