Miami finds its scapegoat as players blame Hurtt and Pannunzio

T he University of Miami’s strategy regarding its NCAA case is clear—blame a coach or two. The plan seems to be modeled on the University of Tennessee’s recent victory in its NCAA case. The Miami Herald provides the details, and it does not look good for Alabama’s director of football operations Joe Pannunzio. The Miami Herald also mentions former Miami assistant coach Clint Hurtt, but Alabama fans are most interested in Pannunzio. The column was generating some buzz on Twitter this morning thanks to a tweet from Stewart Mandel.

According to the Barry Jackson column, “How did my son even meet this creep? He would never have met Shapiro without Pannunzio,” said the father of a current Miami football player, who requested anonymity because the NCAA has asked the players not to reveal what they said. “To have one of the coaches deliver him up to this guy, it’s incredible.”

And Jackson explains where Miami is going with all this. He reported, “UM hopes the NCAA punishes the coaches (Hurtt is now at Louisville, Pannunzio at Alabama) more than it penalizes UM. The NCAA took that approach this summer by ruling that former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl cannot recruit for three years, making it essentially impossible for him to get another college coaching job during that time. Meanwhile, the NCAA allowed the Tennessee basketball program to impose its own sanctions, which weren’t especially punitive…”

And there you have the new NCAA defense strategy model. Blame the coach. Blame the player. Blame the booster. Let the school skate.

In this case, the strategy will damage Pannunzio further. How long will Alabama allow him to stay? It already looked bad for Pannunzio. Now that we know Miami’s strategy is to blame him, it will make him look worse.

Such a model makes a mockery out of the compliance process—something already held in light regard since Auburn and Cam Newton. Without the threat of real penalties on the school, there will be little deterrent to this type of behavior.

Coaches should pay for violations, but we cannot forget the school.

It is clear, Miami will do all it can to place all its blame on its scapegoat. Will it work? If it does, the NCAA will have an even more serious compliance problem on its hands. The Tennessee decision was one of the most troubling ever as the school allowed interns to travel to a high school football game for recruiting purposes–a trip paid for by an assistant coach–and the NCAA found that to be a secondary violation.

What will the NCAA do to Miami? Everyone is watching.

19 Responses to “Miami finds its scapegoat as players blame Hurtt and Pannunzio” Subscribe

  1. Crimsonite September 15, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    Look, I know you and I wanted UcheaT hit harder and the whole country would like to see the Barnturds slammed. Also there’s never been much love lost for the criminal “U”. But just because we’re predjudiced against these 3 schools is no reason to be a dumbazz. This current method of proceedure – if it really is the proceedure – is what everybody has always wanted. Blame the azzholes responsible and don’t penalize the school, which also penalizes innocent athletes and fans. If this had been the proceedure in Albert Means then we would not have suffered all those years and Barnie would not have won 6 straight IB’s. It also will work in our favor should God forbid, we are busted again before we are officially off probation. How are you going to feel if anything ever comes of T-Town Menswear and they bust the players and the owner instead of hitting us with LOIC and the death penalty? Although I want Barnie busted down to their jock straps, still I welcome this new proceedure if it is in truth a reality. RTR!

  2. Crimsonite September 15, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Anyway I’m not convinced that this is a standard proceedure. Little ole Boise State just got their azzes handed to them for the same thing as Miami was doing except that Boise did it on an infinitely smaller scale than Miami. If the NCAA cares at all about being fair in comparison to Boise, they will bust Miami down to jocks and socks. RtR!

    • liar September 15, 2011 at 11:56 am #

      crimsionite is a aubie nice try though.

  3. RC September 15, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    If Auburn football is busted down to jocks and socks, FBJ Lives might be furiously masturbating at every Auburn home game.

    ACCEPT MY OFFER PUSS!

    • Brandy September 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

      Oh My God Dude Your Funny Haha Anyways Your A Weirdo

  4. Indiana Vol September 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    “Coaches should pay for violations, but we cannot forget the school.

    It is clear, Miami will do all it can to place all its blame on its scapegoat. Will it work? If it does, the NCAA will have an even more serious compliance problem on its hands. The Tennessee decision was one of the most troubling ever as the school allowed interns to travel to a high school football game for recruiting purposes–a trip paid for by an assistant coach–and the NCAA found that to be a secondary violation.”

    This coming from the same bunch of Bammer bitches that raised hell because “Logan Young was not associted with Bammer”! You guys are are two-faced; if it hurts Bammer, then only the perp should be punished. If it happens to another school, the school should suffer!

    You Morons are going to see that Auburn will not get any more flack about Cam. Too bad for the Bammer Morons that Tennessee and Auburn are not getting hit as hard as you Morons would like.

    BTW; the Vols beat your sorry asses 7 straight!!

    GO VOLS!

    • liar September 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

      ANYBODY REMEMBER LAST TIME VOLS BEAT US UHHHHHHHHHHH NOPE HAHAH GOOD OLD FLOPPY TOP

      • Indiana Vol September 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

        UP YOURS liar!

        I would be so confident if I were you.

        GO VOLS!

      • Indiana Vol September 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

        UP YOURS liar!

        I would NOT be so confident if I were you.

        GO VOLS!!

  5. Hoopie September 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Holy Cow …The NCAA finally changes it’s strategies to get a handle on cheating and ……what happens …you Bammer fools take it personally.

    So ..do you think that the father was lying about Pannunzio? If not, then he will be in trouble. Also you numb-nuts …this was the MEDIA that put out this info ….NOT the NCAA.

    Why don’t you wait to see how the U gets penalized before complaining …oh wait? ….that’s right ….your complaining opens the door for you to go out of your way to continue your made-up negative campaign against Auburn.

  6. RC September 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Dipshit Indiana Vol:

    Alabama has an 11 game winning streak (71-81), 7 game winning streak (86-92), and an ongoing 4 game and counting streak

    • Indiana Vol September 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

      Rotten Crotch,

      UP YOURS DIPSHIT!

  7. Crimsonite September 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Eat shyt and die Vol! 4 in a row and going on 10. Not impressed with LSU. This game is booring me to sleep. Thanks Corndogs, you just solidified Bama as the #2 team and if Oklahoma isn’t real damn careful we’ll be #1 next week just in time to stomp shyt out of Arkansas. The SEC championship will be played in Tuscaloosa on September 24th. RTR!

    • Indiana Vol September 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

      BITE ME EGGHEAD!

  8. RC September 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    I can’t believe Auburn is still going to count MSU as a quality win. Of course they will. They think beating mediocre Alabama teams are great!

    • CRIMSON HAMMAH September 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

      pannuzio is trash but redeemable – he needs to do a mea culpa and suffer the consequences

  9. finebammer September 16, 2011 at 1:26 am #

    “Meanwhile, the NCAA allowed the Tennessee basketball program to impose its own sanctions, which weren’t especially punitive…”

    When everyone was touting the Vols would be slammed, remember who told you.

    Miami copies this strategy because they have no other choice. It wasn’t so long ago they were charged by the NCAA with 108 violations.

    It will be interesting to see the size of the barrel of the gun they’re staring down.

    (likely a pea shooter)

  10. Crimsonite September 16, 2011 at 2:43 am #

    Once again – for $5500 in benifits Boise St got 3 years probation, loss of 9 scholarships, and the dreaded Lack Of Institutional Control. Get off your soapbox and give em a chance to rule. Anyway, what did you expect them to do to UcheaT. They are one of their Rats. You don’t kill your own unless you’re a Black Widow. RTR!

  11. Indiana Vol September 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    “Anyway, what did you expect them to do to UcheaT. They are one of their Rats.”

    …and Bammer should have got the Death Penalty, but got of light because it is an NCAA golden child.

    Egghead, you and the Crimson TURD Nation are so 2-faced it is laughable!

%d bloggers like this: