Welcome, Ducks to U.S. College Football Elite By Fred Delkin
the right to compete for the national NCAA Division I national title,
college gains the full attention of the rules enforcement
ask Southern California and Ohio State for confirmation of this fact. Those two grid powers now operate under
severe restrictions imposed by the rules crafters.
a very press-worthy investigation has been mounted on
the University of Oregon as the 2012 season is on the horizon. The equation for reaching this status
is quite simple: it takes high caliber playing talent and greedy
alumni chasing same to get this far. Remember
the ugly recruiting allegations leveled at Auburn,
foe for the 2010 national crown? And what
about the NCAA bashing that destroyed a University of
Washington program that had achieved Pac10 dominance?
seems to have walked, and we believe the Webfoots will, as well. The Ducks are producing a lofty pile of
paperwork that documents their innocence. UO
coach Chip Kelly has found that the jump from an assistant
the University of New Hampshire to his current position is, indeed, a
leap. When you become a recruiting
magnate for nationally- celebrated high school players, you're bound to
some immature, swellheaded athletes in your midst.
has reacted well so far to this situation,
disciplining or outright dropping star athletes for their peccadilloes.
innovative coaching and an experienced talent pool will again vie for
honors at 2011 season's end, despite the juvenile nonsense of a
defensive back. We testify that
any major bowl-eligible program basks in a media spotlight that
enforcement attention just as bees to honey. Money
what big bowl status is all about, even if the
college presidents deny their institutions' chasing after it.
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