New commissioner, same ol’ making up shit on the fly.
Not exactly Solomonic wisdom there.
This is called working the refs.
And it worked! Much to the outrage of Roll Tahd World, I’m sure.
SEC refs get suckered into all kinds of dumb calls. Hard to see how this is any different, other than the manner of sale.
One of the more curious developments in a season that’s had more than its share of curious developments is how long it’s taken for the NCAA investigation of Laremy Tunsil to reach its conclusion (although reports surfaced over the weekend that things may finally be coming to a head). It’s curious because the usual approach taken by SEC teams not in Athens, Georgia defending their star players is to take a fairly aggressive approach with the NCAA. That doesn’t seem to have happened in Ole Miss’ case.
Perhaps there’s a reason for that.
One other thing that cropped up of the weekend was the news that the NCAA was preparing to bring the hammer down on Louisiana-Lafayette over allegations of a former assistant coach’s engaging in exam fraud and providing recruits payments for living and educational expenses, as well as failing to comply with an NCAA investigation. (That last thing always makes it worse.) But what’s interesting about that matter can be found in this timeline of the investigation. Read through it, and notice that the phrase “legal counsel for the University of Mississippi” crops up more than once.
I doubt that was because somebody was bored and looking for a little entertainment on the side.
As we saw when McGarity was fighting a two-front war with the NCAA about the problems stemming from Todd Gurley and Jack Bauerle, an athletic director’s gotta choose how best to play the hand he’s dealt. It would seem fair to say that between an existential threat to a school’s athletic program and a suspension of a player who’s likely turning pro after the season anyway, it’s not hard to see where priorities might lay. I have no proof that’s what’s going on with Ole Miss now, of course. I’m just sayin’.
The West is still a fight, but the East is starting to shake out. Overall, it looks like there are five quality teams in the conference.
What else needs to be said?
This is both spot on and quite funny:
Make sure you stay through the credits, or you’ll miss the final punchline.
Raise your hand if you had Florida, LSU and Texas A&M as your only three undefeateds after the fifth week of the season was in the books.
Steve Shaw wants you to know that when it comes to the ineligible linemen downfield penalty, he’s on the mother.