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Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Posted on: April 2, 2011 2:47 pm
Edited on: April 3, 2011 8:32 pm
SAN ANTONIO -- So Baylor coach Scott Drew called me a couple days ago. He called uninvited, unannounced. He called at 11:30 p.m.

He called because he was upset at me.

Seems I'd written a tweet a month earlier that had finally filtered its way through the Baylor fan base -- or the coaching community or wherever these things filter -- and reached his eyes. Here it is. Money quote? Me writing in the Tweet, "Shaddup Scott Drew."

That's the first part of this story. Now, we need some background:

The NCAA is checking into Drew's program right now, checking into reports like this one from And so am I, frankly. I've called around, talked to two different people who have been interviewed by the NCAA about Drew, and they paint a picture of confusion. Mainly, the NCAA is confused by what Scott Drew knew about potential violations, when he knew it, and how long it took him to act on it. It's the Jim Tressel thing, in other words.

The crux of the confusion centers on something that's not all that big. One of Drew's assistant coaches, Mark Morefield, reportedly sent multiple text messages in June 2010 to coaches of Baylor recruit Hanner Perea -- text messages that were against NCAA rules for reasons of timing. One of my sources said he warned Drew that Morefield was breaking NCAA texting rules, and that Drew told him, "I'll take care of it."

Now, the question is, did he? Both sources told me the illegal contact from Morefield to Perea's coaches -- some texting, some calls -- continued in some shape or form for months, not stopping until the NCAA began looking into it that fall.

So the question has become -- the question the NCAA wants to answer -- is one of compliance: Did Scott Drew stop Morefield from breaking NCAA rules as soon as he learned of it, or did he wait several months before putting his foot down?

That's the background. Now then, back to Scott Drew's phone call to me a few days ago. He wanted to know why I would be so harsh as to tell him, in a Tweet, to "shaddup."

So I told him. I told him I was angry that his assistant coach -- the same one, Mark Morefield -- had threatened to have Perea deported if Perea didn't follow through on his oral commitment to Baylor. Perea, a native of Colombia, is going to Indiana.

Drew to me: Well, two things about that. One, it wasn't me. And the NCAA hasn't issued a finding on that yet.

Me to Drew: You didn't deny that it happened, Scott.

Drew: (Silence.)

Me: Let me ask you something. The second you heard that your assistant coach, representing Baylor and you, threatened to have a kid from Columbia deported, did you fire him on the spot?

Drew: Well, no.

Me: Is that guy still on your staff?

Drew : Well, yes.

The conversation ended shortly thereafter, but what I will say here on this blog is what I already said last month on Twitter: Shaddup, Scott Drew.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Baylor

Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2011 6:49 pm

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Boy this is hard for me to say... but I agree with you Doyel. You asked the right questions and arrived at the right conclusion. Assuming you're right and that Assistant Coach threatened to have Perea deported he's the one that shold have been deported! Frankly I'm surprised Baylor Prez Kenneth Star didn't step in and fire the racist Jackass immediately. Also your comparison of Drew to Jim Tressell was completely fair as well. Good work.   

Since: Jul 14, 2010
Posted on: April 2, 2011 6:06 pm

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

not a fan of baylor or drew, but we would all be better off if Doyel took that hammer and smashed it through his own skull.

Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: April 2, 2011 4:28 pm

Very Illuminating

Pretty comical if you ask me.  What has always been left unsaid about Drew is now started to become part of the public discussion.  BTW, you got one thing wrong.  Hanner never announced or gave an oral commitment to Baylor.  If he did, it was a super-secret verbal :)

Since: May 8, 2010
Posted on: April 2, 2011 4:18 pm

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.


Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2011 4:15 pm

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Every time I see the name gregg doyel I think to myself, THERE IS A MAN GOING TO HELL..... 

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: April 2, 2011 3:52 pm

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

There is a flawed theory used by a lot of people, not just coaches and not just Southern Baptists.  It goes like this: "It is sometimes easier to get forgiveness than get permission."  The flaw of course is that people want to do what they want when they want it and then say, "I'm sorry.  Forgive me?"  That's bull puckey.  Baylor is a fine religious school that is probably doing mission work in Columbia or Venezuela or wherever that kid is from.  Do threaten to deport someone is the opposite of Christian ethics and is without a trace of civility.  Send the coach on a mission trip to South America.  Come clean Scott Drew, and try to restore your integrity.

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: April 2, 2011 3:16 pm

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

You're the man Doyle.

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