I don't see them really getting anymore sanctions. If they get anything at all it will be pretty much nothing.
Will Urban Meyer be caught in another tangle of lies with recruits?
Anything can happen. I love the fact that if it comes down big ... it's coming down Huge and at least Urban Meyer will be caught up in the decision ... based solely on what he has been out claiming. He can quickly be caught up big time based on what he has told recruits, and what he said today.
I'm still not convinced that nothing is going to happen ... I truly believe the University does not truly know.
I see what your saying, but I really don't think Meyer would have lied to recruits when he knew that he would know of the sanctions on december 20th (before signing day). If it was after signing day then yes, I could see him lying. I really do think that he knew nothing would happen and that is why he said it.
It seems to me that coaches (especially the "win at all costs" types like Meyer, Saban, Tressel) will say anything they can to get what they want in the short term, regardless of the consequences, either for themselves, their institutions, and the players who are making life-altering decisions based on their statements.
Getting Brionte Dunn to reaffrim his commitment gave Meyer some nice publicity and spin, and these other commitments have people in Ohio salivating. That's what Meyer needs now. If there's bad news at 3, then at least for a while he had positive pub in Cbus.
What the hell good is a postseason ban for Tressel going to do?
Dont want to start a new thread, but Joe schad just tweeted "dont be surprised if the ncaa sends another message by giving osu a post-season bowl ban and a show cause for Tressel"..,obviously take this with a grain of salt but this news does not suck.
I lost by a minute...
If he keeps lying, then yes.
What a cockhole!
That would more accurately be called a meatus. Can't verfy my spelling as I am at work and DO NOT WANT TO GOOGLE that.
URBAN MEYER SITS ON A THRONE OF LIES!
Let's wait until 3:00 PM and find out.
Should be USC level sanctions... will be slap on the wrist and nothing additional
Sad that all of those personal relationships between that school in Ohio's administration and the NCAA might hand them a get out of jail free card. I only hope that USC sues the crap out of the NCAA and it turns into media mess (I don't expect this given the timing). Oh well, let's just beat them on the field.
There is no better rival than one who competes at a high level and is so clearly the bad guy. I look forward to many years of big Ws for the good guys.
diary worthy imo, great work.
NCAA is releasing the findings to the media at 2:00PM est and asking for a media blackout (HAHAHAHAHA) until their official 3:00PM press conf.
Any guess on this will go? Who will be the first media member to leak? I betting on SportsByBrooks or Ace Williams.
Columbus will be burned to the ground, and the ruins will be sown with salt... but Tressel will be given a free pony.
Tressel's getting 100 hours of community service--he'll be assigned to cooler-removal duty after OSU night games. His show cause will be lifted when he completes the penalty.
The OP has demonstrated that Urban Meyer fits the mold perfectly in Ohio. All this being the case, there aren't many better fits in that culture. Still, in this case, he doesn't necessarily look foolish unless some serious you-know-what hits the fan if, in fact, he has told Ohio recruits otherwise.
As for sanctions, I imagine that they get sent to their room to think about what they did, only for Delany to walk in an hour later and give them some warped Ward Cleaver-style talk and a pat on the back. We'll find out for sure in just over 90 minutes, of course.
Otherwise, if it's minor stuff, all will be ok in the eyes of the recruits. He pretty much told them that "nothing major" will happen. If they get a few scholarships taken away, "probation" (which generally equals nada, nothing, zero, zip, zilch in terms of punishment), then he won't really have to answer anyone. He knows people on the inside. They talked, I am sure. I don't think he would come to coach at OSU if he knew the hammer was coming down on the program.
Nope. The NCAA isn't hitting them with anything major in addition to what OSU self-imposed. Slap on the wrist.
The interwebs said it so there.
that our opinions are important. We need to unite and not watch anymore college football or attend anymore games until they show us they are dealing everyone a fair hand. We'll hit 'em where it hurts, the wallet! Who's with me?!?!!? **crickets**
I have no love for Meyer either but the statement about Florida's oversiging seems to be a bit of an exaggeration as noted below:
The president of the University of Florida came out strongly against oversigning last February:
Florida, between 2002 and 2010 was third from the bottom of the SEC in the number of recruits signed.
Didn't a Florida recruit a few years back say Urb told him God came to him in a dream and told him (recruit) was supposed to be a Gator?
Ya the DT out of PA a couple years ago, Sharrif Floyd.
When is my Urban Meyer scheduled post time again? I know we need to have a new one up on the board every 15 minutes and I don't want to miss my slot like I did during the MSU is bitching about us going to a BCS game post-a-thon.
You're live in 3....2....1...
Hope they get "ham,mered". Seriously, I do.
that USC is planning to sue the NCAA if tsio doesn't get equal or harsher treatment than what they received. This type of lawsuit would expose the NCAA for what it truly is, a lying, untrustworthy, no backbone, gutless, no account, body of scum.
I remember at BGSU when I was a student and he was the Coach. He said, granted it's BGSU, that he plans on being here for a while. THe next morning he was on a flight out to Utah. Dude is slimey.
I think you took that quote out of context. He was merely stating this his flight to Utah from Bowling Green/Findlay/Lima International Airport was delayed, meaning he would be stranded in Bowling Green for "awhile".
The more I think about this and the more I listen to The Fan down here in Columbus, the more I think there is a veiled sense of nervousness. Most are saying nothing will happen, yet it's very cautious. The talk radio guys are actually thinking it might not be a bad thing to get a year bowl ban, and even saying they deserve it. The delusional Ohio fans think that getting rid of Tressel and suspending the players was enough, but these guys on the radio are actually showing some smarts. They mentioned that there were more allegation after Tressel left and if the NCAA acknowledges this as the FTM instead of Tressel's regime, it could be pretty harsh.
FWIW, the reason they want the one year bowl ban is because they think if they get that then there will a much less chance of getting hit with severe scholarship reductions.
I agree with a lot of the stuff you posted, but several points are complete spectulation and is probably down right a lie. This thread is just sleazy and classless in its self.
That being said, I agree that Urban makes left field comments and promises that he doesn't keep. Urban is just a fad that these recruits are blown away with. The fairtale will end soon enough, with or without major violations added on (which SHOULD be the case).
Yes he lied. Confirmation in the dispatch.
I think the OP needs to research Charlie Pell's tenure at Florida.
Mgoblog server is on the ropes! I love it!
Still amazed he would jump the gun by a month and tell recruits nothing would happen. The benefit was nowhere near the cost if he was wrong. I guess we will see what the repercussions of his lying are.
I'm not sure that's accurate. I don't think Florida committed any major NCAA violations under Meyer. You're probably thinking of arrests; Meyer's teams averaged five arrests a year over his tenure there.
that Meyer is a pathological liar who will say almost anything to get a top recruit. It's really a shame that more players and their parents don't see through his slimy, glib, polished shell.
Meyer will be able to lie and backtrack, and most of his recruits will fall for his line of shit. He's lucky he won national championships at Florida, because it would be great if someone blew the whistle on some of the things he did there.
I still think our best hope is that he turns out to be the coach who quit on his team twice and not the one capable of winning national championships. He gets a free ride next year thanks to the probation, and the only thing he will be expected to do is win the Buckeye Super Bowl in November.
why do these people not care about playing a fair game anymore?...or being a good person?...WTF?????
You can add to that list telling any recruit who would listen that there would be no important sanctions, and apparently using women as a recruiting tool while at Florida.
I'm basically using this page as a collection of anti-Urban argument ammo, if anyone is wondering why I made this comment