Alright, this is my only and final word on the subject of the NCAA press conference.
Here is what happened today:
1) The school announced what the NCAA had told them about what it believes the school did wrong.
2) Rational media heads explained that what was in the report was neither bad nor uncommon, but did indeed violate some of the rules. They predicted minor sanctions.
3) Non rational media heads explained what they believed was true regardless of what was in the report (I.E. - "They Cheated!"), and predicted a good old fashioned program drawing and quartering.
4) Non-media members who enjoy attention felt compelled to chip in, saying whatever they could to ensure they get a sound bite.
5) The school announced that its report on what it intends to do to fix the problems and discipline itself is due in 90 days, at which point the NCAA will rule on whether that's enough or not.
These changes and disciplines will include things like (fix paperwork issues, review and update job descriptions, add compliance personnel, replace certain staff members, and reduce scholarships by one for one year.
That's it. That's all you need to know. Any media member predicting otherwise, taking someone to task in print or on air, etcetera, is just stroking their own ego. They can't do anything about it. The NCAA isn't going to be influenced by the Drew Sharpe's of the world. The stadium isn't going to be only half full next year. And we're not going to fire our coach so long as he wins.
SO just relax, and ignore it.