Report: "Ohio State Should Create Compliance Office...

Submitted by BluePants on February 9th, 2012 at 10:17 PM



February 9th, 2012 at 10:28 PM ^

Don't they already have a complience office? What difference would a new VP make? Their real problem was obviously the original complience staff itself. If those people were doing their jobs to begin with then Ohio wouldn't have had the problems they experienced 


February 9th, 2012 at 10:48 PM ^

the OSU compliance office is part of the athletic department and is headed by an assistant AD. Putting a VP in charge of compliance gets it out of the control of Smith (or Meyer or whoever's actually in charge of the department).

This is consistent with Gee's moves at Vanderbilt; I suspect it means the Trustees are finally seeing things his way and are going to give him direct control of athletics. Smith isn't going to be fired; his position is going to disappear.


February 9th, 2012 at 11:18 PM ^

compliance officer, to monitor their current compliance staff? if so, i would really recommend hiring a VP to watch the VP they hire, to watch the compliance staff....


February 10th, 2012 at 6:36 AM ^

has a monopoly on a misaligned organizational charts. Control/compliance was reporting to the people they were supposed to be controlling. I can think of plenty of private-sector examples of this, like a mortgage company having its head of underwriting report to the head of production (yes, this was done).


February 10th, 2012 at 8:29 AM ^

The NCAA sanctions haven't affected football recruiting @Ohio, but look at the class they've put together to replace Buford and Sullinger with the NCAA sniffing around(2012 class of 0).  Coincidence?  I think not.


February 10th, 2012 at 9:24 AM ^

BRIAN: Are you the Ohio State Compliance Department?

REG: Fuck off!

BRIAN: What?

REG: Ohio State Compliance Department. We're the Department of Ohio State Compliance! Ohio State Compliance Department. Cawk.

FRANCIS: Wankers.

BRIAN: Can I... join your group?

REG: No. Piss off.

BRIAN: I didn't want to sell this stuff. It's only a job. I hate the NCAA Rules as much as anybody.


REG: Stumm.

JUDITH: Are you sure?

BRIAN: Oh, dead sure. I hate the NCAA Rules already.

REG: Listen. If you wanted to join the D.O.S.C., you'd have to really hate the NCAA Rules.

BRIAN: I do!

REG: Oh, yeah? How much?

BRIAN: A lot!

REG: Right. You're in. Listen. The only people we hate more than the NCAA are the fucking Ohio State Compliance Department.

D.O.S.C.: Yeah...

JUDITH: Splitters.

D.O.S.C.: Splitters...

FRANCIS: And the Ohio State Bureau of Compliance.

D.O.S.C.: Yeah. Oh, yeah. Splitters. Splitters...

LORETTA: And the Department of Ohio State Compliance.

D.O.S.C.: Yeah. Splitters. Splitters...

REG: What?

LORETTA: The Department of Ohio State Compliance. Splitters.

REG: We're the Department of Ohio State Compliance!

LORETTA: Oh. I thought we were the Bureau of Compliance.

REG: Compliance Department! C-huh.

FRANCIS: Whatever happened to the Bureau of Compliance, Reg?

REG: He's over there.

D.O.S.C.: Splitter!


February 10th, 2012 at 12:48 PM ^

This was Gee's idea (see his elimination of the AD position at Vanderbilt, with athletics folded into extracurricular student activities).

You bring in a consultant to give you the cover of expert opinion to do what you wanted to do anyway. Since the recommendations are perfectly aligned with Gee's past M.O., I think we can assume he was behind the hiring of the consultants.


February 10th, 2012 at 1:27 PM ^

a compliance office:

Second, what the fuck is this VP position going to do that the existing compliance management team and staff are not doing?

And if the existing compliance team is not doing that work, but the newly created staff will, then why are Ohio taxpayers and students funding it....twice???

Kind of dumb waste of valuable resources if you ask me.  But it's high in the middle and round on both ends, so there you go.