“Sometimes crap happens. You just have to deal with it.”

A South Carolina entourage takes in LA on some not so pleasant business.

… Spurrier and 10 other university coaches, leaders and officials will be in Los Angeles this weekend to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The NCAA says the school received $55,000 in improper benefits for athletes — mostly football players — who stayed at a hotel for a reduced rate and for South Carolina’s involvement with a mentoring group in Delaware.

South Carolina agreed in its response to the NCAA in December that major rules violations did take place.

This is worth keeping an eye on for a couple of reasons.  For one, I’m curious to know whether the sanctions South Carolina imposed upon itself – some carefully measured scholarship reductions and official visits cutbacks – are enough for a newly feisty NCAA enforcement section.  (Along those lines, you have to wonder how the ‘Cocks hire of Ohio State’s former compliance officer goes down with those people.)

Secondly, even if the NCAA decides it’s satisfied with the punishment the school has doled out for itself, how Spurrier recruits with the reductions in the SEC’s new era of the soft 25-man cap will be of interest, as he’s been fairly aggressive with roster management over the past couple of seasons.

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10 responses to ““Sometimes crap happens. You just have to deal with it.”

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    “mentoring group in Delaware”. Is that like that pimp down in Texas?

  2. Dog in Fla

    “Spurrier and 10 other university coaches, leaders and officials will be in Los Angeles this weekend” living it up at the Hotel California

  3. 69Dawg

    The “Self Imposed ” penalties were about as little as they could do without just telling the NCAA to shove it. If the NCAA doesn’t come down on USCe with a hammer then all bet are off. We’re talking multiple violations of benefits that the school in effect caused to happen by letting the guys stay at the hotel to begin with. USCe could not fire their compliance person because she knows where the bodies are buried so they demote her and hire the guy from a school with a worst record for compliance than USCe. Hell why didn’t the AD just give the NCAA the finger. You know UT will be watching this one.

  4. Mayor of Dawgtown

    South Carolina’s proposed self-imposed penalties should be enough: Suspend Stephen Garcia and Alton Jeffries for the entire season…wait…er…..huh?

  5. Cojones

    Why did the NCAA take so long to get to this friggin’ “stage”? Is their decision (in 2-3 mos) retroactive to limiting scholarships that have been awarded in the meantime?

    I thought the penalty for playing ineligible players was forfeiture of games and resulting monies going back to 2009. What does this do to their SEC East Championship and resultant play in the SECCG over a year ago?

    Crap will fall from the sky for this nose-thumbing given to the NCAA and the rest of us. I would say that the jig is up in SC.

  6. MT

    I’m just hoping the NCAA decides to take back the SEC East “Champion” banner they have hanging up in Williams-Bryce.

    That 1969 ACC Title will once again look rather lonely in a stadium historically known for sub-mediocrity