Most of this Kevin Scarbinsky column on Jim Harbaugh’s perfidy in bring spring practice down South is bullshit, because we all know that Greg Sankey’s stated concern about infringing on kids’ spring break time is hypocritical, but since we’re on the subject, I have to acknowledge that Scarbinsky shoots and scores with this:
What about Jim Delany? What about the Big Ten commissioner who’s so concerned about the student-athlete that he proposed a return to the quaint days of freshman ineligibility?
If Delany was sincere in his belief that “a year of readiness” would benefit student-athletes before they were asked to play games, what does he think about Harbaugh’s plan to take away even more of their down time?
Surely, Delany can’t be pleased with this idea even if there appears to be no specific NCAA rule that prohibits it. Yet he’s been absent, at least publicly, from this debate.
What a surprise.