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Agree with all of this.
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Would be my guess too. If Suddes and his team can collect film and provide it to the coaches in a more timely manner then they are going to need to watch the film and thus will be evaluating recruits.
also - the term "evaluation period" refers to face-to-face visits, not watching film.
Nail on the head, eloquently stated.
Tax evasion and tax avoidance are good metaphors for this situation (even though NCAA rules are not even close to having the import of real law).
Tax evasion is a crime, while tax avoidance is every taxpayer's legal right. The NCAA rule on non-coaching assistants presents a gray, unsettled, and morphing area, and there is nothing at all unethical about taking an aggressive approach as to how Texas interprets a vague rule in such situation. Not being aggressive in this situation would be negligence.
I wouldn't say Mack was " proactive " in hiring Suddes
They'll continue coaching the Bama players when the official coaching staff is not allowed to have contact with them. Saban has a nice little shadow staff program in place.
I got brains. I got big ol' brains. I got dinosaur brains.
Bobby, the last time I checked there is not a single letter in the word ethics that is in the name Saban.
Stop the madness! I don't want to live in a world that is this screwed up.
Other than the first one, which we'll discount because even the Great Satban believes the first title doesn't count. He's not even a fan of the last one. Just the next one. And if you take the S away you end up with A ban. Which is needed. And not coincidently his name would then be a great moniker for a smoking preventative aid. Nic-A-ban. But only if you take away the k. And who really needs two cuh sounds right after one another to make a cuh sound. Seems ostentatious. Makes for a great echo effect though. Now batting for the Alabama Algae Blooms Nic cuh A ban...A ban. Maybe the Ags have it right when they call Mac cuh plain old Mac. But then Nick is such an apt name. A small cut. As in death by with that aerial averse offense and fascist defense he sports. Of course, Nic is also the acronym for a newly industrialized country which is also somewhat appropriate for the state of Alabamy. Some might call Nick the Rose of Alabamy, which we all know is tobacco, and that brings right back round to Nic-A-ban. Sorry, let my inner monologue loose again. Yes I know the inner voice Goose. I-I'm sorry, I hate it when it does that, I'm sorry. Excuse me.
Word for word that was exactly what I was thinking. +1
Not a chance that this rule can be workable even with ethics involved which doesn't much exist in the world of amateur sports.
Indirectly, these "compilers" are evaluating talent. How can one compiling film for coaches not be sitting there watching the talent? I would also venture to guess that when the film is compiled, notes are put onto the film to watch for certain tendencies, moves, and abilities. This sounds like the government at work making rules where no one determines the real effects.
i am reminded of the long ago quote (1980s) that ..."the NCAA is so sick and tired of the Notre Dames and Alabamas cheating that they were really going to sock it to Cleveland State" I forget whose quote it was, but it is so true even today. (my 50+ year old memory, failed me)
found this via google:
"Yeah," cracked Jerry Tarkanian, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas coach long critical of the NCAA's kid-glove handling of Kentucky, "they're going to find them guilty and then give Cleveland State three more years of probation." - by Thomas Stinson, Atlanta Constitution Journal, February 5, 1989.
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And you've again confused ethics and legality. Something can be legal and still be morally and ethically wrong.
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You are a funny guy. Ethics go out the window historically in order to gain an advantage. The NCAA is so impotent as to be nonexistent. NCAA sports are operating in a system where anarchy rules.
B.S. You are attempting to make a moral mountain out of something that's not even a molehill. We're not talking here about real-life crimes of moral turpitude. We're only talking about interpreting a rule by a voluntary association for evaluation of possible participants in a game.
As a number of posters have already identified, this new rule is likely unenforceable because it abounds with conflicts, inconsistencies, and confusion. Under the circumstances, each school would be negligent if it doesn't attempt to interpret such a rule as advantageously as possible.
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