Aside from the sordid affair in Arkansas that cost former head coach Bobby Petrino his job, the offseason was going along rather quietly in the SEC.
No talk of agents, no pimps, no bagmen and no hotel rooms being used as permanent residences for players.
And then Ralph Cindrich had to go and change everything.
The noted sports agent, who played football at Pittsburgh, is upset with the way that the NCAA handled the Penn State situation and wonders why the NCAA hasn't brought the hammer down on Alabama and head coach Nick Saban—whom he feels is cheating.
Speaking on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh, Cindrich had some harsh words for Saban:
"I have enough on Nick Saban right now," Cindrich said. "I have proof. Everybody has something on Nick Saban. And if he has a problem with anything I say, come on after me, big guy."
Cindrich went on to defend himself on Twitter for the better part of Thursday afternoon from angry Alabama fans, media members and other college football fans who were curious about his accusations.
His defense didn't include any facts or proof, just the baseless accusation that was heard on the radio.
If you're going to make an accusation like that, own it. So far, Cindrich has defended himself by hurling insults at Alabama fans.
That's not "owning it."
Accusing the head coach of the defending national champions of cheating is a major accusation that warrants concrete evidence as the follow-up, not insults.
Cindrich said that he has proof of Saban cheating, so he needs to come up with it.
Otherwise, he's going to join Danny Sheridan and his "bagman" in the fiction section of the SEC library.