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Kelly: Ducks have ‘cooperated fully’ with NCAA

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Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday that Oregon’s attempt to land a summary disposition from the NCAA had failed, which will trigger an appearance in front of The Association’s Committee on Infractions in the coming months.

The school has yet to respond to the report, as expected.  Thursday, head coach Chip Kelly, whose name has been attached to multiple NFL rumors over the past couple of months, was asked for his reaction to the development.

Just as expected, it was a non-reaction reaction given by the coach.  From The Oregonian:

“I really have no feeling on it one way or another. They (the NCAA) have a process and a review that they go through and until they make their findings public, we can’t really comment on it. But we’ve cooperated fully. I haven’t spoken with them in over a year now. All these processes seem like they take a long time, but I’m not surprised by any stretch of the imagination.”

Kelly added that he hasn’t “had one question about” the investigation asked on the recruiting trail.

The UO football program has been under investigation by the NCAA since reports surfaced in March of 2011 that the school had paid $25,000 to Willie Lyles‘ Complete Scouting Services for recruiting reports that were either incomplete, out of date or both.  Lyles ultimately claimed that UO “paid for what they saw as my access and influence with recruits,” including former five-star player Lache Seastrunk.

UO received a Letter of Inquiry from the NCAA in September of 2011.

According to Yahoo!‘s latest report, the university is expected to appear in front of the NCAA’s COI in the spring.

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15 Responses to “Kelly: Ducks have ‘cooperated fully’ with NCAA”
  1. canetic says: Dec 21, 2012 8:01 AM

    Sounds like something directly from the Pete Carroll handbook before he bolted for the NFL to escape his NCAA violations.

  2. woebegong says: Dec 21, 2012 8:09 AM

    So, does anybody think that if Oregon ends up[ on probation or some other type of punishment, that Kelly would look good in Jets green and white?

  3. x50cal says: Dec 21, 2012 9:02 AM

    Kelly is a loser just like Carroll

  4. lsuzilla says: Dec 21, 2012 9:38 AM

    I am looking forward to seeing the Ducks get the hammer!

  5. be4bama says: Dec 21, 2012 9:54 AM

    This QUACKS me up!!!!’

  6. rolltide510 says: Dec 21, 2012 10:23 AM

    Translation: “This is a problem for whoever is coaching Oregon next year, not for me”.

  7. tttrojan4life says: Dec 21, 2012 1:29 PM

    Or translation:Uncle Phil/Nike will bail us out. Nothing but a slap on the wrist.

  8. BrownsTown says: Dec 21, 2012 5:32 PM

    OU should have kept the payments under the acceptable amount of $6,000 and this whole thing could have been avoided.

  9. BrownsTown says: Dec 21, 2012 5:35 PM


  10. beastmode5150 says: Dec 21, 2012 5:54 PM

    “Cooperated fully”=”given money to”

  11. bralinshan says: Dec 21, 2012 7:41 PM

    They are likely to be hit with some kind of probation….
    Probably some scholarship losses and a bowl ban of at least one year.

    Bottom line, this could derail their momentum…they better win an NC in a hurry.

  12. be4bama says: Dec 21, 2012 7:53 PM

    Is it OU or UO?

  13. oldforester says: Dec 21, 2012 8:30 PM

    So the NCAA has no specific rules regarding using “recruiting agencies”. Now they will make them up after the fact. Meanwhile, fans, players, coaches, recruits wait, and wait, and wait for YEARS for the NCAA to act.

    The real problem with the NCAA is that they are self important. By being self important, they stand in their own way. They are run by institutional college bureaucrats who have had little incentive to be efficient. (see college tuition rates for an example)

    What should be mandated is an arbitration process by an independent panel. Present the facts, make a finding, end of story and we all move on.

    This endless process must end for everyone’s sake, but the NCAA can’t understand the need for change because they know no other way. They are so tightly wrapped up in process they probably all sing tenor.

    NCAA, your systems and process are broken – there is no reason for these investigations of alleged infraction violations to go on endlessly.

  14. dinklespiel says: Dec 22, 2012 7:27 AM

    It’s IOU !

  15. kozbee says: Dec 28, 2012 1:11 AM

    Can`t blame Kelly for running off to the NFL,Pete Carroll did about the same way.They get into trouble in the NFL they run to college ball,in college they run to the pros and everybody gets one..

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