Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume that if we lost scholarships it wouldn't affect any current players or incoming players, but rather we'd have have to take slightly smaller classes in 2011, 2012, and maybe 2013. Seems to me that, with how young our team is right now, and with an urgent need to turn the program around right now, it wouldn't be that big a deal to lose a few scholarships over the next few years, whereas losing practice time might hurt us a lot. Although, it seems that usually the penalty matches the violation: if you practice too much, you're going to lose practice time.
Do you think it would be wise to self-impose a scholarship penalty in hopes of mitigating a possible practice penalty? Or might that backfire and the NCAA would tack-on a practice penalty ON TOP of a self-imposed scholarship penalty. Anyone have any informed thoughts?