If you want to understand what’s screwed up about the wonderful world of NCAA recruiting violations, this article is a great place to start.
Grant Teaff tells us that the coaches are fed up about secondary violations and, by God, it’s time to do something about that.
… Coaches have displayed a growing lack of respect for NCAA enforcement. And why not? A slap on the wrist for a secondary violation is worth it if bending the rules helps to land an elite player.
“It’s created an unlevel playing field,” AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. “If I’m sitting there as a head coach and you’re one of my assistants and can’t coach for two weeks, I’m not going to be a very happy head coach. As much as anything, I think this is going to be a deterrent.”
Except no violator’s name is going to be made public. And why not, you may ask?
“Part of that goes to a bigger philosophy of not making secondary violations public, some of which are for legal reasons,” said Chris Strobel, NCAA director of enforcement for secondary violations. “Part of that is they’re typically not the type of violations that should subject the particular individual to the type of scrutiny that could prevent their employment from other institutions.” [Emphasis added.]
Got that? Condemn this as long as it’s going on at another institution, but don’t let the Lane Kiffin wannabes lose a shot at getting hired somewhere else, because who knows when you may have need of a little envelope pushing to help your program?
These people are a joke.