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Pete says goodbye; NCAA says helloooooo!

Posted on: January 11, 2010 6:20 pm
Edited on: January 12, 2010 8:59 am
 
Yahoosports.com just reported that the NCAA's investigation of the USC football program is complete.

We're assuming that Pete Carroll knows the list of allegations. We're also assuming those allegations could have contributed to his departure to Seattle.

The next NCAA committee on infractions meeting is Feb. 19-21 in Tempe, Ariz. That doesn't mean that USC will necessarily be there to appear, only the next scheduled meeting. Typically, a school finds out its penalties six-to-eight weeks after the infractions committee hearing.

At stake is the future of USC football. If Reggie Bush is found to have competed while ineligible Pac-10 titles and the 2004 national championship could be at stake. Remember, the Pac-10 is investigating USC too. The conference has the power to take away conference championships.

The 2004 BCS title would be in the laps of the BCS commissioners. Several of us have done stories over the years on if the commissioners would rip the title. Not likely but you never know. By the way, the NCAA does not have jurisdiction over a national championship. It can force a school to vacate victories (see Bobby Bowden) or forfeit games.

Anything short of massive forfeitures, a postseason ban and loss of scholarships -- say 20 over three years -- has to be considered a win for USC. 

Carroll intimated Monday at his farewell press conference that the investigation had nothing to do with his departure.

 "I won't be able to top what we did here," Carroll said at his farewell press conference.
Category: NCAAF
Tags: USC
 
Comments

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2010 12:21 am
 

Pete says goodbye; NCAA says helloooooo!

Apparenlty didn't read close enough.... weird I didn't think they had any real info on that side of the case....

Either someone came forward or the NCAA gave up on this investigation.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2010 12:18 am
 

Pete says goodbye; NCAA says helloooooo!

I'm assuming this is the McKnight investigation Dodd and not the Bush investigation, as headway is finally being made in that case now that the civil suit will actually see a court and become public record and not blocked by Reggie's attorney's.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2010 7:27 pm
 

Famous last words.

Carroll intimated Monday at his farewell press conference that the investigation had nothing to do with his departure.

Pete forgot to add, "The check's in the mail, The dog ate my homework, and I won't co..." on his way out the door.


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