Sometimes, it’s not that complicated.

Here’s a solid look over at Ole Miss blog Red Cup Rebellion at the NCAA rule that might wind up hanging Hugh Freeze.  But in the end, you don’t really need to know the details.  You just need to know his conclusion.

At the end of the day, the NCAA can do whatever the hell it wants.

Purty much.

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18 responses to “Sometimes, it’s not that complicated.

  1. Walt

    What’s that whining sound I hear coming from north Mississippi?

  2. Cousin Eddie

    Which also means they can do nothing at all.

  3. DawgPhan

    I thought the NCAA was crazy until I started reading about the Olympic Committee.

  4. dawgtired

    It sounds as though he is trying to paint the picture that the NCAA is just a bully unjustified in its actions. Simply though, he is just not getting away with his crimes any longer and he’s mad about it. Cousin Eddie is right…we have gotten used to the NCAA doing little if anything (unless it’s Georgia of course). Auburn and teams alike have pulled the NCAA’s pants down for all to see. The new rule that eliminates plausible deniability, is ruining things for these coaches that intentionally keep their head in the sand to benefit their programs. Freeze is shocked, shocked I tell you, that the NCAA might do something and he is mad about it. I’m kind-of enjoying the crying right now.

    • Cousin Eddie

      I just don’t see them doing anything other than maybe a slap on the wrist. If you are a mid-major or lower they will try and make an example out of you if you bend over and offer to take it they will slap you around but if you tell them to “prove it” they back down and go away.
      There is to much money with Ole Miss for them to do much to them. If they were not ranked maybe but after Scam Newton I have come to the conclusion they will not go after teams making the money.

  5. Just Chuck (the other one)

    Syracuse will continue to be very unhappy until suspension happens to someone else.

  6. Cojones

    They will get his crooked whining ass, post a forfeiture on their games and stop their bowl game(s). Sure sounds like a loss of team control and responsibility by the HC. Let the sky rain shit.

  7. Macallanlover

    I could care less about them suspending Freeze, I want the Ole Miss program punished (loss of scholarships, post season ban, fines, etc). Not sure he is much of a loss, all he has done is succeed at cheating and even then, what has he done? They now reach a bowl most years? Wow, cool.

    • Walt

      They’ve beaten Alabama 2 years in a row. Maybe gotten under Saban’s skin? That’s a small accomplishment.

    • dawgtired

      Whether or not Freeze is suspended, you have to wonder how this will affect his recruiting. Will the spotlight be so bright that he and staff have to be cautious with their dirty dealings? It will be interesting to see how successful Ole Miss will be without cheating. He may have to rely coaching up more 3 star recruits.

    • Saxondawg

      I do care. I want the NCAA to stop as much cheating as possible–knowing that you’ll never stop all of it. At least take some kind of moral stand.

  8. Macallanlover

    Good point. I am certain a ban from post season, and loss of schollies would hurt them. The bright light would have the rats scrambling.

  9. ASEF

    Rumors that Greg Little is rethinking his fall address.

  10. How does loss of schollies work? If you lost 10 does that mean the next year you can only recruit 15 players. Can you then sign 35 the next year? Or does it mean you can only have 75 scholarship player on the team for x number of years?

    • Given your example, you would not be able to sign 35 the following year because there are limits to how many scholarships can be awarded each year. Therefore, your roster size is limited until the small class runs out of eligibility. That’s how is worked for USC after Reggie Bush, if I recall correctly.