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Old 01-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #292
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This is, in true Missouri fashion, a goddamn cluster****.

Missouri apparently had communicated multiple times with the NCAA to ensure that there would be no charges forthcoming WRT hiring Haith. So, with what we now know, can we expect sanctions even after doing due diligence? I'm almost certain there wouldn't be any written record of the NCAA's responses to MU, so we'd really have our hands tied if we chose to appeal.

On the other hand, what can the NCAA do? Do you set a terrible precedent and not punish an offending coach, simply because he moved to a new school since the improprieties occurred? That would set a dangerous precedent --though I expect NOTHING from the NCAA; they seem to adjust their "official rules" at-will.

Are notices of infractions sufficient evidence to have cause to fire Haith? I wouldn't think so, and MU would be left to foot the bill of his buyout (which probably isn't too much, given the low profile of his hiring). If Haith IS bought out, could Mizzou sue if he's found guilty of the violations?

Does Alden get the boot? I'd say he absolutely should, but I could see the logic (however much I disagree with it) behind a board of curators wanting a steady presence at AD during the transition into a new conference

So, in closing: **** you, NCAA. Possibly **** you, Haith. And **** you Pinkel. Yeah.
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