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Can you really blame Ole Miss for trying to get a piece of the pie? With the NCAA turning a blind eye to known "pay-for-play" programs Auburn and Miami proud boosters of bottom feeder programs like Ole Miss are going to pull out all the stops to put themselves into a more competitive posture.
The NCAA will occasionally slap someones wrist but only when there is too much concrete evidence to ignore. (IE: Ohio State and USC) Unless that scenario plays out they will do their best to look the other way so more average Joe programs can get some action.
Ole Miss is the first to go buck-wild but more will soon follow in an arms race that could get REAL ugly. Its more than having pretty new buildings and a good coach now-a-days. If you want to keep up with the Jones you better have some boosters that got clean green to hand out to the elite blue-chippers.
Every campus has hot chicks walking about on game day to go along with playing time and cool weight room. Anyone who thinks otherwise is burying their head in the sand.
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It's also burying your head in the sand. To think that booster hand outs don't take place at just about any school these days. & in days past.
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I agree that its fishy - but how come every time another school has a good class its cheating? The sun even shines on a dog's ass every now and then.
They still have to get all of these players on campus and coached up to be an elite team.
Agreed for the most part
Just not proper to do it in a flamboyant fashion.... If that's what OM is doing
ole miss is about to do something that has never been done anywhere. let that sink in for awhile.
I didn't believe a word of it until Chef started talking about it. He is not some auburn conspiracy loon. I agree that most of the people are just jumping to ridiculous conclusions but his certainty makes think there is something to this. I don't think cheating is that widespread.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
The NCAA AND "Big TV" want to see the field "leveled". It loses $$$$$$ for them to have one program (esp. ours) dominate. People lose interest, fans of other schools lose interest, BIG TV loses interest when ratings drop due to the disinterest. It is in the NCAA's AND "Big TV's" best interest to allow ANYTHING that would mean competition with us right now, legal or illegal. $$$$ always wins in the end.
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Many many schools get good classes each year. However when a school like ole miss may sign 6 five star players in one class you really have to wonder. Saban has never done that are Alabama. Meyer never did it at Florida. Heck even trooper didn't. However we are supposed to be okay with ole miss doing it and say hey them boys are just awesome coaches ? Yeah OK...
I'd bet my left testicle that Ole Miss is cheating its ass off...not that I need one of Hugh Freeze's big brass ones.
Yea something is screwy here
It's very hard to believe. Saban works his ass off and signs great classes but we've never had 7 five star recruits sign with us in one cycle. That is going to raise eyebrows, especially at a perennial doormat like Ole Miss. Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Florida State are simply better than OM. Period. It's not a contest. Ole Miss has had two 10 win seasons in like the last 20 years or something like that. Logically there is no appeal for recruits to go there over better programs. Sure they have a lot of great T&A in Oxford but every SEC campus has pretty coeds willing to do their best to get players.
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