is this here?
“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
is this here?
BTW here are the details of the secondary violation:
- Individual was coaching middle school kids at the camp
- Individual was not accompanied by recruit
- Individual was paid $475 for 3 days of work, same as all the other coaches in the camp
- Individual wasn't personally hired by Izzo, but he's the main organizer of the camp so he is to blame
- Izzo, like RR, said he did not know he was breaking the rules. It didn't sound like he really agreed with the violation, but he said he accepts the punishment and will be back with the team on Sunday
- NCAA has informed MSU that the issue will be considered resolved once Izzo sits out tomorrow
Yeah, it doesnt seem like a big deal. However, after what happened to RR...maximum 20 minutes over the weekly limits turned into 19+ hours over the weekly limits by the Freep...people naturally want to see as horrible hatchet journalism done to an instate rival.
Yeah, definitely seems like a minor issue that probably wan't intentional. That said, it is nice to see the NCAA really crack down on hooligans like Tom Izzo while Coach Cal is apparently allowed to coach despite the mountain of violations that follow him around every year. Good stuff, NCAA infractions committee.
Secondary violations are pointless. Almost every player will commit one at some point in their career. The NCAA has so many rules that it's almost impossible for players/coaches to even know they've committed a rule. Last year, a majority of the Iowa basketball team was cited for a secondary violation for commenting on a possible candidate for the head coaching job. They all go a slap on the wrist.
This looks to me like another example of the NCAA throwing out distractions to cover up their biggest problem - that the athletes are really not amateurs.
They do little stuff like this to appear to be comprehensive and rigorous so that their overall failure does not come into full view.
media on it? Student housing issue that is being buried !!!
throwing something out there as if it was proven and concluded is wrong.
conveyed the incident & comments he heard by campus police & officals to his Dad then to me is a liar. Got it. Just saying there is more to the story than being investigated.
that was an impressive appeal to hearsay. i, for one, am always convinced by things said to have been said by the sparty children of my work colleagues.
Before you make stupid comments about Mateen Cleaves, and Izzo paying for a "recruit buddy" perhaps you should think back a few years and remember Chris Webber. How soon we forget......
This is not a very insightful comment.
if anything it's proof that things occurred in MSU's backyard as well despite UM's admittedly poor behavior
Nothing to see here, move along. This will be long forgotten. Had this been Rich Rodriguez, however...
He failed to use the new cover sheet on his TPS reports.
Didn't he get the memo about the new TPS sheet protocol?
If only the Spartans had to deal with a paper with an axe to grind. Even Izzo can't keep the dirt from the "dirty dirt sandwich" off his teeth.
Mostly in response to coaches like Bill Self hiring a player's dad as "director of basketball operations", that player coming to Kansas ... and then the player's dad "resigns" as soon as his kid leaves for the NBA or graduates.
Repeat offenses have to be within five years and/or on probation to get hit harder. And even then if it's not an offense of a similar nature you won't always get much extra. And secondary violations (which this is) never get anything more than a slap on the wrist.
Seems ludicrous that this is suspension-worthy, but given the opponent MSU probably figured it's best just to get this over with ASAP. From what it sounds like this pales in comparison to what we all know has been going on for years in college basketball recruiting (hence the "dirtier than a dirt sandwich" tag on this site).
... in the current world of the NCAA.
Izzo's program broke the rules and he is responsible. A one-game suspension is a really big deal. Not quite a Bruce Pearl situation. As far as we know...
I don't see why people are sticking up for Mr. Attention Whore Izzo.
Can you imagine if RichRod was suspended for one game? Old-school alums would want him fired on the spot!
They announce it right before a slow news weekend, before a meaningless non-conference game.
It's a case of a top-ranked program getting a huge break from the NCAA (Auburn the most egregious recent example).
Here's Two-Timing Tommy pleading his case before Hollis and Lou A. ("Big Sis") Simon:
Anyone employed at the camp, in their signed agreement, stated they had no connection with or represented any recruit. With the Perals and the Caliparis of the world walking around scott-free, this is total BS.
I understand most here hate Izzo because he beats you like a drum. Most MSU people hated Bo for the same reasons. However, neither are or were dirty in the slightess.
So, if you consider this a "huge" break that Izzo "only" gets a one day suspension, that's your hate talking. If anyone takes the time to look at the facts, they'll know it's a total sham.
UM's 20+ extra hours of practice a week turned out to only be minutes a day?
And people were so quick to condemn Rodriguez straight to Hell.
However, when the chosen one (aka Izzo) gets into any trouble (no matter how insignificant), it's a non-issue, it's not exaggurated, and he gets suspended for State's most meaningless game this year.
RR has nothing to do with this. If RR goes 20 years, clean as a whistle--much like Izzo and Bo, then we'll talk. Like it or not, Izzo tries to do it the right way, and this is total BS.
Don't blame us for the Freep's vendetta against you.