I don’t have the time to put together a full piece with analysis, but I thought I should get something up about this.
This morning the News and Observer’s excellent J.P. Giglio has an article up that talks about the news that we passed along Saturday night – that UNC-CH coaches are promising recruits various things about the outcome of the NCAA investigation.
Specifically, the N & O reports:
Tim Scott, a cornerback from Stafford, Va., said he was told by UNC assistant coach Charlie Williams that the program’s bowl status would not be affected by the NCAA investigation. He also said that the players involved in the NCAA investigation would be affected, not the program.
“Coach Williams said the players involved would have to pay back what they received and it wouldn’t be an issue for future recruits,” Scott said in a telephone interview Sunday.
Didn’t the UNC-CH coaches claim that they could not talk to the press due to the NCAA investigation? But they can make promises to recruits about the outcome? Is that even legal? These are just a few questions similar to this impressive list of key questions that I recommend you review.
Also, UNC-CH’s Robert Quinn, who is winless against NC State, gave us his perspective on the scandal. Quinn was no doubt on his way home from a Mensa meeting when he told the N & O the following:
“I was like, ‘Man, we’re in the category with Southern Cal and Florida,’ ”
“Two big programs and North Carolina, so I guess with all this craziness going on, that’s a good thing. We must be doing something right.”
I would like Quinn to make more statements about the scandal. His is an excellent perspective, and I know I would love to hear more.