Ladies and gentlemen, this is your NCAA.

It’s like the world is just now catching up to what every Georgia fan has known for a decade.

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28 responses to “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your NCAA.

  1. JCDawg83

    Auburn tried to teach the world how to beat the NCAA years ago. The Auburn playbook is simple; deny, deny, deny, lie, do not cooperate and cheat big enough to win fairly big. The NCAA will not touch a hair on the head of one of it’s cash cow, nationally known brand programs.

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      • Mayor

        ^^This. The Aubies wrote the book on obfuscating the NCAA. On the other hand, Georgia under Mike Adams (who was trying to feather his own nest in an attempt to become NCAA President) and Greg “Jellyfish Spine” McGarity, would not only fall all over themselves to cooperate with any NCAA witch hunt of the Georgia program, they would actively create problems that hurt our program–like drug testing the first day after the end of spring break. I’m a lawyer so I look at things a certain way. I believe you don’t bring a rope to your adversary and ask to be hung, and make no mistake about it–the modern NCAA is Georgia’s adversary. The NCAA has thrown the book at the Georgia football program repeatedly for minor offenses while repeatedly ignoring major offenses committed by our biggest rivals (I’m looking right at you Auburn and your program hero Cam “the Scam” Newton) and others. I’m not saying it’s OK to cheat. I am saying don’t give the NCAA material to use to crucify our players or program. Remember how the AJ Green fiasco occurred: The NCAA was investigating whether a player from another school had been given inappropriate extra benefits at a party which Green also attended and came to Athens to interview Green about what he knew about that (Green was at the party and was accused of NOTHING) and the autographed jersey business came out in the questioning. That of course begs the question of why was the NCAA under the auspices of interviewing a witness were asking questions of the witness’ own activities for potential liability. If I were Georgia’s lawyer I would recommend a blanket policy of players and coaches not being allowed to speak to NCAA investigators–period. Everything has to go through the AD’s office. If the NCAA tries to do something punitive to the program because of that, fine–meet us at the courthouse and let them convince a Federal Judge in Athens,GA.

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        • Texas Dawg

          “Everything has to go through the AD’s office.”
          That will be a great way to handle it as soon as we get an AD with a spine. As it stands now, if it goes through the AD’s office Mr. Jellyfish Spine may throw in a few bonus violations for them to look into that MAY have occurred.

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        • The Dawg abides

          I thought it was proven that Green wasn’t even at the party in question. Then the investigators asked him to provide his bank account information, which players have to do under threat of ineligiblity, and then he confessed as to where the large deposits came from. Another lesson-Just deal in cash.
          In the Gurley case, l believe after the scumbag gator fan ratted to UGA, the school compliance people asked Todd directly and he told the truth. Then they were compelled to report it to the NCAA. The way it should have been handled is like this: Gurley walks into the office, “Todd, some random guy has reported to us that he paid you for autographs. You don’t have to say anything. Here is your attorney and what you tell him will be confidential.” Officials leave the room. They know nothing, so they don’t have anything to report to the NCAA, Todd gets actual legal advocacy, and the Athletic Department can call this douchebag Brian Allens’s bluff.

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          • Tony Barnfart

            Yep^^
            1. Always deal in cash. And plausible deniability.
            2. Don’t even involve anyone employed by UGA.
            3. Involve as few people as possible outside as well.
            4. The ideal setup is the financier and bag man are a single person (fewer witnesses, like the mob). The catch is that the safest bag men are NOT usually the wealthiest, flashiest or most rabid boosters.

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    • Bigshot

      Exactly what UGA should do. I.e. Jim Harrick, AJ Green, Todd Gurley.

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      • Mayor

        Sorry, but I guess I’m the only poster on this blog that thinks Jim Harrick got a raw deal. Harrick’s kid was an assistant on the team and taught a university basketball class that was a crip course (one question on an exam was: “How many points is a 3 point shot worth?”). Some players were in that course but other students were in it, too. A disgruntled player complained that he didn’t have to attend class as a means of trying to get the BB program into trouble. Adams completely caved, firing Harrick (who was never shown to have done anything) Harrick’s son, and preventing the BB team from attending the conference tournament and the NCAA tournament, which the team was clearly good enough to be invited to attend, all without a formal investigation or formal charges and proceedings by the NCAA. (I always thought that the University of of Georgia was contractually obligated to send a team to the SEC conference tournament, even if we had to send an intramural team if everybody on the regular team was disqualified, but hey–that’s just me.) At worst what should have happened was that the Harrick kid should have gotten fired and any players who were deemed to have been given improper academic benefits should have been suspended for some period of time as not all of them attended the class. Instead, Adams gave the BB team (which had become one of the best in the SEC at that time) a mini-death penalty and the BB program still hasn’t completely recovered. Roast in Hell Mike Adams!!

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        • DawgPhan

          It was a total raw deal with that situation. The NCAA has always held that the difficulty of a class is not their concern. If a athlete takes and completes an easy class, then no foul. The harm is when they dont complete and get the grade or someone else completes the work and they get the grade.

          An easy PE is not a violation.

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          • Tony Barnfart

            Why are D1 athletes not exempt from (i’m assuming Regents required) PE courses. The fact that they had to take a separate PE class on basketball is ridiculous.

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            • Bigshot

              All the non-basketball students who took the class recieved an A also, so no extra benefits were given to the athlete. Harrick and the BB team were hung out to dry by the administration.

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        • Bigshot

          Nope, I think Harrick and the whole team got a raw deal.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          Even if UGA changed the 2 basketball players’ grades in the course to Fs the 2 players would still have been eligible . They were both Dean’s List students.

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          • Tony Barnfart

            I was rocking B-‘s in Risk Mgmt/Insurance while Chris Daniel was making A’s on the other side of the classroom.

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            • The worst element of the all around horrible way Adams and Dooley handled the 2003 basketball matter was saying that Daniels and Wright were “academic frauds” because the PE teacher excused them from having to learn what a 2-3 zone defense was in class.

              I was coaching an AAU team at that time. Believe me, African-American AAU coaches heard that loud and clear and what they concluded was that UGA, from the top down, was publically defaming the integrity and intelligence of two African-American students to make the president and athletic director look better.

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              • No One Knows You're a Dawg

                Absolutely agree with all of this.

                I will never forgive Dooley and Adams for tearing down the basketball program in an effort to destroy each other. We’re suffering the consequences of it to this day.

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          • MagnusDawgus

            That course, like all PE courses, did not get factored in to GPA. You just have to pass them.

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    • Russ

      Yep, Auburn was a leader and Texas A&M learned quickly. I remember Johnny Football playing and making the money sign while Gurley was suspended 4 games.

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      • Mayor

        Exactly! The NCAA had more on Johnny Football then they had on Todd Gurley and look what happened!! The Georgia Way!!

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  2. Derek

    Still haven’t figured out what we were supposed to do with the whole video and the witness thingy.

    Would this have worked?

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  3. Bob

    Academic fraud at Mizzou. Hmmm, is THE University of North Carolina a member of the NCAA. The Tigers are rank amateurs in this arena compared to the Heels.

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    • doofusdawg

      Sports and politics is the new sex and drugs and rock and roll.

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    • Minnesota Dawg

      UNC fans playbook today: either…

      A) While whistling, look distracted, and avoid eye-contact, or
      B) Answer any and all questions by defensively noting “IT’S NOT THE SAME THING!!!”, then refer to A).

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  4. Go Dawgs!

    “Eff you, prove it.” That’s the Auburn model for dealing with the NCAA, and as much as I hate it and as much as I hate to give them credit, it works.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      “And who are you to say old white guys with lots of dough from lower Alabama can’t support the Holy Zion Center for Deliverance?”

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  5. I had to read that 3 times.

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  6. Wonder if Cam’s dad still has that trucking business? Auburn is prime time example numero uno for how to stall, stall, and stall.

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