If you really want this stuff to stop punish everyone involved. When kids start seeing other kids careers put in jeopardy by being involved they'll think twice.
Calpari is facing one of the biggest challenges a college coach can have. I don't envy him the scrutiny he is about to face concerning recruiting violations at Memphis. His honeymoon in Lexington is no way near over, but he does have "some 'splainin' to do". He will come through this fine. No way he was actively involved in any major recruiting violations. He should take a hit for these things ocurring during his watch, but that is all. Calling him "slime" is just jealousy. We in Iowa don't have any real experience with big-time basketball. Wish we did. Hope we do.
Just because we don't "know" about big time ball doesn't mean we don't hear about this kind of thing happening. He is and always will be a dirtball.
ESPN has now updated their story. Sources have told them that Rose was the player. It sounds like a high school friend took the SAT for him.
You know, if you ask me, Memphis always had that "dirty" feel to them. I always wondered if it was legit. It kind of had that 90's UNLV feeling. You know, with all those athletic dumb guys that shouldn't even be in college.
Honestly, the only thing to do in these cases is ban the coach. I would love to say punish the players, in hopes of changing kids' attitudes about taking bribes, but this just adds to my belief that the NBA's new age rules have put the NCAA in jeopardy with the 1 and done scenario. These kids that are getting recruited don't care if they hurt the University or the other kids. They are there to play their year and get the hell to the NBA. The kids you hurt are the ones who plan on sticking around for a while and probably weren't lured by lucrative "scholarship" (lol) deals. I'd love to have it be as easy as, "If you go to School A, with a history, be prepared to suffer." The real solution is to ban coaches. Multiple violations = you are done, pay your money back to the University and find another line of work.
I always thought it was perfectly legitimate that a Conference USA school was signing numerous top 10 recruits. Boy, was I wrong!!
It just always felt like there was something going on behind the scenes to allow that kind of success at such a **** school. And, I realize there's no evidence of this, but would anyone be shocked if this same type of thing was happening at Baylor? Their recent success recruiting has raised some eyebrows.
If anybody has heard Derrick Rose talk this comes as no surprise.