Miami still using Nevin Shapiro's bagman for recruiting

Miami still using Nevin Shapiro's bagman for recruiting

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 20th, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Miami and North Carolina should both send thank you cards to Penn State.  These are two of the worst NCAA scandals in recent history but both are completely overshadowed by the tragedy at Penn State.

By themselves, the new Miami violations so far don't seem all that major, but when you are coming off the Nevin Shapiro mess awaiting a NCAA COI hearing, this is not the way you want to start off a new regime.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf--hurricanes-coach-al-golden-s-staff-used-booster-s-associate-in-potential-recruiting-violations.html

OT - 8 Miami Players Declared Ineligible

OT - 8 Miami Players Declared Ineligible

Submitted by pasadenablue on August 25th, 2011 at 7:58 PM

They have been declared ineligible by the university and their cases have been sent to the NCAA for potential reinstatement.  The NCAA will determine penalties, etc.

 

Jacory Harris is one of the 8.

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/25/2374409_university-of-miami-depth-chart.html

OT: Randy Shannon's Attempts To Stop Nevin Shapiro

OT: Randy Shannon's Attempts To Stop Nevin Shapiro

Submitted by bryemye on August 18th, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I found this article on Randy Shannon and Nevin Shapiro interesting.

http://miami.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1253198

It basically summarizes how Randy Shannon warned his players about Shapiro by name on multiple occasions, refused to talk to the guy, and threatened any assistant coach who dealt with Shapiro with an instant firing. There are rumors he had people around town who would let him know if they saw his players with Shapiro.

Shapiro responded with racially-charged rants to the AD about Shannon. It appears the AD and Shannon didn't exactly see eye-to-eye over Shannon's refusal to even talk to Shapiro.

And yet he still had 12 players receive illegal benefits.

Question: Is it always the coach's responsibility when this kind of thing happens? I know we all say the head coach is ultimately responsible, and maybe he is. But with a system this bad and not exactly getting full support from the AD, what is he supposed to do? Leave the job in protest?

I ask because some of the first things to come out on this board after the story broke were "thank god we didn't hire Randy Shannon as DC." Reading this article though, is Randy Shannon such a bad guy? Should he be held responsible?