That would be “NCAA no-brainer“.
Though if you take that expression literally…
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Woe unto Auburn and Clemson …
Who better to be in charge of stiff penalties other than quasi-super-hot Vice President for Enforcement Julie Roe Lach. She will crack the nut
“Stiff” penalties? Can’t believe such a sexist remark from you about Julie Low Rach. “Crack the nut”? Such promiscuous comments about male sexual organs should be prohibited on this blog. Perhaps if you ameliorate your remarks to use “crack” and “cojones” (universal language descriptor) as a gentle mouthful, we wouldn’t be so offended. Sure made me feel better typing this.
Bad Dog, Bad Dog.
Julie Roe Lach strikes me as a nice person with absolutely no knowledge about the dark underbelly of life and no experience at investigation of wrongdoing. While well-intentioned she simply does not have the where-with-all to do the job. She went to work for the NCAA right out of school and has no practical experience. Until the NCAA gets somebody like an ex-prosecutor and a staff of ex-cops to start doing investigations and starts taking real action against the bad guys including serious enough penalties to change behavior (yes, the death penalty under the right circumstances) there will never be enough of a threat to the corruption that exists in certain segments of college football and that corruption will continue unabated indefinitely. Julie, get a job at a large law firm doing mergers and acquisitions. You are out of your depth. You are the problem–not the solution.
My wife, the First Lady of Dawgtown, just said something profound about this subject which I need to share with the rest of you: “The real reason the NCAA hired somebody obviously incompetent like Julie Roe Lach as Head of Enforcement is that the higher-ups who run the show actually DON’T WANT TO CATCH ANY OF THE REALLY BAD ACTORS.” She’s right. (I hate it when she’s right.)
Whatever happened to the group of ex law/ FBI agents hired by the SEC to fly from school to school and police the transgressions of this conference only. Thought that template was used by the NCAA. Of course it was proactive when used in the SEC. Why not the NCAA?
Is Julie Roe the lady who told us, very clearly, in 2010 that ANY player who has a family member, agent, or other representative solicit money on their behalf would be ruled ineligible (she was reading verbatim from the NCAA policy)? Was she also the lady who slammed Cheatzik at the SEC meetings last Spring by warning the NCAA wasn’t through with Auburn?
After having both of those shoved back in her, you have to wonder if she doesn’t love the action when she comes out again acting like the NCAA is poised to act judiciously/strongly against wrong doing. We have already seen how the NCAA felt about the “most egregious”, and obvious, cases of rule violations in CFB history. Yeah, they deserve everyone’s respect. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Those scholarship reductions look pretty daunting. However, I’ll believe Emmert is serious about enforcement when the NCAA actually hammers a program. Until then, I’m reminded of the mothers you see in grocery stores saying, “Don’t make me count to 3. I mean it this time. Hey, where are you going?”
The NCAA does hammer programs comparatively speaking. They will suspend a star player screwing up the season for that player’s team for a relatively minor infraction (see AJ Green and–yes–Bay Bay Thomas) then thump their collective chests about how tough they are, all the while completely ignoring the most egregious violations (see Auburn and the Newtons), IMHO purposely, because if they did take action it would have to be something more severe than they are really willing to do. So they pretend that the serious violation didn’t happen when everybody knows that it actually did happen. How can anyone have respect for people like that? I certainly don’t.
P.S. This reminds me of the recurring allegation that during a recent Mayor of Atlanta’s term of office (the name will be withheld for obvious reasons) the City of Atlanta Police Department began refusing to make a police report on many crimes in an effort to artificially make it appear that crime had gone down when in fact crime numbers actually had gone threw the roof. NCAA=same mentality.
What in hell is to prevent Julie Low Rach and the NCAA penalties committee from implementing incident-befitting and consistent penalties now? Don’t get this “we have to enact” crud that I thought they can impose now. What’s stopping her and them from using what is already NCAA-inacted rules allowing the punishment of institutions evenly across the board.
The problem lies in lack of backbone to prevent Biggies from influencing the outcome of punishment first meted out by the NCAA subcommittee and committee. After dilution and before publishing, the punishment becomes so misshapened that it is laughable.
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