As if the NCAA doesn’t already have enough on its plate…
… Rachel McCoy said she felt most people who approach players and offer gifts are naïve to NCAA rules.
“Regularly, it’s just dinner,” she said. “People in Texas are just being friendly. They don’t mean anything by it at all. They don’t really realize, I don’t think, most of the time that it is a violation.”
Regardless, she said, the NCAA needs to implement harsher penalties to discourage boosters from this sort of behavior.
“You can not expect 19 and 20-year-old kids to say no to free stuff when they’re in college,” she said on the radio. “It’s silly. We need to make something more set for these adults to hold them accountable.”
You know what the real problem at Texas is? Good manners.
… Rachel McCoy said Colt’s father’s Brad, tried to shield him from agent attention, and that Colt brushed off any he received. Other Longhorns, though, were tempted by premature offers from agents.
“I saw so many of his teammates who just maybe didn’t have that self-control to say no to somebody,” she said on the air. “I know I can’t. It’s not my personality. I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings. It’s hard because you’ve got adults who you respect, who you think will know what’s right and wrong. When you have adults offering things, promising the world, we’re taught to go along with that and say yes because that’s the respectful thing to do. It’s interesting to see adults put kids in those positions.”
Mack Brown is probably wondering if he needs to hire an assistant coach for etiquette now. Maybe Miss Manners is available. She’s one tough cookie.