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Alabama on probation -- again

Posted on: June 11, 2009 11:15 am
Edited on: June 11, 2009 11:15 am
The NCAA will announce Thursday afternoon that Alabama football will suffer major penalties stemming from a textbook scandal.

According to several reports, Alabama football will have to vacate victories from the 2005-2007 seasons. There were 23 victories in those years under Mike Shula (2005, 2006) and Nick Saban (2007). A source told the Birmingham News that the number of vacated wins is at least 10.

This is the fourth time in 14 years Alabama football has been penalized by the NCAA.

Alabama also will be put on probation for three years. There are no reports of scholarship cuts or postseason bans. It is not clear if the school will appeal.

The program has been off probation for only 16 months. On Feb. 1, 2007 it completed a five-year probation. After announcing those penalties in 2002, infractions committee chairman Tom Yeager said the program "was staring down the barrel of a gun," because of its repeat violator status.

If the NCAA determines that the textbook violations occured within a five-year window of the last probation then Bama once again could be technically eligible for the death penalty. However, it is highly unlikely that penalty would be applied. The death penalty has been used only once, against SMU in 1987. 

The NCAA defines a repeat violator this way: "An institution shall be considered a 'repeat' violator if the Committee on Infractions finds that a major violation has occurred within five years of the starting date of a major penalty."

Five players were suspended for four games in 2007 after "impermissible textbook charges" were discovered. 
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Alabama, SMU

Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 4:05 pm

Alabama on probation -- again

How sad ! alabama is on probition grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrYell i love my team in ncaa hope this would settle asap!

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2009 10:31 am

Alabama on probation -- again

The subject has been Alabama, with USC thrown in. USC and Alabama have competed against each other in 7 football games. Alabama won five of them. Like this one for instance in 1977. In USC's stadium. There's your Pac 10 and SEC.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2009 10:13 am

Alabama on probation -- again

Please explain to me why the SEC can not beat the Pac 10 in head to head competition and I will accept your argument the SEC is better then the Pac 10.
Pac 10 defenses a joke? They are bad enough to win every BCS game and also shut down SEC teams everytime they play them. I seem to remember USC 23-Auburn 0.
By the way Florida lost at home to Mississippi who was really not that good. USC lost to Oregon State at Oregon State. The following week Oregon State went to Utah and lost by one point after leading by 9 points with 2 minutes left. Oregon State with no defense also shut out Pitt in it's bowl game.
I think Utah played Alabama in the SEC's backyard this year. I can't remember what happened. Do you?

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2009 4:54 am

Alabama on probation -- again

And for waheagle96, I love how Auburn fans like to make chit up about recruiting violations because they know that their streak is over. They know that the only way they will be relevant again is for Bama to get hit hard by the NCAA. That is the only way they will ever get any of the top players from Alabama. You have to cry about it because you didn't get Julio when Auburn was never even a consideration for him. He was an Alabama fan douche bag, that's why he came here. We can't help you got Cheezit as a coach. The truth is, he was probably the only one that would have came. Who the hell wants to coach Auburn? The president's mansion is probably a double wide that has Christmas lights hung up year round. If there were any violations during Julio's or anybody else's recruitment the NCAA would have found out, trust me. If they find out about some damn textbooks then they sure as hell would find out about recruiting violations. Kodi Burns for heisman 2009-2010! LMAO

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2009 4:45 am

Alabama on probation -- again

The Pac 10 can't get a team in the title game because they can't win the games they are supposed to. Carroll bitched and moaned about deserving to be in it last year when all he had to do was win all his games and he would have been. Beat Oregon St. and you are in. Simple as that. They are choke artists. And I seem to remember USC losing to one of those "hapless" Big 12 teams a few years back. Pac 10 better than the SEC? LOL, please. SEC has 4 potential top 5 or 10 teams this year in Florida, Alabama, LSU, and Ole Miss. Who's the Pac 10 got? USC and who? Maybe Oregon and that's it. Besides USC, the Pac 10's defenses are a joke, just like the Big 12's are.

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2009 4:32 am

Alabama on probation -- again

"Go Lakers"...enough said. You're probably getting "teabagged" by Kobe while you are typing. You brought up things like Tennessee getting beat by UCLA but what about USC getting beat by Stanford and Oregon State? You want to know why you didn't get into the NC game? Because you lost to those teams. Oklahoma took care of their business and so did Florida. Florida lost to a very good Ole Miss team...not teams like Stanford. USC time is coming because the NCAA is going to realize everyone is on to what they are doing. Everybody outside of the SEC hates on the SEC because they know it is the best conference and they can't stand it. I give other teams in other conferences the respect they deserve. I have teams I don't like just like everybody else. Fact is, the PAC 10 will never have more than 3 or 4 great teams in it each year. That's how it's always been and how it will continue to be. USC wasn't good until Carroll got there. Before that Oregon and UCLA were the best teams. It's always going to be either USC and Oregon...and Oregon St. and Cal are usually decent teams. Your time is coming USC and when it does, Carroll will be in the NFL and then you will be back to being an ok team.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2009 10:02 am

Alabama on probation -- again


Just a footnote. Pac-10 is 10-7 versus the SEC in head to head competition this decade.
I believe UCLA swept a home and home series with Alabama.
The Pac-10 may only have 2 national titles this decade but they can't get a team in the championship i.e. Oregon and Washington earlier in the decade and USC the last few years. Meanwhile the Pac -10 has the best records in all BCS games -undefeated in the Orange, and Fiesta bowls and 6-2 in the Rose Bowl.
Beating up on hapless Big 10 and Big 12 teams in the BCS title game won't gain respect.
Unless you have objective documentation to support your argument I agree comparing the Pac-10 to the SEC is a loser argument.

Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2009 3:43 pm

Alabama on probation -- again


Remember this...karma is a bitch.

First, comparing Pac 10 teams to the SEC is a loser argument.  Throwing out 2 or 3 BS games with no relevance is not a good argument.  The fact is that SEC teams win when it matters.  It is the reason we have won that last 3 national championships and are 5-0 in BCS national championship games.

Second,  The penalties coming out against Alabama today were reported almost 2 years ago and it has taken this long to complete the investigation.  If you think that the NCAA has not made a move on the Reggie Bush issue because they have no evidence, you are crazy.  They would have cleared USC a long time ago if that were the case.  The fact that Reggie accepted gifts from a promoter does not absolve the school from monitoring the situation.  Alabama's stiffest penalties a few years ago came not because the school paid for a player, but a rogue booster that did it without the school's knowledge.  Because we did not monitor the situation properly, we were severly penalized.  USC will have their day, but it will on the timetable of the NCAA which is not very fast.  If the NCAA decides to include the investigation in your basketball program with its investigation of your football program, you guys could be in for a world of hurt.  Karma is a bitch!!

Since: Jul 20, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2009 3:19 pm

Alabama on probation -- again


Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2009 3:14 pm

Alabama on probation -- again. Dodd still sucks.

Alabama on probation -- again.  Dodd still sucks.  Neither are a big surprise!

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