Look beyond the penalties

Eight In the Box: The scuttlebutt for the moment is that the football team comes out of this with a minor scratch or scrape, and that some other sports might not be so lucky. Many will breathe a sign of relief if that is the case, but the point shouldn’t be about the severity of the damage come tomorrow. Instead, the point should be how the University found itself before the Committee on Infractions again.

Great point by Eight in the Box. Alabama fans want to feel confident in the administration of the entire University. Fans are confident in Dr. Witt. Fans are confident in Nick Saban. Can we say the same thing about the athletic department bureaucracy?