Tony Barnhart’s doling out all sorts of wisdom for people today. In the case of Bo Davis, here’s his career advice: Tell the truth or you’re done.
Conventional, true, but solid. Firm, even. No backing off there whatsoever… wait, what?
Davis may have gotten fired anyway, but the rule of thumb to both coaches and players is that if you lie, you’re pretty much done.
So if you lie, you’re “pretty much” done. Okay, maybe that’s not as strong as where he started, but bottom line, under no circumstances should you ever dissemble, because, whatever your situation, lying only makes it worse. Always much worse… er, um, what’s that you say, Tony?
Another rule of thumb is that if the school knows you committed a violation, they have no choice: They have to throw you overboard in hopes of saving the ship.
How many opposable digits does the man have to make rules on, anyway? I’m at three, which strikes me as a little weird.
Well then, to sum up, you may be done if you lie about a recruiting violation, but you’re done for sure if they know you screwed up, which means you should lie if you’re not completely certain they know you crossed the line because you might be just pretty much done instead of done for sure, except if they already know, then it doesn’t matter if you lie because…
Ah, screw this. My head hurts.