16 August 2011

Miami Malaise

I'm sure that I've written about how the University of Miami football program had changed it's ways. It seemed that since the days of Butch Davis, compliance with NCAA regs was much improved.

Dupe that I was, I believed it.

My first impulse, on reading reports like this one, was that this Shapiro was a lying twerp out for vengeance. After reading more, and seeing some of the reports corroborated, Occam's razor would indicate that there is significant and disturbing truth to the allegations.

I took some pleasure in the recent troubles at Ohio State and USC. They seem penny ante compared to what seemed to be happening at the U.

It looks like that magic 2001 season was not a part of Shapiro's reign of improper activities. I suppose I have that memory to comfort me until all this is behind us, whenever happens. And of course, I have my chief love and alma mater, BYU.

This is a shameful story. For now, I'm done.

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3 comments:

A.J. said...

Does not look pretty. One thing I think I am relieved to learn is that Randy Shannon was not named in any of these allegations. I thought he ran a tight ship and it looks like he and his compliance coordinator tried to from 2007 onward ... but the "machine" of player benefits sort of existed already. Sad. I like Al Golden too, so hopefully he will be ok.

Lowdogg said...

I feel bad for Golden also.

It is a real mess.

sportsattitudes said...

Indeed, Temple hated to see Golden leave but he made the Owls football-relevant before departing, both on and off the field. If he stays and that seems to be a big if now, he would add some dignity to a rebuilding effort.