If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.

Welcome to the SEC West, Texas A&M!

The Texas A&M football program violated NCAA recruiting and countable athletically related activity rules between January 2018 and February 2019, according to an agreement released by the Division I Committee on Infractions. The head football coach also violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules.

… The university, head coach and the enforcement staff used ranges identified by the Division I membership-approved penalty guidelines for Level II-mitigated penalties agreed upon for the university and assistant coach and Level II-standard penalties for the head coach. Those and other penalties, approved by the Committee on Infractions, are detailed below:

  • One years of probation.
  • A fine of $5,000.
  • A reduction in football official visits by 17 days during the 2019-20 academic year.
  • An off-campus recruiting ban for the entire football coaching staff for November 2019, which reduced the permissible evaluation days for the 2019-20 academic year by 19.
  • A seven-day off-campus recruiting ban for the football coaching staff for the 2020 spring off-campus recruiting period and a 10-day off-campus recruiting ban for the football coaching staff for the 2020 fall off-campus recruiting period.
  • The university ended its recruitment of the prospect.
  • A ban on recruiting any prospects from the prospect’s high school for the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-222 academic years.
  • A six-month show-cause order for the head coach. The terms of the show-cause order include a previously served nine-day ban on phone calls, emails or texts with prospects in January 2020; a reduction in off-campus recruiting contact days by three for the December 2019 through January 2020 contact period; a ban on all off-campus recruiting activities for the fall 2020 contact period; additional one-on-one rules education; and a public statement from the head coach addressing the violations.

It’s a real shame Mike Slive isn’t alive to enjoy the fruits of his labors.  The Aggies fit right in now.


Filed under SEC Football, The NCAA

7 responses to “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.

  1. Auburn

    You got caught?! Hahahahahahah…


  2. practicaldawg

    The $5000 fine will ensure this never ever happens again


  3. JD

    I sort of understand banning recruiting at that high school, but isn’t that potentially punishment for other student athletes who may want to go to A&M?


  4. ApalchDawg aux Bruxelles

    Ncaa= dumb fucks


  5. Classic City Canine

    Is the impact of these restrictions magnified or minimized by Covid?


  6. stoopnagle

    Now, Good Senator, you’re a native of the Bayou City: surely you realize the Aggies have a long and proud tradition of, shall we say, pushing the envelope? (Get it?)