JDM

January 13th, 2010 at 6:18 AM ^

It has also been reported that Kiffin told many of the Tenn recruits that they would have scholarships at USC. I don't know how many scholies USC has available this year but there are bound to be a few, from one school or the other, who are left out in the cold.

Maize and Blue…

January 13th, 2010 at 7:43 AM ^

who bought into Kiffin last year and are left high and dry at Tennessee. Maybe in situations like this coaches should have to sit out a year to transfer just like the players. One and done is ridiculous for a supposed leader of young men.

turbo cool

January 13th, 2010 at 8:28 AM ^

It's such a weird situation. His job deals with kids so there's got to be some moral responsibility to them and being in the public eye certainly makes him an easy target.

I just look at it like this; I've only been at my current job for 5 months or so but if I was hired at a more reputable company, which happened to be located back home in Ann Arbor, and even paid me more than my current job, well i'd take it in a second.

But then again, I know millions of people wouldn't ever know or care.

Steve in PA

January 13th, 2010 at 9:22 AM ^

The NCAA and its money machine only regard players as a raw material that goes into the finished product. Once you understand that, everything makes more sense.

I would like to see it done with scholarships. If a coach leaves on his own for another job, the new school loses 5 scholarships for that year and the old school would gain 5. It discourages sniping coaches and allows the previous school a chance to rebuild. Also makes it more difficult for a coach to take recruits with him.

Are we on the cusp of free agency for NCAA athletes?

Don

January 13th, 2010 at 8:36 AM ^

but purely from a recruiting standpoint, this is a great move by USC. It's been obvious for many years that they couldn't care less about institutional integrity, so hiring a walking recruiting violation doesn't faze them.