Watch how neatly Jim Delany flips the premise of the questioner completely on its back here:
Q: If the NCAA’s ruling on Jim Tressel doesn’t meet your expectations, would you consider additional sanctions as a conference, as SEC commissioner Mike Slive did after Bruce Pearl violated NCAA rules, then lied about it to investigators?
JD: “We haven’t really acted in what would I describe as an enforcement way. I know the SEC took action against Bruce Pearl, but that was very unique for them and unique to them.
“We get involved in education. We get involved in guiding our schools along a path of compliance. We also provide advice to our schools. But if you followed the Big Ten or the Big 12 or the ACC, you wouldn’t see these conferences acting in an enforcement way. It’s simply because we don’t have the machinery for enforcement. We’re not out in the field and we’re not out processing the cases in any substantive way…”
Get that? The SEC’s peers don’t do enforcement because, unlike the SEC, they’ve never needed to do enforcement.
This guy’s good.