The law of unintended consequences

If you look at what the NCAA set in motion with Oregon and its payments to scouting services as a form of outsourcing (minus the southeast Asian accents, of course), it makes a kind of perverse sense.  This is Nike U, after all, that we’re talking about.



Filed under Recruiting, The NCAA

7 responses to “The law of unintended consequences

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Okay, so Oregon paid Will Lyles twice as much as any other school to steer the best prospects to Oregon. The real fraud in this situation is what Lyles did to the other schools who contracted with him; they paid for best efforts and only got sloppy seconds. However, I don’t exactly see anybody lawyering up or publicizing this.


  2. heyberto

    …. and home to Faber College, mind you.


  3. TennesseeDawg

    Oregon sucks at cheating. They need to have an offseason trip to Alabama and Auburn to learn from the best. When you are passing on money, you do it with the debit cards you buy at Wal-Mart so they can’t be traced. In addition, you use the pay-as-go cell phones so they can’t be traced. Come on Oregon, if you’re going to do it, cheat like a pro.


  4. 69Dawg

    Clearly the solution would be to have the NCAA certify the “Recruiting Services”. No certificate no can use. The NCAA would then have before the fact control and not come in later to shot the wounded.


  5. Mayor of Dawgtown

    The real problem is the stupid NCAA rule preventing coaches from scouting players in a non-“scholastic” situation. Let coaches go anywhere anytime to see players. Who at the NCAA thinks up this stupid stuff anyway?