A n Alabama football coach formerly with the Miami Hurricanes was mentioned in today’s bombshell report on alleged cheating in Miami. (Also, Joe Pannunzio, Alabama’s director of football operations, was named in the report.)
From Yahoo Sports report: “NCAA rule-breaking with coaches and staffers: Shapiro said he violated NCAA rules with the knowledge or direct participation of at least six coaches – Clint Hurtt, Jeff Stoutland and Aubrey Hill on the football staff…Multiple sources told Yahoo! Sports Shapiro also violated NCAA rules with football assistant Joe Pannunzio, although the booster refused to answer any questions about that relationship.”
Stoutland is now offensive line coach at Alabama. Stoutland was named offensive line coach at Alabama in January, but “Stoutland spent the previous four seasons at Miami as the offensive line coach and was named the interim head coach prior to UM’s bowl game this year,” according to UA’s official press release naming him as a football coach at Alabama. Pannunzio was named Alabama’s director of football operations in February.
The Yahoo report includes specific allegations against Stoutland: “Among the specific incidents, Shapiro or other sources say Hurtt, Hill, Stoutland, Pannunzio and Allen all delivered top-tier recruits to Shapiro’s home or luxury suite so the booster could make recruiting pitches to them. Among the players who were ushered to Shapiro while they were still in high school: Eventual Miami commitments Ray-Ray Armstrong, Dyron Dye and Olivier Vernon (prompted by Hurtt); eventual Florida commitments Andre Debose (Hurtt) and Matt Patchan (prompted by Stoutland and Pannunzio); eventual Georgia commitment Orson Charles (Pannunzio); and eventual Central Florida commitment Jeffrey Godfrey (Allen).”
There is no good way to spin the linking of an assistant coach with the cesspool allegedly operating in Miami.