Wednesday, June 6, 2012
June 6th: On this date...
... in 2009, Jerry Tipton got pissed off when he went to the NCAA hearings and didn't find out any dirt on your coach or team. It's a staple of every summer that Jerry try to cause some sort of controversy, if for no other reason that he enjoys conflict. What I've gathered from his commentary is that if he feels like something fishy is going on in your vicinity, you should know. Or in the very least go on probation.
He asked Len Elmore about it just to get his fix, since nothing bad came from the hearings:
"As a former All-America player for Maryland and then a longtime college basketball commentator, Elmore knows the ways of big-time athletics."
"You can't tell me that coaches don't have control over situations that have a direct impact" on an incoming player and the program, he said. " ... I'd really be surprised if there wasn't at least some inkling. Coaches have intuition. They've been around. Many of them have been around a long, long time. They know what the proper path to recruiting and admission of a student-athlete would be all about. And they also probably would be able to smell something that wasn't right."
These are strong words from Tipton and Elmore. Having said that, if I decided to pull the wool over on the SAT officials, I could've had someone take the test for me, and if I got caught, I could throw all of the blame to the Head of Finance at the University of Kentucky.
In conclusion, Len Elmore and Jerry Tipton hate Finance professors.
Big Blue Booyah on Tom Leach