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Ex-UM coach: allegations ‘paled in comparison’ to unreported violations in SEC

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Miami’s response to its Notice of Allegations is due today  as the university heads toward a June hearing in front of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions. The program hasn’t suppressed its feelings about the NCAA’s investigation, however. UM president Donna Shalala has called for no additional sanctions beyond the ones self-imposed by the school and a motion to dismiss the case was reportedly filed in March.

Most of that, of course, stems from the fact that the investigation reached FUBAR status earlier this year when the NCAA revealed it had to investigate itself due to improper conduct by its enforcement staff.

Now, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports an unnamed former Hurricanes assistant is pointing fingers as well, although this time at the SEC.

Here’s what Jackson noted in his Sunday column:

One former UM coach accused of wrongdoings complained privately that what the ex-UM coaches allegedly did paled in comparison to unreported violations committed in the SEC.

Without any names or examples, it’s hard to take that kind of cliché accusation seriously. Or, perhaps SEC programs followed Andy Staples‘ seven steps to successful cheating. Besides, it’s UM that’s under the microscope here, not the SEC. Attempting call someone else out isn’t going to change anything.

What could change the direction of this case, though, is if Miami provides enough evidence to support its case being tossed now that its response to the NOA has reportedly been filed.

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23 Responses to “Ex-UM coach: allegations ‘paled in comparison’ to unreported violations in SEC”
  1. thegamecocker says: May 20, 2013 1:27 PM

    If this Ex-Miami coach has something to say, than be a man and come out with it. Otherwise his comments are FUBAR. Frau Shalayla will try anything to save her sorry hide. She is a master politician, and “empty-suit” as many of us refer to it as. They used the money of a booster to help support many of their “non-scholar/athletes”. They are a bunch of thugs as is this program.

  2. harleyspoon says: May 20, 2013 1:42 PM

    The real underlining point of the treatment of the “unnamed former Hurricane coach’s” allegations and what you wrote, Ben, is that the whole damned bunch at the NCAA and sportswriters as well are disgustingly afraid to say anything too harsh about the SEC. Too much TV money potentially lost by a besmirched SEC is at the crux of the matter. The SEC has’em (NCAA and the sports media) all by the gonads and the gutlessness of NBC, sportswriters generally and the whole TV sports network system is too damned evident by the implication of this one little paragraph written by Ben Kercheval:

    “Without any names or examples, it’s hard to take that kind of cliché accusation seriously. Or, perhaps SEC programs followed Andy Staples‘ seven steps to successful cheating. Besides, it’s UM that’s under the microscope here, not the SEC. Attempting call someone else out isn’t going to change anything.”

    If such “cliche” allegations were made about a BYU, Tulsa, SMU or a U of Houston or just about anyone outside the SEC or the Big10, the NCAA and the rabid wing of the sportswriters fraternity would have a Piranha feeding frenzy turning allegations into real crimes of the century and hanging mobs would pop out of wood-works all over the USA…except in the Old Confederacy!!!!!!

  3. be4bama says: May 20, 2013 1:43 PM

    Blaming others and failing to take responsibility…..she must be a liberal.

  4. BrownsTown says: May 20, 2013 1:45 PM


  5. cameron poe says: May 20, 2013 2:31 PM

    Harleyspoon –

    Lets hear it. Let us hear what the SEC is doing that is so awful compared to every other conference. And if you have nothing then shut your mouth and take the punishment.

    It’s like my mom used to say when we were kids, “if you and your buddies go TP a house and someone catches you because you were the slow one, I dont want to hear well so and so did it too.” Meaning when you get caught you take your punishment and move on. You were either the one doing something wrong, the dumbest of those doing something wrong, or both. But when you get caught you get caught.

    Im so tired of complaining from other schools, of well yeah we are breaking the rules but the SEC is breaking so many more. If you know they are then lets hear it, lets see some evidence. Until then take your punishment for what you did and move on.

    By the way nice shot at the south in their.

    And one final thought, I can almost guarantee you that the only reason the media would jump on a story about those schools you listed cheating is because they would be so amazed that they could be cheating and still be so terrible.

  6. cameron poe says: May 20, 2013 2:32 PM

    *there (sorry)

  7. woebegong says: May 20, 2013 2:55 PM

    Even if he could prove these unrelated violations by the SEC or for that fact from any conference, does that make what Miami did, any less a violation. Miami did the deed, got caught so therefore, they are innocent doesn’t really make a lot of sense. Pointing a finger at another conference without having any evidence you presented also is very childish. Live up to it, take the penalty, correct the problem and move on. Don’t act so childish. Reminds me of Andy Cap. “He was gonna hit me, so I hit him back first”. That’s not even a good job of trying to shift the blame or a good excuse. Just because you think some other schools may have done something, does it make you empowered to also do it, knowing it was in violation of some rules, you pledged, as part of the NCAA to uphold and not violate?

  8. trick321 says: May 20, 2013 3:09 PM

    This guy is just bitter that the SEC has deeper pockets and can actually buy Miami’s players.. Patrick Peterson comes to mind… if Miami had an OUNCE of room to talk I’d take them seriously, but these are just scumbag institutions slinging mud at each other… quite frankly, Miami would fit in quite well in the SEC.

  9. barkleyblows says: May 20, 2013 3:38 PM

    The sad part is he’s right.

    SECheat!! SECheat!! SECheat!!

  10. woebegong says: May 20, 2013 3:58 PM

    Do you have inside knowledge of all of these unreported violations? I didn’t think so , so your credibility is just about as good as his is.

  11. canehouse says: May 20, 2013 4:00 PM

    looking forward to all of this nonsense being behind us.

  12. craigmaitland says: May 20, 2013 5:03 PM

    As much as i dont like it… This is very true. SEC schools get away with anything.

  13. ryanw822 says: May 20, 2013 6:40 PM

    SportsbyBrooks had articles/pictures of suits,clothing,cars,houses that some Alabama players were somehow able to afford and not even a peep.

    Anyone who doesnt think that some of the SEC schools are giving their players big time gifts is just naive.

  14. jag8r904 says: May 20, 2013 7:26 PM

    Aubrey Hill?

  15. normtide says: May 20, 2013 9:23 PM

    Always easier to blame others then face your own trouble.

  16. amosalanzostagg says: May 20, 2013 11:06 PM

    So an unnamed former U of M has allegations of cheating by the SEC? Did he report them to the University of Miami AD to report to the compliance officer to document and forward to the NCAA for review? Nope, because that would mean he has actual first hand information an would have had to sign and affirm the document as being the truth. In the world of college coaching, you may be coaching at the U one day, and receive a call from one of those big, bad SEC schools the next for more money. Unless the coach’s name is revealed, I say it’s bilge water, because no coach wants to commit career suicide.

    The NCAA looks for patterns of irregularities reported by multiple sources, usually other schools. That is how SMU was brought down. As to the SEC, I hear a lot of conjecture and innuendo against member schools, but where is the actual “proof ”
    Not blog musings, or wishes by envious supporters of other schools. & National Championships in football and other than Auburn and Cam Newton, the conference
    is no different than the B1G or PAC-12…..only winning on the athletic field and class room, where it counts.


  17. omniusprime says: May 21, 2013 8:48 AM

    The SEC cheats like crazy, especially Alabummer and the NCAA always looks the other way or whitewashes the scandal like they did for Auburnt and Cam Newton. How else does Alabummer consistently field championship teams if not by cheating very discreetly and consistently!

  18. florida727 says: May 21, 2013 9:39 AM

    It must be a b*tch NOT being an SEC-level coach, or fan of a conference team. Your only recourse is hiding behind a screen name or being an “unnamed source” to take cheap shots at the best football conference in America. Be a man and identify yourself, former UM coach. Otherwise your credibility is worthless. What a pity that the best you can do is level ACCUSATIONS. Why don’t you just try being BETTER?


  19. amosalanzostagg says: May 21, 2013 9:55 AM


    Do you have any proof? Have you ever worked in a major University Athletic Department to even begin to fathom the paperwork that coaches, support staff, student athletes have to sign off on with specific regards to NCAA rules and regulations and the number of actual compliance meetings they all have to attend?

    Do you even know what athletic boosters have to go through on compliance even to contribute to a program on an ongoing basis?

    Your answers are No, No, and No.

    The NCAA would love to nail an SEC school.

    If and when an SEC has an investigation initiated against their program for NCAA violations, particularly Alabama, I will personally endorse the charge for afull and complete disclosure of what actually happened, by whom, and who benefited, and accept the penalties, if any.

    Until then, you are just whistling past the graveyard in hopes that their is a massive cheating scandal.


  20. dkhhuey says: May 21, 2013 10:04 AM

    Until somebody other than ‘anonymous’ comes forward with facts, this is all just pointless noise. I remember the pitchfork and torches crowd coming after OSU with this type of nonsense and the vast majority of them turned out to be nothing more than a former player or sportswriter with an axe to grind.

  21. cameron poe says: May 21, 2013 10:21 AM

    That sports by brooks hack nonsense has already been looked into and taken care of. Turns out the players were getting no deals any better than what everyone gets at Jos. A Banks every week.

    The team also reporter all the contact with the owner of the store and the school banned him from contact with a team.

    Again, no one is saying the SEC is not cheating. We are all simply saying if you have something bring it forward. Dont hide be a grown up and bring these injustices to light.

    Quite frankly as a fan I dont think winning is winning unless done right. And hope my school holds itself to the upmost standard. So, I welcome transparency.

    If you have nothing stop bringing up old outdated already disproven nonsense. I guess green is the color of every non SEC conference and from where I sit its an ugly color.

  22. cameron poe says: May 21, 2013 10:22 AM

    *The team also reported all contact with the owner of the store and the school banned him from contact with the team.

  23. floridacock says: May 21, 2013 5:14 PM

    You got proof, show it. If not keep your mouth shut!

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