The NCAA finally released their final report against Ole Miss football and the final results say they should reconsider their priorities.
So it was a big day of sorts for the Ole Miss football program. As the Rebels head into their ninth game of the season against the South Carolina Gamecocks there was word from the NCAA regarding the Rebels six-year investigation and subsequent rulings from the Committee On Infractions. Today we truly learned the Rebels fate.
The aftershocks are finally over as the NCAA officially closed the books on the six-year witch hunt which has haunted the Ole Miss football program. While Ole Miss may not go bowling in 2018 the NCAA lifted all sanctions involving unofficial visits which is huge for the program and ultimately means less damage done.
Naturally, like most Ole Miss fans we are happy to have some good news for this administration, staff and team. However, we are less than happy with what we have had to endure as a family of fans. What the NCAA did to the Ole Miss football program was not only a hindrance to the coaches and players but also Rebel Nation.
Just A Few Questions
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Lets call it irony, well coincidence the way some things went down with the NCAA investigation into Ole Miss football. While there are conspiracy theorists among us who may believe a number of scenarios there is no doubt we did wrong. Sleeping on a coaches couch and keeping a players electricity cut on are major violations in the eyes of the NCAA and there is really no disputing the fact.
This raises a few questions we have about the priorities of the NCAA to use a school for an example when there are obviously bigger fish for Mark Emmert and Greg Sankey to fry than the Landsharks. I mean it is easy for us to guess what would drive two men to abuse their positions and the power within to make an example out of the University of Mississippi.
We can be sure it had nothing to do with Emmert’s ties to LSU, Nick Saban and Bama. We can also be sure it had nothing to do with Sankey and his undying faith to Miss State University where his daughter was enrolled as a student while the NCAA investigation was going on at Ole Miss. Oh yeah, what about the two Miss State players who were noted in the investigation and one of which admitted to taking money from multiple schools which included Miss State and LSU. Oh what a tangled web we weave.
NCAA Is Very Flawed
Maybe I am just an honest observer or some of you may even call me an angry Rebels homer but the NCAA is not perfect. If you haven’t seen that in the past six years then you have missed out on a lot of major news concerning the NCAA, especially when it involves something as minute as what was happening in Oxford.
Last time I checked there were major scandals concerning college basketball and major shoe manufacturers which some could call shady at best especially when the FBI is involved. If that isn’t enough there are major scandals involving a number of major college programs which far exceed a pull-out sofa and a utility bill but thank goodness the NCAA is on top of the real issues. Hotty Toddy!