My Take On USC-Miami Cases

Here’s my column on how the NCAA let Miami off the hook and continues to thrust USC back into the spotlight with its easy treatment on every case since then. Column here

“Maybe the NCAA wanted to protect former Miami athletic director Paul Dee’s legacy. Dee, who died in 2012, famously presided over the NCAA committee on infractions that determined USC’s harsh penalties.

“Every time the NCAA lets Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Miami, etc., off the hook, it also puts USC athletic director Pat Haden back in an uncomfortable spotlight.”

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  • The Bat Fooster

    Haden prefers a spotlight when he’s singing with the Jets and Sharks.

  • C Franklin

    Pat’s uncomfortableness is a result of playing the political correct game. Sue the NCAA..its that simple. There are many avenues USC can take on this issue. Instead Pat has taken the high road and the university takes these embarrassing hits because he does nothing. He flys to NCAA and pleads for relief. They say No. So he does nothing. He whines on a twitter message and does nothing ! Sue them! Just the public court approach will send the NCAA into a tailspin.

    • Joe Blow

      Right On!

    • HeySucs

      What would SUC’s lawsuit claim damages for? The Kiffy Goat HC debacle? SU on SUC

      • C Franklin

        HUH ? Who is SUC ? The lawsuit has nothing to do with Kiffin..And its USC not SUC….????

        • HeySucs

          Once again, what can SUC claim was illegal and what damage can SUC claim as a result of the NCAA sanctions? ZIP! SUC is their own worst enemy. Whine on Frankie.

  • Tom Oday

    Pat Haden doesn’t handle legal action for USC. Go after someone who does. Miami’s was done by President Donna Shenanigan. PSU’s by the State of PA. And OU’s probably by the influence of Phil Knight. OSU’s wasn’t that serious and the HC paid a heavy price.

    • Joe Blow

      BullS…..! It’s on Haden. He’s the one who has The Greek’s ear.

      • Tom Oday

        Yah! Yah! We all know about your Garrett agenda.

        • Joe Blow

          Oh gee, did Patty Boy waive at you?

      • ProbationU

        Hey Blow, historically Trojans don’t do well with Greeks. ;)

        • Joe Blow

          Thank God the old Fat One went out of business. What a joke he and his son are.

          • ProbationU

            Wanna trade Guerrero for Haden?

          • Joe Blow

            How about exchanging both for two US prisoners in foreign countries.

          • ProbationU

            I kinda like the Honorable Pat “Tarmac” Haden. I hear Orgeron is having a limo meet the plane on the tarmac at the airport so Haden can’t get to him.

          • Joe Blow

            Forget it. PH isn’t inviting you to play golf.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    poor Dummies. when the NCAA tried to take out Shazaaam! we went after their investigators and the NCAA ended up apologizing and firing the investigator!!! UCLA takes CARE OF BIDNESS!

    trOxans, just rolled over and presented their buttocks to the late great Dee-MAN!!!

    HAWR-HAWR!!

    • Tom Oday

      You guys have always got away with cheating in BB.

      • ProbationU

        Either we haven’t cheated or we are better at it than you. Which one would trouble you more?

        • Joe Blow

          Neither, but it’s the latter

          • ProbationU

            C’mon Blow. It’s a gorgeous day. Get out of that beach house and enjoy it. About to do so myself.

          • Joe Blow

            You must be in the IE. It’s overcast.

          • ProbationU

            No but you keep trying that line. I am west of the 405 about a mile and a half from the beach in a zip code that costs more than MB.

          • Joe Blow

            Nice. But it’s overcast down here

          • ProbationU

            Outta here. Gotta get ready for our potential beat down on Saturday. Have a daughter that went to UofO, so at least she will be happy.

          • Joe Blow

            PU, it ain’t “potential” :-)

          • CardinalnGold

            Way to keep it real PU! Have a good flight up to grungeville.

          • ProbationU

            I’m not headed to Eugene. I’ve already been to Autzen. Those Ducks make you Trojans look like pussy-cats!

          • CardinalnGold

            They do!? No wonder why you’re not going back. They must make you bruins look like care bears.

          • Stu Azole

            how’s it feel to know your troxans will lose to care bears this year, just like last? LOL.

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Lawndale?

        • Tom Oday

          # 3…the hypocrisy of y’all.

          • ProbationU

            We got hit around 1980 under Larry Brown. If you are looking for Sam Gilbert, he’s dead. There were no compliance people in those days and nobody was getting hit for what alumni/boosters were doing, including John McKay. The landscape has changed. You wanna keep playin that fiddle, fine. But your current problems are about stuff that happened recently. Miami just handled it better than Garrett, and they were dirtier.

          • Stu Azole

            ding ding ding…we have a winner. Unfortunately, troxan fans are too dopey to see the truth here.

      • HeySucs

        SUC tried too, but alas, got caught in the Mayo.

    • The Bat Fooster

      Like UCLA took care of bidness against Stanford?

    • C Franklin

      Bucket take your baby blue childish comments back to westwood

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        you can’t mean that.

  • Henry Bibby

    I thought the sanctions meant nothing? Scotty and his trolls were screaming that sanctions were a Lane Kiffin excuse and shouldn’t be mentioned. Yet, the proof was right in front of their faces. The sanctions that USC received would kill any program. Lane Kiffin (28-15, .651) couldn’t have done any better considering the facts. But an idiot beat writer, that had a personal agenda, continued to blame Kiffin, not the sanctions. Now that Kiffin is gone, the play calling is still his fault, according to the same idiot beat writer.

    • Stu Azole

      yeah, you’re wrong.

  • Stu Azole

    I’ve said it a million times – SC was punished for their lack of cooperation as much as anything else. Over-confident and defiant, the Troxans did this to themselves.

    • Golden Trojan

      Have to agree with you. These other idiots don’t get it. Every school since SC has opened their doors, got on their knees, begged forgiveness and self punished. Haden played nice with the McNight affair and no penalties. Penn St got off because no athlete or coach received a competitive advantage by the grotesque things that went on. Get a clue people, the NCAA is not a court of law, being adversarial doesn’t get you anywhere!

      • C Franklin

        Get a clue Golden it does not matter what the NCAA is. When you expose them legally they will follow through with correct response. The NCAA lives off the universities. not the other way around. A lawsuit would put them in the limelight they do not want. Especially when their illegal dealings come to the public. Why do you think they are trying to squash the McNair case in red tape ? When that case goes public the NCAA is in some serious huge trouble.

        • Golden Trojan

          I’ll believe it if and when it happens.

        • Stu Azole

          Expose them legally how? What exactly is SC suing for again? Remember, a lawsuit will also open SC up to a limelight I’m guessing they don’t want. It’s funny that you think the NCAA will be in “some serious huge trouble” – what exactly do you think is going to happen to them? Death by stoning? Jail? What?

    • Helen

      Innocence can do that to you.

      • HeySucs

        Kitten has an accident.

    • HeySucs

      Try perverted, self-inflicted, overweening arrogance.

  • RIP Lane Kiffin

    Funny thing is, even with all that is wrong at USC….Good Old Notre Dame is barely marginally better with a stable coach and full recruiting classes.

  • john wolcott

    I will second that SUCLA comment (a rational
    dwarf-bear?) about Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon producing some of the most rude (that I can take) and dangerous ( that i don’t like) fans.

    I had a 20 year old come up to me, drunk as can be at 12:30 p.m., and say he wanted to beat me up for wearing my SC colors. Fortunately he had some girls (sober humans) around him who pulled him away from me

    P.S. Lucky for him of course, because with my catlike moves I would have turned him into duck soup. (Maybe)