I'm not a big fan of Rick Reilly, but I'm intrigued by his Aug. 16 column on "Random Wallet Testing." The Fab Five (along with Nick Saban, Pete Carroll, Steve Fisher John Calipari, Reggie Bush, et. al.,) come in for Reilly Bashing. In brief, he suggests that if coaches had the cajons to ask for receipts for expensive items (diamond studs, wheels, living quarters, etc.,) they could protect themselves and their programs from disgrace and NCAA sanctions. The article is at http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5468374.
Honestly, I've often wondered the same thing. I remember the Mercedes that Rich Rellford was driving his senior year, and it sure wasn't paid for with per diem money. It doesn't seem like it takes a rocket scientist to figure out something's wrong when one or more of your players is sporting expensive toys like that. It just takes balls that many coaches don't have. I can't imagine Bo turning the other way if one of the guys on his team was cruising in a Hummer or wearing $1,000 threads. Too many coaches (and fans, for that matter) figure, if I don't ask about it, and pretend I don't see it, then it doesn't exist.