I’m not sure which quote from this piece about reactions out west to the Nevin Shapiro scandal I enjoyed more.
Larry Scott waxes indignant (justifiably so) about former Miami AD Paul Dee, who said high-profile players “demand high-profile compliance,” while announcing the sanctions against Southern Cal resulting from the Reggie Bush scandal:
.. Paul Dee was Miami’s athletic director from 1993 to 2008. Last year, he was chairman of the NCAA‘s Committee on Infractions, overseeing USC’s receiving sanctions that ranked among the most severe in college sports history.
In a telephone interview, Scott was asked whether he agreed with national college football columnists who had described Dee as hypocritical.
“If the allegations prove true,” he said, “the words irony and hypocrisy don’t seem to go far enough.”
No, they don’t. Even Junior can’t summon up the words. At least not in a brief statement.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin refrained from weighing in on the Miami situation. When asked for a short response to the scandal, he said: “It would take me a lot more than one or two words.”
Funny, I bet that’s what Mike Hamilton would say if you asked him now for a comment about the Laner’s tenure in Knoxville. And that was for a much shorter period than Shapiro’s.