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    Re: Will Blazer's Comments Get Any Traction (about Bama football)?

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    As more comes out, I don't expect the NCAA to punish the programs. Maybe the coaches, but they can't punish all of the programs because this is including even the mid-majors.

    *But* if they punish the coaches, they will end up punishing the schools, too.
    Yah, I just don't think they will unless they can prove there is a direct connection - coaching staff helping, etc.

    Beyond that, basketball is the golden calf for the NCAA, accounting for some 90% of their annual revenue. They might take on one or two schools, but that's about it. They don't want to mess up a $900 million per year cash cow.
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    Re: Will Blazer's Comments Get Any Traction (about Bama football)?

    "I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
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    Re: Will Blazer's Comments Get Any Traction (about Bama football)?

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Former Bama assistant Yasir Rosemond was also on tape today making similar comments. Not great.
    True, itís not good, but he didnít implicate the football program like Steve Smith of Clemson.

    According to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports, who is also covering the trial, Rosemond was videotaped at a meeting in Las Vegas telling Dawkins and Blazer ďwhatever you need me to do, Iíll do it,Ē in terms of recruiting resources. Rosemond did not receive any money at the meeting, per Wetzelís report.
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    Re: Will Blazer's Comments Get Any Traction (about Bama football)?

    Quote Originally Posted by bamaga View Post
    True, itís not good, but he didnít implicate the football program like Steve Smith of Clemson.
    Thatís not the entire quote, which is damaging.


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    Re: Will Blazer's Comments Get Any Traction (about Bama football)?

    IMHO, the longer this stays at or near the top of the message boards the greater the chances that the NCAA will begin to feel that they`ll just have to start digging. Somewhere.

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    Re: Will Blazer's Comments Get Any Traction (about Bama football)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tideflyer View Post
    IMHO, the longer this stays at or near the top of the message boards the greater the chances that the NCAA will begin to feel that they`ll just have to start digging. Somewhere.
    Like CA said they're caught in a vise of their own making...
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    Re: Will Blazer's Comments Get Any Traction (about Bama football)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tideflyer View Post
    IMHO, the longer this stays at or near the top of the message boards the greater the chances that the NCAA will begin to feel that they`ll just have to start digging. Somewhere.
    The NCAA has their hands full with this. They have coaches openly admitting to paying players. If they don't figure out how to make this all go away they'll start there.

    In the past the NCAA spent a lot of money to go after specific programs. Now? We're seeing Alabama, USC, Clemson, Notre Dame, UNC, Duke (huge basketball brands, which is the NCAA's main source of revenue), we're seeing the biggest names being brought up. The NCAA is probably going to end up making this about the coaches, and they should. This shouldn't be about players who in some cases didn't even get any money (families being paid) or outside people not even associated with the university, the guys the NCAA can go after are the coaches involved in this, and they're not going to want to try to destroy some of their most valuable brands. So, coaches are going to be the easy targets here.

    This doesn't mean Alabama isn't going to get caught up in all of this, but Alabama isn't like Auburn or LSU where they kind of stonewalled the NCAA. Alabama complied, and hasn't been implicated in the most damaging aspects. The NCAA will know where to start, but even programs like LSU probably get off light, but the coaches might find it is years before they're allowed to coach college ball again.
    Last edited by KrAzY3; April 27th, 2019 at 03:26 PM.
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