I mean, Javonte Smart’s of the world are apparently getting a bag so who knows anymore...Interesting if true. It's not as if Pitt used to haul in annual Top 10-20 type recruiting classes when in the Big East or ACC. We generally complained how they got away with such physical play, grabbing, holding, antics, etc. and it was more of that than talent, especially when dealing with their high success rate over us.
We all deserve our day in court, and due process and everything, but man, I don't see how you can explain what is on those tapes, to everyone's satisfaction, without introducing some evidence of your own, like more tapes that somehow prove your "offer" was for the best hotel on the on-campus visit. There wasn't a lot of wiggle room on those.
Before Fran throws any more stones he should remember back to some of the things he used to do as an assistant coach back in the 80's. Because I remember and im sure others do too. Lets just say he and Billy Hahn were no angels.
Looks like nobody is getting any trouble with this FBI nonsense. College basketball really needs to change and fix this
I think folks are jumping the gun about castigating the NCAA about inaction. I think they're still in the "hearings" stage and haven't issued any punishments or exonerations for any of the cases yet. Yes, assistant coaches are going to jail after guilty pleas because they are the ones on the wiretaps talking about money. Whether they are taking the fall for head coaches is known only to the coaching staffs. I do believe that Archie Miller and Rick Pitino were on the tapes, and Arizona's and Louisville's hearings haven't taken place yet. The NCAA has filed the charge sheet against Arizona. Arizona gets to respond, and then they have the hearing. There's a long list of schools that "everyone knows" is dirty. Well, that list is totally meaningless unless someone talks about it or provides documentary evidence to prove what "everyone knows". The NCAA can't do anything without facing massive lawsuits if they base punishments only on what "everyone knows".so this whole FBI thing appears to be clearing out the powerless assistant coaches - good the game is much better off after this landmark investigation.