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Hi Rod, thanks for the link! I have already signed the petition and I am planning on writing an article on Wednesday urging Trojan fans in joining us to sign it as well!
I would love to get your comments on “With NCAA Amateurism a Joke, Here's How to Fix the Mess” at: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/741984-ncaa-and-amateurism-are-a-joke-how-to-fix-the-college-football-mess
I hope you find that this article finally pulls together the problems with the NCAA and practical solutions that will help the athletes and colleges.
I just published “USC Football Recruiting: Lane Kiffin 2012 Scholarship Math and Greatest Needs” at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/696984-usc-football-recruiting-lane-kiffin-2012-scholarship-math-and-greatest-needs
It includes a realistic estimate of the number of 2012 new scholarships, identifies the positions of greatest need and the best candidates to fill those positions.
I would love to get your comments. Hope you are doing well.
Yeah, whatever. If you want to know why this "root for the conference" thing exists, go back to what happened to LSU in 2003 and Auburn in 2004. And remember that in 2006, the national title game would have been Ohio State-USC had USC not lost to UCLA. So, the pollsters were ready to set up an Ohio State-Michigan rematch until the SEC raised a huge stink and lobbied hard.
Alabama's "history" is being better than Auburn, and they're just upset that it is being threatened. The last 10 years, Auburn has been a much better program. They've owned Alabama head to head, and if they beat Oregon, they will have run the table twice within the last 7 years while Alabama's spent most of the last 20 on probation. Why Alabama didn't get put on probation AGAIN despite 3 scandals in the last 3 years (the free books scandal, Julio Jones accepting illegal benefits from a booster last year and Marcel Dareus accepting the same from an agent this year) ... look instead of finding common cause with the Tide, you need to ask the NCAA why they haven't gotten the same "lack of institutional control" that you guys have. Or at the very least why the NCAA doesn't do something about Nick Saban's blatant oversigning and then running off players. But hey, if you are willing to cast your lot with a sleazy hypocritical program (who incidentally was MORE THAN WILLING TO ACCEPT THE SUPPORT OF AUBURN FANS JUST LAST YEAR) then go ahead. It says more about you than it does about Auburn or the SEC.
But Alabama's antics this season makes absolutely sure that I will never root for the Crimson Tide ever again, and a lot of SEC fans feel the same way. So I guess you figure that is progress ...
You might be interested in this article that I put on the Auburn site to get their reaction: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/535023-do-the-usc-reggie-bush-auburn-cam-newton-and-other-cases-show-a-corrupt-ncaa
Hi Rod. Hope you get a chance to read my latest article about the USC appeal at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/517524-usc-football-will-the-trojans-ncaa-sanction-appeal-help-or-hurt , and look forward to your comments. Regardless of the sanctions, the Trojans have done pretty good. It will be great to finish 10-3 if they can get past Oregon State at Corvalis this weekend, and then finish strong against Notre Dame and UCLA.
This morning I published an article titled "USC Football Success Factors in 2010 and Beyond" at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/441514-usc-football-success-factors-in-2010-and-beyond
I have been traveling for the past few weeks so it is my first article since then. Hope you have a chance to read it and look forward to any comments. Thanks, Bill
This morning I published the last article in my series on the NCAA. It is titled “8 Solutions to Fix the NCAA and Improve College Football” at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/425064-8-solutions-to-fix-the-ncaa-and-improve-college-football
Hope you take the time to read it and comment. Thanks for your interest.